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Whenever we talk about fitness, we think mainly about strength and endurance and tend to forget about the third component: flexibility!  Let’s face it - it’s hard enough to make time for our cardio and strength sessions… who wants to stretch?  It...

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As a child, I thought the best thing about Thanksgiving was the food: my grandmother’s green bean casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, bread rolls, candied yams with marshmallows, pecan pie and turkey. When I reminisce about those traditions, I...

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This is the moment you’ve been waiting for.  Getting up at 5 am to work out, refusing to eat cake at your best friend’s birthday party, having ice water while your co-workers enjoy a drink at happy hour, it all boils down to this.  The scale.  The...

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In short, no. Many people, perhaps similar to you, hesitate to start weight training because they fear becoming “bulky” or too muscular.  Understandable too, considering that bodybuilders and other large athletes have historically been the faces...

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

“Shin splints” or medial tibial stress syndrome is a common exercise-related problem in many athletes including runners, dancers, and military recruits.  Shin splints refer to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia).

Siteman Cancer Center

Over and over, research studies continue to find that maintaining a healthy weight is good for us. Not only does a healthy weight reduce your risk of cancer, it also helps to reduce the risk of such chronic diseases as diabetes, heart disease,...

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Am I working out too much?  Too little?  What should I being doing more/less of to get the results I want?  I don’t want to push too hard, but I also don’t want to go too easy on myself and not progress.

Siteman Cancer Center

It comes as no surprise that healthcare is expensive. Anyone who has been to a doctor may recall being charged a co-pay, receiving bills for lab work or paying for appointments not covered by insurance. And all of this likely is on top of paying...

GWR YMCA

You went through all the reasons you need to exercise (more energy, lose a few pounds, keep up with the kids, etc.) and have finally decided you are going to start exercising.  So, you put on your new gym shirt and shoes and suddenly it hits you: ...

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Walking is one of the easiest and lowest impact forms of exercise, and can truly can be performed anywhere. Walking is free and requires no equipment. This form of exercise can be done individually, with a partner, or even a group! Learn five...

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