Why do you exercise? Whether you want to increase your energy, reduce your health risks, or lose some unwanted pounds, do you ever wonder if all that working out is working for you? That's where fitness assessments come in, and they can be great... Read more
Personal trainers can help people reach their health and fitness goals, or they could be big wastes of money. It's tough to know whether or not you need a trainer's expertise. And if you do, it's even more difficult to pick the right one.... Read more
Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
If you’re 60 or older, you’ve probably grown up with the idea that the transition from middle age into “senior citizen” status means slowing down. “Take it easy–you’re not as young as you used to be.” H... Read more
College brings many life changes that most young adults are excited about: moving away from home, becoming more independent, pursuing a passion and making new friends. But one of the things on most freshmen's minds is the dreadful "Fresh... Read more
I'm a 31 year old female who has been unsuccessfully trying to lose weight for months. I also have a hiatal hernia and acid reflux.
I got a sensitive TSH test. My level is .74. The doctor said it was in range, but the pharmacist sai... Read more
Like most of the kids today, my 7 year old prefers watching TV rather than go out playing. But since the time I have started the weight loss program she sees me going to the gym, eating healthy and making a conscious effort to move more and now she... Read more
Just wondering if there were any daytime fitness buddies in St. Catharines, ON? Have a YMCA membership, enjoy swimming/walking and want to start using gym equipment but too shy/afraid to go by myself.
I'm a stay at home mom of 2 looking to get fit... Read more
The President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org) is another set of challenges available for FREE. Begun in the 1960s, it has been available for years. (Presidential Fitness Award, Physical Fitness Test, Presidential Active Lifestyle Award - PA... Read more
In Alberta we have a government sponsored program called Living Well that gives you all sorts of information on healthy eating, weight loss, etc. and even a fitness assessment. My husband and I signed up for the 8-week fitness program. After it was c... Read more
RealAge Launches Major Update of Its Landmark Online Health Assessment from RealAge
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As I was working yesterday, I heard a news report about a new heart health program by the American Heart Association. With an older brother that has already suffered a mild heart attack as well as a grandmother that died of heart related issues, I... Read more
Yesterday my company scheduled fitness tests for employees as part of our wellness program. The test factored in weight; body fat; waist circumference; blood pressure; resting heart rate; heart recovery rate; and muscular endurance, strength and flex... Read more
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