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October 16, 2013

Staying Fit at the State Fair

It's time again for the North Carolina State Fair! If you are the adventuresome type, you might take a moment to ask yourself just how bad all this gooey, salty, greasy stuff is. Is it something to should worry about? After all, it is just once a year, right? Here are some strategies and an infographic to help you navigate as you feast at the fair.

Nutrition

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July 29, 2013

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.

Health

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July 18, 2013

My First Triathlon: Rodney Reflects

When she completed her bike ride, she made a quick transition and was on the road for her 2 mile run. The brick training worked like a charm. As she approached the finish line, many of her team members were there to enthusiastically cheer her on. I hope she enjoyed the hugs because she was smothered in them as soon as she crossed the finish line. I cannot with complete certainty say how she felt but the smile said it all. She did it and she is now a triathlete!

Fitness

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July 17, 2013

My First Triathlon: Mission Accomplished!

My first triathlon is history. It was such an amazing day from beginning to end. Seeing all the people around the pool was a sight to behold. I was thinking if I can just get through this part, everything will be alright. During the transition to the bike is when I think I got a little nervous. That’s when it hit me that I’m really doing this. I composed myself, mounted that bike, and off I went.

Fitness

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June 28, 2013

My First Triathlon part 4: Rodney’s Perspective

After witnessing two triathlons, it was time for Theresa’s first mock triathlon, AKA "brick." We swam 300 yards in the pool, ran outside into our transition area (the Rex Bike rack), jumped on our bikes then ran. She did great. Am I concerned that Theresa will fall off the wagon while I am gone? Not at all. She is so determined to succeed and her Rex Support group will continue to support her.

Fitness

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May 23, 2013

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.

Fitness

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April 25, 2013

The Importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D has increasingly become part of the blood work accompanying a physical at the doctor’s office. This may be for good reason, as many people are falling short on this important vitamin...- Guest blogger post by Jennifer Paschaloudis, MS, RD, LDN.

Medical Tips

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