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Have a Happy, Healthy Christmas

12/20/2016 | 08:25 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Holiday gatherings, seasonal treats, and celebratory menus can wreak havoc a healthy nutrition regimen for even the most dedicated dieter. Last week we listed several pointers to avoid stress while preparing for your celebrations. Finally, it’s time enjoy the holiday! Remember, one meal or one day of celebration is not […]

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Avoid The Holiday Blues

12/13/2016 | 07:53 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   The final week before Christmas can incur an amazing amount of stress. ’Do I have presents for everyone?,’ ‘I’m really looking forward to Jerry’s party, but I’m just so tired.’ ‘I haven’t made cookies yet!’ ‘I really miss my mom … or my dad … or my sister.’ The joy […]

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Winter Toys To Get Kids Active And Excited

12/06/2016 | 08:58 AM

There is no shortage of outdoor playtime for children in the summer. The weather is warm, and daylight is long. But what about the winter with its sometimes harsh temperatures and early sunset? There are many products available this holiday season to help keep our children occupied, indoors or out.   Getting kids away from […]

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Fit For The Holidays

11/29/2016 | 08:35 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Maintaining healthy habits during the busy holiday season is a challenge we should all accept! A study from the National Health Research Institutes in Zhunan, Taiwan confirmed that even short bursts of physical exertion as part of a fitness regimen can lengthen your lifespan by three years. A mere 15 […]

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Belly Fat and Your Health

11/15/2016 | 07:15 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Awareness of the health risks brought on by belly fat — visceral fat that expands in deep into the abdomen among vital organs — has increased significantly since 2005 when only forty percent of Americans knew of the increased dangers posed by growing waistlines. Belly fat is a primary symptom […]

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Changing with the Season

11/02/2016 | 07:09 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   The cooler temperatures of late summer bring new opportunities and new challenges for expanding our fitness programs. The 5 to 10 mile bike ride that seemed so easy suddenly becomes an endurance trek when riding into the wind. Meanwhile, cooler weather energizes your runs, pushing you further. Soon children and […]

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It’s Never to Late!

10/25/2016 | 12:49 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Beginning a new fitness program comes with great benefits at any age. An inspiring example of this Olga Kotella. She worked as a teacher, raised her family and retired at age 65 … and what an amazing retirement! At the age of 77 she began training in track and field […]

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For a Healthy Heart

10/18/2016 | 02:22 PM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   We don’t need to be convinced about the importance of a healthy heart. Every year approximately one of every four deaths — 600,000 people — in the United States are the result of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and a major […]

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Why You Need to Train Legs…

10/11/2016 | 07:45 AM

[Written by Peter Nielsen].   Leg day is the easiest session to skip in the gym. Leg training is tough — no doubt about it — and it can be tempting to forget your leg workouts in favor of easier training sessions or missing the gym altogether. Many guys and girls prefer to focus on […]

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