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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: fitting for the warming temperatures where everyone is finally able to break their cabin fever from the winter and get outside. The President’s Council on Fitness gave this designation in 1983 as a way to promote healthy lifestyles among all American and improve our quality of life. Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s physical, mental, and emotional health regardless of age, gender, or physical ability, and it’s important to make sure to set aside regular times to be active every day.

 

As the President’s Council reminds us, every physical activity counts in More >

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Creating Healthy Lifestyle Habits For The New Year

January is a time for new beginnings, a fresh start, that time of year for New Year’s resolutions. A lot of people will resolve to eat better, work out more, and lose weight, and many will try the quick fixes that are advertised all around us – new diets, five minute abs etc. But we all know people who lost weight from a fad diet only to gain the weight back and sometimes even more. The reason for this pendulum of losing and gaining weight is that these people haven’t developed healthy living habits. They’ve merely adopted a system for More >

With Kids in School, Parents Can Work Out

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Back-to-school time provides an opportunity for parents to develop an exercise plan that fits into the family schedules, an expert suggests.

“Forget New Year’s resolutions; the start of a child’s school year can also be the start of a new fitness and exercise program for parents,” Karin Richards, a professor of kinesiology at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, said in a university news release.

With kids’ extracurricular activities likely to build up, “it’s important for mom and dad to plan ahead to make sure that they are getting the necessary amount of exercise,” More >

How to burn more calories during the workday

It’s Monday morning and you will be sitting on a desk all day working and thinking about all the unnecessary calories gained throughout the weekend.  You’re wondering how you can move around a little bit more throughout your workday since most of it is spent sitting behind a desk.

MSN Healthy Living has provided some tips to maximize your daily burn.  After reading these tips, you will be a calorie-burning machine throughout your workday.  But keep in mind that you should also be exercising regularly to reach your overall fitness and health goals.

  1. Build more muscle Lean muscle is metabolically active tissue, which More >
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Weekend Workout Tips

During the work week, most of us have a set schedule of waking up, going to the gym, going to work, and then sleeping.  Whenever the weekend approaches that set schedule tends to fail as we sleep more, eat more and exercise less. Losing track of your healthy lifestyle, even just for the weekend can hurt your fitness and health goals.  It is very important to exercise and eat healthy on the weekends as well. Here are seven tips for fitting in weekend workouts:

  1. Turn workout time into play time. Think working out on the weekend has to be at the gym? More >
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Healthy Lifestyle For On The Go!

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is difficult when you’re constantly on the go, but don’t let a busy schedule get in the way of your health.   The Motion Fitness family want to share a few tips that help us stay on track with our busy schedule.  You will be amazed by how great you feel by following these simple tips.

 

TIP 1: WATER! WATER! WATER!

Whether you’re on a diet or just looking to eat healthy water is your best friend.  Substitute sugary beverages with water and you will see amazing results within a week.  Doctors recommend at least 8 glasses of More >

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CrossFit For Kids!

A  challenge many parents face today is trying to keep their children active and in shape.  Children’s interest in organized sports has declined in the last few years and now parents are turning to CrossFit training.  Organizations are now providing CrossFit classes for kids ranging from ages four to twelve.  Kids from the ages of four to seven use only their body weight as the hurdle through obstacle courses and other activities.  Ages seven and up use light weight medicine balls or dumbbells, typically 5 lbs., for some low intensity activities because they’re in their growth stage.   It is recommended More >

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Small Group Fitness

Whether you’re an elite athlete or an average Joe just wanting to stay in shape, everyone has had their fair share of trouble when it comes to working out.  Even though it is, often described as a love/hate relationship, there is no argument against the importance of having an active lifestyle.  Dr. John J. Ratey, a clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, constructed a study that showed daily exercise does in fact boost brain functionality.

This has many school districts weighing the option of providing daily physical education to all their students but, currently only a mere 20% of More >