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Mindful Exercise: How to Reboot Your Attitude Toward Fitness

Instead of distracting yourself when discomfort strikes, bring your attention to how your grip, breath and muscles feel. (Getty Images) ‘Tis the season to throw in the towel on your exercise routine. After all, trail hikes, park runs, playground visits and even short walks to the car en route to a heated gym seem less attractive in darkness and bitter cold. ...

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How a support team is helping me reach my health goals

Last month, you may have read a blog post from my friend Melissa, who introduced our story as two busy work-at-home-moms on our path towards fitness with the help of Advocate Condell Centre Club. Today, I’m going to share a little more about my own backstory… In 2007, I walked over 500 miles from Boston to Washington D.C. as part of ...

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Is one minute of (very intense) exercise enough?

Are you one of the countless individuals who chalk up their lack of exercise to not having enough time in your schedule? You may need to find a new excuse. According to a recent study, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be equally successful at improving participants’ overall health and fitness as 45 minutes of moderate exercise. The study ...

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Dormant Butt Syndrome behind muscle pain

A sleepy rear end could be the cause of aches and pains in your knees, hips and back. Recent news articles have been calling attention to Dormant Butt Syndrome, a silly-sounding, but very real condition that can occur as a result of a lack of physical activity and neglecting the glute muscles. “Glute muscles are sometimes overlooked in exercise regimens ...

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Which U.S. cities are the fittest?

A low number of smokers, declining death rate for cardiovascular disease and more farmers’ markets per capita are among the factors that helped Washington D.C. become the fittest city in the U.S., according to the recently published American Fitness Index. The report, established in 2008 by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Anthem Foundation, ranks the 50 ...

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5 reasons to change your workout after 40

As much as we may fight or dread it, there is no stopping Father Time. However, there are steps you can take to make sure your workouts are more effective for preventing health issues as you age. Here are five reasons to change your workout routine as you approach middle age: Keep injuries and joint pain away “As we age, ...

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