A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur... Read more
So there I was, cruising along on the exercise bike (as I often am) and thinking (as I often do). I was thinking about the positive, sometimes amazing changes I’ve made in my life thanks to fitness.
I was just about to congratulate myself... Read more
According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S... Read more
For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
I never get up early... I love sleeping in! I recently got a new job working 9+ hours a day at a daycare and if I want to eat breakfast, make my lunch & coffee, and get ready in time for work, I have to wake up around 4:30 in the morning!! And when... Read more
I just found out today I have degenerative disc disease in neck and lower back. She said no weights over 5 pounds. No running. No impact on back. I do crunches now and a few arm exercises now. I also have nerve damage in foot due to the back. She is... Read more
One of the worst things is finishing a workout and coming home to someone being angry with you for going. At this point I'm not sorry in any way for focusing on myself more than ever. It has to happen.... Read more
Last weekend, my family decided to go to a baseball game. The game started at 1:00, and when I asked my husband what he wanted to do about lunch, he asked "Can't we just eat there?" Ugh. The idea of my daughter eating nachos or a hot dog for lunch... Read more
Stephen Mariani (SJM1027) today weighs 184 pounds, down from a high of 475 pounds. Find out how he did it--and how this baseball fan's dream came true after shedding the weight. Read his story on the Huffington Post.Way to go, Stephen! &nbs... Read more
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