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Exercising inside when it’s cold

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, February 15, 2016

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Day 13 of 30

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, October 22, 2012

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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Exercise of the Month – The Beast

This is one of my favorite exercises to do to get a big metabolic boost and all the muscles working in a short period of time with minimal equipment. Try it. Vary it. Accommodate it to your capabilities and you will see great benefits.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, October 1, 2012

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Yes it is 5am. Why Not?

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, October 1, 2012

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Success is not Simple

It is easy to overlook the steps necessary to be successful. Think about all you have to do and take the time to uncover all stones.
It will make your journey more manageable.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, September 24, 2012

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New Fitness Funny

New Fitness Funny

New Fitness Funny

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, August 27, 2012

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Two Exercises for People over 40

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, August 20, 2012

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Not exercising is as bad as smoking

Exercise is key

Exercise is key

This is an article about a U.K. study that was recently released. It is definitely worth reading.
I know you’ll find it eye-opening.

If you thought kicking the cigarette habit was enough to keep you healthy, you may want to go and find your trainers.
Because failing to take enough exercise is as deadly as smoking, researchers say.
More than 90,000 lives in Britain each year from illnesses including heart disease, breast and bowel cancer and diabetes.

The death toll is only marginally lower than that for smoking, which is responsible for around 100,000 deaths annually.
Under NHS guidelines, everyone is meant to take at least two and a half hours of exercise a week including walking, gardening or even housework.

But only about a third do, with a fifth saying they work up a sweat only once a month.
Researchers at Harvard estimated the number of lives lost each year because of a lack of exercise.
The study, published in The Lancet, found that worldwide it leads to one in ten deaths, or 5.3million of the 57million deaths globally.
In Britain, however, the proportion is even higher and nearly one in six deaths are directly caused by our couch potato lifestyle.

This includes almost one in five bowel cancer deaths, one in six from breast cancer and one in ten from heart disease.
Lead researcher Dr I-Min Lee, from Harvard Medical School, said: ‘Am I surprised that it’s comparable to smoking, no.
‘Only about one quarter of the world’s  population smoke but about two thirds are inactive.

‘The UK is doing worse than the world average. We’re not sure why this is but only about a third are taking the recommended amount. It could be to do with the weather. There is also a lack of infrastructure to encourage people to walk and cycle.
‘A good way to get people active is by commuting to work – walking and cycling.

‘This happens in London, but even here it’s tough because the roads are so narrow.’

Dr Lee added that in future she hoped those who didn’t take exercise would be regarded as ‘social pariahs’.
‘Tobacco has done it successfully. Many years ago most people smoked but now you are a pariah if you smoke,’ she added
Dr Lee said her figures on the proportion of deaths in the UK caused by lack of physical activity were only an estimate.
And campaigners insisted that smoking caused many more cases of cancer than not exercising.
Dr Claire Knight, health information manager at Cancer Research UK, said: ‘When it comes to preventing cancer, stopping smoking is by far the most important thing you can do.

‘Smoking is responsible for over 60,000 cases of the disease each year in the UK, making it the biggest preventable cause of cancer.
‘But the role of physical activity in cancer prevention shouldn’t be underestimated.’

According to research funded by the charity, keeping active could help to prevent more than 3,000 cases of breast, bowel and womb cancer in the UK each year.

In a separate study, also published in The Lancet, Brazilian researchers ranked Britain as third from bottom in a European league table of exercise.
The nation has twice as many ‘inactive’ adults as France, Greece and the Netherlands, according to their analysis of World Health Organization data.

We can help you at The Body House. Getting people more fit and healthy is what we do.
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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, August 13, 2012

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Really?… I mean really?

Really?

On the rare occasion that I go to my local gym I often take a peak at what the personal trainers are doing with their clients. I do it to both observe as well as learn. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised at some of the good things I see going on. Most often I am incredibly “under-whelmed” to see how unprofessional the trainers are and how disengaged they are from the client who is paying them good money for their services.

Recently, I was so shocked at a training situation that was so going so poorly I wanted to take my phone out snap a photo. Unfortunately, I left in my locker so a picture of this instance is not available. Here is my description of what occurred.

The trainer brought client over to a step that was set about 30” inches high. That is about twice standard height for a step. He then asked his client to perform step-ups. This exercise requires placing one foot on the step and pushing off the rear foot until you have lifted your body so both feet are on the step. It is standard to set a step at 12” or 18”. The client was visibly struggling. It is not unusual for a trainer to work with a client who is being challenged by an exercise. Actually that is part of the job. What was strange to me was that as the client was struggling the “trainer” was sitting in a chair leaned back with his hands perched behind his head.

About fifteen minutes later the trainer returned to the same spot with new client. Once again he had the client perform the same step-up on the same 30” step. True to form he leans back and assumes his previous position. As before, the client is struggling. This time the client tells the trainer that this may be too hard because the step is too high for him.

This must have been serious situation because it actually prompted the trainer to stand up. He faces the client and says: “When I do it my step 4 inches higher.” Then he sits down and assumes his previous position. I’m sure that the client would have loved to stand on the step, jump off and drop kick the trainer right in the face! Unfortunately, this type of service (if you really want to refer to it as such) is all too common.

This stuff never happens at The Body House.
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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Saturday, August 4, 2012

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