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I never thought tripping over my own feet could be so much fun! I recently started using Zumba, a fitness DVD guaranteed to get you up and moving, and loving every step you take. If you’ve never heard of Zumba, imagine Latin style dance aerobics. Now imagine the fast, pumping music, the handsome men, the […]

Exercise and Lower Breast Cancer Risk: More than Weight Control?

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research As evidence has built connecting exercise to lower breast cancer risk, researchers have suggested the link is related to weight loss. Previous research found a connection between obesity and breast cancer risk, and exercise generally leads to lower weight. Now, intriguing evidence is emerging that […]

Age Defying Fitness

Authors: Marilyn Moffat and Carole B. Lewis Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (September 30, 2006) Reviewed by Meg Heinz, 3FC Mod and Certified Personal Trainer The baby boomer generation is aging, but we’re refusing to do it gracefully. Rather than being satisfied with rocking chairs on our porches, we want to be active participants in life. Unfortunately, […]

Physical Activity Definitions Broadened to Include Daily Activities

Even moderate types of exercise provide health benefits. For that reason, a state-based survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the first time includes a broader definition of physical activity. The survey provides a more comprehensive picture of Americans? daily lifestyles and includes physical activity measures such as gardening, vacuuming, […]

When Exercise is a Battle

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research We are surrounded by messages about the importance of physical activity. So why do so many of us have such trouble starting or sticking with a plan to be more active? Behavioral researchers and therapists report that for some people it reflects over-committed time schedules […]

Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength

By Bill Philips Publisher: HarperCollins; (June 10, 1999) Body For Life is unique because it is a complete mind and body workout. How many diets on the bestseller lists can say that? The 12-week plan, developed by Bill Phillips, covers full body improvement – physical and mental. It encompasses positive thinking, a balanced eating plan, […]