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Add a Skip to Your Step : Senior Fitness and Walking

In order to age well we need to engage in activities that not only improve our health but our physical performance and function. Walking on a regular basis has health benefits such as lowering the risk of heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, colon cancer and diabetes. Add short bouts of skipping into your walking…
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The principles of core stability video

This video is from  Core stability is often misunderstood. The truth is it has very little to do with sit-ups and crunches. Watch this video to get the most out of your core workout.
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Best Values in Home Gym Equipment

As the owner of a Back Cove Personal Fitness in Portland, ME and producer of fitness videos through, I have spent my fair share of time trying to find the best home gym equipment for myself and my clients. I've destroyed low quality gear that was priced too high, and found amazing deals on…
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Seniors Can Still Bulk Up On Muscle By Pressing Iron

As we age, our muscle mass decreases at surprising rates. According to Dr. David Heber, director of UCLA’s Center for Human Nutrition, an average male who weights 180 pounds might after age 60 lose as much as 10 pounds of muscle mass over a decade. But can we turn that around? Read Seniors Can Still Bulk Up…
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How to Keep Winter From Taking a Toll on Your Back

This is your back speaking, and now is the winter of my discontent. With all the snow and ice and cold that have descended on much of the country, there are so many ways I can get hurt. So I want you to know what you can and should do to protect me and keep…
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Secrets to Success: Fitness Training in the New Year

Today I am challenging Portland, ME residents looking to improve their health and fitness in 2011, to make lifestyle changes they can live with for the long haul. As eyes look forward into the new year, many active adults are hoping that this year will be the one that catapults them into better health. But,…
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