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July 20, 2018 By Tom Sowders

Why Men Should Do Yoga: Podcast Episode 5

A lot of men have misconceptions about yoga, according to REX Wellness Instructor and Registered Yoga Teacher Gwen Saint Romain. One misconception is that yoga is always calm, slow, peaceful and easy. In fact, some yoga classes can provide very intense workouts that leave you dripping with sweat. There are tons of health benefits associated…

Fitness, Health, Men's Health, podcast

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May 30, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The Health Benefits of Ice Skating: Podcast Episode 2

Ice skating is probably available to you, even if you live here in North Carolina, where it’s not icy outside very often. But how often do you strap on the blades and get gliding? If the answer is “Not very often,” then this episode is for you. You’re missing out! Ice skating is great for…

Community, Fitness, Health, podcast, Wellness

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Instructor and participants at a Masala Bhangra fitness class

January 12, 2018

Like Dance Workouts? Try Masala Bhangra

This class mixes Bollywood and Indian folk dance for a calorie-burning party.

Fitness, Wellness

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Exercise to burning bone fat

May 17, 2017

Another reason to exercise: burning bone fat – a key to better bone...

UNC School of Medicine researchers use new imaging methods to show that running burns fat in bone marrow, with benefits for bone health. The best effect was seen in obese mice. Maya Styner, MD, was the study's lead author.

Fitness, Orthopedics, Research

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Ice Skating

January 19, 2017

Health Benefits of Ice Skating

The brisk air on your face and in your lungs. The sense of flying as you glide across the ice. It’s easy to appreciate the sensation of ice skating, but are you aware of its many mental and physical health benefits? Some may surprise you. Ice Skate for Stress Relief Ice skating forces you to…

Fitness, Health

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December 14, 2016

Take Advantage of Winter Exercise Options in Raleigh, NC

When winter comes to Raleigh, exercising on outdoor trails remains an option for much of the season. Sure, some cold, nasty days make the gym the only option. But plenty of mild days make winter in the North Carolina Piedmont pleasant. Outside activity remains a viable way to keep your heart healthy. Certified Trainer and REX Wellness…

Fitness

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September 15, 2016

Lessons from a Mock Triathlon

In preparation for the Knightdale Sprint Triathlon, we hosted a mock triathlon. However, this year I went from instructor to student because several members taught me something new about the sport of triathlon. [Read more...]

Fitness

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