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BELLY FAT – REDUCING IT SHOULD BE YOUR NO. 1 GOAL

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that those with “weight central obesity” were twice as likely to die from heart disease as those who were overweight or obese but didn’t have that excess body fat; and they were 87 percent more likely to have fatal heart disease than people with a normal weight and flatter bellies. And now, another new report says  “skinny fat” – a normal weight plus a belly pooch – is a lot […]

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ANNOUNCING NEW WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM

Empower Fitness and Barbara Spalding Nutrition team up for a new weight loss lifestyle makeover program Empower Fitness is pleased to announce its new Six Week Weight Loss Makeover – a new program which begins on Monday, June 29 and runs through August 4. The classes will be held on Monday evenings at the Empower Fitness Gym from 6:45 – 7:45 pm, and will be taught by Barbara Spalding, MA, MS, RDN, a registered Dietitian […]

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IS IT TIME TO CLEAN YOUR BODY?

  What is a cleanse? In very simple terms, a cleanse is a method of removing dirt. In the case of a body cleanse, it is a method of removing toxic elements from our bodies. Every day, our body takes in pollutants, toxins, and other things that are potentially infectious. Sources of these substances can include processed foods, household cleaning supplies, beauty products, pesticides, unfiltered water, air pollution, and many other elements.  The word “detox” […]

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FED UP! MOVIE GETS YOU THINKING ABOUT FOOD

 Last evening at Empower Fitness, over thirty people gathered for “Movie Night” to watch FED UP!, a documentary which examines America’s food epidemic and the food industry’s role in aggravating it. The event was co-sponsored by Empower Fitness and another local organization we love, Heart-to-Hearts, which is also committed to improving the health of women and empowering them with information to help make good, healthy choices. The picture at left shows me (Joan Brame, Owner-Manager […]

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TARGET HEART RATE: ARE YOU ON TARGET WHEN EXERCISING?

What is Target Heart Rate?  How to Calculate? Target heart rate is the range you want your heart rate to be in during exercise to obtain the maximum cardiovascular benefits, and to stay within safe limits.  When beginning an exercise program, the range is usually recommended to be 60-70% of your maximum heart rate.  As endurance increases, target heart rate range should also increase.  Here’s how to calculate your target heart rate range:   220 – […]

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