Category Archives for Fitness

Should You Exercise With Allergies?

Should You Exercise With Allergies? You want to get plenty of exercise, but you don’t want to wind up with scratchy eyes and a runny nose in the process. Unfortunately, if you suffer from allergies and prefer to workout in the great outdoors, you’re at risk for all sorts of frustrating allergies from your routine. […]

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Core Strengthening Exercises

Strengthen your core with these exercises More than just the abdominals, your core includes all the muscles in your torso: shoulders, back, sides, abs, hips, and bottom. A strong core enables your muscles to work in harmony, improves posture and balance, and lessens your risk for aches, pain, and injury. All of your everyday activities […]

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“I’ll Get To It Later”

Get serious about exercise You’ve waited long enough. Now is the time to put your excuses aside and do what you should have been doing all along: exercise. If you’ve been procrastinating to exercise for weeks, months, or even years, you’re not alone. When working out isn’t a part of your regular lifestyle, it can […]

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Slow and Steady Keeps the Pace

Exercise tips for beginners Thinking about getting back into exercise? It’s never too late to start. While a sedentary lifestyle puts you on the path of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, you can work your way away from these risks if you’re willing. No matter if it’s been weeks, months, or even years since […]

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Tips for Running Your First Marathon: 26.2 and Counting

Tips to make your first marathon a success. Running a marathon is a noble goal—one that fewer than 1 percent of the world’s population completes. The training, fitness, endurance, and determination required to run 26.2 miles at one time is commendable. Whether you’re new to running, been running for years, or have never ran a […]

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Easy on the Joints

Low-impact exercises for those who live with joint pain. Joints connect bone to bone, and without them you wouldn’t be able to stand up or move around. Many health conditions cause joint pain and anyone who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis knows how debilitating the pain and stiffness can be. Pain in the knee […]

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Stretching 101

Tips for stretching and flexibility exercises. If you’re confused about the purpose and correct way to stretch, you’re not alone. Our Director, Irene Diamond has been teaching people how to stay fit for the last 35 years. Over the years, the rules of stretching have changed and as a result, research shows many people continue […]

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Weak in the Knees?

Exercises to strengthen your Knees. Get a little bit older or put on some extra pounds and you’ll realize that knee problems can become a daily struggle. Simple, everyday movements like walking or bending can become difficult and even painful for those with weak knees. Strong knees, on the other hand, while often overlooked, make […]

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If You’re Alive, Exercise!

If You’re Alive, Exercise! Think you’re too old to exercise? Not by a decade. (Or two.) Maybe in days gone by you had the energy and motivation to exercise. You may have even been a body builder or marathon runner. But for whatever reason, exercise fell by the wayside over the years and you slowly […]

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8 Secrets for Permanent Weight Loss

Our Director, Irene Diamond, has released her 8 tips to keep extra weight off permanently. Following these 8 tips will surely improve your diet and physique. Enjoy! #1) EAT SLOWLY: Decide that you are worth (a minimum of) 20 minutes per meal to just sit, relax and enjoy your food. If you eat in less […]

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