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Despite the tremendous amount of medical research produced in recent years, preventable chronic diseases continue to impact countless families. The most common health condition that is currently on the rise, being obesity. Obesity is defined as being excessively fat or overweight with the cornerstones of obesity treatment as diet and exercise. With that being said, Read more

Before we dive in, let’s quickly go over what a vitamin is. Short for “vital amines” and discovered as important components of human health in the early 1900s, vitamins are essential for the proper function of the human body. They are organic substances, of no caloric value, that are needed in minuscule amounts for many Read more

Apr 08 2019

Own Your Next Shot

What are you doing to get inspired, to push your boundaries, or to tap into that spark that moves you forward? If you’ve ever felt like you just need a little jolt to jump-start your own momentum, try something new. For Christmas last year, my husband gave me a package of tennis lessons. For me. Read more

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest WhatsApp Email  Article courtesy of InBody USA.  Editor’s Note: This post was updated on November 30, 2018, for accuracy and comprehensiveness. It was originally published on May 12, 2016. Ask any financial advisor worth their salt about when you should invest for retirement and you’ll likely get the same response: it is crucial that you start Read more

by Katie Allen, Senior Fitness Director   1. Young girls shouldn’t lift weights because it will stunt their growth. No studies have actually shown that weight lifting will stunt growth. In fact, when done properly lifting weights has a number of positive health benefits such as increasing bone density which is important for reaching your Read more

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

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

*Disclaimer: American Family Fitness does not guarantee results, which can vary from individual to individual.
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