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Staying at home all day may be a boring experience for most people, especially those who are used to going to the gym or practicing outdoor sports.  However, staying at home doesn’t mean you have to let go of your active lifestyle and spend most of the time sleeping. Instead of complaining about a sudden lifestyle change, get creative and you’ll find plenty of things to keep yourself busy at home. [Read more]

Jogging regularly places strain on bones and muscles. Over some time, your bones become stronger and can handle increased stress. Stronger bones are less likely to break or experience an injury. Jogging is especially beneficial for older adults who experience progressive loss of bone density. Stronger bones help to decrease the risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other skeletal diseases. [Read more]

If you’ve ever begun to work out feeling stressed out, and felt nothing but positive feelings by the end of your workout, you aren’t alone. A study from Princeton University has found that getting exercise changes your brain chemistry. It enhances the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA, whose function, among other things, is to lower anxiety. [Read more]

Is it time to give your exercise routine a shot in the arm? If you’ve been following the same structured program so long that you can anticipate the next moves long before you work through the current ones, you may be overdue for a change. Fitness experts encourage variety if you want to continue to improve your fitness level. [Read more]

At some point in life, many people recognize the need to lose weight, build muscle or otherwise attempt to recapture the youth and vitality that seems to be slipping away. Little wonder that there are numerous options at every turn to join in some established health and fitness program promising to change your life forever. [Read more]

Combine loads of sunshine with expansive flat lands and you are going to find yourself a thriving golf community. That is definitely the case when it comes to Arizona. Golf clubs can be found throughout the state, some of them exceptionally beautiful. With more than 20 golf courses in the Scottsdale area alone, chances are that if you’ve in Arizona for a little while then you already know where a golf course is local to your home. What you may not realize is that golf could be the answer to one of your biggest weight loss problems: finding a form of exercise that keeps you interested and on the move day after day. [Read more]