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Category: Fitness

Liz doing Pilates pose

May 28, 2012

Getting to the Core of Pilates

Post by Liz Waddell - Pilates is a full body workout with attention to core postural muscles that keep the body balanced and provide support for the spine. The emphasis is to engage the core muscles throughout each exercise. A strong core helps us maintain proper form and is important for injury prevention...

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Running buddy

May 16, 2012

Running Buddy

I’ll admit I took a serious break from running the past two years. Let me tell you, if you haven’t gone running for a couple years it’s not easy getting started again. If I’m being completely honest, a few months ago even a short run seemed quite miserable. But nothing ventured, nothing gained ...

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Photo collage of a woman stretching before a run.

March 13, 2012

Keep Moving – You Were Born to Do It!

Post by David Tsai, M.D. - If I told you I had a treatment that could not only extend your life, but it improves your relationships and sex-life and helps you remember where you left your keys – how interested would you be in taking it?...

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Girl having fun in a swimming pool

March 12, 2012

The Joy of Movement

Post by Molli Bot - I'd like to take us back to the time when we were all about 10 years old and the world was our playground. We played hard everyday. If you think about it, a lot of that play was movement. We lived on our bicycles, we ran with our pets and friends, we rode every swing and downed every slide in sight...

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Walking Speed

March 7, 2012

Run For Your Life!… No Wait, Just Walk.

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) predicts life expectancy based on your gait (walking) speed. Walking places demands on coordination, timing, musculoskeletal strength, heart/lung efficiency and balance among others. A decline in any one or all of these areas may result in a lower gait speed.

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Man who received double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals to compete...

CHAPEL HILL - Scott Johnson has come a long, long way since September 2001, when he lay in a bed at UNC Hospitals waiting for the double-lung transplant that he needed to save his life.

Fitness, Transplants, UNC Stories

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