We Got Up, So We Need To Keep Getting Down!

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We are our own worst enemy at times.  Walking on all fours wasn’t good enough. We had to get up on two legs to get a higher view of available resources.  It created a shift both in how we move (and use our brains to control movement) and how we process information we take in […]

Is 149 Minutes Enough Exercise?

149 Minutes

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Is 149 minutes enough? Apparently not. The mismatch between the objective of guidelines we are given and the way our brain perceives those messages creates trouble.

Would you put a Peloton bike in front of your sofa?

They Won’t Work.

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Trendy at-home fitness equipment like The Mirror, Peleton, and Hydrow are terrific fitness options but won’t do much to change the numbers on obesity. Here’s why.

Hug a Trainer Day

Hug a Trainer Day

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Hug a trainer. Really. Go find one, even if you don’t currently use one.  Show your strength and some love.  I know we can be an intimidating bunch, but it doesn’t have to be that way, and that’s not how most trainers want to be perceived. One of the great joys of my fitness career […]

Funtensity Jump for Joy

Twenty-Nineteen. Feel 18.

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Have more physical fun in the coming year. Get your heart rate up while you lift your spirits up. A panel at the Future of Aging conference has said making play possible throughout the life course could play a “vital role” in alleviating detriment to physical and mental health in the aged. Janet Morrison, CEO […]

Old Dog. New Tricks. Young Brain.

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It used to take her weeks, now it is often only a couple of sets. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is not true.  But let’s be honest: a young dog learns things faster than an old dog. Some of that slowdown is biological as there are certain ages at which […]