Online Fitness Programs Growing In Popularity


The benefits of a personal trainer and the convenience of the Internet have come together in the latest fitness trend: online personal training. This concept emerged about ten years ago, but in the past five years, online training programs have amplified in popularity, said an expert yesterday at the American College of Sports Medicine‘s 15th-annual Health & Fitness Summit & Exposition. Continue reading Online Fitness Programs Growing In Popularity

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Exercise: In Women, Training for a Sharper Mind


Older women who did an hour or two of strength training exercises each week had improved cognitive function a year later, scoring higher on tests of the brain processes responsible for planning and executing tasks, a new study has found.

Researchers in British Columbia randomly assigned 155 women ages 65 to 75 either to strength training with dumbbells and weight machines once or twice a week, or to a comparison group doing balance and toning exercises. Continue reading Exercise: In Women, Training for a Sharper Mind

Body Scan of a 250 lbs. Woman vs. a 120 lbs Woman


This image has been floating around the internet lately.

Notice the inflammation of the organs and the lower bone density.  The higher proportion of toxic waste stuck in the gastrointestinal tract.  The lower percentage of muscle.  The massive amounts of fat around the midsection.  If this doesn’t make you want to lose weight, I don’t know what will!

Obesity is a disease that affects approximately 60 million people in the United States, where women are especially affected. Over one-third of women between the ages of 20 and 74 are obese, the majority of them being African American or Mexican American. With more and more pre-packaged food and less and less activity, the number of obese people in America has steadily increased since the 1960’s.

The main cause of obesity in America is an improper lifestyle. There is no getting around the fact that today’s society does not make healthy food convenient. Not only are convenience foods high in sugar and saturated fats, but they are also much cheaper than healthier options. When you combine unhealthy food with a lifestyle built around time on the computer, you set yourself up for diseases caused by obesity. The cure for lifestyle caused weight problems is to make lifestyle changes, even if they are not convenient. These changes ensure a much better chance of having a life free from the diseases caused by obesity.

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