Category: exercise

5 Tips to Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

November 6, 2013 0 Comments
5 Tips to Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

By Betty Murray For most Americans, holidays are often a time of breaking diets, overeating and weight gain. While a 10 pound weight gain over the holidays might be extreme, adding on one or two pounds of extra padding during the holiday season isn’t uncommon. During the holidays, we have a tendency to eat more than […]

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Healthy bodies need healthy brains

October 18, 2013 0 Comments
Healthy bodies need healthy brains

By Betty Murray If your brain is tired, your body will be too. A new study on mental fatigue found that mental exertion might play a role in lessening endurance, resulting in shortened workouts, even if the body has plenty of energy reserve left for a longer workout. For years, scientists have studied the relationship between […]

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Simple Ways to Cut 250 Calories a Day

October 13, 2013 0 Comments
Simple Ways to Cut 250 Calories a Day

By Betty Murray Losing weight comes down to one thing: are you burning more calories than you take in? Eating well and exercising regularly are essential for a strong, healthy body, but if you want to burn fat, you have to decrease the amount of calories you eat in a day and increase the amount of […]

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6 Stress Signs You Can’t Miss

September 7, 2013 0 Comments
6 Stress Signs You Can’t Miss

By Betty Murray It’s easy to ignore the signs of burnout between work, caring for your family and keeping up with the expectations of family and friends. But a stress-related meltdown isn’t just bad for your mental health it’s bad for your physical health as well. It can lead to emotional disorders, hypertension and heart […]

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5 CrossFit Exercise You Can Do at Home

September 1, 2013 0 Comments
5 CrossFit Exercise You Can Do at Home

By Betty Murray CrossFit is a form of exercise developed by Coach Greg Glassman and is defined as “that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity).” (www.crossfit.com) CrossFit is a sport that has no specialty, but rather brings together elements of every other sport and form of workout to create one […]

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Six Habits of Fit People

August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Six Habits of Fit People

Ever wonder how the world’s fittest people got fit and stay that way? While they may have genes that make a fit body a little bit easier to achieve, the fittest people didn’t get that way by accident. The truth is that fitness takes time and dedication. It requires forming healthy habits, and breaking the […]

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Start Thanksgiving Off Right by Participating in the Turkey Trot

November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Start Thanksgiving Off Right by Participating in the Turkey Trot

By Betty Murray No better way to start your Thanksgiving Day than with a little exercise! Join thousands of other Dallas residents in the 2012 Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot in Downtown Dallas. This is the largest Thanksgiving Day event of its kind in the country. Last year, more than 38,000 men, women and [...]

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To lose weight, less is more when it comes to exercise

October 15, 2012 0 Comments
To lose weight, less is more when it comes to exercise

By Betty Murray If you’re looking to lose weight by working out, you will likely be disappointed in the results. Are you in denial that you need to change your eating habits in and exercise regularly to lose weight? Over the years, multiple studies have confirmed that exercise yields little weight loss when not combined with [...]

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