Understanding the Core

March 31, 2016

Core exercises offer what is called 'static and dynamic stability.' Static stability refers to posture and balance,while dynamic stability refers to flexibility, strength, endurance and cardio-vascular. So what are the benefits of including the core in your workouts?

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Sweat Equity

March 24, 2016

More than fifty million Americans are affected by hypertension. It can lead to a laundry list of dangerous health conditions, including heart disease and stroke! The good news is that you can usually take care of the problem with the right diet and just a little bit of exercise.

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Walking to a Healthy Future

March 17, 2016

Walking is a great, low-impact exercise that comfortably takes you into a highly improved level of fitness. It's a simple, everyday activity for most people and offers many health benefits. If you're looking for a convenient way to improve your health, walking may be the answer.

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Featured on YouTube: Squats

March 10, 2016

This week in our featured YouTube video, Peter demonstrates squats that you can do anywhere. Squats are one of the best exercise to get your glutes and legs in shape for summer shorts season!

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Working and Weighing

March 03, 2016

If you're frustrated by working out everyday but not losing any weight, you're not alone. Many people experience this, and a new study may be of interest to you.

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Featured on YouTube: Two Great AB Exercises

March 03, 2016

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter demonstrates two great AB exercises for upper and lower ABS!

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Incline Walking

February 18, 2016

Looking for a workout that will let you burn the maximum amount of calories in a minimum amount of time? Treadmill walking or walking up an incline might be the solution.

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Eating More to Feed the Machine?

January 06, 2016

Many people think that starting a workout program means they should eat more to help 'feed the machine.' Is that really how it wor

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Fit for the Holidays

December 10, 2015

Maintaining healthy habits during the busy holiday season is a challenge we should all accept! A study from the National Health Research Institutes in Zhunan, Taiwan confirmed that even short bursts of physical exertion as part of a fitness regimen can lengthen your lifespan by three years. A mere 15 minutes of daily exercise reduces death rates by 14 percent and each additional 15 minutes of activity cuts the rate by another four percent -- for up to 100 minutes a day! This eight-year study was part of a medical screening program and included more than 400,000 people, aged 20 and above. Use these busy times to your health advantage, the health benefits are the best present you could give yourself and your loved ones.

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Holiday Blues

December 10, 2015

Are you finding it hard to put the merry in your Christmas? Shed those winter blues and the weight gain that can come with them by boosting your physical activity. More...Researchers found that men and women taking part in exercise tests did much better on mood tests than those not working out.

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For a Healthy Heart

October 15, 2015

We don't need to be convinced about the importance of a healthy heart. Yet approximately one of every four deaths -- 600,000 people -- are the result heart disease in the United States every year. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and a major cause of disability around the world. We are all at risk, therefore it is absolutely vital that we understand that foods we eat and the amount of activity we take part in dramatically affects the overall health of our heart. You can prevent and may even reverse heart disease!

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Work Against Bone Loss

September 23, 2015

Women start losing bone density in their late thirties and have a 50% risk of developing osteoporosis in their lifetimes. Many of us know that, but what you might not is that one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, approximately two million American men have osteoporosis, and about 12 million men are in danger of developing osteoporosis!

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It's Never Too Late!

September 03, 2015

Beginning a new fitness program comes with great benefits at any age. An inspiring example of this Olga Kotella. She worked as a teacher, raised her family and retired at age 65 ... and what an amazing retirement! At the age of 77 she began training in track and field and went on to earn 37 world records and win 750 gold medals in nonagenarian track-and-field events around the world by the time she turned 95! Her story is inspiring, and that is only part of her legacy.

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Featured on YouTube: Shoulders

August 06, 2015

In this week's featured You Tube video, Peter demonstrates great shoulder exercises, explains why it is important to train your shoulders. Dr. Patino also offers some important advice.

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Controlling Your Body Temperature

July 30, 2015

Exercise in the heat challenges the best intentions of our work-out regimens. After a cold winter of longing for summer, we can find ourselves overwhelmed when summer really kicks into high gear. That's because of how we normally regulate our temperature. Knowing how your body regulates its temperature can help you make better choices for your summer workouts.

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Why Exercise?

July 16, 2015

You eat well, you're not overweight, so why exercise.? It's simple, exercise is good for your heart!

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Sight and Exercise

May 21, 2015

A new recent found people who exercised three or more times a week decreased their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration by 70 percent!

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Blood Sugar and Memory

April 23, 2015

Recent research seems to point to a link between blood sugar and memory problems!

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Exercise and Heart Disease

March 12, 2015

Exercise is vital to your overall well being! But when it comes to heart disease, exercise alone just isn't enough to get the job done! There are many documented cases of people who are in tiptop physical condition. But they neglect other key risk factors like high cholesterol and plaque on the arteries. In the end they develop life-threatening coronary problems just like anyone else!

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Chemotherapy Support

January 15, 2015

Recent research shows that exercise can help reduce some of the fatigue associated with chemotherapy!

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Weight-loss Math Made Simple!

January 08, 2015

Thirty-eight percent of all New Year resolutions center on weight loss, making it the number one goal again for 2015! It's no wonder, between 1980 and 2000, obesity rates doubled. By 2006, every state reported an obesity rate of at least 10 percent with 23 states reporting an obesity rate of over 25 percent! Currently, approximately sixty million adults in the U.S -- thirty percent of the adult population -- are obese. Whether you want to lose 5 pounds or 50, losing weight is a difficult challenge, but it can be done.

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Exercise and Happiness

December 25, 2014

We all know that exercise comes with great benefits that go beyond a small wast or sleek arms. The most apparent benefits are great protection against : Heart disease and stroke High blood pressure Type 2 diabetes Obesity Back pain Osteoporosis Beyond these excellent physical benefits,eExercise also elevates mood, and induces happiness! It does that in many ways:

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Nutrition, Exercise and Depression

December 11, 2014

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Staying Active Pays Off!

July 31, 2014

New research, published in the journal PLoS ONE, found that older people who take part in at least 25 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise daily use fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to the hospital in an emergency.

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Save Your Sight

May 22, 2014

Start exercising! A recent study found people who exercised 3 or more times a week decreased their risk of developing age related macular degeneration by 70%!

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Duration or Intensity?

April 24, 2014

Recent research shows that when it comes to heart health it pays to be intense! Rowing, running, weights, and brisk walking are especially effective. Your best bet is to boost your level of aerobic exercise while throwing weight training into the mix.

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