Fitness

Wellness at Work: How to Stay Fit with a Desk Job

By Betty MurrayThe more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle leads to weight gain, increase in blood sugar, and poor cholesterol. This isn’t good news for those of us who have desk jobs. No matter how dedicated you are to your job, your health and …

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5 Fitness Trends for 2015

By Betty Murray Fitness trends come and go; some stick and some fade into distant memory. Each year the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) releases a fitness trend forecast for the following year based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. What’s trending this year? According to ACSM, here are five of the top …

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5 Fitness Trends for 2015

By Betty Murray Fitness trends come and go; some stick and some fade into distant memory. Each year the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) releases a fitness trend forecast for the following year based on survey responses from thousands of fitness professionals. What’s trending this year? According to ACSM, here are five of the top …

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Safe Training Tips for Cold Weather

By Betty Murray Winter has officially made its way to North Texas. With the blustery wind, the air outside is quite cold. If you are used to exercising outside, it’s important to understand the risks associated with cold weather exercise and how to keep yourself safe. Research suggests that without adequate preparation, exercising in the cold …

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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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Healthy Gifts for the Wellness-Conscience

By Betty Murray With Christmas just around the corner, you may find yourself stumped on what healthy gifts to give the health-conscious person in your life. Although sweet, the traditional baked goods, or gift baskets overflowing with chocolates just won’t do. Here are a few ideas of healthy gifts for the wellness-conscious: Travel Yoga Mat – …

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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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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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