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April

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Health & Fitness

Circuit Training: The Perfect Workout for the Time-Starved (& Easily Bored) Among Us

So what actually is Circuit Training? It’s a workout technique where you rotate between aerobic, strength, resistance and cardio exercises, and repeat for a designated amount of time or circuits. What adds to this workout method’s appeal, and part of what has led to its rise in popularity over recent years, is its success as a fat burner and metabolism booster. Combine that with the ability to knock out a full-body workout in as little as 15 minutes and even customize your own circuits and it’s no wonder there are entire gyms dedicated solely to circuit training.

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April

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Activities & Entertainment

Your Workout Clothes Pull Double-Duty with a “Workout+” Wardrobe

Now is the perfect time to cultivate a “workout+” wardrobe because summer is just around the corner. “Workout+” clothes are clothes or accessories that you can sport even when you aren’t working out. They are designed to breathe and move with you while also looking causal enough to wear anytime. Here are two examples I think would make great “workout+ items.” Hopefully they’ll inspire you to get more use out of your workout clothes!

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April

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Activities & Entertainment

How to Stay Safe in the Sun

For everyone planning a visit to Sundial or swapping winter clothes for warm weather clothes and dreaming of the sun, here are some of the things I’ve learned that’ll help you keep yourself and your family protected while enjoying the outdoors. I hope these tips will help you all stay protected in the sun this spring and summer and insure that no one is doomed to feeling like a boiled lobster!

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March

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Activities & Entertainment

Your Easter Activities Burn Calories!

The big weekend is still ahead of us, though, and we’re definitely planning on ending spring break on a high note. This weekend is going to be crazy! Our family is hitting TWO Easter Egg Hunts, BOTH BBQ Blowouts at Sundial and taking a little time at the Children’s Spring Festival! When I saw how much food was involved in all of this I decided I needed to find a few creative ways to burn calories on the move. Here are some Easter holiday ways to work off those chocolate bunnies!

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March

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Activities & Entertainment

Baseball’s Opening Day 2013

I can’t believe Spring Training is almost over and Opening Day is only a week and a half away! So far my husband and son have already been to 3 games, and they’re going to more during spring break, but they’re lamenting the end of spring training. While I don’t get to as many games as the boys, I do love having the Red Sox and Twins in our neighborhood every year, even if it is only for a month. It’s exciting to watch the teams get back together after their break and find their rhythm, getting revved up for opening day.

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March

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Activities & Entertainment

Sundial March Children’s Activities Calendar

Hey everyone! Great news – I just got an updated copy of Sundial’s March Children’s Activity Calendar. There are a ton of different crafts, competitions, games and other goings-on to take part in every day. For example, if your kids are into animals they won’t want to miss Feeding Frenzy where they can take part in the daily feeding of the creatures in the Eco Center. Of course, beach volleyball is always a hit with kids and those of us who are just kids at heart. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of fun to pick and choose from on this month’s calendar!

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March

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Activities & Entertainment

St. Paddy’s Day – Sanibel Style!

St. Patrick’s Day is this Sunday! Everyone in our house is excited for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day weekend. There are plenty of opportunities all over the island to eat, drink and dance like the Irish! Here are just a few that you may want to check out this holiday weekend.

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March

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Food

Light, Hearty Corned Beef & Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

Corned beef and cabbage is one of the most popular St. Patrick’s Day meals, but it tends to be a bit calorie-filled. Check out this recipe for classic celtic cuisine – done healthy!

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March

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Activities & Entertainment

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Yoga: Another Quick Workout for Swimsuit Season

Last week, I shared a workout routine that is customizable to almost any lifestyle and designed to get your body swimsuit-ready. While going through my own mix and match of the ten moves this week, I started thinking that I left something out: YOGA!

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February

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Activities & Entertainment

Simple Workouts for Busy Beach-Body Seekers

It’s almost spring break – which means it’s officially swimsuit season! I recently found this great workout designed by Pro Volleyball Player Nora Tobin in Shape magazine. What I love about it is the ability to mix and match the 10 different exercises to target trouble zones, and it also keeps every workout interesting. All of the moves are super simple and most can be done anywhere without fancy equipment.