4 Ways to Help Keep the Holiday Pounds Off

Thanksgiving has come and gone which means there is now a full array of end-of-season holidays are right around the corner, promising a month or more of cheer, good will toward all … and plenty of opportunity for gorging. For every teen who gains the “freshman 5” pounds their first year of college, millions more […]

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Treadmill Workouts

Treadmill group classes are popping up all over the country. Boutique studios such as New York-based The Mile High Run Club, Barry’s Bootcamp (BBC) in San Diego, California and Treading with Maurie Cofman, CMES, CES, TBMM-CES, Personal Trainer, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Health Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist in the St. Louis, Brentwood, and Clayton, […]

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Exercise for Boomers

Are you a baby boomer (that age between 53 and 71 years old)? I know I am! So, you want to enjoy the second half of your life actively, comfortably and energetically?  But years of sitting and driving may have produced forward-head misalignment, rounded shoulders, hunched posture, and an overstretched or weak back. Certain types […]

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IMPROVE YOUR SPORTS

Would you like to improve your hip/leg and trunk rotation to improve your sport of choice?  Then start by warming up the soft tissues of your body by using a foam roller or massage ball (like a tennis ball) on all the major muscles around the shoulder girdle and in the legs, hips, buttocks and […]

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Anytime, Anywhere Workout

What’s the most common reason people give for not exercising? Lack of time! But did you know that physical activity doesn’t have to be performed in one long session? You can get many of the same benefits by squeezing in short periods of activity throughout the day. As long as you prepare your body by […]

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Stretches to “Un-desk” Your Body

How can doing NOTHING actually cause problems? The average American is inactive nearly eleven hours per day, independent of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Despite the human body being designed as a perpetual motion machine, modern life has allocated our daytime hours to sitting in cars, on couches and in front of […]

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Pregnancy Do’s and Don’t’s

Are you having a baby? While having a baby is the most natural and wonderful thing in the world, our Western culture has essentially turned it into a multi-million dollar “disease” industry, convincing women that natural is no longer possible. What used to be a simple process is now complicated by products and services, options […]

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Pilates and Lean Legs

Pilates is well known for its ability to improve postural alignment and strengthen the core, but you may not realize that a regular Pilates practice can help you develop long lean muscles throughout your body. If you don’t have the time or the money to sign up for a private Pilates class, then try these […]

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Cryotherapy

Ice is often recommended as the first course of action for a minor muscle-related injury because it can help reduce swelling and improve blood flow to the affected tissue. As a health and fitness professional, I recommend the use of ice along with rest to reduce discomfort in a sore muscle, but have you heard […]

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Ten Ways that Exercise Can Improve Heart Disease

Do you know what is the number one cause of death in the United States? Heart disease! While there are some risk factors for heart disease that we can’t control, such as age, gender and family history, there are a number of things we can do to reduce our risk for heart disease. Regular physical […]

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