Jun
18
2013

Stress-relieving workout

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You pull out the driveway and spill coffee over you as you head to work. You can’t change clothes because you’re already 15 minutes late with road construction ahead. You want to toss your now empty coffee cup out the window, but that will have to wait. When clients have days like this, only one [...]

May
31
2013

One exercise to make work better

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What if you could be happier, get stronger, socialize more and do this all at work with minimal commitment?  For a group of middle aged offices workers it happened. The recent study, published in May, took mostly women from occupations with a high rate of muscle pain and discomfort and gave them one exercise; the [...]

May
4
2013

Shorter workout, same results

Some traditions never fade. College football rivalries, hiding Easters eggs, the one absurdly drunk guy at any wedding. Traditionally lifting weights involved completing one exercise then moving on to the next, and if you wanted to burn fat you had to complete endless hours of cardio. To examine if there was a better way to [...]

Apr
21
2013

Fast training increases function in seniors

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Strength training is routinely emphasized by fitness professionals and for good reason. Strength training is good for your bones, good for your health and working out can be fun. In seniors, muscle strength is a main factor in the performance of everyday tasks. Whether it be carrying groceries or picking up the grand kids, strength [...]

Apr
12
2013

No equipment, No problem

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Bodyweight training goes back thousands of years and was the chosen training method for the Greeks, Romains and Navy SEALS and has been a consistent component of nearly every military organization from past to present.  Outside of being used in the training of the world’s greatest warriors, bodyweight exercises continue to be used in the [...]

Mar
16
2013

Exercise variety increases exercise adherence

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Despite the known benefits of exercise, less than 60% of adults participate in regular physical activity.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in the United States, at least 365,000 “preventable” deaths per year, second only to deaths caused by smoking, are the result of poor diet and lack of physical activity. [...]

Mar
12
2013

Exercises you should do: Push ups

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While fitness fads may come and go, some types of exercises transcend trends. Among them is the push up, which uses your own body weight along with gravity to strengthen the muscles of the upper body and core. The biggest disadvantage with the push up is that they are perceived as too easy for the [...]

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