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Monitoring your heart rate

Posted: 11/24/2010

Monitoring your heart rate during exercise is something that your personal trainer suggested, or it might be something that you're interested in starting up.  The main reason that most people monitor their heart rate during exercise (other than curiosity) is because they are trying to work up to and maintain their target heart rate. If you don't ever reach your target...

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8 Tips for Avoiding the Holiday Pounds

Posted: 11/16/2010

It's that time of year. The leaves turn majestic hues of red and gold. The air becomes fresh and crisp. We can finally put an extra blanket on the bed and cuddle up with a cup of hot tea. Yes, it's fall. We just spent eight months killing ourselves to get into that bathing suit, but now we've replaced it with a worn pair of jeans and a much more relaxed attitude towards food....

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Eat Right at Work

Posted: 11/11/2010

The workplace can be a nutritional battlefield with doughnuts in the break room, co-workers’ candy bowls, and afternoon birthday cake. More organizations are coming up with strategies — like healthy meeting guidelines — to help employees make better food choices.But when it comes to wellness, workplace culture change can happen at a glacial pace — so don’t...

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Weight loss myth: Carbs are bad for you

Posted: 11/11/2010

Let’s get real about it; this fallacy was started by the most popular diet of all time, The Atkins Diet. Constantly, I hear people mention that they try to avoid carbohydrates. Though it seems that the marketplace is getting wiser, at the same time, this fallacy seems to raise its ugly head constantly.First of all, let me begin by saying that you need carbohydrates. Carbohydrates...

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Repositioning Poor Posture

Posted: 11/08/2010

Senior Fitness: There are reasons and ways to help older clients correct improper posture. Poor posture is prevalent in older adults. As we age, it is common for the head to move forward and the shoulders to round, which can cause chronic back and neck pain. Our once swift and sure stride is replaced with a sort of shuffle (Griegel-Morris et al. 1992). Sadly, this kyphotic posture...

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Exercising With Kettlebells

Posted: 11/08/2010

Have you heard about kettlebells? Fitness enthusiasts, ranging from young to not so young, non-athletes to superstars, are starting to find use for this cast-iron tool that has its roots in Russia. A kettlebell is a weight shaped like a giant cannonball with a single U-shaped handle. The kettlebell’s unique spherical shape provides the ability to work with curvilinear movements,...

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