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Is clutter hurting your health?

Hmmmm… A blog… What to write, oh what to write! As a novice to the world of blogging, deciding on a subject turned out to be a task in itself! There are countless topics related to health and fitness that interest me. I just couldn't seem to pick one! As I sat in front of my computer fingers on the keys my mind felt both cluttered and vacant at the same time.

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Strength Training - The Fountain of Youth

Ok, you’re convinced you want to strength train, but need a nudge or ideas to update your gym routine? Begin by identifying WHY you want to get stronger. Do you want to enhance your performance in running, golf, tennis or turn back the clock, and get as fit as you were when you were an elite athlete? How about strength to perform everyday household activities, lifting kids, dancing all night, or taking a long hike with a friend? According to the IDEA Fitness Journal, we lose 5% of muscle mass every decade after 40 and it accelerates after age 65. Strength training can reverse the loss of muscle, help your body move more youthfully, help you stand up straighter, and increase the range of motion in joints. “Most of us can be functionally younger every year for the next five or even ten years”, says Chris Crowley in his and Dr. Lodge’s book, Younger Next Year, a book advocating exercise six days a week for the rest of your life. It is well documented that being strong and fit improves the quality of life as one ages and reduces the chance of chronic diseases and limiting disabilities.
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Because I said so, my personal path to fitness.

When I created the game of becoming healthy and well, I made a promise I would workout 5 days a week. I made this promise to myself, and I shared it with everyone I could. I didn’t have a “goal weight” or a size I thought I should be. I simply became someone who exercised, for no other reason than to be healthy and well. I called this game “I Love Myself” and the possibility for this game was being vibrant, sexy and fun! That was worth exercising for!  I was way more inspired than “to look better” or “to fit into that outfit.” Getting motivated to exercise was easy!  
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The Perks of Pumping Iron

“Strength is an often-overlooked component of physical health.” says Alexander Koch. Ph.D. an associate professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University. “Lifting weights is excellent for improving bone density, joint mobility, and body composition.”It makes daily activities like climbing stairs, lugging groceries, lifting up kids and moving furniture a lot easier. Physical strength also helps a mental outlook on life, when you feel strong it has a positive effect on our mental health. 

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Six holiday gift ideas for your fitness enthusiast

Katie Doolittle on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 13:12 PM

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Finding a gift for someone who enjoys fitness as much as you do is easier than you may think this holiday season. There are many options available to give a friend or family member something that not only shows you care, but is a gift they will use.
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