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Functional training

Functional Training is the buzzword in fitness these days. If you’re stuck in an exercise rut (or even if you’re not) it’s a great way to change your routine to challenge your body to improve and grow stronger, work different muscle groups and get the best overall conditioning effect. Functional Training is exercise that involves …

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Boosting your immune system

Do you always feel as if you have just recovered from one cold when another comes along? Luckily, according to Jenna Bell-Wilson, MS, RD, ID, media representative for the New Mexico dietetic association and doctoral student exercise physiology at the university of New Mexico, eating foods rich in four special nutrients can enhance your immune …

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Relaxation 101

Ready to rip out your hair? So stressed you can’t sleep? Tired of tense muscles? It’s time to relax. Stress isn’t good for you. Mentally, stress causes anxiety, tension and hyper alertness. Prolonged, unmanaged stress leads to irritability, loss of concentration and a weakened immune system. Learning how to relax can counteract these stress responses. …

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Get active, lose weight

You’ve heard all about the dangers of being overweight and how exercise can help, but just can’t seem to get motivated, because it seems so strenuous! The good news is that even the small amount of exercise can make a big difference.   Physical activity contributes to weight loss, especially when it is combined with …

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Weight training Q & A

Weight training is an extremely beneficial form of exercise but can be confusing if you have never done it. JASON R. KARP, MS, PHD STUDENT, COLLEGE LECTURER AND TRACK AND FIELD COACH, ANSWERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS TO START YOU ON THE RIGHT TRACK. (ASK A PERSONAL TRAINER TO SET UP A PROGRAMME SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU. …

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Sports nutrition basics

Sports nutrition basics What recreational or professional athletes eat can greatly enhance their performances. The following nutritional guidelines from Cindy Mynrd, MS, RD-A San Diego-based health & medical writer & registered dietitian who specializes in sports medicine, eating disorders & weight-loss can help you excel in your sport. 1. Consume sufficient calories. Fueling the body …

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Preventing muscle soreness

Is this discomfort a necessary part of exercising? Get the scoop from two experts at the university of New Mexico, Albuerque-JohnDavidMaes and Len Kravitz, Phd. If you have just begun a fitness program, or perhaps started up again after a long holiday break, you may have become really sore after exercising.You are probably experiencing delayed-onset …

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