Fitness Matters

If you're worried about strength training being detrimental to your children's growth don't be! Studies have shown that kids as young as six years old can lift weights without any negative effects. The key is proper technique and supervision from a qualified coach. Here are 5 benefits of lifting weights for kids/teens you shouldn't ignore:  
  1. Increased strength
  2. Improved body composition
  3. Strong Bones
  4. Improved mental health
  5. Greater self-confidence
  Credit for the Article: Marcus Borg.
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The Men’s Health Challenge: UK Politicians show off their new and improved bodies

Politics can be a jungle and while we don’t necessarily agree with our public servants all the time, we can all admire those who take the time to get fit. As President Barrack Obama once said, exercise is the best way for the mind and body to have harmony so it’s very refreshing to see leaders shape up in order to be able to lead well. Read more
When you think about ways to get healthier, it often involves increasing your activity levels in some way. But, as it turns out, one of the best things you can do for your health is get the right amount of sleep. Sleep deprivation increases your risk of cardiovascular disease or a heart attack, diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure. A lack of proper sleep also has been linked to a lower libido and an increase in depression and anxiety. So, if you find yourself having a.
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Exercise has had a Goldilocks problem, with experts debating just how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount to improve health and longevity. Two new, impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect. The studies also found that prolonged or intense exercise is unlikely to be harmful and could add.
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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of US adults have obesity—this dietary driven disease kills more than twice as many people as infectious disease. Obesity is a growing problem among people from all walks of life—this is especially true with children since the convenience of technology usage has limited their physical activity, and the availability of overly processed foods, such as pizza, sugary snacks, other fast food, have made children overweight. Physicians have correlated, through recent studies, that obesity.
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