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No time for exercise is never a good excuse

Health & Fitness Column

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends cardiorespiratory (aerobic) exercise be performed for at least 150 minutes per week with moderate intensity or at least 75 minutes per week with vigorous intensity, or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity. Strength training should be done two to three days per week.

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Future success depends on learning from the past

In any accomplishment in life, we usually experience defeat before we succeed. Just like learning to ride a bike as a child, we fall numerous times before we finally get it. Your fitness program will most likely work the same way.

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Make yourself the product of healthier habits

Health & Fitness column

You are the product of many years of acting in a certain way, doing the same routines over and over, and developing strong likes and dislikes.

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Get results fast with an HIIT workout

Features Columnist

Would you like to find the most efficient way to get in the best shape of your life? Look no further than High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

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Muscle growth should be a fitness goal

Health & Fitness column

In most of my fitness articles I give advice on sensible ways to lose weight and burn body fat. Although I get fewer requests for advice on gaining weight and building muscle, this should be a goal of most. Even those wanting to gain weight do not want to gain fat and those that want to lose weight should not want to lose muscle.

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The importance of a proper warm-up

Health & Fitness column

In previous articles, I have discussed the importance of both strength training and aerobic conditioning when mapping out an effective workout regimen. One fitness component that doesn’t get as much attention, but is at least as important, is flexibility training.

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Small steps can start path to a healthier heart

Health & Fitness column

February is American Heart Month. About 600,000 deaths (one out of every four) in the United States each year are from heart disease. This statistic is alarming, but there is good news.

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Gauge your heart rate to track fitness progress

Health & fitness column

Now that the New Year has come and gone and you’re sticking to your resolutions, how do you know if your exercise is intense enough to gain the greatest benefits? The easiest way is to calculate your target heart rate zone. You’ll often see people in the gym stepping on the scale, or hear them talking about their body fat percentage, but how often do you see someone taking their pulse?

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Many will try to make New Year’s resolutions a reality

The New Year always brings a fresh focus on life and allows us to start from a clean slate. Since my birthday is in January, it is not only a new calendar year but also marks the beginning of another year of my journey through this life.

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Fat loss success comes from the right steps

Welcome to the time of year when just about everyone starts trying to lose weight. Make this year the last time you say, “This will be the year.” Following are five simple guidelines to assure you of fat loss success.

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Proper rest also necessary for good fitness

Fitness column

We should allow ourselves to be thankful and to have a few indulgences today. It's what we do the other 364 days of the year that matters most.

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Don’t fall for scams posing as miracle diets

Fitness column

In the past, the phrase “no pain, no gain” has probably scared more individuals away from exercise than any other. Exercise gadget infomercials and fad diet books have made billions of dollars capitalizing on our quest for finding the “easy” no pain or sacrifice way to a sexy body, six-pack abs and an energetic, youthful appearance. These plans told us we could accomplish all this while going through no strenuous exercise, lounging on the couch with a vibrating belt, and eating anything we desire.

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Inactivity is linked to so many types of illnesses

During this political season there are an endless number of heated debates about which candidate is the best choice to make our lives better.

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Weight loss plateaus can be frustrating

Fat loss plateaus and lack of progress can be very frustrating. What makes it the most frustrating is when you feel like you’re consistently putting in effort in the gym and reducing calories, but you are not losing. The first response is often to blame the lack of fat loss on something other than not being in a caloric deficit.

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Good fitness is a ‘core’ issue

In fitness, “the core” and “core training” are terms thrown around often, and are buzzwords usually associated with the abdominal muscles. Contrary to the popular belief that the core refers only to the abdominal area, the core consists of all the muscles that connect to the spine.

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Take precautions to beat the heat

Health & Fitness

During the hot Southwest Georgia summer, overheating is a constant threat that needs to be taken into account when exercising.

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There’s no gain from ‘bad’ pain

I’m sometimes amused when one of my clients tells me what a great workout they had because they are sore, or they’re concerned because they’re not sore enough. I will then joke, “If that is your measurement of a great workout, your next session will involve standing in the corner getting beat with a baseball bat!”

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Don’t take vacation from healthy living

Does your exercise program get put on hold when you travel? Do you forget about working out until you get home? In order for exercise to become a habit, you must stay consistent.

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Reversing bad habits is no easy task

March is National Nutrition Month, so I want to share some simple ideas that will help you get in shape and keep you there.

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Don’t resist benefits of resistance training

I often see many dedicated gym-goers, especially women, who run endlessly on the treadmill, sweat gruelingly through group exercise classes and do other modes of aerobic exercise, but refuse to do any strength training exercises.

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Believing in benefits keeps program on track

After recently finishing my first workout after celebrating another birthday, I reflected on how my goals have changed in the past 38 years that I have been working out.

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Start the new year with fitness in mind

The New Year is approaching fast. It’s that time when a lot of us will be making our resolutions to drop the excess weight gained in the preceding couple months of parties, overeating and inactivity.

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Halloween scares up Weight Creep

Here’s a scary Halloween statistic. Oct. 31 marks the beginning of the holiday season, the time of year when the average American gains the most weight.

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