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Fitness Tip# 51 - February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grow Muscle, Save Time

Keep your weight workouts under an hour. After 60 minutes, your body starts producing more of the stress hormone cortisol, which can have a testosterone-blocking, muscle-wasting effect.

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GRACEISENUF 2/15/2012 4:44PM

    I need to have my hubby read this one.

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Fitness Tip# 50 - February 13, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Keep Muscles Limber

If you're under 40, hold your stretches for 30 seconds. If you're over 40, hold them for 60 seconds. As you reach your 40s, your muscles become less pliable, so they need to be stretched longer.


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LIV2RIDE 2/13/2012 8:49PM

    I wish I had started yoga before I was 40. It's so awesome for stretching and flexibility.

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Fitness Tip# 49 - February 10, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Exercise for Healthier Bones

Want to keep your bones strong and healthy? Make sure you get plenty of exercise to help ward off problems such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and pain affecting the joints and lower back.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions for boosting your bone health:

Get low-impact exercise via activities such as swimming, walking and biking.
Perform gentle stretching and strengthening exercises.
Perform weight-bearing exercises such as dancing, climbing stairs, hiking and tennis.
Play sports such as golf that are relatively easy on the bones and joints.

HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!!!!!!


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    thank you

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Fitness Tip# 48 - February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Family Fitness Idea #5

Make Yard Work Less of a Chore for More Family Exercise

Enjoy seasonal yard work together. Younger children can help plant and tend a garden. Older kids can rake leaves into a pile -- and then jump in it. Make snow shoveling fun for all by building a snow fort or creating a family of snow people.

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GONZGAB 2/9/2012 10:54PM

    Ever since I quit working to stay home with my kids, I now how more time to do yard work. It's amazing how much of a workout one can get doing this. My 4 year old daughter loves to help. Sometimes she gives me more work but I have so much fun watching her have fun and gives me those extra 15 mins I need. Lately the wheather here in So Cal has been a little warm so we try and rake the leaves early so we don't toast out there. Tomorrow I was going to mow the lawn but have to help at kids school, sure that will be a work out too!!!

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Fitness Tip# 47 - February 8, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sing and Dance While You Clean

Set aside time for household chores and do them together as a family. Play music as you clean, and take turns choosing favorite songs. Younger children love to help out and can pick up toys or sweep floors while dancing with the broom. Older kids can dust, vacuum, and help make beds

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