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How Much Should I Exercise?

May 22, 2018 4 Comments
How Much Should I Exercise?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, we need 150 minutes of exercise per week, which can be met by either doing 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity 5 times per week or 20-60 minutes of vigorous activity 3 times per week. It should be noted that this time is above and beyond activities of […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 9 – The Food Pyramid: The Demise of the American Diet

December 18, 2017 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2017: Day 9 – The Food Pyramid: The Demise of the American Diet

(This is part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) We have all seen it hundreds of times. We are familiar with its confusing, rigid rules and strict serving size recommendations. It was plastered everywhere: on cereal boxes, billboards, television, textbooks and […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 10 – Sitting Worse Than Previously Thought

December 19, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2014: Day 10 – Sitting Worse Than Previously Thought

(This is Part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) It isn’t exactly rocket science but we know that a sedentary lifestyle is not that conducive to a healthy lifestyle. A few years ago more research was coming out proving that theory […]

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7 Reasons To Stop Drinking Diet Soda 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 6

December 13, 2013 0 Comments
7 Reasons To Stop Drinking Diet Soda 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 6

(This is Part 6 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) What’s the number one item sold in grocery stores across America? Not bread; certainly not vegetables or fruit. It’s soda which also happens to be the single biggest source of calories for […]

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Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 5

December 12, 2013 1 Comment
Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer 2013 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 5

(This is Part 5 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Think for a moment about the pipes in your home right now. If you have running water, there is a pressure that keeps water moving through the pipes. Same thing if your […]

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Of Course You Realize……This Means War

November 12, 2009 0 Comments
Of Course You Realize……This Means War

Those were the famous words of a certain long eared, bushy tailed Warner Bros cartoon character aimed at one Elmer Fudd numerous times.  In cartoons, a lot of humor can be found in that phrase.  But when it comes to battling the obesity epidemic, particularly in today’s workforce and the ever rising associated health care […]

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The Cost of Being Inactive or Overweight

November 12, 2009 0 Comments
The Cost of Being Inactive or Overweight

The state of our nation’s health is a hot topic at the debates held during this election year.  As a nation, our health and subsequent health care is diminishing and with no real plan of action to turn it around.  But health is only one of the factors that should be considered when determining the […]

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What’s the Health of Your Business Costing You?

November 12, 2009 0 Comments
What’s the Health of Your Business Costing You?

It is not too uncommon these days to pick up the Wall Street Journal and read about another company down-sizing or cutting jobs in an effort to save money.  As companies assess their bottom lines and analyze profit margins (if they were fortunate enough to turn a profit), decisions are made to cut costs, usually […]

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Making Strides in Corporate Fitness

November 11, 2009 0 Comments
Making Strides in Corporate Fitness

Corporate fitness is on the move.  Rising health care costs (an estimated $330 billion dollars a year for private employers), an obesity epidemic, and an aging population are fueling the need for intervention and prevention.  As a result, more and more corporations nationwide are seeking and utilizing all that they can in an effort to […]

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