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Help Prevent Disease and Slow Aging: Exercise

Maintaining healthy levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is important for the body. HGH helps to: manage metabolism & body composition (percentage of fat, bone, and muscle) stimulate growth and cell regeneration boost muscle growth, strength, and exercise performance speed up recovery from injury and disease . HGH also helps to slow the muscle loss… Continue reading Help Prevent Disease and Slow Aging: Exercise

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Weight Loss Facts

Slim down at a slow and steady rate, eat less / move more: There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. It is safe to lose 1.5 to 2.0 pounds per week. It is generally unsafe to lose more than 2.0 pounds per week. To lose 1 pound per week, you need a daily reduction of 500… Continue reading Weight Loss Facts



Nancy L (ACE certified)  @  NancyLFitness.com is offering: REPS / STRETCH/ FLEX CLASS Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15 am-10:00 am & 12:00 pm-12:45 pm Stretching, Balance and Strength Training and Flexibility Exercises Questions:  Call Nancy L @ 541-921-7875.   Cost: $4.00 per class.   Location:  Nancy L’s on Devil's Lake. Bring a friend & start having fun. SMILE.... BREATHE...… Continue reading REPS / STRETCH/ FLEX CLASS

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Calories Burned with Housework, Everyday Chores and Other Activities

Turn housework into a workout.  Ironing, washing dishes, cooking, raking leaves, walking the dog, everyday activities and recreation all burn calories. Of course, the number of calories burned varies with each person, depending on weight of the individual and the intensity that one uses attacking the task.  It does not always have to be task oriented either!… Continue reading Calories Burned with Housework, Everyday Chores and Other Activities

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Hand, Wrist and Joint Pain

Performing hand stretches and exercises can help keep hand and wrist joints flexible, improve range of motion and help to alleviate associated arthritis pain. Hands are busy carrying out a variety of tasks every day (like gripping a steering wheel, typing on a keyboard, pipetting in the lab, etc.). These repetitive movements can create weakness and stiffness in the wrists… Continue reading Hand, Wrist and Joint Pain

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Improve Balance, Stability and Coordination

Improve balance and coordination; reduce the risk of injury through proprioception training. What is proprioception? Proprioception is your sense of position. It is knowing where your body is in space without having to look, a subconscious process.  For example, it enables you to walk without looking at your feet. One’s proprioception tends to weaken with age. … Continue reading Improve Balance, Stability and Coordination

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Altering Your Biological Age

There are many theories to explain the process of aging.  However, there is a difference between chronological age and biological age.  Today life expectancy is increasing.  A new stage in the course of life, early old age, is being established.  Diet during this stage is very important.  Maintaining the correct diet along with exercising both… Continue reading Altering Your Biological Age

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What is stretching? Why Stretch?

Stretching is physical exercise.  It helps to improve a muscle’s elasticity, tone and flexibility.  It also works to enhance balance and increase blood circulation.  By warming up the muscles and raising the heart rate (HR), stretching prepares the body for exercise with improved physical performance. Stretching also increases production of synovial fluid that reduces friction… Continue reading What is stretching? Why Stretch?