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Fitness Tip of the Day!
Worst Exercise Ever?
The "plank." (ie., holding your body in a fixed horizontal position, just your toes and forearms touching the ground). Stuart McGill, PhD states that a sustained contraction of the long thin muscles of the back can rapidly deplete these muscle cells of oxygen. Depleting cells of their oxygen supply is never a good thing!












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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 6000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)

MAKE SMARTER CHOICES WHEN YOU DINE OUT!





Today's Featured Topics



Balance: An Overlooked Element of Fitness?
Some may not equate balance with fitness, however balance is an important goal of an exercise plan, especially for older clients. Falls are the #1 cause of hip fracture in the elderly; balance training can help to prevent falls. Read more about it in: "Balance: An Overlooked Element of Fitness?"

Exercise and Intelligence
Can exercise really make you smarter? Yes, it can! There is now quite a bit of research documenting this. Kids who exercise do better in school, and, adults who exercise make more money in their careers. Yes, really! Read more...

Exercise For Hypertension
Approximately 29% of Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure). Aerobic exercise can be very beneficial for people with hypertension, and, in many cases, may prevent it from ever developing in the first place. Read more about it in: "Exercise For Hypertension"


Exercise Books and Videos



TITLE:  "Supplements for Strength-Power Athletes"
AUTHOR:  Antonio J, Stout J
LENGTH:  149 pages
LIST PRICE:  $19.95

"Supplements for Strength-Power Athletes" is a handbook of short monographs on various dietary and sports supplements. In each monograph, the authors do a good job of summarizing scientific evidence and delivering it in a manner that makes for easy reading...ie., it is written in consumer-friendly language. The book is intended for serious athletes. Read our review...





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