Friday, October 10, 2008

BODYPUMP Group Fitness Program - Les Mills Global

More about Body Pump
BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast!

Benefits:
  • Burn up to 600 calories per class for fat loss
  • Improve your strength
  • Improve your general fitness
  • Shape and tone your muscles
  • Improve your bone density (helps ward off osteoporosis)
  • Gives you a sense of achievement


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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You: Calories on the Menu

Fasten your belt buckles. With Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s putting the ink on landmark legislation, California’s chain restaurants menus will soon join New York City in providing patrons all the calories, grams of fat, carbohydrates and other nutritional information they’d never want you to know about.

On Sept. 30, 2008, California became the first state nationwide to require chain restaurants with more than 15 outlets to post calorie counts for each item on their menus and menu boards. In January, New York City became the first American city to pass a law requiring full disclosure of calories on restaurant menus.

This American Council on Exercise page also includes a list of foods to eat rather than similar high calorie and fat options. Many are more than 200 calories less.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

New federal exercise guidelines include strength training

At a block party at the Henry R. Benavidez Community Center in Las Cruces, N.M., Erika Lopez and her daughter Brianna, 7, do push-ups after tossing dice that tells how many and what exercise to do. More Americans need to incorporate strength training through push-ups, weightlifting or resistance bands, the government recommends.
By Norm Dettlaff, Las Cruces Sun-News, AP

The US government raised the bar for physical activity levels today and nobody's exempt, not even kids or older adults — everybody needs to get moving. The new Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are the most comprehensive federal recommendations ever and the new gold standard.

Read the guidelines and federal toolkit

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