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Daily Archives: July 1, 2011

By: rjeter

It seemed like it happened over night; flat dark brown spots appeared on my left lower arm and right shoulder.  A few months later, another spot was on my left hand. Now, I’m paranoid, thinking, could this be skin cancer?  My grandmother called them “liver spots.”  I felt nauseous.  Could there be something seriously wrong with my liver? As I…

By: rjeter

    Wow! – This used to be fun… I used to see results when I exercised but now I’m just going through the motions, and my body isn’t changing.  Does this sound familiar? Example: The Walker Have you been walking for several years, five days a week, consistently for an hour or more? You may get your heart rate up,…

By: rjeter

“Born To Move” Magazine got the inside scoop from Jewell Webb, one of the most inspiring Zumba instructors in this area. Zumba Fitness was created in 2001 by Alberto “Beto” Perez.  It  is a Latin inspired dance-fitness program that incorporates international music such as:  salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton.  Since its inception, the Zumba program has grown to become the…

By: rjeter

    When exercising outdoors in the heat, take it easy because your body has to work harder.  Exercising in hot weather puts a lot of stress on your heart and lungs which can increase your body temperature.  When the body is unable to cool itself through perspiration, serious heat illnesses can occur, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If not…

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Yes, it’s hot outdoors, but there are some exercises that can be done indoors.  Remember the jump rope and the hula hoops?       JUMP ROPE is a cardiovascular workout that tones and strengthens almost all the major muscles of the body in a few fluid motions.  Working out for 15-20 minutes will burn lots of fat and help improve…

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  Not these seasoned citizens (60+)!  They are working out, having fun and getting stronger all at the same time.  They’re mobilizing and stabilizing their bodies to stay down in the water as opposed to floating up. Having control of every movement is their ultimate goal. They have found a way to keep their bodies fit with Water Aerobics!  Water…

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    DID YOU KNOW? You can actually lose more weight and keep your metabolism fired up longer by doing 3-to-4 shorter 10-minute workouts instead of 1 big 30-to-40-minute cardio workout? A research study at the University of Pittsburgh found that women who split up their 40 minute cardio workouts into 4 separate 10-minute cardio workout sessions during the day lost…

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    Most people think that as long as they eat fruit, regardless of when they eat it or how it’s prepared, they provide vitamins and nutrients. This is far from the truth. WHEN?  Eat fruit on an empty stomach. Typically, we eat fruit like a dessert, after our meal.  Fruit should be eaten on an empty stomach, i.e., the first…