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Strength Training May Reduce Heart Attacks and Cancers

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Written by Dr. Gabe Mirkin A recent study of almost 30,000 older women followed for 12 years shows that those who did strength training had fewer deaths from heart attacks and all causes than those who did not lift weights. Another study that followed 80,306 adults for two years shows ...

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New Year, New You. A Full Body Workout For Beginners

New Year, New You.

You’ve made that New Year’s resolution. This is the year you’re going to stick with it and get fit. Where do you begin? Do you need to join a fancy gym? Do you need a personal trainer? Getting started can raise a lot of questions. We came across an interesting article ...

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A New Year’s Promise: Get Fit in 2018

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Article by Adam Napper, Circuit 31 Fitness 3 Pro Tips for Sticking with Exercise all year 1 – Focus on one habit. And only one.  This tip has two parts. First, focus on a habit, as opposed to outcomes. Habits are things you have direct control over. For example: I will ...

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“First Day” hikes for New Years

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First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day are a tradition for many hiking clubs and outdoors groups. The Texas State Parks system has scheduled hikes at many parks around the state. In north Texas First Day Hikes are planned at Ray Roberts Lake State Park near Denton, Eisenhower State Park ...

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