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Practicing the Form

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

The names of the moves in tai chi chien are not as consistent and universal as the names in Yang style tai chi chaun, although some are romantic or exotic, e.g., “Bird Seeking Lodging Flies Into Forest,” and “Biggest Star in the Big Dipper.” Many teachers prefer to use physical descriptions for each move e.g., “Raise knee and windmill chop,” or “Backward step and inverted thrust”. (more…)

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Ryan’s Journal: Week Six. Part 2

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Outstanding job with your cardiovascular activity this week! It’s the best week you’ve had so far. Both your duration and variety were ideal. The shin splints probably came about from worn shoes, as you guessed. Or, it could be from doing a little too much jogging, too soon. If the shins are still bothering you, perform more of a brisk walk than jogging. (more…)

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Ryan’s Journal: Week Six. Part 1

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

I had much better control of both exercise and food this week. I did not have to travel this week, which makes it much easier. The test will come next week, since I will be out Monday through Thursday. Each day I will be in a different city, which will tax both the proper diet and exercise. (more…)

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Joan’s Journal

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

My sickness continued into this week — a lingering, body-aching cold/virus-type thing that my antibiotics don’t seem to be helping. Last night was the first night I felt physically worthwhile, but this morning I am drained again from the workout. Because I didn’t feel well all week, I wasn’t able to get any of the work done that I had taken on vacation with me, so I came home early. (more…)

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Fitness Meets the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

With computers being a mainstay in most homes and offices, fitness has finally gone high tech. The new century has introduced computerized fitness, and it appears to be the wave of the future. Take a look at what’s happening:

Online Fitness Training Services
Liz Neporent, M.Ed., board member of the American Council on Exercise and host of “Lizzy Fit” on eYada.com, says “techno-workouts” are a hot trend for 2011. (more…)

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Self-Regulation & Self-Determination

Friday, June 1st, 2012

The safety and quality of fitness instruction are of profound interest to fitness facility owners/managers. Which is probably why you can’t read an industry periodical these days without finding some mention about the need for regulation over personal trainer certifications. (more…)

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Armand Tecco’s Evaluation and Plan for Leigh. Part 2

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Cardiovascular Exercise
In light of your joint problems, I am recommending that you stick to a treadmill-walking program for your cardiovascular activity. Although you say you can realistically devote only three days per week to exercise, I would like to see you increase that to four or five days if possible. (more…)

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Armand Tecco’s Evaluation and Plan for Leigh. Part 1

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Hello Leigh,

Welcome to the drkoop.com Four Get Fit program. Joining this program shows you are serious about making healthy changes in your life. (more…)

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Erin’s Journal Week Eight. Part 2

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Sharon’s Reply
Erin,

I am sorry you still do not feel well, and I hope that you resolve this problem soon. It is an effort to shop, cook and clean up after cooking balanced meals when you are sick. Keep reminding yourself that eating healthy is part of the treatment to feeling better. (more…)

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Erin’s Journal Week Eight. Part 1

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Hello,

We are still having problems with email, so this is coming from work again. Still haven’t been feeling well; they’ve decided that I don’t have a sinus infection, and they’ve checked for mono, but still nothing that explains why I haven’t been feeling well. (more…)

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