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IM=X Pilates offers results fast

March 4, 2013

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by Laurie Breeden —  The IM=X Pilates program blends the best of Pilates with strength training and cardiovascular conditioning — a combination that provides faster results. Sessions combine resistance training, stretching, aerobic activity and muscle strengthening to achieve fast, consistent results. IM=X, which stands for Integrated Movement Xercize, incorporates principles of Pilates along with more […]

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Health is where the heart is

September 9, 2012

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by Scott White —  The statistics are grim, and the truth hurts. Perhaps you may not realize … America’s number one killer is cardiovascular disease. More than 900,000 Americans die each year from heart and blood vessel disorders. Two out of five U.S. deaths are caused by heart disease. More than 2,500 Americans die each […]

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Exercise for seniors

August 31, 2012

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by Rick Barnabo —  While talking about exercise with seniors, some of the objections I most often hear are: “It’s too late,” “It’s not safe” or “I have a chronic illness.” So, is it too late? Is it safe? Should you exercise with a chronic illness? Research has shown that people of all ages benefit […]

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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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10 rules for permanent fat loss

March 1, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  First and foremost, what many people may neglect to understand are the differences between weight loss and fat loss. When you are obsessed with weighing yourself on the scale, you are solely focused on weight loss. Your weight can fluctuate during the day, especially when you factor in fluid retention, sodium […]

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