Newton’s Third Law of Motion

October 12, 2012

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From a Western perspective, one analogy that is commonly drawn to help better illustrate Karma, involves Newton’s Third Law of Motion. If you think back to High School physics (your teacher told you this would come in handy…), you will recall that Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

Get Up and Dance!

September 27, 2012

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We all know by now that aerobic exercise is paramount to keeping in good physical shape as we age. But it’s also no secret that the minute some folks think of exercise, they’d rather just sit down in their chairs and forget it. Depressing, they say. Exercise takes effort. Have you considered dancing?!

I run Twice a Week and my Knees are Starting to Hurt

September 17, 2012

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Knee pain is a very common complaint I hear from runners. It is impossible for me to diagnose your specific problem just knowing that you’re a runner. You could have ligament damage, tendonitis, meniscal tears, etc. Since all I know is that you’re a runner, the following is a response to a question I wrote regarding IT Band Syndrome.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome, more commonly known by its initials “I.T. syndrome” is an over use injury that effects the knee, the lateral portion of the thigh, and sometimes the hip. Pain increases with activity, usually running, and subsides when the activity is stopped.

Exercise Helps to Slow the Progression of Atherosclerosis

September 10, 2012

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While regular physical activity has been shown to reduce and prevent the development of various diseases, new findings show that exercise may also help to slow the progression of atherosclerosis – a build-up of fatty plaque in the arteries that can increase the risk of stroke.

Upper Body Stretches

September 7, 2012

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Front and Back Shoulder Stretches: Stand with the left arm against a wall or other sturdy vertical surface. The elbow is at shoulder height and the hand is against the wall directly above the elbow. Turn the body away from the left arm as a unit (toes, navel, sternum and nose all facing the same direction).

Marketing your Program

July 30, 2012

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To create action among the sedentary population, offer them something they can’t refuse. The notion of just exercising will not appeal to most of them.

Due respect for a little blood. Part 2

July 25, 2012

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This does apply to fitness centers, even though some staff members may rarely, if ever, encounter a client with a bloody injury. While the incidence is rare, and the risk is small, the consequences of acquiring hepatitis B or HIV are extremely serious.

Due respect for a little blood. Part 1

July 25, 2012

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A little yellow rubber ducky sits, retired, in our advertising office in Los Angeles. The retirement of this still young and perky-looking bathtub toy was courtesy of a visiting inspector from CALOSHA (California’s program under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration).

Mark’s Journal: Week Six. Part 2

July 11, 2012

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You may have even noticed a lack of appetite. With intense stress, the gastrointestinal system goes on hold so the body can prepare for fight or flight. Free fatty acids are released into the blood stream for energy since the person has reduced food intake. We see this in hospitalizations, traumas, grief, etc.

Mark’s Journal: Week Six. Part 1

July 11, 2012

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Dear Sharon and Armand,
Well, I have lost another pound and am down to 194 pounds. Unfortunately that’s all I can tell you.
Last week I had a very trying week, and I only exercised once. I did not keep a food log. However, I ate pretty much as usual. To be honest, I had problems with my home life, and I think it will work out now. I apologize to all for letting you down.