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February is American Heart Month

Original article compliments of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The perfect gift this Valentine’s Day is the gift of heart health. Along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month, a great time to commit to a healthy lifestyle and make small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health. Heart […]

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Weight Training Has More Benefits Than Previously Thought

Most of us know that weightlifting can improve the appearance of our body as well as our overall health. Recent research suggests that it can also provide variety of less talked about benefits. Here’s a brief outline of the benefits of weight training. Reduce the Symptoms of Depression According to a 2004 study published in […]

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Gym Etiquette: How To Avoid The Most Common Pet Peeves

When you go to the local fitness center to work out, how conscious are you of proper gym etiquette? No one hands out a rule book as you walk through the door, but everyone is expected to have common sense and follow certain rules of courtesy. Find out how to avoid the most common pet […]

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Reduce Stomach Fat Simply by Running

Crunches, sit-ups and other abdominal workouts help tone and tighten tummy muscles, but they do little to reduce stomach fat. The key to total body weight loss, toned muscles, and reduced stomach fat is a combination of aerobic and strength training exercises. Here’s how it works. You Body’s Energy Sources When you burn more calories […]

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Sedentary Lifestyle: Too Much Time Sitting Down Puts Your Health at Risk

“Sitting disease” refers to the ill effects of living a sedentary lifestyle. Do you have a desk job, commute to work in your car, and watch TV to unwind at night? Such a lifestyle, with no exercising in between, could put your health at risk. New research shows that consistent inactivity, or simply being seated […]

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How to Choose the Best Workout Shoes

Which exercise routine is your favorite? Whether you lay claim to aerobics, running, hiking, basketball or tennis, there’s one piece of workout gear you can’t live without. It’s not the heart rate monitor watch, sweat bands, water bottle, or even a supportive sports bra. It’s your shoes. Here are some tips to keep in mind […]

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Interval Training Can Boost Fitness and Shrink the Waistline

It’s difficult to make working out a priority when your schedule is already cram packed with activities and meetings and work. However, new findings about interval training are turning this into a poor excuse. Everyone – even the most preoccupied small business owner, mother of five, or full-time college student – has 2.5 minutes to […]

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