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Sweat, Sweet Sweat

7th August 2015

Fitness Friday

Some say they don’t sweat or they won’t sweat or they will do pretty much whatever it takes to not sweat including avoiding workouts, slowing down or stopping completely when even a hint of perspiration develops.  And that’s too bad because there are numerous rewards to working up a good sweat.

It’s a Good Thing
Sweating is our body’s natural air-conditioner that keeps us from overheating and perspiration is proof that we have a built-in mechanism for keeping…

Fitness Fridayfitness

We’ve all heard the typical reasons why we should exercise: improve our cardiovascular system, maintain our weight, increase our muscular strength, and enhance our appearance. However, there are also practical benefits of committing to consistent physical activity

You can eat more.
Exercise allows you to consume greater quantities of food and still maintain an appropriate caloric balance.  In the short term, you are burning calories from the recent bout of activity. …

By Deborah Evans Parker, Director of WellnessSleep good for health
Fitness Friday

We live in a society that prides itself on accomplishment and multi-tasking.  We then combine this lifestyle with information overload, blue screens and being constantly plugged in and wonder why our sleep, memory, performance, mood and health suffer. 

Sleep deprivation is a condition of not having enough sleep and can be either chronic or acute for many.  Sleep deprivation is an emergent concern for health, safety, work…