Tag Archives: fitness

Think fit to be fit

November 6, 2014

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Think fit to be fit by Karen Danner — Do you find yourself making good fitness choices but still not experiencing the desired results? First off, fitness is a set of attributes that create a state of being. When the physical attributes of muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and body composition are in […]

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Walk your way to better health

October 5, 2012

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by Cynthia J. Fagyas —  Getting fit does not have to take up a lot of your time and money. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get in shape — just 30 minutes, five days a week, can help dramatically improve your health and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, […]

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The myth of muscle metabolism

March 5, 2012

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by Jeff Thiboutot —  A common belief in the health and fitness industry is that people should gain muscle and increase their metabolism. This is technically true, but the effect is minimal. It has been estimated that one pound of muscle will cause an increase in daily energy expenditure or basal metabolic rate (BMR) of […]

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Steps to sustainable health

February 24, 2012

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by Tracy Minton and Don Matesz —  Health does not come from the poke of a needle or a pill. Vibrant health is experienced by those who are committed to making choices that sustain physical, mental and emotional well-being. We are the sum of all our previous choices. Yet our bodies have amazing regenerative powers, […]

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Meeting your fitness goals

February 22, 2012

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by Laurie Towers —  After months of being relatively sedentary, jumping into an ambitious workout program often results in muscle pains and strains that can squelch enthusiasm and quickly derail fitness goals. Here are tips for meeting those goals and some suggestions for keeping health and fitness a top priority throughout the year. Walk or […]

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