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Apr 18th


Facts about Physical Activity

Facts about Physical ActivitySome Americans are getting enough, but too many are not

Less than half (48%) of all adults meet the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors of obesity

Causes, incidence, and risk factors of obesityTaking in more calories than you burn can lead to obesity because the body stores unused calories as fat. Obesity can be caused by:
Putting in the work

Last week I wrote about the private elation I held at the prospect of getting in my fitness workout as one of about 30 enrolled in the current Insight2Health Fitness Challenge. The challenge, the first of three this year, started March 15th and runs for 10 weeks into mid May.

Keep a healthy gut

Keep a healthy gutThe only time that you know you have a gut is when it either growls or cramps up, causing pain. Oh, there's another time you know you have a gut. It's when you look down and can't see your knees. That's really not an enlarged gut, but a collection of fat in the wall of the abdomen. The abdomen is filled with many organs such as the liver, spleen, pancreas and stomach. However, the gut occupies most of the space in the abdomen.

Putting in the work

Putting in the workWe are three weeks into Session II of our Insight2Health Fitness Challenge now and everybody is stepping up their game. The Challenge, a collaboration between McFarlane Media Interests and The Fit Lab, Inc., of St. Paul, is a 10-week intense fitness training program that includes weekly interaction with a registered dietitian and a certified life coach. The core of the program, however, is embracing the demanding workouts directed by top-rank personal trainers under the direction fitness guru and Fit Lab owner, Tyrone Minor.

Strength training and aerobic exercise: Get stronger, leaner, healthier

Strength training and aerobic exercise: Get stronger, leaner, healthierStrength training is an important part of an overall fitness program. Here's what strength training can do for you — and how to get started.

What you need to know about infant immunization

What you need to know about infant immunizationVaccines are a very important part of protecting your children and yourself from some serious diseases. Anyone who has seen a person die or get very sick from a disease that could be prevented by a vaccine knows how important they are.
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