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Tai Chi and Women's Heart Health

Tai chi may also be helpful for women with higher–than–average risk of developing heart disease. A study from Virginia Commonwea...

Gym Memberships Pay Off

Many people who want to join gyms are skeptical that it will actually help them reach their fitness goals. A new study from Iowa State Unive...

"Fat Shaming" Has Negative Consequences

The term "fat shaming" has garnered plenty of attention lately. Some believe that criticizing people for their size will inspire t...

Parents' Perceptions of Child Weight May Cause Weight Gain

It might seem illogical that children would gain more weight if their parents acknowledged them as being overweight. After all, the knowledge could help parents mitigate future weight gain. Not so, ac...

Sample Class: Aqua-Bata

Water fitness has gotten a bad rap over the years because, in general, people think the workouts are "easy" and solely for older a...

The Best of Times Are Yet to Come

Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon helped to revolutionize the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co–founded the juggernaut brand in 2002. Now massive in scale and influence, Anytime&apos...

Why Cross-Train Flexibility?

In nearly 40 years as a fitness educator, I have never been sidelined by a significant injury, in spite of decades of high–impact clas...

Tai Chi, PTSD and Veterans

Tai chi practice may help veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder to manage symptoms like instrusive thoughts, concentration difficultie...

Fitness Technology That Shakes Things Up

For me, the annual Consumer Electronics Show combines the joy of Christmas morning with the wonder of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. ...

The Shelf Life of Olive Oil

A delicious and sometimes pricey cornerstone to healthy Mediterranean-style diets, olive oil is delicate stuff and can only be fully enjoyed...

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