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Health & Fitness: The Hidden Benefits of Exercise

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By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer  We have just experienced the coldest February on record and now the wettest June?! For folks looking forward to getting outdoors to exercise, this month has been a bust!  Even I have had a hard time motivating myself on rainy weekends like this one that just passed.  However, we must motivate ourselves. ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Embrace the Weight

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  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer  Weight loss boils down to a simple equation: Expend more calories than you take in. With that, eating well and doing cardio is the fast track to success. But, when it comes to reshaping your body, there’s a totally different way to get results: strength training. “The number on the scale is ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Sweat This, Not That!

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  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer  In this week’s “Sweat This! Not That!” let’s look at ways to burn more calories while doing your workouts. To burn more fat while doing cardio… Choose short, high-intensity cardio bursts vs. keeping a steady-state cardio. In one Australian study, volunteers rode a stationary bike for either 40 minutes at a steady ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: Sweat This, Not That!

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  By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer One of my favorite book series is The Eat This Not That! Diet, by David Zinczenko. In his books and many articles, Zinczenko shares his uncanny knowledge of food and nutrition to show the reader that by just eating smart you can not only shed pounds, but also eat what you ... Read More »

Health & Fitness- The Success Triangle: Fighting Childhood Obesity

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 18 percent of American children age 6-11 and 21 percent of teens age 12-19 are overweight enough to be considered obese. Sadly, childhood obesity tends to mature into adult obesity. About a third of the adults that are obese got that way in their childhood. ... Read More »

Health & Fitness

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  The Fitness Evolution: Fad or Fixture? By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer Present day fitness centers look nothing like they did when I first walked into one back in the 80’s.  Gone are the outdated machines for each isolated muscle group:  one chest press, one shoulder press, one leg press and so on. What you now find are ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Appreciation for the Push-Up

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  By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer  As a personal trainer, I can attest to the fact that the push-up is one of the most underrated exercises in existence. Not only would I place the push-up over any single arm exercise out there for sculpting great arms and toned triceps, but it is also a killer total-body move. The ... Read More »

Health & Fitness: What to Do About Muscle Ailments

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By Kim Duke, NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer  Try as we may, human beings are injury prone.  Whether you’re a competitive athlete, someone who exercises regularly to stay in shape or a couch potato, you will most likely have to deal with an injury that interrupts your routine at some point in your life. A lack of muscle strength, inflexibility or ... Read More »

Health & Fitness Blast Away Fat with Weight Training

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By Kim Duke NETA & AFAA Certified Trainer If you think cardio is the key to blasting belly fat, keep reading. When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups – a no exercise group, aerobic exercise only and an anaerobic exercise and weight training group – all participants lost about 21 pounds, but the weight lifters shed six more ... Read More »

Strength Training 101: Where Do I Start?

By Kim Duke neta & afaa Certified Trainer You know that strength training will help you meet your weight loss or fitness goals, no matter what they are. And you know a strong body is a healthy body. But, starting a whole new workout routine can be daunting. It’s the reason so many people stick to the same old habits ... Read More »

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