‘Fitness’

When You Need Exercise the Most

By Erin Risius on 02/25/2014

When you don’t want to exercise, that’s when you might need it the most An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but walking 30 minutes a day can keep the blues away. Research shows that daily, moderate exercise can not only prevent depression but is also effective in treating depression. Since one in four women in their 40s […] Read more »

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How to Keep Your Exercise Going

By Lisa Christie on 01/29/2014

A Q&A with Green Mountain’s Program Director Erin Risius, MA, joined Green Mountain at Fox Run at the end of 2013 as program director. She brings a dual background in fitness and counseling and discusses how Green Mountain’s fitness program helps women make liveable, doable lifestyle changes.  How does Green Mountain help women make fitness a permanent part of their […] Read more »

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Winter Fitness & Fun for Healthy Weights

By Marsha Hudnall on 12/13/2013

A Texas girl finds winter fun in Vermont Up here in Vermont, you might say that we have no choice but to look with fondness at winter sports. Winter lasts a while here, and if you’re going to be stuck inside the whole time, it becomes interminable. But as a girl from Texas, I could be less than enthralled at […] Read more »

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Why an Exercise Ball Belongs on Your Holiday Wish List

By Lisa Christie on 12/06/2013

An Exercise Ball – My Best Discovery Ever? Not quite, but almost. Other than my first iPod, which I got back in 2005 or so, I’m pretty sure the exercise ball is my 2nd best discovery ever. I had never used an exercise ball before coming to Green Mountain. I saw people in my office sitting on them and I […] Read more »

Amber Riley: Dancing Queen and Trail Blazer

By Lisa Christie on 11/29/2013

Waltzing Her Way to A Win I don’t watch “Dancing with the Stars.” But clearly many, many Americans do because the finale of Season 17 was blowing up my Facebook newsfeed the other night when Amber Riley, the “Glee” actress, and her partner Derek Hough, samba-ed, quickstepped and waltzed their way to victory. Amber said afterwards: “I did this competition […] Read more »

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