Experience a Club Without Walls
Imagine a warm breeze on your skin. The adrenaline of trying a new sport. Challenging yourself to push your limits. This is an accurate description of “Club Without Walls,” a new programming track offered at the IDEA World Fitness Convention®, which will be held in San Diego from July 7 to 11.Sponsored by Reebok, “Club Without Walls” provides innovative outdoor programming and a chance to enjoy San Diego’s summer weather. Popular presenters like Lenita Anthony, MA, Chuck Wolf, MS, and Leigh Crews teach these hands-on learning experiences. Sample sessions include:
- Dry Land Training for Surfing
- Surfing Lessons
- Velodrome Workshop
- Triathlon Training for Real Women
- Fitness Caching To learn more see www.ideafit.com or contact IDEA at (800) 999-4332, ext. 7, or (858) 535-8979, ext. 7.
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Female? Higher Chance of Stroke
Women age 55 and older have a one-in-five chance of suffering a stroke during their lifetimes, while men the same age have a one-in-six chance, according to data from the Framingham Heart Study presented at the American Stroke Association’s 29th International Stroke Conference.
Potential Heart Attack? Don’t Wait
If a client feels chest pains or shortness of breath, what should he do? People at risk for heart attack should call 911 and immediately get emergency help for symptoms such as chest pain, arm or shoulder pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, abdominal pain or nausea, says Eric R. Bates, MD, a University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center heart attack specialist. Most Americans wait for 1 or 2 hours to see if the symptoms go away, and many then try to get themselves to a doctor rather than calling for an ambulance. Bates warns that delay may mean the difference between life and death, or between health and disability.
Outdoor Fitness Helps the Mind
A new national study conducted by Harris Interactive for the Outdoor Industry Foundation found that Americans who participate in at least one outdoor activity on a regular basis reap mental as well as physical health benefits. Eighty-eight percent of those surveyed said they enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when participating in an outdoor activity and feel the natural setting allows them to escape the pressures of everyday life. Seventy-six percent feel outdoor activity encourages them to connect with themselves.
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