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Tennis-Specific Exercises

September 21, 2013 by Ron Mattox

Healthy Living

Special performance enhancement exercises are your best resource when you are working toward a specific sport or activity. We've got a specific exercising program or workout in our online personal trainer, but let’s just take a look at some choice exercises for the avid or aspiring tennis player.[read more]

A Look at Suspension Training Systems

September 14, 2013 by Ron Mattox

Suspension training

One of the hottest trends in the fitness industry is Suspension Training Systems. Those of us over 50 can get into the act as well. The idea is that you hang from your hands or feet in several different directions and then contract your muscles against gravity. Simple, easy to set up and transport - plus, you control how much effort you have to exert.[read more]

The Holy Grail of Weight Loss

September 14, 2013 by Bob Merz
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Seeking the Holy Grail of weight loss / shutterstock

A recent local TV station news broadcast promoted an upcoming story as “The Holy Grail of Weight Loss.” Now we’re talkin’! Who’s not looking for that - the fast way to lose weight? But it has been clinically proven time and again that losing weight slowly, which requires some degree of lifestyle change, is the only way to keep the weight off for good.[read more]

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50-Plus and New to the Gym

August 31, 2013 by Bob Merz

Getting a good workout at any age.

Some of my friends have asked me if they can really start a fitness program now. They know that I began in my late forties and wonder if it’s too late since they’re 50+. I tell them, “Heck yes, anyone can start at any time and be 50plusPlusFit."[read more]

People May Adopt the Diet and Exercise Patterns of the Least Fit in their Peer Group

August 24, 2013 by Anthony Cirillo

Whom do you follow? / shutterstock

A study in which college students were assigned to spend most of their time with 30 other randomly chosen undergraduates shows that people may adopt the diet and exercise patterns of the least fit within a peer group, says a team led by Scott E. Carrell of the University of California-Davis.[read more]

Data-Driven Exercise for the Disabled

August 17, 2013 by Anne Weiler

Exercise kiosk for disabled

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the PARC facility at the ICORD Spinal Cord Research Centre in Vancouver, BC with our guest blogger Lynda Bennett. Lynda is participating in an exercise study for people with spinal cord injuries and she wanted to show me around.[read more]

Take the Stairs

August 2, 2013 by Amar Brar
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Crescent Beach Stairs

Recently, the Boston Public Health Commission have been promoting the Take The Stairs campaign, which has implemented signage of health benefits next to flights of stairs and stairwells at the workplace in order to encourage individuals to choose the stairs over the elevator.[read more]

Biking In Spain With Diabetes

June 20, 2013 by Mike Young

Aside from the saddle issue, the main challenge has been managing my Lantus. Once it has been injected there is very little you can do alter its course for the duration. Something that you Pump users have.[read more]

Being Both "Fat" and Fit: Information About BMI and Fitness

March 15, 2013 by Victoria Proctor
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It’s true that someone can have a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight or obese range and still be considered physically fit. In other words, the number on the scale is only a piece of your body’s puzzle. Let's take a closer look at all the pieces of physical fitness.[read more]

Hyponatremia – Overhydrating on the Trail

February 28, 2013 by Clifton Castleman

Water is an amazing thing – it keeps you going. Literally. However, your body is made of up SALT WATER, not fresh water. By drinking TOO much water, you actually change out the composition of your blood from 70% saline to 50%-70% fresh water (called hyponatremia).[read more]

Medical Comedy Relief: The Gym

February 12, 2013 by Patricia Salber

Well, six weeks into the year and I’m guessing all of us have been to gym a few less times than we swore we would. I thought this video about starting a new exercise program was pretty funny…especially like how he is starting is program slowly…[read more]

A New Call-to-Action: Strong Is the New Skinny!

January 23, 2013 by Kelley Connors

Our collective mission is this: We need to encourage women to get strong, not skinny. Muscle power is the engine that burns fat....There are several ways to accomplish this through proper nutrition and exercise, but speeding up a slowing metabolism, especially in midlife, is the big idea.[read more]