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Natural Awakenings North Central Florida
Moving Through Life
Simply making small changes in routine tasks—from house cleaning to grocery shopping—can add up to better health than the daily hour at the gym we tend to avoid.
10,000 Steps and Counting
Walking 10,000 steps a day began as a pedometer marketing ploy, but it’s become a goal worth striving for because of the way it beats back diseases like diabetes and breast cancer.
Try Some Stretches
Not all stretches are alike, so it helps to know what kind to do for what purpose.
Gyrotonic exercise, the latest trend in fitness studios, uses special equipment to enable smooth, circular motions that make the body more fluid and supple.
Fit For Life
The human body is designed to wear well at least through age 70, and with the right exercise, diet and activities, we can push that number higher.
Guidance from a personal trainer, clear goals and an ability to forgive our own slip-ups are key to staying on track with an exercise program.
For those of us that want to meditate but can’t sit still, labyrinths provide an active way to get in touch with our innermost self.
The good news about walking keeps mounting: A brisk stroll reduces anxiety and depression, helps us think more clearly and fosters honest shared conversation.
Popular Fitness Myths
Fitness advice is everywhere these days—and much of the most common advice is simply wrong-headed.
To make the right choice, take into account a health club’s location, equipment and culture—and then take it for a test drive.
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