Archive for February, 2012

Tai Chi Improves Circulation in Older Men

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 13:25 Comments Off

If you offer tai chi classes at your facility, you may be helping to improve participants’ health in some very specific ways. The latest research findings on the benefits of tai chi show that the Chinese mind/body exercise may help improve circulatory function in older men.

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Involve Family in Your Exercise Plan

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 5:59 Comments Off

Soon, your baby will begin to sleep for longer blocks of time and at more regular intervals. Now is the time to mark your return to fitness with an exercise plan.

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Why Tobacco is an Albatross for the Republican Party

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:02 Comments Off

Discussions on various tobacco-regulation initiatives were heavily promoted by a large number of Democratic senators and congressmen, often led by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. Republicans, generally speaking, either stood on the side-lines or actively opposed any such efforts.

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Healthy Gift Ideas for Anyone

Monday, February 20, 2012 11:16 Comments Off

To help motivate healthier eating, Adams suggests thinking creatively — for the Mexican food lover, buy a low-fat Mexican cookbook accompanied with a set of spices for those dishes. Or maybe a co-worker is a tea drinker who would love a nice teapot filled with bags of green tea, which research shows helps prevent heart […]

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New ACSM Position Stand Offers Weight-Loss Tips

Monday, February 13, 2012 18:01 Comments Off

For your members who have New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, a new position stand from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) addresses adult weight problems and offers detailed information about exercise interventions for losing weight and keeping it off.

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Common Myths About Hydroxy Acids

Friday, February 10, 2012 12:47 Comments Off

In all the hype surrounding alpha and beta hydroxy acids, you may have heard some of the following myths. Don’t be fooled. For the best advice, see your doctor or dermatologist. You will see results — almost overnight. Wrong. While you might notice softer skin within a week or two, hydroxy acids take months to […]

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Medical Fitness Statistics

Monday, February 6, 2012 4:21 Comments Off

Information from the Medical Fitness Association says there are currently more than 550 medical fitness centers in the U.S. The latest survey (2001) identifies the south and east as having the largest number of centers, and the MFA’s 2000 Guide states that the majority of medical fitness centers are located east of the Mississippi River. […]

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Scientists Learn Why Smoking Causes People to Look Older

Thursday, February 2, 2012 16:44 Comments Off

Smokers look older than non-smokers, and scientists have identified a skin protein called “matrix metalloprotienase-1 (MMP-1),” as a probable cause. Smoking, like ultraviolet radiation, is known to have an aging effect on human skin.

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