Category: Fitness

31 Days of Health Tip #9 – Ask For Help

When it comes to fitness or nutrition, one of the biggest challenges you might face is sticking with it.
It’s January 2nd and you’re at the gym, bright and early, geared up for a great year. You’ve got your exercise schedule worked out, your meal plans printed and in a binder or hanging on your

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31 Days of Health Tips #7 & #8 – Power Down & Limber Up

There is a lot of push and pull associated with life – it’s like a daily tug of war. The push can come from outside sources, such as deadlines at work, or people, like family obligations. These are things that we can’t really control, but we can always control how we react to them and

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31 Days of Health Tip #5 – Step It Up For Your Ticker

31 Days of Health Tip #5 – Step It Up For Your Ticker

We recently received the following question on our Facebook page – how long should each workout be for good cardiovascular health?
What we do know is that fitness can help to prevent heart disease, but how much is needed to make a difference?
In researching this topic I found many differing answers, so I decided to go

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31 Days of Health – Tip #3

31 Days of Health – Tip #3

This third health tip of the year comes to us courtesy of the BJC WellAware Fitness Center manager, Jeremy Koerber. It’s all about how to stick to those resolutions so that you not only have a great 2012, but it keeps you on a path to health and wellness through 2013!
 


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31 Days of Health – Tips #1 & #2

Happy New Year, everyone!
One of the first things I did yesterday was check my horoscope. It’s a fun thing to do, and I don’t take it too seriously – I cherry-pick the predictions that are positive and run with those.
One of those positive predictions was related to fitness. It pretty much mapped out

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How fast do you need to be to outpace the Grim Reaper?

If you’re familiar with the “Final Destination” movie series, you know that the young adults in each film attempt to outwit Death, to no avail. We never actually see Death, but we get a peek at his creative handiwork.
Now, you may also be familiar with the saying that some try to “outrun Death” –

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New study shows that fitness trumps body weight in reducing risk of death

The American Heart Association released results from a new study today that sheds light on whether it’s better to shed pounds or keep up with physical fitness.
As it turns out, physical fitness edges out losing weight when it comes to reducing risk of death from heart attack and stroke.
According to the study, in

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Keeping our athletes safe – on the field and in the kitchen

Hard hits. Fast swings. Explosive kicks. Exhausting practices, sometimes in the heat or freezing cold.
If you’ve ever been to a live  high school or university sporting event, whether it’s football, soccer or even hockey, you will agree that there is an element of danger whenever athletes get on the field for practice or the

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National Women's Health & Fitness Day

Our partners down at the BJC WellAware Center are always there whenever we have questions relating to fitness. Whether we need tips on training for an upcoming fundraising event like Pedal The Cause, or nutritional suggestions to help keep our bodies fueled before, during, and after a workout, we can always count on them for

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