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Tips To Help You Get The Most Out of Exercise Machines

| July 24, 2014

Exercise machines are an excellent source of resistance for beginning strength trainers and those who have an injury that needs to be accomodated.  The machines provide stability that allow you to move resistance smoothly for an entire repetition.  The only downside is that they may impede the development of small muscles and the coordination needed to balance and […]

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Health: Yes, Women Have Heart Attacks, Too

| July 23, 2014

There’s a common health misconception that men are hit harder than women by heart disease and heart attacks, and the misunderstanding can be deadly. According to The Heart Foundation, heart attack is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. It claims over 1 million lives a year, and women make […]

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Don’t Let A Diet Quack Put You On The Rack

| July 22, 2014

At least once a week in my travels, I encounter a friend or relative who is contemplating a drastic diet to either lose weight quickly or cleanse their bodies of impurities.  Often the diet requires great sacrifice, either in terms of starvation-level caloric intake or expensive and/or exotic supplements.  It’s very rare that these people take […]

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Exercise: Ambition vs. Physical Condition

| July 21, 2014

When it comes to exercise, most of us have a clear vision of what we would like our bodies to be able to accomplish.  If it’s walking or running, we might want to be able to exercise for a certain amount of time, distance or both.  If it’s strength training, we might have a certain […]

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Sunday Meditation: Taking Time To Appreciate The Little Things

| July 20, 2014

When we’re focused on big destinations, too often we miss the valuable little things that matter along the way.  That’s the focus of today’s Sunday meditation. All of us have hopes, dreams and goals we’re working toward. Some of them are professionally oriented.  We’re working to attain a degree or get a promotion, or maybe […]

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Exercise: Strength Training Tips

| July 18, 2014

Walking through a gym, it’s astonishing to see the sheer number of people who lift weights incorrectly.  It’s agonizing to watch them jerking, contorting and straining their bodies to get a dumbbell or barbell from Point A to Point B as if there pride is on the line.  And that’s usually the problem, too, instead […]

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The Worst Workout Ever — And What To Do About It

| July 17, 2014

Everyone has a workout nightmare story.  What’s mine? A Sunday morning a few years ago I headed out for a run.  I was cruising along, getting lost in my beachfront  course while listening to some great tunes when my headset died. I wasn’t left in silence.  I was left listening to traffic rumbling up and […]

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Exercise: Don’t Fall Victim To The Mid-Summer Slump

| July 16, 2014

I bet this scenario will sound familiar.  In April or May, you or someone you know was gung ho to exercise with the hope that you could quickly burn off excess weight and fit into a swimsuit a few sizes smaller than last season. With enormous enthusiasm, you started walking, running or taking an aerobics […]

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Fitness: The research is there, now what?

| July 15, 2014

The Oxford University study published this week in Lancet Neurology that concluded one-in-three cases of dementia could be prevented if people adopted healthier habits — quitting smoking, exercising regularly, eating better, and challenging their brain, among them — isn’t the first remarkable piece of research that clearly indicates aging well requires action. There’s a growing heap of […]

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Mind: Exercise reduces risk of dementia

| July 14, 2014

A Cambridge University study published today in Lancet Neurology concluded that exercise and other lifestyle changes can substantially reduce the odds that a person will get dementia.  This research is significant because one-in-three people will develop dementia in their lifetimes and the number is rapidly growing as the world population ages. Researchers found as little […]

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