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Today is National Walking Day

Today is National Walking Day!

The American Heart Association is encouraging all of us Americans to lace up and get moving today, April 2. Whether it’s walking, running, biking, playing sports or joining a group class, the goal is getting more active. The association recommends at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly for adults, 60 minutes a day for kids.

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Zumba for Cats

Okay, I thought I'd heard everything, but Zumba for Cats?

I'm not kidding.....Zumba for cats.

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flickr/ tedeytan
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Wednesday, April 3, is National Walking Day

This Wednesday is National Walking Day, and the YMCA is celebrating.

The downtown David D. Hunting Y is having a free event  from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

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flickr/Joint Base Lewis McChord
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Maybe Lifting 538 Pounds Isn’t Such A Good Idea (video)

Oops!  This weightlifter knew he could deadlift 538-pounds with no problem. So what was the problem?

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Valentine’s Day Blues? Here’s how to Beat It!

It's Valentine's Day! HAPPY DAY TO ALL!

For many of us, Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate the 'love of our life.'  We want to appreciate our romantic relationship.

For others, Valentine's Day is a total drag.  It's just a reminder that you're lonely and don't have someone special in your life.  That's a big "Ouch!"

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By: Lars Baron Collection: Getty Images Sport
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Starting An Exercise Program From The Head Down

Saturday morning, early summer. We're six months removed from our New Year's Resolution of getting in better shape. All of us who have tried and tried some more to follow an exercise plan know it is difficult

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Never Too Late.

Monday, day to get back on track with my exercise routine. Spin class MWF. Powerflex TT. Love the downtown YMCA. Love the organised classes. Older I get the more I appreciate having an "appointment" to workout

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Ineffective Exercises
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Are Your Exercises a Waste of Time?

With a new study indicating that stretching before exercising may not prevent injury after all (unless you're already a dedicated stretcher), it seems like a good time for an optimization of our sweat-time.

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Jack Lalanne's 95th Birthday Party
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Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies

Eat well.  Trim down. Pump iron.  It worked for years for 96 year old fitness guru and innovator of "getting healthy", Jack LaLanne.  It was however from complications of pneumonia that claimed Jack Lanne's life over the weekend.  Jack was the guy who preached health and exercise before heal

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Toning Shoes: Fitness or Fiction?

I won't lie, I'm ready to jump on the toning shoe bandwagon. Not the chunky ones that look mildly corrective, but the ones that get the hot guy to check you out because he's not distracted by your ugly shoes. Yeah, those.  The ads are persuasive: get in shape without going to gym,  get a workout while you walk, get the butt of your dreams. So, do they work at all? A  study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) says maybe not:

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Short Breaks From Sitting Help Trim Your Waist
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Stretch or Walk Frequently for a Thinner Waist

Get up and walk around as much as you can, even if that's only for a minute or so at a time. That's the message from a new population health study at the University of Queensland.

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