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Exercise Proves a Powerful Weapon against Cancer: Meet One Man Who Knows It First Hand

How Exercise Helps Fight Cancer Bill Gillis has always been an athlete, running and lifting weights for most of his 71 years. That helped more than he could’ve imagined when he was diagnosed with Stage 4 abdominal cancer in 2015 and given an 11 percent chance to live. “I never missed a workout and had …

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Follow a Full Fitness Plan to Overcome the Fear and Danger of Falling

Fear of Falling Are you afraid of falling? You might know already that falls are a leading health hazard for people over 65. But you might not realize that you need a well-rounded fitness approach to improve balance. It requires a focus on all the components of functional fitness, including mobility, muscular-skeletal, and cardio-respiratory. “Falling …

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Work It Out: 5 Facts about Low Back Pain

Facts About Low Back Pain If you suffer from chronic pain in your low back, you are not alone. Not by a long shot. Unfortunately, low back pain is widespread, and it’s often hard to figure out why it’s happening or how to feel better. Too many people reflexively turn to medications, surgery or ongoing …

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How Exercise Battles the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Mark Jefferson had always been an athlete, and he was still a competitive tennis player in his 60s when the trouble started. He noticed he couldn’t step as far when chasing balls. Men he used to beat easily were suddenly topping him. At Mark’s next medical checkup, his doctor noticed something about his gait and …

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American Heart Month and the Powerful Benefits of Exercise, Eating Right

American Heart Month We usually think of February as the month of hearts for Valentine’s Day. But February is also American Heart Month, sponsored by the American Heart Association, to raise awareness and to help people lose weight, eat better, invigorate their exercise routines and more. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the United States, …

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Variations of the Pallof Press

As you probably already know if you follow my blog, the Pallof Press is one of my favorite exercises for improving core stability. It’s basically an anti-rotation exercise can be modified to suit any ability from frail elder to elite athlete. Since the spine remains stationary throughout the exercise, I’ve used it successfully with elders …

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Skill, Endurance, Strength

Do you want to avoid injury while maximizing your strength, conditioning, and weight loss results from your fitness program? Here’s how: Skill, Endurance, Strength. In that order. No exceptions. In other words… don’t load a faulty movement pattern. Skill Before adding load to an exercise, make sure you can do the movement pattern correctly. For …

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Osteoporosis Exercise Guidelines

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that affects men and women of all races, but white and Asian post-menopausal women are at higher risk. Bone is living tissue that is constantly remodeling itself: breaking down the old and being replaced with new (which is how we are able to recover from fractures). Osteoporosis occurs …

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5 Benefits of Barefoot Training

Barefoot and minimalist training has become all the rage over the last few years, especially among the running community. As a certified Barefoot Training Specialist who specializes in corrective and post-rehab exercise, I must remind you that barefoot running and barefoot training are NOT the same thing (though folks who are interested in transitioning to …

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Transverse Abdominis Activation

The transverse abdominis muscle is the deepest muscle in the abdomen and has a tendency to get weak in postpartum women, people with back pain, or any postural dysfunction. In other words, most people. Learning to activate this muscle is the starting point for many of my personal training clients – and it’s surprising how …

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