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Play More, Sit Less
Play More, Sit Less

Based on the large number of over-tired parents of small children out there, it is usually assumed that these children are constantly on the move. However, research has found that children are sedentary 73 to 84 per cent of the time that they are awake. Additionally, even though we know that “screen time” can have many detrimental effects on child development both physically and socially, most children are now exposed to “screen time” too early in life and for far...

5 Pushup Tips You Need to Know
5 Pushup Tips You Need to Know

"I can do 50 push-ups! How many can you do?!" Ah yes, the age-old challenge issued by thousands of retired jocks and drunken teens across America in real-time as I write this post. It would seem that push ups tend to be the universal default measurement of strength when a vacant bench press is not available. The physical reality of the 50 push up claim often ends up looking more like a beached epileptic seal on amphetamines and less like...

Top Exercise Questions, Answered.
Top Exercise Questions, Answered.

Ask The Trainer: Top Exercise Questions, Answered by Julio A. Salado, NSCA-CPT., USAW Coach. I was recently asked by a publisher to answer a slew of popular questions regarding fitness, nutrition and personal training. The questions ranged from "Is it safe for pregnant women to workout?" to "Is it better to perform cardio before or after lifting weights or should cardio be done on a completely different day?" to "What should a personal trainer take into consideration when working with...

The 'facts' behind energy bracelets
The 'facts' behind energy bracelets

Recently a friend returned from a trip and brought me one of those energy/healing wrist bands as a gift, more so as a gag, since I had been questioning the fantastic claims that the producers make. This was a product that is similar to what you may have seen in the infomercials on television over the last year. The marketing wizards seem to have struck a nerve since these bands have become quite popular and I even saw some of...

Mind-Body
Mind-Body

For those who think 'yoga' is what Jon Belushi yells over and over in "Animal House," I have some disappointing news: it's not. For those who have a desire to be more in-touch with their bodies while building a strong mental foundation, please read on, for Webb the Fitness Guy has come to speak on the benefits of yoga. An ancient Indian discipline for the mind, body and spirit, yoga has been practiced for millennia, dating back to the early...

Resolution 2012
Resolution 2012

It's December 31st. The time from late-November until now has been full of non-stop food funneling not unlike Adam Richmond on Man vs. Food; heck, Travel Channel could do a show on YOU after the last month and a half. Groggy, bloated and scavenging for food is no way to go through life, you realize. Whatever shall you do? Never fear, Webb the Fitness Guy is here, and I've got a few tips to help you create, stick to, and...