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  • Why Walk While You Work

    "Sitting is the new smoking"

    Have you heard this phrase in conversation or in other blog or article posts? Yes? Not surprising. No? Then your rock is larger than mine and trust me, mine is not small! So why walk while you work?

    Numerous studies have taken place in the past years to compare sitting time, active time, and risk of all cause or disease specific mortality. These have all come to similar conclusions: increased sedentary time leads to increased risk of chronic disease and premature death. A recent study the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found sitting time was associated with increased risk of heart disease and death. This relationship was strongest in the most sedentary population who were sitting more than 8 hours per day.

    Americans Sit Too Much

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  • Top Fitness Trends

    What are the top fitness trends for 2018?

    How do you plan your fitness routine for the week, month, or year? Do you go off the popular trends, wing it, or maybe a combination of both each time they go to the gym or down to the home gym basement. Whatever your preference, one thing many fitness experts and average Joe's of the gym seem to agree upon are that there are certain forms of exercise that continue to becoming more popular each year. This year, we have reviewed the literature and studied the gyms and came to the same conclusions as many... Continue reading

  • Why this Year Begins Your Revolution

    It's Not a Resolution, It's a Revolution

    We all hear it over and over again this time of year, “What’s your New Year’s resolution?”  Whether the response is something you came up with on the spot or have been thinking on for weeks, keeping a resolution is never an easy task. Even harder to keep seems to be the fitness related resolutions. An estimated 66% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions to get fit, and of those, 73% give up on the resolution before hitting their goal. Even more staggering is that half of those who make a fitness resolution abandon it within 6 weeks or less of the New Year. That’s why this year we have decided to say: Don’t make another resolution, start a revolution. Continue reading

  • Can You Benefit from 10 Minutes of Exercise a Day?

     

     

    To answer the big question up front, your body can benefit from 10 minutes of exercise per day. Simple activities such as walking, light strength training, and stretching will benefit you for years to come. You will increase your blood flow, allow your endorphins to release and stretch your muscles while increasing your bone density. These four benefits combined together can add years to your life. Imagine not getting high blood pressure for ten years after your father and/or mother was diagnosed with it. Imagine not being diagnosed as pre-diabetic or diabetic ten years after your parents or grandparents. It is possible with just ten minutes of exercise/activity per day. Continue reading

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