The Benefits of Rebounding

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The benefits of rebounding have been touted for quite some time.  In 1980, NASA was looking for the best way to recondition astronauts after they returned from space.  During a 14 days space trip they lost up to 15% of their bone and muscle mass.  It seems that in a zero gravity environment, the body […]

In Search of the Elusive Exercise Afterburn

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It is often cited that there are additional calories burned above and beyond the actual time you exercise.  However, you will find that there are about an equal number of studies that either support or counter the case.  All exercisers hope it is true and some even swear by it. A small study of 10 men, […]

Excuses, Excuses

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“Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.” – George Washington Carver, botanist It is said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.  Many people will make the decision to lose some excess weight and often “diet” over and over again […]

Is Obesity Becoming Normal?

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Following a trend which started here in the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO), issued a new obesity report for Europe.  They looked at obesity levels in the 53 countries that comprise the European Region and found the results disturbing saying that up to 27 percent of 13-year-olds and 33 percent of 11-year-olds are […]

May Is National Bike Month

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Bikeway networks are emerging along urban, low-traffic streets as residents employ increasing pedal power in cities like Cambridge, MA; New York City, NY; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA.   Tourism and transportation trend watchers note that the amount of on-street bicycle parking provides a ready gauge to how rider-friendly a city is. Still, according […]