Posts Tagged 'fitness'

Bike, Bus, Walk Week off to a good start

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorMaria’s weight change: +1.2 pounds last week; -2 pounds total

Anybody who’s trying to shed weight knows (or should, anyway) that exercise is a key component. But sometimes, knowing the right thing is much easier than actually doing it, whether the issue at hand is weight loss or helping the environment.

This week is a good opportunity to combine efforts on both fronts. Today’s the first day of the 12th annual Bike, Bus Walk to Work Week, which runs through May 15. Ozarks Greenways is challenging local professionals to use alternative modes of transportation – walking, bicycling, public transit or carpooling – to get to work at least one day during the week.

Given that working in more exercise is an ongoing challenge for me, I decided that I’d make the most of this week. Continue reading ‘Bike, Bus, Walk Week off to a good start’

Trim the Fat: Branson group wins big with 931-pound loss

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorMaria’s weight update: -2.2 pounds; total: -10.4 pounds

For those who are trying to lose weight, watching others progress on the same journey can have one of two effects: jealousy or motivation. Because I think jealousy is an unhealthy emotion, I try always to look for the motivation and the lessons that can come from others’ successes on the journey to better health.

When I learned that a group of 44 people in Branson lost a combined 931 pounds during Hometown Radio’s Lighten Up for Life Challenge Two, which ended this month, I was intrigued.

Continue reading ‘Trim the Fat: Branson group wins big with 931-pound loss’


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