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  • Bellevue Personal Training | Less Netflix/More Exercise

    It appears that the average American spends four times as much time watching Netflix as they do exercising! A recent analysis by the Streaming Observer showed that the average Netflix user spends approximately 71 minutes a day watching Netflix. Sadly, other data shows the average American spends only 17 minutes a day with some type of exercise. Ken Alan, a lecturer in the Dept of Kinesiology, at Cal State U, Fullerton, suggests people make a commitment to doing 20 minutes of exercise, daily, for every 60 minutes of TV watched. He even recommended that some exercise could be done while
    watching a show ~ especially if others are watching too. Stretching, any resistance tubing ....

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  • Bellevue Nutrition | Your Bottled Water….

    Just in ~ when you are drinking your bottled water you may be getting far more than you bargained for! An analysis of 259 bottles of water, from 11 brands in nine countries (US included) found that 93% contained microplastics! Microplastics are tiny bits of plastic resulting from breakdown in our andfills and the ocean. When tap water was analyzed it was found to have just half the level of microplastics of bottled (plastic) water. At this point there are no standards for safe limits of microplastics in bottled water. This is a bit of a conundrum if one is hooked on plastic, bottled water. To begin with, plastic has been found to be an unsafe container for bottled water as ....

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  • Bellevue Personal Training | More Exercise = Weight Loss Success!

    A problem that is puzzling researchers is why many people who add exercise to their lifestyle fail to loose weight. It seems that many who begin an exercise program end up compensating for the extra effort by either eating more, resting more, or both. In an effort to solve this dilemma a study was conducted by randomly selecting overweight and obese men and women into two groups, for 12 weeks of training. Group #1 exercised 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, burning 1,500 calories a week. Group #2 exercised one hour a day, 5 days a week, burning 3,000 calories each week. Investigators measured body composition, resting metabolic rate and dietary intake both before and after the study. ....

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  • Bellevue Personal Coaching | Instructions for Life from the Dalai Lama

    1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the 3 R’s: Respect for self, Respect for others and Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. 5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. 6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship. 7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. 8. Spend some time alone everyday. 9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. 10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. 11. ....

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  • Bellevue Personal Training | Seven Key Markers of Cardiovascular Health

    New data on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and longevity continues to pour in ~ much of it re-affirming what we already know. An observational study of 7,000 men and women, aged 25 – 74, who were periodically assessed over a 35 year period yielded information supporting current data. Below are the seven key markers of a healthy lifestyle, longevity, and lower incidence of heart disease:
    Body mass index
    Smoking status
    Physical activity level
    Healthy diet
    Fasting blood glucose concentration
    Blood Pressure
    Total blood cholesterol levels For more health and fitness blogs please follow us at
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  • Personal Training in Bellevue - Balanced Bodyworks - Guest Article: 3 Senior Wellness Tips to Give You More Control Over Your Life by Jason Lewis of

    Guest Article: 3 Senior Wellness Tips to Give You More Control Over Your Life by Jason Lewis of

    Do you know the secret to senior health and happiness? If you are an older adult who is looking for a better quality of life, then the answer may be to take more of a stance when it comes to your mental and physical health, as well as adding these health-boosting habits.
    Find Tech Pieces That Give You Peace of Mind

    As you age, taking proper precautions for your health and safety becomes more of a priority. Living alone, decreased mobility, and chronic health issues are all factors that can make senior life more stressful, but technology can provide some much-needed peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Many seniors with mobility limitations, for example, turn ....

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  • Bellevue Personal Training | Exercise = Good Mental Health

    For the past handful of years research has alluded to the possibility that exercise is a good anti-depressant; in fact, being as good as taking an antidepressant. Enough research has now been done to conclusively declare that active people are nearly 45% less likely to have depressive symptoms than inactive people!
    One in five adults (44.7 million people) has a mental illness. The mental health landscape is divided into categories: Any mental illness (AMI) and serious mental illness (SMI). AMI is described as ‘an emotional, mental or behavioral disorder with an impact ranging from no impairment to mild or moderate impairment’. SMI is a ‘behavioral, mental or emotional ....

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  • Bellevue Personal Training | Quicker Walking May Add Years to Your Life!

    Want to live longer? Just in from a UK study is that if you want to outpace the grim reaper you may want to quicken your step! This study examined the impact of walking pace/volume on all cause mortality. Researchers studied mortality records for 50,225 individuals in England and Scotland who were interviewed about their walking program. It turns out that average-pace walkers have a 20% lower risk of all cause mortality than slower pace walkers. Brisk walkers achieved a 24% risk reduction! Regarding CVD (cardiovascular disease) it appears walking at an average pace is more beneficial than a brisk pace, with risk reductions of 21 – 24%. As to cancer mortality authors theorized that ....

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  • Bellevue Nutrition | Coffee: The #1 Antioxidant!

    Your new motto may well become “A coffee a day keeps the doctor away”
    ! If you’ve been anxiously cutting back on your coffee consumption I have some great news. Coffee, badly maligned for the past 25 years, has now been given a clean bill of health! In years past coffee was classified as a possible carcinogen; at the very least depleting the adrenal glands. New research shows that coffee is now considered to have more antioxidants than red wine OR green tea, and also may help fight disorders from cardiovascular disease to depression! Here’s the scoop: Three to five cups a day
    is associated with minimal health risk and may confer benefits. A New York times ....

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  • Bellevue Personal Training | Active Kids Equals Active Healthy Adults

    The sad truth is that kids are neither as active nor as healthy as they were 20 years ago. TV, video games, ipads, phones ~ all pull our kids in a more sedentary direction. We have only to look at the skyrocketing rates of juvenile obesity and diabetes to see that this is true. Poor nutrition often accompanies a sedentary lifestyle. These conditions, and more, can be much improved by encouraging an active lifestyle. The experts say that specific behaviors and tendencies among the young translate into active (and healthier) adults. Preteen:
    Participation in organized sports High level of overall fitness High grade in PE class High perceived sports competence (girls) Teens:

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