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Benefits of Fitness Trackers

9th October 2015

Fitness Friday

Familiar saying: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” 

Today’s updated version: “The accumulation of 10,000 steps begins with a single step and a fitness tracker to record your progress.”

Fitness trackers are popular and helpful for many reasons; below are some of the benefits.

Automatic Monitoring
With today’s trackers, all you need to do to monitor your activity and sleep patterns is place the item on your wrist, put it in your…

Ideas for Yoga at the Office

18th September 2015

Fitness Friday

You may have heard about the detrimental effects of sedentary behavior—physicians, wellness experts and fitness buffs are spreading the word that sitting too much can be hazardous to your health. And it’s not just sitting in front of the TV.  Most Americans also spend a lot of time behind the wheel, at a desk and in front of a computer at work—so we are logging a lot of sitting down time. Unfortunately, the repercussions are so much more than losing muscle tone in…

Fitness Friday

Many Americans list lower back pain as one of their most common and annoying complaints.  Our lifestyle habit of sitting too much can be a contributing factor.  In a typical day, most of us eat our meals seated at a table, spend time commuting in a car, work on a computer at a desk and relax by watching television in an easy chair.  This repetitive behavior shortens muscles in the legs and hips subsequently causing strain in the lower back.
Backaches can also result from…