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Everything You Know About Fitness Is a Lie. I hate the gym.

Everything You Know About Fitness Is a Lie

At least, I hate "the gym" as imagined by the modern American health club: the mindless repetitions on the weight machines, halfhearted crunches, daytime TV during the treadmill.

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Boot Camp. Memberly Helps You Give Your Day Job The Finger. Jesse Thorn produces a web series that teaches men how to dress like grown ups.

Memberly Helps You Give Your Day Job The Finger

Writer: Gym Of The Month - Bodybuilding.com Gym Of The Month! Background We spend a lot of time at Bodybuilding.com showcasing the best athletes, trainers, training programs, nutritional plans, motivators and all you could ever know about correct supplementation.

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But none of it is worth a hoot if you don't train, and having a great place to work out greatly increases your chance to succeed. To highlight gyms that are great places to work out we're going to award one gym a month our Bodybuilding.com Gym of the Month Award. So unless you're the super disciplined home gym type, we hope you're looking for the same things we are in a great gym; friendly knowledgeable staff, lots of free weights, the right type of machines, and a motivating environment where serious training is taking place at a price you can afford.

He can be contacted at gymofthemonth@bodybuilding.com. Articles :: Sorted By Date Gym Of The Month: Los Campeones Gym When Benjamin took over this gym it was out of date on the gym floor and the back end. Health Sector Takes On Childhood Obesity. With about one in three children in the United States obese or overweight, according to government statistics, the need for such programs is clear.

Health Sector Takes On Childhood Obesity

But, experts say, creating them will be challenging. Other than intensive hospital-based programs, few proven models exist for helping children and adolescents achieve and maintain a healthier weight, and researchers do not even fully understand the factors that contributed to the rapid rise in childhood obesity in recent years. “If this were easy, if there were clear outcomes for success, we would be investing in these,” said Dr. Samuel R. Nussbaum, the chief medical officer for WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest health insurers.

Beyond tender loving care: 'TLCs' promise health and happiness. Lifestyle changes -- such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others -- can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses, according to a new paper published by the American Psychological Association.

Beyond tender loving care: 'TLCs' promise health and happiness

Multiple mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, can be treated with certain lifestyle changes as successfully as diseases such as diabetes and obesity, according to Roger Walsh, M.D., PhD. of the University of California, Irvine's College of Medicine. Depression and Anxiety Treatment Improved by Lifestyle Changes. A 2011 report published by the American Psychological Association says that lifestyle factors, such as getting more exercise, taking certain supplements, spending time in nature, helping others, etc. can be just as effective as medication or therapy to treat a wide range of mood disorders, including anxiety and depression.

Depression and Anxiety Treatment Improved by Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle Changes Effective Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Other Mood Disorders ScienceDaily.com writes in their article "Beyond tender loving care: 'TLCs' promise health and happiness" that mental health professionals have for sometime, underestimated the benefit lifestyle factors can have in treating mental health disorders, as well as the negative impact certain lifestyle behaviors can have on their patient's well-being. These findings come from the recent (2011) paper by Roger Walsh M.D., PhD, “Lifestyle and Mental Health,” (American Psychologist). Mind games: The behavioural economics of exercise habits. In the US, obesity – and the chronic diseases it can cause – is putting health policy under enormous strain (Flegal et al. 2010).

Mind games: The behavioural economics of exercise habits

One recent study finds that between 1993 and 2008 obesity was a greater threat to the health of Americans than smoking (Jia and Lubetkin 2010). But it is not just the US. The rise in hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease may have been most pronounced in the developed world, but many rapidly developing countries including India and China are now following this disturbing trend (Sugerman et al. 2003 and Mathers et al. 2006). Increasingly sedentary lifestyles of many adults partially explain the increase in obesity over recent years.

Wellness at work reaps big returns. TEXAS A&M (US) — Wellness programs are smart for employees and the bottom line, a new study shows.

Wellness at work reaps big returns

The return on investment is sometimes as high as six to one. To achieve those kinds of results, employers cannot merely offer workers a few passes to a fitness center and nutrition information in the cafeteria, researchers report in the December issue of Harvard Business Review. The most successful wellness programs are supported by six essential pillars: engaged leadership at multiple levels; strategic alignment with the company’s identity and aspirations; a design that is broad in scope and high in relevance and quality; broad accessibility; internal and external partnerships; and effective communications. The researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center studied 10 organizations that have financially sound workplace wellness programs.

Exercise at work boosts productivity, Swedish researchers find. Devoting work time to physical activity can lead to higher productivity, according to a study performed by researchers at Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet that is being published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Exercise at work boosts productivity, Swedish researchers find

The study shows that it is possible to use work time for exercise or other health-promoting measures and still attain the same or higher production levels. The same production levels with fewer work hours means greater productivity, while at the same time individuals benefit from better health as a result of the physical activity. Healthy Leaders, Healthy Businesses