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Walk Across Tennessee with Healthy Clarksville

 

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan will kickoff program June 3rd at Downtown Market

Healthy ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – Looking for a fun, easy way to ramp up your organization’s wellness program? Or get a personal improvement project started?

Then join Healthy Clarksville/Mayor’s Fitness Council for Walk Across Tennessee. Developed by University of Tennessee Extension, the Walk Across Tennessee campaign is designed to get Tennesseans on the path to health and fitness.

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United States Army to issue PT bracelet with 24/7 fitness tracking, remote mentoring

 

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U.S. ArmyWashington, D.C. – U.S. Army officials on Saturday announced it will soon field a personal fitness bracelet that will allow Army leaders to track their Soldiers’ fitness in real time.

The technology will enable Army leadership to monitor their Soldiers’ activity level, physical location, and intake of foods, liquids, and other substances. It also allows leaders to provide remote mentoring in real time, according to Dr. Duke McDirkington, the lead scientific advisor from the U.S. Army’s Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, or USARIEM, and the co-chair of the Army’s Physical Training Belt Task Force.

Army officials on Saturday announced it will soon field this personal fitness bracelet that will allow Army leaders to track their Soldiers' fitness in real time. The technology will enable Army leadership to monitor their Soldiers' activity level, physical location, and intake of foods, liquids, and other substances. (U.S. Army)

Army officials on Saturday announced it will soon field this personal fitness bracelet that will allow Army leaders to track their Soldiers’ fitness in real time. The technology will enable Army leadership to monitor their Soldiers’ activity level, physical location, and intake of foods, liquids, and other substances. (U.S. Army)

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American Heart Association says Midlife Fitness is linked to lower Stroke Risks later in Life

 

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American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – The more fit you are in your midlife, the less likely you are to have a stroke after age 65, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

“We all hear that exercise is good for you, but many people still don’t do it. Our hope is that this objective data on preventing a fatal disease such as stroke, will help motivate people to get moving and get fit,” said Ambarish Pandey, M.D., the first author of the study and a cardiology fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Being more physically fit in your mid- to late-40s was associated with lower stroke risks after age 65, independent of traditional stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation. (American Heart Association)

Being more physically fit in your mid- to late-40s was associated with lower stroke risks after age 65, independent of traditional stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation. (American Heart Association)

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American Heart Association says High Fitness Level reduces chance of developing Hypertension

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – People with the highest fitness levels are less likely to develop hypertension, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“If you’re exercising and you’re fit, your chances of developing hypertension are much less than someone else who has the same characteristics but isn’t fit,” said Mouaz H. Al-Mallah, M.D., senior author of the study and a cardiologist at the Henry Ford Heart and Vascular Institute in Detroit, Michigan. “Increasing exercise and fitness levels probably protects against many diseases.” «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Children’s Cardiovascular Fitness declining Worldwide

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Many kids don’t run as far or fast as their parents did, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013.

The decline in running fitness may indicate worse health in adulthood, the researchers said.

Boy holding basketball with others in background. (Copyright American Heart Association)

Boy holding basketball with others in background. (Copyright American Heart Association)

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Fort Campbell’s Estep Wellness Center offers “Power Lunch” Workouts

 

Fort Campbell's Morale, Welfare and Recreation - MWRFort Campbell, KY – If you’ve been finding it difficult to squeeze a workout into your schedule – Estep Wellness Center has exactly what you need!  Estep offers a “Power Lunch” workout on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:45am to 12:45pm. Drop the fast food and join Estep for one of these great sessions!

Monday’s Power Lunch consists of Tabata for 30 minutes, followed by Abs Ablaze for 15 minutes, ending with Stretch for 15 minutes. Tabata interval training is one of the most effective types of high intensity interval training. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Reconciliation Evangelistic Outreach Center to hold Summer Day Camp

 

Reconciliation Evangelistic Outreach CenterClarksville, TN – Reconciliation Evangelistic Outreach Center, is heading into the fourth year of its summer day camp for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Camp begins on June 10th and ends June 28th.

As a member of the National Summer Learning Association, the purpose of this camp, called Summer Education Learning Fundamentals or S.E.L.F., is to prevent the “summer slide” and enrich the lives of children in the Clarksville community and surrounding areas.

The main focus areas for S.E.L.F. are reinforcing reading, math, fitness, life skills and self-awareness, which are very important in a child’s development. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Academy introduces new Polar Cardio GX Training System

 

Clarksville AcademyClarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy continues to lead in enriching the education for today’s students with the use of technology. CA’s recent addition is the Polar Cardio GX Training System, which tracks and provides feedback for individual fitness performance via an electronic sensor.

Each student wears a sensor, built into an adjustable belt that is worn just below the chest. The feedback from the sensor is delivered by Bluetooth connection to the student and teacher’s iPad or Macbook.

Junior Connor Wise, Sophomores Josh Anderson & Jacob Morton work hard during spring conditioning at Clarksville Academy.  The Polar GX Cardio band monitors their progress as the workout intensifies.

Junior Connor Wise, Sophomores Josh Anderson & Jacob Morton work hard during spring conditioning at Clarksville Academy. The Polar GX Cardio band monitors their progress as the workout intensifies.

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Austin Peay State University receives grant to promote health and fitness

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Thanks to a state grant awarded to Austin Peay State University, designated walking trails on campus and nutrition education sessions are in the plans to encourage a healthier lifestyle.

The Tennessee Department of Health recently awarded the Eat Well, Play More Grant, which provides $20,000 in funding, to APSU to develop a program that will help those in the area have immediate access to an environment that encourages fitness and health. «Read the rest of this article»

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CrossFit Conversion brings Elite Fitness Training to Clarksville

 

CrossFit Aims to make members “Stronger Than Yesterday”

CrossFit ConversionClarksville, TN – When you walk into CrossFit Conversion, you know you are not at a typical gym.  The endless rows of treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bicycles that are the norm for a standard gym are nowhere to be found.

Instead, you are greeted by kettle bells, plyoboxes, and tractor tires. Rings and bars hang from the ceiling, and on one wall, you see a large digital clock with the motto “You vs. You” painted above it.

CrossFit Conversion. (Photo by Shea Halliburton)

CrossFit Conversion. (Photo by Shea Halliburton)

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