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active meditation

Active Meditation

I wrote a few months ago about the reasons I go running. In short, in many instances, it is like meditation for me. A chance for me to be free from dealing with people, chores and thoughts of work – it is just about movement and me. When I was poking around online yesterday, I […]

Capturing Runner’s High

Earlier this year, scientists in Sweden stumbled upon the possibility of developing a drug that would induce the desire to exercise. While the development of such a drug is still the early phases, there is another mechanism that can induce an addictive desire to move – something all natural. This natural mechanism is more affectionately […]

Capturing Runner's High

Earlier this year, scientists in Sweden stumbled upon the possibility of developing a drug that would induce the desire to exercise. While the development of such a drug is still the early phases, there is another mechanism that can induce an addictive desire to move – something all natural. This natural mechanism is more affectionately […]

Strength Training Key to Preventing Cognitive Decline

Pumping iron isn’t just about sculpting a beautiful, lean physique anymore. Several small studies completed this year and presented at the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference found that resistance training offers significant benefits linked to the prevention of cognitive decline. The studies were comprised of 150 individuals or less, but each unveiled strong evidence that […]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Healthy Habits

A new study out of Canada has revealed groundbreaking results: more time in front of the TV is linked to larger waists and weaker legs in young children. Although previous studies have made the correlation among TV time, obesity and other adverse health effects, no study has made the connection between specific aspects of physical […]

What’s keeping you from a Sexy Six Pack?

In an online poll of women, 62 percent said they were most self-conscious about their tummies. It’s not a wonder since your body has advanced mechanisms designed to store fat in the abdomen every time things go awry. Here are 4 reasons you’re not reaching that sexy six-pack: 1. When you booze, you lose. Well, […]

5 Tips to Stay Hydrated for a Run

In the heat of the summer, long runs can be brutal – especially in states where temperatures reach triple digits shortly after the sun peeks over the horizon. Hydration is vital to the performance and health of any athlete – regardless of fitness or pace – you can’t give it your all when you are […]

Lifelong Health: Get Your Groove On

A healthy lifestyle and successful weight management may require you to find your “groove.”  Your body appreciates routine when it comes to managing your metabolism, but your muscles, mouth and mind like to keep things interesting. Some rules for finding your groove: Diet. When it comes to planning your diet, choose a variety of foods […]

USPSTF Orders Docs to Screen for Obesity

If you have ever wondered why you don’t know your BMI or even what BMI means, it may be because many doctors do not include an assessment of BMI in their consultations. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued guidelines to practitioners to begin informing patients of their BMI and discussing the risks of […]

Wellness in the Workplace

Many companies are fighting the obesity epidemic by implementing creative tactics to keep people moving throughout the workday. Research from Harvard University has shown that workplace wellness programs can cut absenteeism, reduce medical costs, increase productivity and keep turnover rates low. At American Traffic Solutions in Tempe, Arizona, employees created an “indoor track” – a […]