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Watching Boob Tube vs Exercise!

Harvard research scientists found that every hour per day that women spent fitness walking instead of watching television they decreased their risk of obesity by 24% and diabetes by 34%. Photo image via American Woman Magazine

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Vitamin D ~ The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is called the Sunshine Vitamin because it’s produced in your skin when your naked skin (no sunscreen) is exposed to sunlight. It is a fat soluble vitamin and includes D1, D2, & D3. It can affect as many as 2000 genes in your body. There are many benefits to taking Vitamin D; regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, and it strengthens your immune system which helps fight disease. Vitamin D regulates...

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Flexibility naturally decreases with age. Stretching is essential to keep tendons, ligaments, and joints limber. Stretch only after you warm your muscles up to avoid damage to tendons and muscles. When stretching, fully extend the muscle and hold the stretch for a few seconds, but never bounce to avoid injury.

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To prevent injury when strength training, it is essential you warm up for 5 to 10 minutes with some light cardiovascular activity such as walking, jogging, cycling or rowing and then cool down with some light stretching for 5 to 10 minutes.

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