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Posted on 22. May, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Does Using A Heart Rate Monitor for Weight Loss Help? How Easy Is It To Use? Polar FT7 Review Using a heart rate monitor for weight loss is a great way to monitor your heart rate and calories burned during your workouts. If weight loss is your goal, using the heart rate monitor will help […]
Posted on 11. May, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Resistance Bands- Are They as Good as Dumbbells and Machines? Working out at home, especially with resistance bands, is a great way to save money and time. You don’t have to worry about the drive, parking, distractions, locker room time if you use it for showers or locking your bag up! A big part of a fitness routine […]
Posted on 07. May, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
ARE YOU HAVING KNEE PAIN WITH YOUR WORKOUTS? CHECK YOURSELF IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS TO STAY SAFE! by Angie deBorja May 7, 2013 Knee pain can be a a sticking point that can prevent you from getting the most from your workouts! There are several things you want to be […]Pin It
Welcome to our page! We are a physical therapist and nurse practitioner team who work together to help you reach your goals. We promise to help you lose the pounds and keep it off, and regain the energy, confidence, and strength that you need to feel and be your best. […]
Do you struggle with achy stiff joints, limited balance, or restricted mobility? Are you trying to lose weight but are limited by what you can do with exercise due to chronic aches and pains or fatigue? Do you have a friend or family member that has had ongoing problems with these areas? Or have you […]
Do You Know Your Ideal Body Weight? What Weight is Healthy For YOU? Ideal body weight, target body weight. Healthy body weight. Oh the labels and charts that try to tell us what are size is supposed to be. Aggh! Can’t we just be a size that we are comfortable and […]
Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
We have all been frustrated at one point or another with the goal of losing weight, toning our bodies, and wanting to fit into our clothes. I hated my pants being tight month after month despite going to the gym or NOT going to the gym for that matter! Weight loss challenges come from a […]Pin It
Posted on 20. Apr, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Are Your Short On Time For Working Out? Do You Need Something That Works, Gets the Job Done? What If You Could Do That In Just 25 Minutes a Day? If that sounds like something right up your alley, then stay tuned for the launch of Shaun T’s hot new and highly anticipated program called […]
Working out is so important in preventing chronic disease that can cripple your quality of life, but avoiding injury along the way is just as important. One way to do this is by choosing the right footwear based on your foot shape. You will want to be aware if you have a flat foot, neutral […]
Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Finding an effective home workout can be tough if you are new to exercise or just getting back into a routine. But let’s say you are determined to feel better, look better, and be more confident in your own skin. Maybe you are tired of your clothes being too tight once and for all. Or […]
Eating Out- Healthy Options One of the joys of eating out is being able to spend quality time with friends. It seems as though time flies faster and faster and it becomes harder and harder to see friends we care about on a regular basis. The most common way to meet and catch up, of […]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
If you have seen the infomercials for INSANITY by trainer Shaun T and the amazing results people obtain with this 60 day program, you will want to check out the up and coming program that is designed to get you amazing results in only 25 minutes! Imagine being able to get the results in 25 […]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
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Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Working out at home to Les Mills Combat.. .So far so good! Really feeling solid and tighter in the core muscles. Once you start getting the hang of the moves you can really get into the kicks and punches. You want to be sure you hold your core muscles tight with the entire routine so […]
Working out at home has many benefits. 1.) You save time from having to drive to and from the gym, dealing with additional traffic and parking, and having to use the locker room if you have things to secure. 2) You save money on the monthly gym memberships, which can add up over time, especially […]
Working Out at Home – Les Mills COMBAT Day 2- HIIT Power – Exercise for Nurses and Health Professionals
Posted on 27. Feb, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Day 2 of Les Mills Combat. Really good mix of dumbbell work, plyometrics, and interval training. I used 10-15 lb dumbbells. 208 Calories burned in 30 minutes. Frequent switches between different tasks. Brisk pace and variety of moves and easy to follow. I’m very happy with Combat so far! Contact me if you’re ready to […]
I’m working out at home, and so excited about Les Mills Combat! Lots of kicking and punching to really good music. Very energetic trainers. I find I can get my heart rate up a whole bunch even if I’m not jumping. My max heart rate was 177 and I burned 280 calories in in only […]
Working out at home or going to the gym or getting exercise outdoors are all wonderful ways to live a healthier lifestyle when we can make it part of regular routine. At some point in our lives, however, we come to the realization that it’s hard to be consistent- whether it’s with eating right, getting […]
Teamwork in healthcare is a huge part of thriving in your career and not just surviving. Working in health care is very rewarding, but along with that comes a lot of stress, usually in the areas of staffing, documentation requirements, and new policies and procedures as insurance coverage is constantly changing. Feeling appreciated for […]
I am finishing up week 10 of Les Mills Pump which is 13 weeks long, or essentially a 90 day program. I had to take 2 weeks off due to a cold early on and then earlier this month I had the flu, but I’m back on track. I am enjoying Les Mills Pump for […]
Posted on 27. Jan, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Following through on ways to live a healthier life by modifying your diet will always help you get to your goal sooner. Since the beginning of my relationship with my significant other, who is a cardiac nurse practitioner, and who does not eat red meat, I have naturally became less of a red meat eater […]
Posted on 16. Jan, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Consistent exercise is critical to lowering your risk for heart disease and preventing tragic consequences. Prevention is the way to go but the challenge is motivating the at risk individual to change their behaviors for the better. Click on this graphic and there are some eye opening statistics on medication costs in the U.S. […]
Posted on 15. Jan, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Part of living a healthier lifestyle is getting regular vaccinations to prevent against disease. I have come across various individuals in my work history and in my personal life who are against getting the flu shot or they may put it off, because of anecdotal stories of friends they know that have gotten horribly […]
Posted on 09. Jan, 2013 by Angie deBorja.
Part of living healthier lifestyles at home involves getting enough servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily intake. Have you ever had trouble with being able to eat your vegetables you buy from the groceries in enough time before they go bad in the refrigerator? I used to make a concerted effort to stock […]
Regarding effective home workouts, I am doing Les Mills Pump officially and I just finished week 6 of 13 weeks. I am enjoying Les Mills Pump but definitely am missing the challenge, sweat, and the heart rate boost that I got with Shaun T’s Insanity workouts. So, as an extra supplement to burn calories in […]
Posted on 30. Dec, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
Getting enough protein in the morning is very important in order to control you hunger pangs throughout the day and reduce cravings for the junk food! High fiber also helps in keeping you full longer and keeping you regular as well. Egg whites provide a wonderful way of getting protein in a very low fat […]
Posted on 26. Dec, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
I can honestly say my pattern of getting OFF track with healthy eating this season began Tuesday December 11. I had been doing Les Mills Pump pretty regularly and on schedule, but I went to a good friend’s annual cookie baking exchange party. I go for the quality time with friends. I am not […]
I started Les Mills Pump about a month ago. I’m off schedule about 1 week because of life and poor planning, I confess, but I’m back on track. I have done a few Insanity workouts in place of the 45 minutes walking that is called for intermittently on the schedule. Currently I’m in my 5th […]
Posted on 28. Nov, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
I originally thought I didn’t need Shakeology. I thought, I already eat healthily enough, and I don’t need to spend money on a shake when I already get fruits and vegetables and I take a multivitamin. Then again, okay, maybe my fruits and vegetable count was more like 1-2 a day, maybe 3 on a […]
This weekend is your chance to get great deals on our most popular fitness programs. You have until November 26 to get 27-62% off. Click here for full details and ordering information or read on below: THE DETAILS: P90X: The wildly popular 90 day extreme home fitness program with Tony Horton, is available […]
Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
Healthier Lifestyles- Using Les Mills Pump at Home To Get There! The key to individuals living heathier lifestyles is healthy nutrition and consistent exercise that includes cardiovascular exercise, weight training, flexibility, and core strengthening. This week I started my journey to complete 90 days of Les Mills Pump, the home workout program available through me as […]
Posted on 10. Nov, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
Teamwork in Nursing and Healthcare- You Reap What You Sow There are many stressors working in healthcare regardless of the setting, whether it is hospital, outpatient clinic, urgent care, or a dialysis center. Some sources of stress may be increased patient census, higher patient acuity level, discharge planning, assisting patients with transfers or medication administration, […]
Exercise for Nurses and Health Professionals- Commitment During Difficult Times, Insanity Progress Report
Posted on 04. Nov, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
Exercise for Nurses and Health Professionals: Commitment During Difficult Times, Insanity Progress Report There are always going to be times of struggle that will hinder keeping up with a program of exercise for nurses and health professionals. Just like anyone else, we have family emergencies, sickness, stress, school, social events with friends and family, and […]
I have 1 1/2 weeks left of my first ever round of Insanity and clumsy me rolled my left ankle at work yesterday! I have a history of chronic ankle sprains on each leg since highschool unfortunately, so while I tend to sprain once a year, I also tend to bounce back to normal activity quickly too. Ibuprofen, ice, and elevation helped a […]
Posted on 25. Oct, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
Bedside Nurses- Low Back Pain and the Role of Core Strengthening Low back pain in health care, specifically amongst bedside nurses and other health professionals, can become a chronic problem that can range from annoying to disabling to the point of lost work days or becoming entirely unable to work. The best way to address low back […]
Exercise for Nurses – Insanity Progress – Done Week 1 of Month 2! I just finished the first week of Shaun T’s Insanity workouts. I feel like I’m starting all over! The workouts average 50-60 minutes long, and there are a lot of push-ups peppered throughout each workout. There is still a mid-workout stretch section […]
Exercise for Nurses /Health Professionals that Want a Challenge! Insanity Progress- Week 1 of Month 2.
Posted on 09. Oct, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
I took my measurements this week as well as did the Fit Test. Not much improvement on the measurements, although I’m okay with that. What did pleasantly surprise me was improving 21 repetitions on the Fit Test, which involves doing as many repetitions in one minute of 8 different tasks, with little rest break between […]
Performing your best as a nurse or health professional can be challenging if you are tired all the time! Rushing to get to work on time, and getting home too late to make a healthy dinner, or not having enough time during your lunch break to eat something healthy, can all be major obstacles to […]
I’m in the 5th week of Insanity, which is the Recovery Week. It has been a challenge but I’m proud of how far I have come. My clothes, which were already getting loose from finishing Turbo Fire, are getting more loose. I take my measurements and pictures at the end of this week so those […]
One of the things I am recently grateful for at my workplace is the sense of teamwork and cooperation despite the day in and day out stresses of what is going on. I work in a lymphedema clinic. Lymphedema is chronic swelling that leads to extra deposits of protein in the tissue of the affected body […]
Posted on 23. Sep, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
The newest workout program by Team Beachbody will be available for pre-order very soon called Les Mills Combat! Below is a description of what Les Mills Combat is: LES MILLS COMBAT is the first home-based mixed martial arts–inspired workout program designed to get you a lean, chiseled body—in just 60 days! LES MILLS’ trainers Dan […]
Bedside Nurses- Comfortable Shoes- A Review It is so important for our feet to be comfortable in order to do our job well! This post will be about my experience with 4 types of shoes: Birkenstock Alpro G500, Dansko clogs, New Balance walking shoes, and Crocs. I know that comfortable shoes for nurses and other […]
Posted on 19. Sep, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
I just finished Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs from Insanity. The Pure Cardio workout is 40 minutes and the Cardio Abs is 16 minutes. I never thought my forearms could “sweat” so much! I had to modify several of the moves in the Cardio Abs because I did not want to do all the jumping […]
Posted on 17. Sep, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
Eating healthy with a crazy work schedule can be difficult, especially if you have the 12 hour work shifts that can often be made longer depending on what is happening at work that day. Waiting too long between your meals, like four or more hours, can lead to a drop in your metabolism, which can […]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
I did the Fit Test last night which involves doing as many reps in 1 minute of a set of 8 tasks: Switch Kicks, Power Jacks, Power Knees, Power Jumps, Globe Jumps, Suicide Jumps, Push-Up Jacks, and Low Plank Obliques. The Fit Test is about 30 minutes long. It was quite a workout in itself! Tonight was Plyometric Cardio Circuit, […]
Here is my first ever attempt at a simple egg white casserole. I am not a big cook, and I like to keep things simple but tasty. The benefits of egg whites- 0 g of fat, 0 mg of cholesterol, 0 g carbohydrates, but very high in protein. 3/4 cup of egg whites is equivalent […]
Posted on 07. Jul, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
Hi Folks! Thanks for stopping by. Currently I am doing Turbo Fire with Chalene Johnson. I am into week 13 and drinking Chocolate Shakeology daily. I love Shakeology! I feel like I’m taking care of myself and my body. Unfortunately I rolled my ankle while doing Turbo Fire last Wednesday so I have had to rest some. The next day […]
Posted on 28. Jun, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
So I just got back from an amazing experience in Vegas attending the annual Team Beachbody Coach Summit! There are so many good people in this company and our goal is to help end the trend of obesity. The amount of positive energy and support is overwhelming! I made some new lifelong friends. Announced at […]
Article review and comment- Overweight and obesity in nurses, advanced practice nurses, and nurse educators. Exercise for nurses.
Posted on 17. Jun, 2012 by Angie deBorja.
A 2008 article from the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners described the results of a study that involved a mailed survey to 4980 randomly selected nurses from one state in each of six geographic regions. There was a 15.5% response rate, for a total of 760 responses. Researches found that the grand […]
So I’ve finished several rounds of P90X since 2010. I did one round of P90x2 this year. Currently I am doing Turbo Fire, which involves great dance music, and lots of kickboxing moves. I am drenched at the end of each workout! After starting Shakeology 1 month ago and maintaining a healthy diet as I did before, I’m still […]