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Keeping Up With Who?

 

Gym BagClarksville, TN – Yesterday I noticed a crazy phenomenon at the gym. The folks who are not in the best shape try really hard to keep up with the instructor and other folks who are in great shape. On the surface this is a great thing. The positive peer pressure motivates some to dig harder than they ever thought they could.

But, it can also be discouraging.

See, try as they might, the 45 year old housewife who has never worked out a day in her life will never be 21 again. The 39 year old dude with the beer belly will never be 18. Crunches  don’t turn back the clock. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 9th, 2013

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Summer Youth Program, Youth Co-Ed Flag Football, Mayor’s Summer Night Lights, and Back to School Splash School Supply Drive.

Summer Youth Program

Summer Youth Program

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for June 2nd, 2013

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Summer Youth Program, Liberty Park Pond Closed, Fort Defiance Marches to the Past, Youth Co-Ed Flag Football, and Warrior Week Picnic.

Warrior Week Picnic Rescheduled for June 22nd, 2013.

Warrior Week Picnic Rescheduled for June 22nd, 2013.

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Praying Over Backwards

 

Pulled MuscleClarksville, TN – It’s been a while since I have written so I figured today is the day. After all, I can’t really work… or move much.

I was working out this morning at CF Sola Gratia (near Crossfit Sola Fide, behind Sam’s Club). I’ve been doing crossfit for a couple months now and have been seeing better results than I expected. I was used to going to a gym but gyms get fairly boring after a couple of workouts.

This morning I had a great warm up and I worked up to the weight I would use on my deadlift. After 41 reps I was setting the weight down and I felt it – SNAP! – a muscle said “goodnight.” I’m not sure if it is my gluteus or where my upper hamstring connects, but either way, it was on fire. On to the prayer, stretching and essential oils. «Read the rest of this article»

 

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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American Heart Association reports regular physical activity reduces risk of dementia in older people

 

Thirty minutes of physical activity three times a week had a significant impact on brain health.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Regular physical activity may help older people reduce their chances of getting dementia.

In a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, older, non-disabled people who regularly engaged in physical activity reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment of any etiology by 60 percent.

The protective effect of regular physical activity remained regardless of age, education, changes in the brain’s white matter and even previous history of stroke or diabetes, researchers said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fitness: Keep it Simple

 

weightlossWhen we are young we do not think much about fitness. That is because we are always active. We “Play”. As we get older and the demands of life sets in we lose that element out of our lives, but we do not have to.

The weather outside is getting nice at this time of year so go outside and “Play”. Run, swim, bike, hike, whatever. Just be active with something that will get your heart rate up.

You do not have to go on a crash diet in order to lose weight, just be aware of what you are taking in and how much. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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