October 29, 2012

Last week I learned in my Nutrition class that HDL stands for High Density Lipoproteins and are heathy for me. I also learned that LDL stand for Low Density Lipoproteins and are less healthy for me. Can you explain exactly what a High Density Lipoprotein and a Low Density Lipoprotein are and why HDL is [...]

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Postpartum Fitness. Part 3

October 13, 2012

Healthy Moms Fitness Program teaches postpartum exercise classes in various locations in Raleigh and Cary, N.C., based on the ACOG exercise guidelines. Classes include warm-up, low-impact cardiovascular workout, stretching, strengthening and toning for the upper and lower body and abdominals, and cool-down.

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The Mother Daughter Relationship With Food, Part 2

September 28, 2012

Some negative effects of dieting may include: Fatigue Headaches Dry skin Hair loss Depression Anxiety

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Creatine Effects. Part 5

September 27, 2012

Conclusion Creatine is not a new wonder supplement; it has been around a long time and only recently has been used as a performance enhancer. Even though there is a vast pool of good research on the potential ergogenic benefit of creatine, much research still needs to be done on its long-term effects.

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T’ai Chi, Body Weight and Body Image

September 19, 2012

Taijiquan (‘Supreme Ultimate’), commonly called T’ai Chi, is an exercise system that builds internal strength and cultivates a strong center of the physical body, an open mind and flexibility. Based on the philosophy of Lao Tzu, the Taijiquan system teaches that life is in constant flux; the importance and power of yielding to the flow [...]

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Fast Food on High School Campuses Causes Obesity in Teens. Part 2

September 10, 2012

Another contributor to teen obesity is that teens do not exercise on campus. One study examined the physical activity levels in boys and girls in Southern California middle schools and found that teens do not participate in physical activity on campus. Researchers reported that only 30 percent of boys and 8 percent of girls used [...]

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Lifting Weights Returns Strength to People with HIV

February 29, 2012

A recent study has found another benefit of resistance exercise: It is a safe and effective way to counter the effects of muscle wasting (a serious loss of body weight and muscle mass that can occur despite adequate food intake) in people with HIV (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 33: 1811-1817, 2001).

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Should Members Pay for Unused Months – Yes, Part 1

January 26, 2012

The explanations for why members should pay for unused months ranges from easier accounting to a motivation for exercise. One respondent states, “Who needs help getting let off the hook to not have to work out on a regular basis? At least the guilt of wasting money might help as a motivator. Whatever works!”

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The Last Supper Phenomenon

November 7, 2011
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Regardless of when you start a weight management program, try to avoid the “Last Supper” phenomenon. This phenomenon is the tendency to overeat during the holidays or to overeat the week before your program begins. This common occurrence results in extra pounds that take much more time to lose than to gain and cause feelings [...]

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The Qigong Six Healing Sounds Post 5

September 29, 2011

SPLEEN Relationship Yellow-Gold light late summer mouth flesh Sound HU Blowing out candle with cheeks puffed outward. Movement: Sit in chair in rest position. Breathe normally, focus on your spleen, and start the spleen healing sound movements. As you inhale, slowly raise hands and place index and middle finger of both hands at the bottom [...]

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