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Black Bean Brownies: Substitute beans for butter, oil

In a dream world, desserts would be low in calories and fat, and eating one cookie wouldn’t tempt us to eat five more. Sure, healthy substitutions can be used in baking — apple sauce for butter, whole-wheat flour for white. … Continue reading

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When racing with no plan is the best plan

There’s something about the marathon that I’m drawn to. The preparation and work that goes in to the training drives me. (Sometimes it drives me crazy, but still, drives me). For the past few years I’ve run two marathons a … Continue reading

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Kettlebell Workout with Sarah Chronister

Sarah Chronister, fitness director with The Athletic Club of York, gives us a complete kettlebell workout you can do in your home. Chronister says everyone is different, but when picking a kettlebell you should chose a weight that’s right for … Continue reading

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All grown up but I still can’t let my sister win

When I was 8 years old I won a shiny red bicycle. Unfortunately, it was an adult-sized road bike, and I was not an adult-sized 8-year-old. I’m barely an adult-sized 30-year-old, but with the seat all the way down I … Continue reading

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Celebrate (or recover from) St. Paddy’s Day with a green smoothie

There’s no green beer in this smoothie and for that, we apologize. But if you’re looking for a healthy green beverage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we highly recommend this green smoothie from healthy living blogger Leigh Zaleski. This smoothie … Continue reading

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Short Sleeves and Cat Calls

You guys, I think it finally happened. Spring has arrived. Birds are chirping, sun is shining, and you can leave the house without fear of frostbite. After the bitter cold of February, 38 degrees feels like an absolute heat wave. … Continue reading

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Try this dynamic stretching routine

Static stretching is out, dynamic stretching is in. This has seemed to be the general consensus in the past few years. But, why? And what exactly is dynamic stretching anyways? We talked with the fitness director from The Athletic Club … Continue reading

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What does a runner look like?

While on assignment at a gym last week I was chatting with a personal trainer. During the conversation she said I looked like a runner. Through my ear to ear grin I squeaked, “Really?!? Yeah, I run marathons!” Day = … Continue reading

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Variable Training in the Pool

As hard as we try to think spring, it’s still frigid outside. This makes February a great time to up your (indoor) swim game. John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics says practicing variable training in the pools can help increase … Continue reading

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Hello Pool Equipment

This week John Nelson with York YMCA Aquatics introduces us to common pool equipment. Any kind of equipment can be intimidating if you don’t know how to use it. Unlike weight machines at the gym, most pools don’t have instructions … Continue reading

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