Category: Physical Activity


One More Reason to Get Moving

We know that exercise does a body good (certainly more so than drinking milk!). But even more evidence is being discovered–irisin being the most recent. Named after the greek messenger goddess Iris, this hormone is debuting as a critical communicator…

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Many More Reasons to Get Moving: Part 2

Although the role of exercise in preventing various cancers is not clear, researchers have suspected the maintenance of a healthy body weight to contribute.  This reference to a healthy body weight relates more to the amount of fat (white fat…

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Many More Reasons to Get Moving: Part 1

It’s 4:30 pm and the countdown has begun until quitting time (only 60 min to go, 59 min, 58 min…).  For many, the idea of going to a gym or taking a brisk walk after work is the last thing…

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Small Steps, Big Difference

So we know we need to move more, but how do we do it in a society that values productivity at a sedentary desk instead of while being active (well of course this depends on your job, but a vast…

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Keep Things Moving: Part 2

So we’ve talked about keeping things moving through our digestive tracts by adding more real, fiber-rich foods into our diets.  Now to keeping our bodies moving!Although some may ask why we need to walk or ride bikes if we have…

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