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Entries in iPhone Apps (14)

Thursday
Jan172013

New IHRSA App just in time for convention

If you have been to any of the IHRSA International Convention and Trade Shows then you know there is a lot going on. At times, even with the most experienced convention attendee there can be the stress of not getting to an event in time or missing an event you were unaware of.

Just in time for the March extravaganza, IHRSA has unveiled the IHRSA App. While it will be helpful year-round, there are many extras that will certainly make IHRSA 2013 easier to navigate and enjoy.

With all of the schedules, bios on speakers, ability to personalize your agenda, search trade show exhibitors, map from one booth to another, and more, having the app on your Smartphone, tablet or laptop will make your experience seamless.

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Friday
Jul202012

Children who watch too much TV could have expanded waistlines

A Canadian study says that the more hours in front of a television at a young age will most likely result in more inches around the waistline when they get older.

An obvious finding? Sure, but when you see the numbers is when it really hits.

The study, in a BioMed Central journal, shows that for children 4 ½ years old who watch 18 hours of television per week could see an iextra one-third of an inch around their waist by age 10. Not startling, mind-boggling numbers, but by 18, 20, 25 years old, who knows what size pants you will be buying.

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Friday
Jul132012

Conference mixes fitness with well-being

Some of us need a little something different from working out in the gym there's Living at Your Peak, coming to Vail, Colo., in September.

Living at Your Peak is the only symposium that is for those who want to live longer and better, while impacting the well-being of the world around them.

The inagural event will feature experts and sessions on fitness, nutrition, cognitive health and well-being, preventive medicine, longevity and stress, sports fitness and personal health.

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Friday
Jun292012

Train as if you were heading to London Olympics

The American Council on Exercise is inspired by the Olympics and has created workouts hoping you will be, too.

In anticipation of the Olympics ACE has created four, week-long workouts inspired by events: gymnastics, cycling, swimming and track and field.

Former Olympians Allyson Felix and Dominique Dawes had a hand in their former event workouts, track and field and gymnastics, respectively. Both are on the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, which is supported by IHRSA.

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Friday
Jun222012

Never too old to start working out

A trip to the doctor after age 40 will usually result in many questions regarding healthy habits. How often do you exercise? Are you eating healthy?

Fitness veteran and author Carey Long has shifted his focus from young hardbodies earlier in his career to the over-40 crowd now.

Once a common thought that after 40 it was too late to get in shape, he said, but science has proven otherwise. 

He points out that there are many studies that the older demographic respond well to strength training and aerobic exercise. He noted that experts say that a 15-20 year decrease in biological age can be attained with easy changes in your routine and diet.

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