Category Archives: Intentional Exertion/Exercise

Fitness: A Novel Way to Change Things Up

It’s a good idea to change up your workouts to gain maximum benefits. If you do exactly the same workout in exactly the same way each time your body adapts to it and you no longer get the benefits from … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: How Cold Can Boost Metabolism

What if boosting your metabolism could be as easy as shivering? It just may be! According to a new study, 15 minutes in the cold just could be the metabolic equivalent of an hour of exercise. You may not have … Continue reading

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Health: Butt Brain Connection

Sitting has been called the “new smoking” meaning it is as detrimental to your health as smoking by increasing your risk for cardiovascular damage, obesity, certain types of cancer, and even early death. Remember the old song called Dem Bones … Continue reading

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Fitness: 10 Minutes versus 10,000 steps

I don’t know about you but I like to get the most bang for my buck. That’s why I really like HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). You can get as much, or more, benefit in just 20 minutes than you … Continue reading

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Fitness: Strong Legs, Strong Brain

While exercise in general is known to be important for overall health as well as for brain health, numerous studies have revealed a strong link between leg strength in particular and brain health. Exercise in general improves health and brain … Continue reading

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Fitness: Picking up the Pace Improves Health

I enjoy a leisurely walk around my neighborhood or on one of our local trails as much as anyone, but recent research indicates that walking at an average pace was associated with a 20% risk reduction for all-cause mortality compared … Continue reading

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Brain Health: 5 Things You Can Begin Doing Now to Avoid Dementia

Alzheimer’s is not a natural part of aging although the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease have been increasing. In fact almost 2/3 of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are women and Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia is the … Continue reading

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