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Alzheimer’s – Feared Worse Than Death

Surveys have shown that there is something that Americans fear more than death. It is Alzheimer’s disease. For most of us, losing our personhood – those characteristics which make us who we are – is a fate worse than death. What is Alzheimer’s? Named after Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the[…]

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Do It Anyway

Look at the calendar. It’s the end of September. Stores are already tempting you with Halloween candy, and very soon it will be the season filled with company parties, happy hours, and family gatherings – all of which you are expected to or at least feel compelled to attend. How[…]

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Should You Use a Personal Trainer?

There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people have coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.  And this is why so many people have chosen to use a personal trainer to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The Reality More[…]

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Getting A Woman to Bulk Up

Unless a woman is taking steroids or performance enhancing drugs, she WILL NOT bulk up.  I repeat, she will not bulk up. She won’t look like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  She won’t grow facial hair.  She won’t grow hair on her chest.  Her voice won’t get lower.  None of this will happen.[…]

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What is Your Push Up Strength?

Do you want to know your push up strength? The first step is to ensure you are using proper form. If possible, have a friend take a photo or video of you performing push ups. Compare your form to this checklist. After you have ensured you following all 5 of[…]

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Are You New to Group Fitness?

Starting an exercise program can be daunting. To help alleviate some apprehension you or your friends might be feeling, I’m sharing part of an article that the American Council on Exercise recently published about group fitness and how you can make the most of it.  Feel free to forward this[…]

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Gym Time

Follow these steps to maximize your gym time. 1. Your Workout Program. Design your workouts so they are effective and efficient.  Unless you are training for a bodybuilding competition or an endurance event, there is no reason to spend 2 or more hours in a gym every day.  If you[…]

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Muscle Types 101

Exercise makes all of your muscles bigger, right?  The simple answer is no, but why? There are three muscle types that comprise our bodies. Skeletal or striated muscle is attached to bones and has many nuclei with each fiber. This type of muscle comprises about 40% of an adult’s body weight.[…]

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