October 2010

How Clean Is Your Drinking Water?

October 29, 2010
Water Glass

This is a guest post by Greg Hayes. The subject of clean drinking water is of paramount importance in today’s world. Necessary for life and health, all one must do is look around at the influence of drinking water on our daily lives, and it becomes apparent. An estimated 1-in-8 people from around the world […]

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Cave-Man Walking

October 29, 2010
Caveman

This is a guest post by Tim. Since most of us already own a gym membership, why don’t we use the fitness equipment for more than just intense exercise? Winter is the perfect time to start. As residents of Northern cities like Chicago and Minneapolis know, there isn’t much walking to do when two feet […]

4 Tricks for Halloween Treats

October 28, 2010
Halloween Candy

Halloween is coming up in a few days and for many of us this signals the beginning of what can be a disastrous time for our weight loss plans. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years – it seems like there are just so many excuses to over-indulge during the next few months. I always enjoyed Halloween […]

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Running Underwater – Who Knew it Could be so Great?

October 27, 2010
Water Workout

This is a guest post by Lucia Novara. The benefits of aquatic workouts for training and rehabilitation are well-documented. Many personal trainers and physical therapists recommend water workouts for a variety of reasons: Water workouts build cardio endurance faster than land workouts. When a body is submerged in cool water, the blood moves faster to […]

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7 Workouts That Make You Forget You’re Working Out

October 27, 2010
Seven

This is a guest post by Helen Greer. Some days, even looking at a barbell or treadmill sucks the joy out of life. These activities are for those days. Bicycle Green is the new black, apparently, and it’s time to dust off your old ten-speed in favor of your car. Enjoy the breeze, wear a […]

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5 Psychological Methods to Help with Weight Loss

October 19, 2010
Number Five

This is a guest post by Mark Tyrrell. Trying to lose weight can be stressful. But increased stress hormone in the body due to calorie restriction can slow down and even prevent weight loss. So when working with weight loss clients I’m very keen to teach them to relax deeply and often in order to […]

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Staying Fit In a Wheelchair

October 16, 2010
Wheelchair Fitness

This is a guest post by Alex. Obviously everyone wants to stay fit and in shape. There are many risks that come from not maintaining a certain level of health for all people whether disabled or not. Risks can include but are not limited to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease and stroke. […]

How Can Trampolines Help Burn Body Fat?

October 16, 2010
Trampoline

This is a guest post by Joe Johnson. There are a multitude of gimmicky fitness gadgets out there, you know they type, often advertised on some late night infomercial by a grinning orange yank, they promise to ‘get you ripped in 10 days’ or loose ’10 pounds of fat in week’. Some of us are […]

Eat, Cleanse, Repeat: 6 “Superfoods” Your Body Wants

October 16, 2010
Super Foods

This is a guest post by Andrew Hall. The new greener, more health-conscious public has adapted the term “superfood” as one of its more common buzzwords. While this might sound like a food item attached to another food (like the turducken), it’s essentially the opposite: “superfoods” are cleansers, foods both good for you and helping […]

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