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Upper Body Rotation Keeps You Healthy

Fitness

The human body is designed to move. When joints are in motion, they secrete fluid which both lubricates and nourishes cartilage. Without regular movement, joints slowly deteriorate and can eventually become arthritic. One of the most under-recognized and under-appreciated movements is…

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Sleep May Be Your Biggest Area Of Opportunity

Fitness

Sleep is a key factor in recovery, and recovery is where your body makes improvements after exercise. Sleep may also be a key component of weight control and be implicated in chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Given these various…

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The Pros And Cons Of Fitness Trackers

Fitness

Fitness trackers are everywhere. Like many fitness items they come with pros and cons. Find out how they can help, where they fall short, and which ones will serve you best.

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What To Know About Lunges

Fitness

Lunges are a very popular and challenging leg exercise. They are also very advanced. Here are the things to consider when adding them into your program.

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To Strengthen Your Bones Lift Weights

Fitness

Strength training can save your life and it does it by strengthening your bones. If you are sixty-five or older the chance of suffering a hip fracture and dying as a result can be as high as sixty percent. Those…

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Why Cardio Is Not An All Or Nothing Proposition

Fitness

Current American Heart Association recommendations for cardiovascular training are 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity work or 75 minutes of rigorous work. However, the AHA is careful to point out that this is not an all or nothing proposition….

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How To Avoid Confusion About Dietary Fat

Nutrition

Fat went through a period of demonization, and more recently has made a comeback. This major flip has lead to a lot of confusion. How should you view fat and what should its place be in your diet?

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Personal Health Is Environmental Activism

Environment

Americans have been eating less meat over the last decade. The reasons, according to one survey, are price and health. The environment did not rank. But the fact is, it is only a small mental hop to understanding that because…

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A Rooftop In Brooklyn Pushes Boundaries Of Health And Sustainability

“Who can tell me the difference between a farm and a zoo?” The question was directed at a Kindergarten class in advance of their visit to a livestock farm in rural New York. Zadie raised her hand immediately. She had...

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How Economic Growth Can Derail Your Fitness

Fitness, the environment, and the economy are linked, and one of the ways is through the concept of growth. Growth conditions us to assume that life is usually improved by adding to it, and we follow that common wisdom automatically....
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