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New blood pressure guidelines were announced on Monday, November 13 at the American Heart Association Conference in Anaheim, California.  Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is now defined as having a systolic pressure (the top number) of 130 and a diastolic pressure (the bottom number) of 80 or higher.  In comparison, the previous guidelines were 140 Read more

Picture this:  You decide to join the gym. You spend hours online researching the available options in the area, on the phone polling friends about their experiences at different locations and in person touring the facilities to find just the right fit.  You’ve donned your favorite exercise clothing, laced up your sneakers and plugged your Read more

Halloween candy and gym nutrition

Depending on the number of trick-or-treaters in your house, there is a very good chance you are waking up this morning with more candy than you gave away last night. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, consumers were expected to splurge this year on all things Halloween, and candy was no exception. Read more

Here’s the scenario. You finally join a gym because you’ve decided to really take control of your life and your personal wellness plan. You’re gonna do it this time! You put your workouts on your calendar and establish the perfect routine. You commit to coming to the club every day after work. You do it. Read more

Some abs exercises can become a way of being or a natural part of how you move or maintain healthy postures. Other abs workouts require specific moves you can do at home; and then there are abs workouts that are best done in the gym where you have access to workout gear and professional guidance

If you haven’t spent much time swimming laps, or doing water-specific workouts, you’ll be shocked at how exhausted you are when you exit the the water. Not only does swimming facilitate calorie burning and weight loss, you can also enjoy the post-workout endorphin rush, with the added bonus of full muscle and joint support. If Read more

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