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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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Get “Hot for the Holidays” with Estep Wellness Center

 

Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – Estep Wellness Center wants you to get “Hot for the Holidays”!  Hot for the Holidays is a program designed to take advantage of the great fitness schedule Estep already offers with over 50 ways to get fit.

But cardio and strength training is only 80% of the journey to a healthier you. Nutrition is the other 20% and that’s where “Tasty Tuesdays” come in.  Estep will be offering nutrition classes on December 4th, 11th and 18th at 10:30am and 4:30pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan hosting Greenway Walk this Saturday

 

Clarksville GreenwayClarksville, TN – Mayor Kim McMillan invites everyone to join her for a “Move with the Mayor” event this Saturday morning.  The Mayor’s Fitness Council is hosting a walk on the Clarksville Greenway/RiverWalk on Saturday, August 18th at 9:00am.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out and getting some exercise this weekend with an easy walk.  The view is beautiful and the RiverWalk is a perfect place to get moving. «Read the rest of this article»

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Weight loss and increased fitness slow decline of mobility in adults

 

NIH-funded research could lead to lower health care costs for adults with type 2 diabetes

National Institutes of Health LogoWashington, D.C. – Weight loss and increased physical fitness nearly halved the risk of losing mobility in overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes, according to four-year results from the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The results are published in the March 29, 2012, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

“Being able to perform routine activities is an important contributor to quality of life,” said Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., director of the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which led the study. “These findings add support to making lifestyle changes that improve health and reduce disability in people with type 2 diabetes, changes that already have been shown to prevent the disease and provide a good return on investment.”

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