Category: exercise

Get Your Zzzzz’s Please: Tips for Getting the Right Amount of Sleep

December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Get Your Zzzzz’s Please: Tips for Getting the Right Amount of Sleep

By Betty Murray If losing weight is on your list of goals for 2015, a healthy diet and regular exercise can help you reach your ideal weight, but here’s another suggestion: get enough sleep. Eating healthy and exercising will only go so far in helping you drop those extra pounds. Good sleep is the third component […]

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Brain Training: Exercising for Your Mind

November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Brain Training: Exercising for Your Mind

By Betty Murray As we age, cognitive function decreases, but loss of memory and mental function isn’t necessarily inevitable. Healthy brains are more likely to maintain their function throughout the years. So how do you keep your brain healthy? In the same way you keep your body fit and healthy, nutrition and physical activity are essential […]

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Exercise For The Ages

October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Exercise For The Ages

By Betty Murray Staying active throughout your life is important, but exercise becomes even more important as you age. Many health conditions are associated with age, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and colon cancer, but being physically active can lower your risk of developing these and other health issues. Whether you are 25 […]

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HIIT the Gym

October 20, 2014 0 Comments
HIIT the Gym

By Betty Murray The American College of Sports Medicine conducted a survey to determine the top fitness trends of 2014. HIIT tops the list, along with bodyweight training. So what is HIIT? HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a circuit of short bursts of, as the name suggests, high-intensity workouts. Each exercise is followed by a […]

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The Link Between Nutrition and Breast Cancer

October 10, 2014 0 Comments
The Link Between Nutrition and Breast Cancer

By Betty Murray October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is dedicated as a time to spread the word about breast cancer and prevention. About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. This year alone, and estimated 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be […]

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Five Tips to Stay Fit This Fall

October 3, 2014 0 Comments
Five Tips to Stay Fit This Fall

By Betty Murray The more the temperatures drop, many people enjoy spending more time outside, while others tend to retreat indoors. If you’re a warm weather fan, it can be less motivating to get in an outdoor workout, but the cold weather shouldn’t keep you from staying fit in the fall and winter. Here are a […]

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Reduce Stress and Lose Weight with Mindful Meditation and Breathing

September 28, 2014 0 Comments
Reduce Stress and Lose Weight with Mindful Meditation and Breathing

By Betty Murray Many people practice yoga for its benefits in improving strength and flexibility, but exercise is just one of the three main structures upon which the ancient practice of yoga is built. Breathing and meditation are the two other pillars of yoga. By incorporating breathing and mindful meditation into your yoga practice, you will […]

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National Yoga Month – Origins, practices, and benefits of yoga

September 11, 2014 0 Comments
National Yoga Month – Origins, practices, and benefits of yoga

By Betty Murray Yoga is an ancient practice dating back more than 5,000 years. The term “yoga” means “to join or yoke together,” and the practice — which is built on three main structures of exercise, breathing, and meditation — brings mind and body together. Yoga means different things for different people. For some, it is […]

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Weight Training Will Not Make You The Hulk

August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Weight Training Will Not Make You The Hulk

By Betty Murray Do you avoid the weight room at the gym because you fear “bulking up”? Contrary to popular believe, women: lifting weights won’t make you look like The Hulk. Yes, it is possible to add muscle bulk through weight lifting — as seen in body builders and in many men — but adding bulk […]

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Show Metabolism Who’s Boss: 10 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

July 30, 2014 0 Comments
Show Metabolism Who’s Boss: 10 Ways to Rev Up Your Metabolism

By Betty Murray Are you frustrated with slow progress on your weight loss journey? If you’re struggling to burn excess fat, it may be due to a slow metabolism. Metabolism is the rate at which your body burns calories. A person with a high metabolism will have less trouble keeping the extra pounds off than someone […]

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