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What’s the Difference?

I tuned in and began listening at what seemed near the beginning.  The “source” on the news report said,  “when a person is stressed their body is worked up - heart rate, blood pressure, hormones-so the more we can prevent this overworked state, the less of a load it builds up.” Hmmm. Although I arrived a few moments after this broadcast I waited to hear the rest of the report for what I hoped would clarify this statement.  I was hoping to hear the words, “in sedentary conditions, not during exercise, or without exercise effect…” And I thought, what if It didn’t say that in the beginning.  
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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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Mindfulness and Exercise: How can mindfulness improve your fitness?

on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 07:02 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 4 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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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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Cardio Exercises For Increased Energy and Metabolism

on Mon, Dec 03, 2012 @ 05:12 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 0 Comments | exercise cardiovasular exercise cardio exercises
The importance of good heart function cannot be understated.  People still die of cardiovascular disease more than any other disease in our country.  As a teacher of personal trainers and a health club owner, I feel that strengthening your heart and lungs so you don't get sick is just a baseline of the amount of exercise one should be doing.  Walking the dog everyday may not be enough cardio exercises to keep you out of the doctor's office or off the operating table.
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Health and Fitness: 5 Tips to Stay Motivated for Weight-loss Exercise

on Mon, Nov 05, 2012 @ 10:11 AM By | Michael Jenkins | 1 Comment | health and fitness exercise weight loss
Staying motivated to exercise for your health and fitness is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Hence, it is important to have some motivating factors so that you can keep it up.
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Health and Fitness: 4 Scientific Reasons to Exercise

on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 13:10 PM By | Katie Doolittle | 0 Comments | health and fitness exercise
What New Year's Resolutions? Yeah, we all make those New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight and exercise for health and fitness, don’t we? And then we’ve broken them before the end of January. So why make resolutions before New Year’s? Let me count four ways.
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