One Hundred Pushups: Great Upper Body Workout Program by Steve Speirs

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It’s pretty clear from the title of this blog that my favored form of exercise is running.  Unfortunately, running doesn’t do much for building upper body strength, and my legs are in far better shape than the rest of my body as a result.  One of the resolutions/goals I’ve set for myself this winter is […]

Running for Weight Loss – Stories of Personal Transformation

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We all have our reasons for why we started to run.  For some of us, it’s the personal challenge of trying to accomplish a goal as seemingly impossible as completing a chosen race, whether it be as small scale as a local 5k or as large scale as a marathon.  For some of us, the […]

Obesity in America: 2009 Rankings Are In

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Image via Wikipedia Just read a report on the state of obesity in America titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009“. The study, conducted by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, showed that “adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease […]

Fitness, Health and Weight Loss

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In addition to being obsessed with all things related to running, I also have a strong general interest in the topics of health, fitness, and weight loss. Part of this stems from teaching classes in Human Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise Physiology, but a more significant part of this interest stems from my own personal […]