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  1. Max, Can you tell me just one thing to do per day to help me get into the exercise rhythm? I want to run eventually.

    Also, do you have any tips for dealing with dry hands and cracked fingers?

    Stiff and freezing in Kent.

  2. Hi Trisha,
    Getting into an exercise rhythm is a perfect way to put it…and finding that rhythm takes practice. And you know what practice makes, right? Yep, practice makes better.

    There are a number of things your can do, but the first step is…(drum-roll please)…commitment! From there, everything else will eventually fall into place. That’s the thing that bothers me with all these different ‘diets’ out there. In order for us to make changes, we must be able to incorporate them into our lifestyle.

    You have a goal, and that is fantastic. Where do you visualize yourself running? Trails? Road races?
    Walking is an excellent way to see how committed you are to your fitness. Making it happen before (am) or after work is perfect. Even 5 or 10 minutes, once or twice a day will build a healthy habit. If you feel like its a breeze, add more time. You may also consider a few light dumbbells (1-5 lbs/each) to bring with you on your walks. this will bring up the intensity, and begin to condition your muscles for resistance training- down the road (no pun intended, lol).

    What I’m about to say is not because I’m a Personal Trainer. Even if you may not enlist the services of a PT, it is a great way to have someone give your a fitness assessment, workout plan, and guidelines to get you to your goals…properly. They must be certified, and ask them questions before you see them. Be sure you have a solid connection/feeling with each other. A refferal from someone you know is the best way. Many PT’s may even give you a FREE assessment.

    As for your dry skin, I get asked this a lot- especially from women. Why? I find most women lean further towards a fat-free diet than men. Most fats are unhealthy, however, there are a few fats which I do recommend…olive, and coconut oil. Quality is important here, and you will get what you pay for. Look for organic, unrefined, raw, unheated, and cold-pressed on the label. If it doesn’t say it…it ain’t! Have you ever tried cooking with coconut oil?

    Hope I’ve answered your question, and would love to help you reach your goals in any way that I can. Feel free to call/email/text me anytime. If you’d ever like to meet for a Free Wellness Consultation, please let me know.

    Be Well,

  3. Hey Max, Wow, you’re better than Jorge Cruise and Debbie Rocker combined. The fact that you spent the time to give such a thorough and, most of all, do-able response, plus knowing that you’re a real person guilts me into committment. I am going to start walking today. I have a weight vest with 8 half-pound weights. Are the dumbells better? (I have those, too.)
    I do use olive oil, but may need to increase it as well as add coconut oil to my diet. Hmmm, “organic, unrefined, raw, unheated, and cold-pressed”, not sure if mine is.
    A personal trainer sounds great, but isn’t that a luxury? I can only imagine everyone wants one.

    Keep throwing those tires,

    • Jorge who?? Just kidding you, he’s great…and Debbie Rocker, she has the walking vests correct?
      Weighted vests are an easy way to burn extra calories while you walk, as well as tone muscle, condition abs, and build bone density. If you feel comfortable walking in the vest, keep at it.

      Also, you said that you have some light DB’s. Try bringing them along and use them for:

      *biceps curls
      *overhead presses
      *shoulder shrugs
      *side rows

      These are also great moves to do when your not walking. It’s really important for runners to strengthen your legs. The squat is king here. Start without weights, and seek perfect form.

      Did you find out if your olive oil is unrefined/cold pressed? Do try adding in that coconut oil, too. These healthy fats will lubricate you joint and make your hair skin, and nail radiant!

      P.S.- I love Kent Falls!

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