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Do our genes determine our destiny? Not necessarily so. Genes may be the gun, but habits are the trigger. This is great news for me, since my gene pool is pretty awful.
The American Institute of Cancer Research reports that even with a family history, 45% of colon cancers, 38% of breast cancer, 69% of esophageal cancers would never occur if Americans ate better, weighed less and exercised more. Just food for thought.
Esta McIntyre, NASM CPT/CES
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Most folks think the best way to relieve stress is to relax on the sofa, but it may be the the other way around; it seems that movement is the key to obtaining that coveted feeling of well-being!
The healing benefits of regular exercise have been proven. Research has shown that consistent movement can increase health and happiness. In fact, it's likely that if exercise were a drug, it would be one of the most effective prescriptions available. Instead of putting off exercise in favor of your preferred reality show or televised sports game, make your own reality by finding the joy in movement.
As trainers, we're required to instruct our clients that they should consult a doctor before starting an exercise program (and in certain circumstances, this is critical). However, looking at the evidence, it would be advisable to consult an M.D. before positioning yourself on the sofa for addictive sessions with the TV!
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