Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

October 18th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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As a team, Bill and Marilynn document everything: changes in weight, moods, workouts and everything that goes into her body. Bill explains that is the only way they can make appropriate changes. (more…)

September 14th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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Starting Position:
Sit on ball with feet flat. Then lean back and roll rear off ball until head, shoulders and upper back rest on it and torso is parallel to the floor. Pull belly button in, but do not tilt pelvis. Extend arms up until straight, hands together. (more…)

July 4th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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This has been a week of sporadic effort both on the exercise and food fronts. I felt defocused. I could blame it on a busy work schedule, but it was really more about my choices: Too much eating out wreaked havoc with my control of fat intake and my inherent sluggo behavior resurfaced. I had the best of intentions on exercising more, but didn’t take the time. Excuses prevailed. One success was that I ate fewer cookies — not that I didn’t want them! I just tried to focus on other alternatives. (more…)

June 8th, 2012  Posted at   Sports Injury
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I started running in November of 1998 and have been having problems with shin splints since then. I have tried stretching morning and evenings. When I think that they are getting better or have healed, I try to start my program again and find out I am back to square one. I have even changed my shoes and that seemed to help, but I am still having problems. (more…)

May 30th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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The 50-plus generation is exercising more than any other age group — and they are not just walking, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA). During the past few years, the sporting goods industry has seen a rise in physical activity among this generation. People over 50 are joining health clubs, running, bicycling, swimming — you name it. (more…)

April 10th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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Sometimes, you just can’t make time to go to the pool. Or you may be having a flare-up and your doctor has advised you to avoid workouts for the time being.
Whatever your reason, you may benefit from gentle exercise in a bathtub full of water. Tub exercises can also be beneficial at the start or the end of a day — loosening and relaxing stiff joints. (more…)

February 23rd, 2012  Posted at   Sports
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Physically speaking, what actually contributes to the jump? What are the biomechanical components required to elevate the body explosively off the ground with grace and control? Most would say, “It’s all in the legs.” But try jumping with just your legs – clasp your arms behind your back to disallow any participation from the muscles of the back, arms and shoulders, and do not lean forward. (more…)

February 15th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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Want to add a little creativity to your barbecue? Has your family grown tired of hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken breasts? Try these simple, low-fat recipes and add more flavor to your patio entertaining. Always try to take advantage of summer?s fresh fruits and vegetables. And remember, don?t crowd the grill — make a cold side dish ahead of time to add as the hot food hits the table! (more…)

January 31st, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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When people begin an exercise program, physical change is usually foremost on their minds. It may be for health, cosmeticor functional reasons, but it generally centers around physical improvement, and the sooner the better! However, prescribing exercise for rapid physiological gains usually presents an issue for long-term maintenance. (more…)

January 24th, 2012  Posted at   Fitness
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Aging baby boomers are pursuing total wellness with a vengeance. More importantly for you as a club owner or manager, they’re signing up in record numbers for classes that emphasize the inter-connectedness of the mind and body, such as Pilates-based exercise. According to “Profiles of Success,” IHRSA’s 1999 Industry Data Survey of the Health and Fitness Club Industry, 74 percent of health clubs in the U.S. offer yoga, and 24 percent offer Pilates-based classes. (more…)