– A note from Co-Owner & President, Bob Lachniet
It’s time to welcome you back to our monthly newsletter; sorry it’s been a while! We’ve taken the liberty of sending this to you because of our previous connection and in the hopes you will find great value in its content and that it will aid you in your health and fitness goals.
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Fitness 4 Home News
New Website – After almost 10-years of service, we just retired our Fitness4HomeSuperstore.com website which now redirects to our new site,Fitness4Home.com. We would love your feedback so please surf it at your convenience and let us know what you think. Constructive suggestions are appreciated.
Fit Tip 4 You
Running, walking, gardening – it’s all good. Regardless of what you do, regular exercise and physical activity is the path to health and well-being. Exercise burns fat, builds muscle, lowers cholesterol, eases stress and anxiety, and lets us sleep restfully. Follow the below general guideline and you’ll be on your way to a healthier lifestyle!
1. Be Consistent – Don’t worry about being first, just be consistent. Consistency is the best tip for maintaining a successful fitness regimen. No exercise program in the world works if you don’t do it consistently.
2. Follow an Effective Exercise Routine – The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently surveyed 1,000 ACE-certified personal trainers about the best techniques to get fit. Their top three suggestions:
- Strength training. Even 20 minutes a day twice a week will help tone the entire body.
- Interval training. Interval training might involve walking for two minutes, running for two, and alternating this pattern throughout the duration of a workout. It’s an extremely efficient and productive way to exercise.
- Increased cardio/aerobic exercise. Try to accumulate 60 minutes a day of low to moderate intensity physical activity, such as walking, running, or dancing.
3. Set Realistic Goals – Don’t strive for perfection or an improbable goal that can’t be met. Focus instead on increasing healthy behaviors. In other words, don’t worry if you can’t run a 5K just yet. Make it a habit to walk 15 minutes a day, and add time, distance, and intensity from there.
4. Use the Buddy System – Find someone you like and trust who also wants to establish a healthier lifestyle. Encourage one another. Exercise together. Use this as an opportunity to enjoy one another’s company and to strengthen the relationship.
Wild Rice Mushroom Soup – Ready or not, colder weather is quickly approaching (a relative term in Arizona). Nothing takes away the chill while fueling you up quite like a nice hot bowl of soup. Best of all, it’s easy to make and convenient to store in batches. For something healthy and delicious, try this wild rice mushroom soup (courtesy of the Mayo Clinic).
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Half a white onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup chopped carrots
- 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh white mushrooms
- 1/2 cup white wine, or 1/2 cup low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
- 2 1/2 cups low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
- 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- Black pepper
- 1 cup cooked wild rice
Directions – Put olive oil in stockpot and bring to medium heat. Add chopped onion, celery and carrots. Cook until tender. Add mushrooms, white wine and chicken broth. Cover and heat through. In a bowl, blend half-and-half, flour, thyme and pepper. Then stir in cooked wild rice. Pour rice mixture into hot stockpot with vegetables. Cook over medium heat. Stir continually until thickened and bubbly.
This soup has 170 calories per serving, 7g of protein and 5g of total fat.
Fitness 4 Home Recommends
In the course of our interactions over the years we have compiled a list of like-minded, ethical, professional companies we feel represent the best in their fields. This month Fitness 4 Home Superstore would like to recommend:
Sole Sports Running Zone – Rated one of the top 50 best running stores in America, Sole Sports offers a large selection of running and fitness shoes. Co-owners Lance Muzslay and Karen Seymore are hands on owners that take pride in providing great customer service and education. Sole has locations in Glendale, Scottsdale and Tempe. Get directions from their website link above and stop by any Fitness 4 Home location to pick up a $15-Off Coupon for a pair of running shoes.