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The High Costs Of Physical Inactivity

About 36% of all U.S. adults do not exercise during their leisure time, according to research from Florida Atlantic University. That’s a sobering statistic, especially considering the well-known health risks that arise from physical inactivity. Many common health conditions, including deadly ones, have been linked to a sedentary lifestyle. That includes conditions like back pain, [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:36-07:00February 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Benefits Of Strength Training For The Elderly

Some may consider strength training to be for the young, but maintaining muscle mass through targeted exercise is important for people of all ages, including the elderly. We lose muscle mass as we age, and the decline is even more precipitous for those living more sedentary lives. The old adage use it or lose it [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:36-07:00January 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Ultimate Exercise Guide For Diabetes Patients And Those At Risk

If you’re at high risk for diabetes and feel like you must exercise harder to achieve similar results to other people who aren’t at high risk, research shows you might be right. Scientists from Lund University in Sweden compared the effects of exercise on two groups of middle-aged, slightly overweight men. One group was not [...]

2016-01-15T12:55:15-07:00January 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

6 Places To Exercise For Free In Phoenix

The amazing Phoenix weather nearly year-round means residents have their choice when it comes to finding free places to workout. Participating in an organized activity or event is one great, free way to connect with other fitness-minded people while enjoying the boost of motivation that comes from working out in a group. If organized events aren’t [...]

2017-01-30T12:52:01-07:00January 22nd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

These 14 Instagram Fitness Stars Offer Non-Stop Motivation

Instagram is a hotbed of inspiring fitness stars who motivate others with their commitment to health, inspiring progress photos, and simple workout tips. Some accounts feature conventional fitness motivation while others post more niche content, such as body positive fitness inspiration. Whether you’re seeking motivation for chiseled abs or simply want added encouragement to lace [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:38-07:00January 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Do Apps And Wearable Technology Help Or Hurt Fitness Goals?

Tracking information on your fitness journey has never been easier thanks to a variety of emerging wearable devices and smartphone apps. The wide array of technological tools available supports fitness by helping you track things like how many steps you’ve taken, plan routes for running, walking, or biking, and celebrate victories like losing a specific [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:40-07:00January 6th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Use The Internet For Fitness Motivation

Getting social with your fitness is a great way to stay motivated, accountable, and most importantly, on track with staying active. The Internet has emerged as a popular way to connect with like-minded individuals on similar fitness journeys. The ability to share stories, successes, and even failures via social media and other specialized platforms has [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:41-07:00January 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

5 Easy Ways To Start Yoga In The New Year

If starting a yoga practice has languished on your list of goals because you’re not sure how to start, this New Year marks an excellent time to clear the fear. The number of ways to practice online is exploding, making this ancient system of wellness more accessible than ever. Depending on your needs and the [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:48-07:00December 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Let’s Move! Childhood Obesity Initiative Celebrates 5 Years—But Is It Working?

Five years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! initiative to curtail staggeringly high rates of childhood obesity. The program emphasizes wholesome habits for food and fitness in hopes of making kids healthier within one generation. About one-third of all children and adolescents are overweight or obese, according to the campaign, and that [...]

2016-10-24T14:03:16-07:00July 17th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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