Boosting Your Diet for Exercise

By Len Canter | Article Featured on US News

A typical workout doesn’t give you license to eat whatever you want. Even a full hour of vigorous skiing burns just 600 calories — less than the amount in a super-sized fast food sandwich. That’s why it’s important to think of exercise as just one part of a shape-up plan.

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How to Head Off Sneaky Weight Gain

By Len Canter | Featured on US News Slow and sneaky weight gain usually happens over time — on average one pound a year — so it’s not always obvious at first, especially if you don’t regularly weigh yourself.

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Great Workouts Boost Brains, Even in the Young

By Maureen Salamon | Article Featured on US News

Heart-pumping exercise benefits the brain, improving thinking skills even in younger adults, a small study suggests. For the study, scientists tracked more than 130 adults, aged 20 to 67. The investigators found that aerobic exercise increased participants’ overall fitness as well as their so-called executive function — thinking skills that are key to reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

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Fun Moves for Better Agility

Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing sports, but also for everyday living. Strength training helps improve agility, but so do balance and coordination exercises. Simple moves include standing on one foot, standing on tiptoe and walking heel to toe.

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Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

By Robert Preidt | Article Featured on US News

Just a few exercise breaks — or “snacks” — a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says. Specifically, it found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the day can improve heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness.

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Keep Moving to Keep Brain Sharp in Old Age

By Steven Reinberg | Article Featured on US News

Staying active in old age may help preserve your memory and thinking skills, a new study suggests. In fact, older people who were physically active kept their minds sharp, even if their brains showed signs of lesions or other markers linked to Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, researchers found.

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Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in front of the TV.

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How to Tone Your Arms With Yoga Alone

Article Featured on US News | Article & Images By Jake Panasevich

TANK TOP ARMS ARE BUILT in sweater weather – and fortunately, pumping iron isn’t the only way to tone your shoulders, biceps, triceps and forearms. Yoga, I’ve found, can make your whole body even more lean and chiseled than weight training (and can help you find your zen too, of course). Here are the best yoga exercises for shaping your arms:

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The Lifelong Benefits of Exercise

By Heidi Tyline King

Stop procrastinating and start exercising! The benefits of physical fitness are too great to ignore.

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Flexibility: A Must at Every Age

By Len Canter | Featured on US News

Flexibility is a component of all types of movement — from everyday activities to the most rigorous exercises. Being flexible helps you stay mobile and avoid injury.

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