Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Health

United in Our Diversity

At many fitness facilities, the buff get buffer and the standard goal is improved appearance. Sure, the Center has our share of six-pack abs walking around. But, alongside these buns-of-steel, the rest of the world exercises—the injured athlete, the postpartum new mom, the accident victim rehabbing. We are getting results, as varied as they might be …

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Exercise for Your Brain: Reduce the Alzheimer’s Factor

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the biggest fears associated with aging. In addition to typically diminished physical capacity, one suffers debilitating mental and emotional consequences. Being rendered completely dependent on others is dreaded by anyone approaching senior status, which is exactly how this disease presents itself. With exercise, you get a “twofer”—improved physical health and reduced risk for Alzheimer’s …

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Surfacing from an Eating Disorder: One Member’s Journey to Self-Acceptance

Although modern Barbie is packaged as a can-do-anything career doll, her perfectly proportioned bombshell image still shouts the same message: Success, adoration, and physical beauty are codependent. Just one example of many, media today continues to emphasize outer beauty. And we continue to hunger for it, sometimes in the most literal (and dangerous) sense …

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Change of Life? Change Your Life with Exercise.

Last week, we focused on the positive impact exercise has during middle age and later in life. However, exercising today is not only an investment in one’s future. All who exercise recognize fitness’ more immediate health benefits. For women, these may include a less stressful menopause ...

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Exercise: A Priceless Investment in Your Future

Since childhood, we’re taught to save for a rainy day. This nest-egg mentality evolves throughout life. We save for a first home, children’s college educations, and our own retirement. If done properly, later days may hold the option of dwelling in a lovely vacation home year-round. Invest in your body with exercise and the results can be similar. Take steps to assure the physical self in which you reside is always a top-notch resort …

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