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How to become a fitness family

A family that exercises together, stays together. Think about it. What are the top reasons you exercise? It is probably because you want to feel better, get fitter and maybe lose some weight. Am I right ? Kids, however, have a complete different motivation to exercise. A motivation we,as adults, can learn from.  That is…

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How to Exercise with Diabetes

When you are a diabetic and you don’t take care of yourself,you can expose yourself to a host of negative long-term health problems. However, if you’re living with diabetes, there are a few things you can do to battle this. By taking prescribed medications and eating a healthy diet, you can go a long way…

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Diet or Exercise ?

What your question boils down to is this: Is diet or exercise more effective in the weight loss battle? Many people have asked the same question and as a Personal Trainer you probably expected me to say exercise. Especially exercise at Marion Personal Training (wink wink). However this is not entirely truthful. Here’s the answer

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Rheumatoid arthritis and exercise

When you are diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The last thing on your mind is probably to join a gym and start exercising. However there are some great things to be said regarding exercise when you have arthritis. Exercise will increase the strength of the muscles surrounding the joints. These muscles will make the joints stronger and reduce joint pain and stiffness. Exercise can also increase flexibility and endurance and promote overall health and fitness by giving you more energy and helping you control your weight. This article will tell you more about RA and what we can do to effect this condition

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Should doctors prescribe exercise?

We, as a society, all know the dangers of living unhealthy and the benefits of exercising. We all know that exercise makes you feel and look better. But for some reason “hitting the gym” still doesn’t rank very high on our totem-pole of priorities. Instead we’d rather be immersed in a bowl of ice cream, sitting on the couch and watching our favorite TV show.
Then when the effects of inactivity start to show up (high blood pressure, backpain, high cholesterol), we go to the doctor and the doctor will give you some pill to reduce these symptoms.
My question to you is: should doctors start prescribing exercise instead of medication?

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I earn my beer one crunch at a time

I was looking for a nice abdominal routine to do today and I know there are plenty of ab-exercises out there on the net but it wasn’t quite what I was looking for. I wanted to be challenged and all these standard sit-ups and crunches just weren’t going to do it for me today.
That why today I did my ab-session a little bit different and for your amusement I took some pictures

Are we born to run?

Christopher McDougall Talks about the mystery behind the human desire to run. How did running help the primitive human to survive and which of these instincts still remain today ? If you are a runner or are trying to find some motivation to become one, you should definitely watch this.

Weight loss scams

We probably all know that obesity is a growing problem in our society and this is the reason why fat burning programs, diets and equipment are now more popular than ever. It is almost impossible to open a magazine or turn on the tv and not get bombarded with new miracle cures to get rid…

Correct form and exercise

What is good form ? “Good form” when performing exercises is k ey to optimal performance and injury free training.  So it is important that you make this your primary focus when you go to the gym.  All the improvement in the world doesn’t mean anything unless it is done with proper form. To illustrate:…

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