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Sherri McMillan

20/20/20 Challenge

It is disheartening that only 5% of Americans get 30 minutes of exercise every day. That means 95% of us are not getting enough exercise to ward off obesity and other health issues. So on August 20, 2020, after seeing all those 20s, we were inspired to start a 20/20/20 challenge at our NW Personal…

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Sherri McMillan

Workout Smarter, Not Harder!

Lack of time is the number one reason people report for struggling with sticking to an exercise program. Add in COVID-19 safety protocols that require additional time and effort to enforce, business owners working harder than they ever have to survive, and virtual, online learning, and it’s not hard to understand that people are having…

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Bedtime Exercise

People’s cortisol levels, the stress hormone, are off the charts. Everyone is stressed due to Covid-19 for different reasons. Are the kids going back to school or at they not? If they are, what does that look like? If they aren’t, how are we going to manage that? Am I going back to work? If…

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Chair Exercise

With so many of us working from home in less-than-ideal ergonomics and many feeling a sense of stress and anxiety due to Covid-19, a quick and easy movement routine that you can do at your desk can be a life-changer. This 10-minute plan can help minimize aches and pains, reduce tightness, improve circulation, get your…

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Pump Your Muscles and Heart with Outdoor Workouts

Since the risk for exposure to Covid-19 is lower outdoors, many people are opting for outdoor workouts. Fortunately, the weather is cooperating making exercising outside more enjoyable. Here is a workout that you can do outdoors that involves both cardio-respiratory and muscle conditioning exercise. The program alternates between periods of running or walking and resistance…

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Booty Blast

Many of us have been resorting to at-home workouts during COVID-19, and the good news is that there are literally hundreds of exercises that you can do from home with little to no equipment. The best program for strengthening and sculpting any area is to incorporate a variety of exercises that challenge the muscles in…

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Are Masks Safe During Exercise?

Since both Governor Inslee and Governor Brown have mandated masks to be worn in all indoor, public locations to help stop the spread of Covid-19, many are concerned with whether there are any safety risks associated with exercising with a mask on. Since many academic institutions are currently closed, large scale experiments are not feasible…

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Weight Loss After The Quarantine

It is understandable if you gained some weight during the Stay-at-Home order. We were stressed and there wasn’t much to do. This caused many of us to binge on TV and food. Now that we are getting some sense of normalcy back, many of us are motivated to shed the quarantine-layer.  First and foremost, don’t…

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Getting Back to Workouts

When gyms closed due to COVID-19, many exercise enthusiasts got out of their normal workout routine. Now that gyms are reopening, many people are struggling to get back at it. First, remind yourself that your health is extremely important, now more than ever! You need your physical strength, mental health, stress release and a strong…

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