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Teeter Hang Ups EP-960 Inversion Table

Teeter Hang Ups claims that their new EP-560 inversion table can be assembled in 13 minutes, so I put it to the test.  I have assembled other models in the past, but this was my first time with their newest series of tables.  The 13 minutes is possible, but only after you've taken all the parts out of the box.  Teeter does a nice job with protecting their tables during … [Read more...]

What Bike Fits You…?

Physiotherapy is kind of new, or so I always thought. So I was surprised when the very nice man who tortured me in hospital told me that Hippocrates himself had used massage, manipulation and hydrotherapy to treat patients.  Physical therapy it seems is as old as the science of medicine, dating back at least to 460 BC, and on the biggest problems physical therapists face is … [Read more...]

2014- Top Holiday Exercise Gifts for Under $50!

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It may be hard to believe, but the holiday season is almost upon us.  We've picked out ten of the best fitness gifts for under $50. Stay tuned as we plan to put out more recommendations for gifts under $100, $200, $500, and more! Ab Roller Slide: These things have been popular for some time, and they are very simply to use.  We have had customers buy one for themselves, and … [Read more...]

What Does Lemon Oil Do For You?

Lemon essential oil

Lemon (Citrus limon) has a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting. Lemon consists of 68 percent dlimonene, a powerful antioxidant. It is delightfully refreshing in water and may be beneficial for the skin. Lemon may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods. Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of lemons. Jean Valnet MD estimated that … [Read more...]

Eat healthy for healthy hair

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Hey guys, today I would like to talk a bit about what foods you should eat for healthy hair. If you eat a healthy well balanced diet your entire body will be healthy and this means every single cell, up to the hair and nails. I noticed a lot of people say “eat healthy if you want health hair, eat zinc rich foods, get enough protein and B vitamins” but very few people are saying … [Read more...]

5 Mood-Boosting Diet Tips

Healthier foods have been proven to have an impact on our moods in research done over the past several years. People who have diets rich in heavy foods like deserts, fried foods, processed meats, alcohol, etc. are more likely to have an increased risk of depression. Choose to eat healthier foods that could help fight against depression. Here are five tips, originally found … [Read more...]

Are Exercise Balls Evil?

Are Exercise Balls Evil?

Probably not. Perhaps there should be some screening before allowing people to use these things! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nen9UnM5_lU That said, maybe a small trampoline would be better for your low impact exercise. Kind of like the rebounders at Better Health Innovations … [Read more...]

10 Minute Interesting Facts – 10 Minute Workout

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How long do you spend exercising? If I told you that you could get your cardio and power sculpting done in one intense workout that only lasted 10 minutes would you believe me? It can be done, there are a number of routines that work lets go through the steps to get it done. You need 2 five pound dumbbells. … [Read more...]

What NOT To Do With A Needak Rebounder (or any rebounder!)

What NOT To Do With A Needak Rebounder (or any rebounder!)

We constantly preach how rebounding is a safe form of exercise. In fact, many of our staff members use a  Rebounder on a daily basis. Well, have a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn5pPejsnfo Was that a Needak Rebounder in the video?  I think it might be, and if you watch carefully, the rebounder didn't fail.  Check out this screen shot: Looking at that … [Read more...]

Can Watching The Super Bowl Kill You?

Super Bowl Can Kill You

Here in Western Pennsylvania we all want our Steelers to win this Sunday, but I didn't know that our lives may depend on it! It turns out that we may be 15% (men) to 27% (women) more likely to have a heart attack if our team looses. I have lived all over the United States.In 1997 and 1998, I working in Wisconsin when the Packers went to the Superbowl. In 2009 I was working … [Read more...]