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Walking for fitness: How many steps will save your life?

Walking for fitness? By now, we’ve all been indoctrinated into the notion that we should aim for 10,000 steps per day. 10,000 steps per day equates to roughly 5 miles of walking but will vary slightly depending upon your height and stride length. And it’s a good enough goal. Walking 5 miles per day would […]

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Everything I know about life I learned in the garden

Wisdom is found in unlikely places… My wife and I love to garden. On weekends we can be found wrist-deep in dirt, sunburned on the backs of our necks, planting, pruning, fighting off the neighbor’s bamboo. It’s a great way to throw off the worries of the week, to invest yourself in participating in something […]

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Why am I weak this week?

By Jonathan Aluzas I’ve been dragging all week. ?Actually, it started last week. ?Now, I know, from personal experience as well as from working with people at Arena Fitness, that life in general is taxing and none of us are filled with the kind of energy that propelled us out of bed when we were […]

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Workout of the Week – 10/31/11

College Workout: Cornell University This Workout of the Week goes out to one of our favorite clients, Hannah, and everyone studying with her at Cornell University. We promised our college-student clients that we’d give them some workouts to do while they were in school so that they wouldn’t get out of shape (and would be […]

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Think Before You Drink

By: Madeleine St. Marie I saw a former coworker recently, and was pleasantly surprised to see that he had lost weight since the last time I saw him. He had been struggling with his weight loss goals for the better part of two years, but had clearly figured something out while I had been living […]

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Exercise Your Brain

By: Sarah Schmermund, M.A. Beyond our health and good looks, researchers have asserted for years that exercise also helps our brain function, especially over the long-term. Physical exercise promotes neurogenesis, the creation of new brain cells, keeping our brains healthy. More recently, researchers have wondered how this brain cell growth impacts the brain, including the […]

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Recipe of the Week: GF Lasagna (Gluten- and Guilt-Free)

By: Stacey Garcia Love Lasagna but feel guilty every time you indulge in it? Here’s a gluten-free, vegetarian version of it that you’ll love! Thank you Phillip Greenbaum and Shauna Nevens for creating this masterpiece!! Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 large zucchini 2 small zucchini (chopped and cooked) 2 yellow squash (chopped and cooked) one […]

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Workout of the Week

Do 10 reps of each exercise for 20 minutes: Push Ups Sit Ups Squats Do as many rounds as possible and post your results!!! How many can you do?!

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Less Isn’t Always More

By: Madeleine St. Marie I called up my best friend up the other day with a complaint. I told her that I was freaking out because I found myself at school, in the library, reading through an assigned article, and was falling asleep. At 3 pm. Sitting straight up. It wasn’t a weighty tome or […]

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In Praise of the “Holy Shit” Moment

By: Jonathan Aluzas Anyone who has experienced one knows exactly what it is.? Anyone who trains hard, has played high school football, practices martial arts or otherwise engages in a lifestyle of strenuous physical activity has experienced it many, many times.? Hell, I’ve had three in the last week alone.? It can happen during the […]

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