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OCT
12
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Are Calories Themselves The Only Issue That's Important?

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We've all heard that weight-loss mantra 'Calories In, Calories out.' It certainly makes sense if weight loss is your primary goal, rather then counting the calorie values for every morsel you eat or drink that enters your lips. Calories out includes every mile you run, or weight you lift. Is that the way it has to be?
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AUG
15
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment for the Most Common Cause of Knee Pain

knee-injuryWhen it comes to “being fit” we automatically think of eating right and exercising.   We join a gym or enroll in a class with the hopes of achieving the coveted washboard abs all the while never giving the joints of our body a second thought. But, being fit has much more to do with total health of the entire body than it does with fitting into skinny jeans.
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JUN
06
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Balancing Act: Why a Balanced Life is Good for Your Health

man balancing onbikeBalance is vital for all of our everyday activities from walking to reaching and putting on pants one leg at a time. When we were younger we’d balance train every time we’d step outside to play. From hopscotch, to skateboarding, to bike riding without training wheels, we continually worked our balance while strengthening our core. Even today’s elite athletes recognize the value of balance training as super bowl champs and Olympic medalists alike are quick to note balance & stability training as one of their key elements to success.

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MAY
24
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Water Workouts: How to Create a Low-Impact Exercise Routine with High-Impact Results

water workoutLow-impact water workouts combine cardiovascular exercises with strength training and with little risk of injury. Refreshing water also carries many therapeutic qualities, alleviating pain and stress on joints & muscles as well as keeping exercisers cool even in the middle of an intense workout. Try this quick water workout the next time you take a dip.

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JUL
10
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Lean, Tone, and Strong: The Benefits of Resistance Training

One area of fitness that is often overlooked, particularly in females, is resistance training.  Throw away the idea that resistance training will make you “bulk up” like a Ukrainian wrestler on steroids.  In contrast, it is the key to making you lean and is the vital ingredient in maintaining a healthy weight.  Read how the benefits of resistance training will make you lean, tone, and strong.
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MAY
01
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How a Little Bird Can Teach You How to Live the Healthy Life You Dream About

Just as spring birds are meant to fly in the great outdoors, you are meant to live a healthy life full of vigor.  Growing frustrated with your circumstances doesn’t mean that there isn’t an appropriate channel to get to your health & fitness goals.  A little bird might teach you all you need to know to live the healthy life you dream about.
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APR
02
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Be Good to Yourself

One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves is that we don’t have time or money to take better care of ourselves.  Somehow we have been lead to believe that if we carve out an hour for ourselves each day to exercise or if we buy a few extra pieces of produce each week, that we’re being selfish.  But, think of all that you could accomplish if you were living a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.  Begin your journey—be good to yourself!
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JAN
02
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How to Avoid 6 Common “I-want-to-lose-weight” Resolution Pitfalls

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How to Avoid 6 Common “I-want-to-lose-weight” Resolution Pitfalls

Weight loss is one of the most popular New Years resolutions, if not something along those lines; lose weight, lose fat, get tone, eat more protein, eat less sugar, exercise more, sleep more, get fit, get healthy, etc. No matter how you word it, fit and fat alike will set a health-related resolution this year.
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DEC
22
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Reach for the Stars: a New Look at the Way You Set Your New Year’s Goals

If you knew you couldn’t fail, what three goals would you set for your life?  Oftentimes we set our New Year’s resolutions by judging our future goals based on our past failures.  That thinking makes your goals for the coming year seem like a punishment rather than a challenge to become something greater.  Learn how a new look at how you set your New Year’s goals will positively impact your health.

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