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Lose Weight Permanently through Lifestyle Change

Last Update: 5 October 2019, Staff What action plan will you implement this year to safely achieve your weight loss goal? And how will you successfully sustain the positive lifestyle change effort to see those results last long term? The most common and desired fitness goal without a doubt is weight loss. Everyone I’ve ever talked to has a desire to keep excess weight off – feel better and be of good health. But to do it (more…)

The Elusive Northwest Spotted Owl in Tigard

It never seizes to amaze me what thrives within Tigard OR, wooded trail systems. During a rare moment in time my wife Beth and I were walking our dogs on the genesis path that runs parallel to Fonner Street – when we heard the distinct “hooty-hoot” of an owl. At that moment our Irish setter Molly stopped in perfect pointer stance with head drawn upward. We followed in suit and what we saw next was (more…)

Nature’s Best-In-Class Stair Master on Bull Mountain

Walking to Bull Mountain Trail Head Like most fitness enthusiasts I’m always looking for a variety of exercise activities that’ll keep me motivated to walk daily – If I can find it outdoors all the better. After the Holidays and during the winter months there’s nothing better than a “Mid-Intensity fat burning walking activity,” especially on an uphill grade with multiple switchbacks and preferably in a wooded area. If such a place exists, you’ve just (more…)

Walkable Cities Motivates Bodies to Move

Weight loss resolutions represent the number one commitment people make each year. Now more people than ever are attracted to walkable communities with recreational amenities to help melt away those pounds. The National Center for Health Statistics show more than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity (NCHS 2015).  Overweight conditions don’t just present a diabetes and heart disease risk for adults.  There is now what some consider a near epidemic of childhood obesity cases (more…)

Walk Tigard with Marc Woodard

Bailey’s Burger Shop in Down Town Tigard If you’d like a more challenging walking exercise experience… MirrorAthlete is looking to begin a monthly and/or quarterly walk activity in the City of Tigard. Our walk loops will be no less than 5 miles.  If you want to participate more information will be provided at MirrorAthlete’s affiliate FB page named DaringToWalk . If there is enough interest in a dedicated chat room at MirrorAthlete home site, we can provide that service for the group (more…)

Challenging Social Disability Expectation

Author: Marc Woodard on a 15 mile rural walk within/outside of hometown city limits Updated: 17 May 2015 I know many out there are hurting with disabling mental, spiritual and physical pain thinking there is nothing more that can be done to improve the situation. I do understand the feelings associated with loss of finances, immobility, productivity, loneliness, worth and dignity.  I’ve personally experienced these things during my own physical adversary and mobility challenge from 2003 (more…)

Top 10 New Year’s Weight Loss Articles

Lose the weight, feel well, travel in comfort.   Updated: 15 December 2016, Marc Woodard 1.  Foods that Will Reduce Stubborn Body Fat  Many believe the only way to remove stubborn belly fat is through intense daily exercise.  Although exercise can help with weight loss, it can also cause weight gain through increased appetite.  By knowing which foods increase the fat burning metabolism you can lose significant weight without exercise.  Enjoy trying this tasty ~20 food substitute (more…)

Relative Fitness Programming Sustains Active Lifestyles

Get your aerobics in over the weekend on your bikes in new and exciting places. Exploration on foot or bike is one of our families favorite activities. I’m often asked, what’s the best way to get in shape and lose weight?  The first thing that comes to mind, you must find an exercise activity program that’s “relative for you.”  Through client consults it is not surprising to learn if you’re not passionate about “your” exercise (more…)