The Perfect Exercise Prescription

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By Madeleine Ortiz Physical activity provides a wide range of health benefits for just about everyone. It is associated with improved heart health, lower cholesterol, decreased abdominal fat and a reduced risk for chronic disease. More importantly, these benefits are independent of a person’s BMI, meaning even if a person is medically classified as overweight…

3 Surprising Reasons Physical Activity Is Great For Children

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By Madeleine Ortiz According to the World Health Organization, over 80% of adolescents do not get the recommended one hour of physical activity each day. Many experts have attributed the increase in childhood obesity to this sharp decline in physical activity – but weight and body size aren’t the only reasons children should be getting…

The Big Benefits of Exercise

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By: Madeleine Ortiz It’s still dark outside, but the alarm clock is chiming. Press snooze and contemplate whether or not morning workouts are worth climbing out of the comfy bed for….  And the truth is that if you’re exercising in the hopes of burning calories for weight loss, the answer is probably no, your workouts…