The “Great” Outdoors? You Betcha…

The following is taken from a great CalorieLab article called… “They don’t call the outdoors “great” for nothing.” Who can argue with that? While a gym membership certainly has benefits – as it will allow you to perform specialized exercises – the great outdoors is a fantastic place to be “active”… which is what exercising is really all about… One of the problems with using gyms,...

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Tom Venuto launches the “Love Your Body” Challenge in time for Valentine’s!

You’re familiar with Body Transformation challenges right? These are the contests where over the course of 60-90 or so days, individuals do their utmost to adopt an intensive regimen of dieting and exercise in order to dramatically change their bodies. The individuals who have made the most dramatic changes, win. While on the face of it these programs sound like a great idea, for the most part they are intimidating and exclusive...

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I <3 Ernestine Shepherd!

She’s awesome. Just watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhUMACwB-a4 (via...

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Zombies Liven Up 5K Races

Back when we lived in Ohio, I occasionally ran laps with some recreational marathoners. It was totally random… The local Parks and Rec dept. had an indoor track that I used during snowy/rainy/cold weather. The marathoners used it too, so when we encountered each other on the track, I would fall in with them to chat for a couple of miles or so. One of the guys, Chris, also belonged to a group that put on a 5K run every Fall....

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Good Stuff in the LAT Today!

The LA Times posted three useful articles today. Rather than just pick one to highlight, I decided to run with the lot! 1. “In Your Face Fitness: All You Need is Love.” This lengthy article is my man James Fell’s take on the UltimateFatBurner.com mantra: “if it sounds to good to be true, it usually is.” Perhaps you’ve made New Year’s resolutions that have something to do with fitness. If so,...

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Cleveland Clinic Helps Employees Get Healthier

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: The Clinic offers yoga classes to employees and its on-campus gym is also free for workers. Use has risen from an average of 21,000 hours annually to more than 240,000 hours this year. Participation in Weight Watchers is also free and employees have lost about 250,000 pounds since 2005. But the changes in the Clinic’s self-insured health plan, which has seen the flattening of its health care costs, was...

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