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Exercise and Walking is Good for your Brain

  NY Times Article : Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park by Gretchen Reynolds Scientists have known for some time that the human brain’s ability to stay calm and focused is limited and can be overwhelmed by the constant noise and hectic, jangling demands of city living, sometimes resulting in a condition…
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Injury Prevention Study : American Journal of Sports Medicine

Individuals who performed a 3 month and 9 month injury prevention program each improved their movement mechanics, but only the group who trained for 9 months had a measurable lasting benefit when re-assessed approximately 90 days after the conclusion of the program. Read the Abstract...  
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Surprising Health Hazards Associated with All-Fruit Diet

By Dr. Mercola Fruits are loaded with healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which is why eating them in moderation is fine for healthy people. However, many benefit by restricting their fruit intake. Fructose, a simple sugar found in fruit, is preferentially metabolized to fat in your liver, and eating large amounts has been linked to...…
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Dealing with Neck Pain with Corrective Exercise

By Scott Lucett, MS, NASM-CPT, PES, CES With the advancements in technology and more people having to work on computers, the incidents of neck pain are becoming more prevalent. With some basic assessments and a systematic corrective exercise strategy, neck pain can be a thing of the past. Introduction According to a survey conducted by…
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Employee Health and Fitness : Gym Basics 101 Seminar

Gym Basics 101. Tools for Success.  Improve Group Dynamics Boost Employee Morale and Productivity Minimize On-The-Job Injuries Fewer Sick Days and Reduced Stress   Mobile Fitness also offers local businesses one-time seminars to teach employees essential workout techniques and proper movement mechanics for a safer and healthier workforce. Fitness seminars are ideal for companies wanting to…
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Want Strong Glutes? Stretch your Hip Flexors first.

A strong core isn't just about six-pack abs.  It's about strong glutes too.  But tight hip flexors will inhibit your ability to activate your glutes properly.  When your glutes don't work well, it impacts your entire body and overall movement mechanics.  Weak glutes can be the culprit for knee pain, low back pain, poor posture,…
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Fitness Training Advice to Prevent Falls for Older Adults with Osteoarthritis

As a personal trainer who specializes in helping older adults and seniors maintain and create more independent lifestyles, nothing draws attention more than watching someone “plop” down into a chair, because the intention to move with purpose is lost. To me, this is a clear indication that someone has already taken the first step of…
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What if Saturated Fat is not the Problem

Check out this article about the value of intentionally incorporating Saturated Fats into your diet! Are Saturated Fats Good for You? It's an interesting article that might impact the way you think about nutrition, healthy eating, weight loss, and disease prevention. "Here’s an idea to chew on: The carbs in your diet tell your body…
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Telemark Skier Magazine : Issue from October 2012

Jeff Eckhouse writes a monthly fitness column for Telemark Skier Magazine.  In this first issue from October 2012, learn about a great core exercise for skiing and the importance of core stability. "...Twist, rotate, step, or reach, and the movement is centered around the spine. Performing a true core stability exercise means the spine does…
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Strength training good for health at any age by Jim Miller

Savvy Senior: Strength training good for health at any age By JIM MILLER DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: Can lifting weights help with age-related health problems? At age 70, I have diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis and recently read that strength training could improve my conditions. What can you tell me? -- Looking for Help   DEAR LOOKING:…
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