How to Stop Overeating

Do you find overeating is easy to do?  It is!  Especially when you’re indulging in an unusually delicious meal. It’s also easy because there are many factors that cause us to overeat, including stress and noshing too fast—both of which we likely experience or do on an almost daily basis. Fortunately, there are many tactics […]

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Circuit Weight Training Improves VO2max

        Do you have a hard time finding time to exercise both cardiorespiratory fitness and musculoskeletal health?  Then give circuit weight training a try. Here are brief descriptions of three CWT programs—from actual training studies—that were shown to significantly improve VO2max. VO2 max is maximum oxygen consumption and the higher it is, […]

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Can Exercise Help Solve the Mental Health Crisis?

Between Covid 19, riots, and mass shootings, the subject of mental health comes up, right?  While mental health may or may not be at the root of horrific acts of violence, quarantine and terror, it’s undeniable that people with mental health challenges do not always receive adequate or appropriate treatment. That’s a big problem, particularly […]

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Fat and Exercise 

                Do you consider fat as a four-letter word?  Many still consider it a dirty word when it comes to nutrition, fitness and exercise. Those who lived through the ‘90s undoubtedly remember when the food industry marketed everything as “low-fat” in the guise that it was a healthier […]

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What to Look for in Exercise Videos

Have you been doing exercise videos at home since the pandemic started?  Well, good for you that you are keeping up with your exercise routine. When you need the convenience of an at-home workout, Youtube is overflowing with options. A quick search for the type of exercise you want to do and length (e.g., barre, […]

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Defined Glutes

Strong and shapely glutes are more than aesthetic goals. The functionality of the gluteal muscles should be the priority in exercise program. The gluteal muscles—namely the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus—work together to help us perform daily activities such as standing, sitting and walking. Strong gluteal muscles are essential for pelvic stability, good […]

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Balance

    Why is having better balance so important? Because balance is a vital component of health and physical performance and is essential for activities of daily living like climbing stairs or carrying heavy loads. Balance also improves athletic performance, allowing athletes to move and transfer energy more efficiently. Balance is especially important for older […]

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8 Ways to Make Your Run More Fun

Do you like to run? Yeah, me neither, however, running is a convenient, low-cost and effective way to get a great workout, and, because of its low barrier to entry, it’s the mode of exercise many turn to for their personal health and fitness. Unfortunately, regular endurance running or jogging, whether outdoors or on a […]

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Will Weight Training Make Me Gain Weight?

Are you one the many people who shy away from resistance training  because you mistakenly believe that it will make you gain weight gain or “bulk up?” Many regular exercisers focus on cardio-based activities and avoid the weight room altogether because of this belief and it’s really sad.  Despite what you may have heard or […]

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Knee Safety

  Never had knee pain? Excellent. Let’s keep it that way. And while not all knee problems are preventable, you can prevent many issues and also improve knee function with strength and flexibility training.  With increased muscular strength and flexibility surrounding your knees, the better they bear their load. Muscles are shock absorbers; the stronger […]

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