Month: March 2017

Couch Potatoes: Increased Risk of Dementia?

Are you a couch potato? Now there’s one more reason to exercise. Sedentary older adults with no genetic risk factors for dementia may be just as likely to develop the disease as those who are genetically predisposed, according to a major study that followed more than 1,600 Canadians over 5 years. The findings, published in […]

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Fat Loss Myths

Do you believe in the fat loss pill? You know, the one where you take it for 30 days and lose gobs of weight? If you’re still a believer, you’re undoubtedly in a state of permanent frustration with the “magical” fat-loss pills, programs and potions that have resulted in a lifelong roller-coaster ride with body […]

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Flexibility Plus

Stretching has become a controversial topic, and some research questions its efficacy. Just ask my husband, Mark who never stretches because he’s read that it does little good. But you may have wondered whether you should include stretches after your workout. As a general rule of thumb, if it’s weak, strengthen it; if it’s sore, […]

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Take the Stairs

How often do you take the stairs? Without realizing the power of the staircase, millions of people pass by this potential complete gym every day. Offering innovative options for cardiorespiratory, strength/endurance, flexibility and balance gains for injury-free movers, the staircase offers many unique options to make a case for avoiding the elevator or escalator all […]

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