They Are Here to Pump … You Up We all know the drill. People flock to the gym in January to fulfill a resolution or feel better about their holiday feasting. These same people tend to work out too hard and too fast and are injured or discouraged by the last week of the month. People—it doesn’t have to be this way. A lot of blogs out there will give you the top five incentives to keep going to the gym, so I feel the need to go rogue. I want to let you in on a healthy strategy that may keep you in the game. Strength training is weightlifting with slow and controlled movements. It’s designed for building and toning muscle with the added benefits of increasing your metabolism and preventing osteoporosis. For many, strength training means going to the...
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Health- and Wellness-Themed Gifts If you are reading this blog, it means the Mayans’ calculations were a bit off. Happy New Year, dear readers! This is the time of year people are either playing with new holiday gifts or plotting their exchanges. I noticed a significant trend in the health and wellness themed gifts this season and thought I would highlight a few that sold like healthy hotcakes. Fitness video games. We’ve come a long way from Wii tennis. Hollywood Celebrity Trainer Harley Pasternak released his own fitness program for both the Wii and XBox 360 Kinect. Now, the rest of us non-Oscar winners can learn Pasternak’s “5-Factor” Fitness Program with choices of types of workout regimens and durations. Fitness...