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Study Suggests 15,000 Steps a Day for Optimum Heart Health


If you thought 10,000 steps a day was the ultimate fitness goal, it may be time to reset your Fitbit. A recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that heart disease risk was lowest when patients’ activity included at least 15,000 steps per day. RediClinic, a leading group of health clinics, explains more about the stud...

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6 Surefire Ways to Stay Fit Through the Holidays


With the holiday season comes a busy schedule of family gatherings and work parties – with plenty of rich food, sweet treats and drinks to go around. For those who have worked hard to lose weight and improve their overall health in the past year, this season can be especially difficult to navigate. That’s why the experts at RediClinic health...

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How to Keep Working Out During the Winter


Stick with Your Exercise Plan Winter can be an especially challenging time to stay motivated to exercise, and not just because the weather is colder, snowier and icier. Fewer daylight hours and changes in routine due to the holidays make it easy to get out of the exercise habit. Don’t lose your focus; plow through to warmer weather by following...

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Step it up: Tips to get in 10,000 steps per day


One of the best ways to keep weight gain at bay is to walk. Walking is a great choice of physical activity for many reasons. Just about anyone can do it, anywhere at anytime, and requires no equipment though I do suggest wearing a pedometer. It’s an easy way to track your steps each day to make sure you aren’t packing on the pounds. Maybe you ha...

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A Fresh Start to Fall Fitness


With summer coming to a close, a new school year in full swing and pleasant weather coming our way, you may have the sudden urge to make a healthy change, whether by stepping up your fitness routine or choosing to eat right. Before you begin those first steps this fall season, there are two key tools that should accompany your workout. ...

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Avoiding Discomfort Post-Workout


Summer is the ideal time of year to get in shape. Starting a new exercise program can be challenging and even daunting for some, as it reminds them that working out results in muscle soreness and discomfort. Although it doesn’t feel like it, a little bit of soreness is a good thing – it means you are getting stronger! (more…)

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HIIT: A New Way to Get Fit in No Time


Recently, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has saturated the fitness industry. If done on a consistent basis, HIIT produces almost immediate results. It’s a great way to drop extra pounds and get in shape in no time, and with no equipment necessary. HIIT helps those who are trying to limit caloric intake, preserve muscle and ensure weight...

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Sitting is the New Smoking


Living a sedentary lifestyle has been linked to various types of disease, cancer and health risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. A sedentary lifestyle can be defined as not moving and/or usually sitting. Beware if you are that 8 to 5 desk-bound employee, even if you get in an hours workout a day. That just won’t cut...

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Six Harmful Shortcuts to Cut Out!


With full-time jobs, families and house chores it’s hard to fit in your workout between loads of laundry and soccer practice. If you are anything like me, you have probably tried to either multi-task while exercising, i.e. texting while running on the treadmill, or skip a few minor details in your workout to try and fit in everything you need to...

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Make it Fit


The most common excuse people give about skipping exercise is lack of time. Between a full-time job, soccer practice, grocery shopping, cooking for your family, and laundry it almost seems impossible but there are small windows of opportunity to fit it all in. Let this be the month to focus on your fitness and find the time to work out! Here ...

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