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5 Functional Exercises that are Totally Worth it

Sometimes, we all have those days when we wake up in the morning and think, “ugh, I really need to exercise.” Lying in bed we think of our many workout options—we could release some pent-up aggression through kickboxing, peddle our hearts out on the spin bike, or even pop in a 90s workout DVD and do Pilates with leotard-clad experts. While it is great to have options, we often choose that of least exertion: sleep in another hour and figure it out later. 
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What do you do about your back pain?

Most of us suffer or will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. For many of us, it's chronic and a part of our everyday lives but don't know what to do about it besides taking pain meds and resting. There is no "one cure fits all" but I believe there is always a solution to any problem.   First and foremost, get a diagnosis from your doctor to rule out other injuries and diseases that may be the actual source to your pain.
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Is a Low Carbohydrate Diet the Best Way to Lose Weight? | Novato

I often hear people ask, "What kind of diet should I go on to lose weight ?" There are hundreds of diets out there and all of them will make you lose weight. The problem is you need to stay on them if you don’t want rebound weight gain.
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Daily Living—A Great Workout Routine? Who Knew?

Good morning, rise and shine... get out of bed, shower, scrub, shave (or not), step out of shower, towel dry, pull open your drawers (your real ones, not your pants), reach into the closet, oooops... go ahead... pick up the thing you dropped, put on your bra or your belt (or both), put on your shoes, walk to your mode of transportation for wherever you're going, grab your briefcase or purse (or both), get into the car, get out of the car, push/pull the door open, sit (and sit and sit and sit), go to the bathroom and sit and reach (or stand... or sit), get up, chop vegetables, shake the salad dressing, take out the trash, sweep/mop the floor, etc.
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Great Workout Routine for Golf Part 1

on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 @ 07:02 AM By | John Hoeber | 0 Comments | best workout Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley golf workout
Hello, I am John Hoeber, Personal Trainer at Body Kinetics in Mill Valley, CA. Most of my personal training clients in Mill Valley are recreational golfers, many of whom lack the flexibility and body control required for a full backswing and fluid down swing and follow through. The results are a number of swing faults that rob accuracy and distance while also predisposing them to injuries of the lower back and left knee meniscus (right handed golfers). Here are three exercises that will improve the fluidity of your golf swing for greater accuracy and distance.
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Mindfulness and Exercise: How can mindfulness improve your fitness?

on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 07:02 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 3 Comments | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley workout exercise mindfulness
Mindful exercise is about performing physical activity while focusing inward. The idea is to let go of distractions and unrelated thoughts, and focus your attention on your sensations, breath, and the movements of your body. The basic premise here is that when you give your full attention to your workout, you’re bound to do it more effectively (and safely!).
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Massage Therapy: Forget Mushy, One Strong Massage PLEASE!

on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 @ 07:02 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 0 Comments | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley massage therapy massage
In Mill Valley, CA massage therapy has certainly changed. Not many people want a soft-touch easy massage anymore. As our client's workouts have gotten more challenging, massage therapists have kept pace by going deeper in the muscles to provide relief.
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February Fitness: American Heart Month

Now that we're a month into the new year, it is time to evaluate whether you're doing what you can to be the strongest, healthiest you that you can be in 2013. Take control of your life and make fitness choices that will be good for you and will lead you to a healthy heart. February is officially American Heart Month.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with over 600,000 casualties every year.
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Kickboxing for Fitness in Novato

on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 @ 05:01 AM By | Katie Doolittle | 1 Comment | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley exercise Kickboxing boxing
One way to improve your health and have a physically fit is by getting into a boxing training fitness program.  At Body Kinetics Novato, many clients see positive results from boxing trainings, including stronger and more defined arms and legs, as well as helping people gain a sense of inner strength and emotional balance.
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4 Proven Fat Burning Secrets to Aid Those Weight Loss Resolutions

on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 05:01 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 2 Comments | Body Kinetics in Novato and Mill Valley weight loss fat burning
Tired of hiding your muffin top under layers of clothing? You are not alone. About one-third of American adults are overweight. With a new year ahead of you, now is the time to take real steps towards understanding how fat is deposited in the body, so you can understand fat burning strategies.
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