Sep
13
2012

Robin’s Journal: Week 11. Part 3

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Robin, you got a decent amount of exercise in this past week despite your arthritis pain. Of course, one thing you need to be careful of with dog walking is the start-stop pattern that occurs with a dog that likes to sniff around a lot! I know that’s the case with my dog. In order for you to get a true cardio workout, you need to elevate your heart rate and keep it elevated throughout the duration of your session. Read the entire post…

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Sep
13
2012

Robin’s Journal: Week 11. Part 1

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I had a very erratic week. I’m having a severe arthritis flare, and it’s affecting my motivation to do much of anything, much less stick to a good diet and exercise plan. For some reason walking seems less daunting and less painful than the stationary bike during these times, so I made the effort to get out and walk with my roommate’s dog. Read the entire post…

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Jul
19
2012

Prenatal Fitness

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Can your facility meet the needs of today‚Äôs active pregnant women? Before implementing a prenatal fitness program in your facility, consider the special needs of pregnant women and the skills required of your staff to service your clients adequately. Read the entire post…

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May
21
2012

WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine. Part 1

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Turning Wellness Inside-Out

The most obvious benefits of exercise, inches lost and muscle gained, are appreciable in a good, old-fashioned mirror. Fitness facilities are covered with them, floor to ceiling, wall to wall. But at the WellMax Center for Preventive Medicine in La Quinta, Calif., people appreciate their fitness progress in a different way: by monitoring changes exercise brings about inside their bodies. Read the entire post…

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May
11
2012

Women and Bone Disease, Part 3

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The Arthritis Foundation recommends that folks with arthritis eat a balanced, healthy diet that includes a variety of foods low in fat, cholesterol, sugar and salt. Studies indicate diet may change the way the immune system reacts in certain kinds of arthritis that involve inflammation. Eating foods high in unsaturated fatty acids, called Omega 3 fatty acids, can help lessen inflammation. Foods that contain these acids include cold water fish like cod, halibut and tuna. Read the entire post…

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Apr
17
2012

Quality staff

Finding expert staff should be one of your top priorities. Hire a program director who is qualified to teach all ages of children and who has the experience to promote and direct your program. The ideal person should be athletic, fun-loving, reliable, energetic and experienced with a background in physical education, early childhood development or a related field. Read the entire post…

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Mar
28
2012

Many women have trouble sticking with a fitness program because they feel pressured to lose weight. New findings have shown that overweight and obese women may be more willing to work out to feel better and improve their health, rather than to lose weight. Read the entire post…

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Sep
06
2011

Here’s something I know will get your attention: Not sleeping enough can make you fat. An M.I.T. study showed that one of the side effects of sleep deprivation is overeating and consequent weight gain. Read the entire post…

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Jun
28
2011

Exercise after Spinal Fracture

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Q.I have two fractures in my back (T-11 and T-12). My doctor told me to do no bending, heavy lifting or climbing. I am very health-conscious, and I am wondering if there are any exercises I can do for my stomach area. Read the entire post…

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