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The Best Time to Exercise

Posted on December 13, 2017
What’s the best time of day to exercise? The time that works best for you. Studies show there are benefits to exercising both in the morning and in the evening. Studies show it comes down to personal preference, work schedules, time constraints, hormonal changes and even your personal circadian rhythms. Continue Reading →

Walking: The Perfect Exercise

Posted on December 13, 2017
Walking is a great way to get exercise. Walking is easy, convenient, and inexpensive--all you need is a good pair of shoes. Nearly anybody can do it at any skill level. You can do it almost anywhere, anytime. Plus, it has the lowest dropout rate and injury rate of all exercise programs. Continue Reading →

Lifelong Benefits of Exercise

Posted on December 13, 2017
We all would be better off if we stopped procrastinating and started exercising. The benefits of physical fitness are too great to ignore. Continue Reading →

Physical Activity: How Much Do Adults Need?

Posted on December 13, 2017
Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health – aerobic and muscle-strengthening. Scroll down to see examples of the various activities Continue Reading →

Nutrition and Exercise

Posted on December 13, 2017
You already know healthy eating is important. But did you know proper nutrition is actually the most important aspect of body composition, with fitness training a distant second? Continue Reading →