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Wellness Wednesday: Tips for Cultivating a Healthier Relationship w...

Maintaining an exercise regimen has the reputation of being challenging. Hundreds of articles provide tips on how to ‘stick with it’ and many of those tips suggest that failure to stay with an exercise program is due to a behavioral fault of the participant. ‘Goal Setting’, ‘Routine’, and ‘Self-Discipline’ are common buzz words associated with…

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Liz Jackson: Ironwoman

In Lake Placid I met a woman who did not learn to swim until she was 39 and she was there completing her fourth Ironman. I also met a 72-year-old man completing his fifth Ironman. From my first tri at 39 years old to completing an Ironman at 45, I am a big believer that if a long-distance triathlon is something you’ve always wanted to do, then decide to commit to it and make it happen!

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Exercise for Moms-to-be

It can be tough to know what’s safe when it comes to exercising during pregnancy: some women are combining pregnancy and marathon training while others are being put on bed rest. It really comes down to what types of exercise you were participating in prior to pregnancy, while monitoring yourself and adapting as necessary.

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My First Sprint Triathlon: Part Two (Rodney’s Perspective)

As a Rex Garner Group Exercise Instructor, I have been fortunate to meet, observe and workout with a great number of dedicated athletes. We have runners, cyclists and swimmers who are dedicated to their training. We also have professional trainers and registered dietitians. It quickly became clear to me that we- Rex athletes and co-workers- could in fact take on the task of training someone that had a desire to become a triathlete.

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The Power of Protein

Post by Shelly Wegman - As a dietitian with Rex Wellness, I spend time working with clients to help them determine their specific nutrition needs and how to best meet those needs. For some, it’s about training for marathons or other events. For others, it’s about preventing heart disease or diabetes or treating diseases like these...

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Why not... Turkey Trot?

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Avoiding Post Race Doldrums… Turkey Trot Anyone?

Post by Rodney Jenkins - So, you trained for months and completed that race you trained so hard for. Mission accomplished and as that old car commercial goes, “Oh What a Feeling.” And it is a wonderful feeling to reach that goal and celebrate your accomplishment with family and friends. So, what’s next for you? If you don’t know, if you don’t have a plan, you may be falling into the dreaded post race doldrums...

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The Benefits of Keeping a Food Journal

Post by Angie Perrou - There is no question that what you eat is crucial to weight loss. You may not want, or even need, to count calories. But even if you take a diet pill, you can’t lose weight without paying attention to what you eat. Dietitians are fond of pointing out that losing weight is a simple matter of using up more calories than you take in. “Simple” it may be, but it isn’t easy, as too many of us know! For best results, of course, you need to work on both sides of the equation...

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TRX Suspension Training – A Great Place to Hang Out

Post by Catherine Baldwin - Have you tried TRX? Strength training is an integral part of any exercise program and machines are a great way to get started. But, if you have been doing the same routine for a while it’s time to push your fitness...

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Standing Tall

Post by Karin Singleton - When I teach a MELT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique) class, I always begin by talking the participants through an assessment where I describe ideal alignment, and the participants are encouraged to evaluate by comparing their self-perception to the ideal...

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Walking: Make every step count.

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Walking: Make Every Step Count

Walking is perhaps one of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy. Unlike other fitness activities that require special equipment or a membership fee, all you really need are a healthy pair of legs and feet, some good walking shoes and a safe place to walk...

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Posture Police

The average person spends 8 hours in front of a screen, most of which is a computer screen. Think arms stretched forward, shoulders rounded, and usually head and neck follow. Add in the fact that most people forget to adequately stretch their upper body and WHAMO, you’ve got poor posture...

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Running buddy

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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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