Your Obesity Impacts Your Kids

Do you have a weight problem? It might be affecting your kids. Obese parents, it’s time for a dose of reality: beyond the health risks associated with the excess weight you’re carrying, you’re also doing a major disservice to your children, suggests new research. According to the study, children of obese parents are more likely […]

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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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Great Tips for Losing Weight

So, you want to lose weight, right? But how often have you heard the same old drill: To lose weight you have to burn off more calories than you take in. In a perfect world, with no job, kids or stress, that would probably work. But unless you’re able to employ a chef and a […]

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6 Exercises to Stimulate Your Abs

I often hear my students and St. Louis, Brentwood and Clayton, MO clients say they want to have fabulous abs, but what about functional abs? Find out below how you can have both showy as well as functional abs. Show The abs get a lot of work in many non-ab exercises, but to get the […]

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Yo-Yo Dieting Is a Real Heart Problem

We’ve all either witnessed it or experienced it firsthand: the struggle to lose weight and keep if off maintaining a healthy weight over time. Long-term weight loss starts and ends with healthy, balanced eating, but for too many people, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to sustain. Sure, you can skip desserts and cut back on […]

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5 Exercises Every Woman Should be Doing

Would you like to build strength to help perform activities of daily living? Then give this program a try for eight weeks and see how the strength you build carries over into other areas of your performance and life. You will need a TRX Suspension Trainer, an Ultimate Sandbag and two heavy kettlebells. Please keep […]

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The Common Mistakes People Make When Warming Up

Has anyone told you to “warm up” before you exercise or play sports? Or more importantly, do you warm up before exercise or sport? What’s easy to do is also easy not to do, and the biggest mistake people make is skipping this important component of exercise. Here’s what you need to know to warm […]

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