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  • Guidelines for Exercise Adherence

  • “There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly endures.” These words, spoken by Josiah Gilbert Holland, fit nicely with today’s personal quest to become physically fit. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to be involved in some interesting research. In this study

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  • Chemicalization of Meat Products

  • Although nutritional guidelines for normal healthy children and adults are well established they can be very misleading. Since the post WWII era, an abundance of research has resulted in the establishing nutrition guidelines for a healthy diet. These guidelines take into consideration the dietary intake of water, vitamins and minerals, dietary fat, carbohydrates, protein and dietary fiber. What is not

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  • Fresh Food: The New Revolution

  • Fresh Food: The New Revolution  by Daniel Fusco, Co-Founder Youth Fitness Council Interview with Josephine Roller, former Deputy Agriculture Minister, US Virgin Islands and Owner of Choral Bay Organics. It is well established that physical activity is effective in maintaining healthy body weight, so much so that the exercise and fitness industry is rapidly expanding at the rate of 2.5

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  • Modes of Exercise

  • Better weather often motivates us to get outdoors and engage ourselves in some form of physical activity or even more formally, in some mode of exercise. Research has proven, those who were inactive or sedentary could literally double their fitness level by engaging in low intensity activities like gardening, yard work or just puttering around the house. Since 60-70% of our adult, American population

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  • TRAIN SKILLS FOR SAFETY IN SPORTS

  • Sport injury is a topic of growing concern, especially in youth athletics. The statistics of youth sport related injuries are staggering. The types of injury range for minor buries and abrasions, strains, sprains, minor orthopedic acute injury up to life altering physical and psychological injury. Despite this, the level of involvement in youth sports is steadily increasing and what to

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  • Exercise Adherence

  • Adults struggle with exercise compliance (sticking with it.) Nearly 75% dropout within a few months. Boredom, is one of the major reasons dropouts give for failing to comply. Children face even greater challenges when it comes to adhering to an organized fitness program. Youngsters are programmed for “play” and “fun.” Laborious, repetitions performed, using the same exercises, each and every workout is a recipe

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  • Child Obesity: Not The Full Picture?

  • Is Childhood Obesity the Full Picture or Is There More To It Than That? PBS News Hour recently reports that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committing $500 million to spend over the next ten years on programs stopping childhood obesity. This is in addition to the $500 million they committed in 2007. Obesity rates have dropped from 14 percent to

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  • Exercise: How Much or How Little

  • Exercise: Understanding How Much or How Little Over the past three decades, experts have varied in their program design. Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s landmark book entitled “Aerobics” suggested 12 minutes of continuous rhythmic movement, engaging large muscle groups, most days of the week. In the late 70’s and early 80’s that seemed like the norm. Marathons, over distance bicycle, swimming and rowing events became popular

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  • Lower Body Stretching

  • Fitness is a three legged stool. When one leg is missing the stool topples. The legs are defined as muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular health and conditioning, and flexibility. This article will focus on the latter, specifically as it relates to posterior lower body stretching. The exercises demonstrated in the video target the hamstrings, glutes, hip rotators, calves, and low

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  • Building Body Center Strength: Part One

  • Body center strength is the foundation for all human movement and performance. Without proper development the body cannot function as a total unified structure, and will begin to fail with age under increasing external forces. The term “Body Center” refers to the muscles and connective tissue assisting in stabilization at the conjunction of the axial skeleton and pelvis in the

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