Category Archives: Health

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Putting Thought Into Action

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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the October Fit Talk blog posts were dedicated to providing insight into ways we can take control of our life and reduce our risk of cancer and other diseases. Now… it’s time … Continue reading

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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Extra Weight = Increased Cancer Risk

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This is the second October Fit Talk post dedicated to increasing awareness of disease prevention. 60%+ of cancer illnesses and deaths are preventable! Smoking is responsible for one third of all cancer illnesses and deaths. … Continue reading

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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Numbers!

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! In honor of this very important subject, the October Fit Talk blog posts will be dedicated to increasing awareness of disease prevention.  This article was originally published on October 4, 2012 – but … Continue reading

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Stand Up… STAND UP!

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Ok – Stand up.  I’m serious!  Wherever you are reading this right now, stand up.  Do it!! Did you know that excessive sitting could kill you?  The biggest contributor to obesity is sedentary lifestyle – too much sitting at work, … Continue reading

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Resolve to Get More Sleep this Year

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Still thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions?  You may have forgotten an important one that could have the biggest impact… Getting more sleep! Common resolutions such as more exercise, weight loss, reducing stress, spending more quality time with family and … Continue reading

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Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

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Google “Fat versus Muscle” and you’re likely to see this picture.  It’s a picture of five pounds of fat next to five pounds of muscle. So… does muscle weigh more than fat?  The answer is no.  Five pounds of muscle … Continue reading

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Don’t rely entirely on your BMI

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People everywhere commonly use BMI (Body Mass Index) as a quick-and-dirty way of gauging whether they’re within the “normal” weight range.  But beware!  BMI is strictly a ratio of your height-to-weight and says nothing about your body composition or fitness level.  Depending … Continue reading

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