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Psalm 37:7
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Is there anything worse than skinny people who act as if dieting were no big deal? It is so difficult to hear others criticize our efforts when they have absolutely no idea what we are going through. However, we need to understand that the comments of those who don't understand us really shouldn't affect us. The Lord loves us as we are, and He truly does understand the struggles we grapple with. He has compassion on His children, and He will deal with those who are cruel or unthinking in their dealings with us. Listen to the Lord, not to others who don't know us nearly as well.
Today's thought: Beware skinny people with fat mouths!

Jeannie

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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY


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3/19/20 9:12 A

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And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place: for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples.
John 18:2
The ‘place’ where Judas knew he could find Jesus was in the garden, where he so often prayed with his disciples. Even as Jesus knew of his impending end, he remained calm, and surrounded himself with those important to him. Personally, I could think of no better place to be in my final few hours than being surrounded by those whom I have loved, and finding comfort in God. In your last days, who would you be with? Far from a morbid question, we may gladly exclaim that we would also like it to be with our Lord and Father, welcoming us into everlasting life.

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY


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Getting outside is good for you! Try to spend at least 10 minutes moving outdoors today.
Make outdoor exercise more fun! Try a new running or walking path, or hop on your bike to unleash your inner child




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True or False: Exercising regularly can increase the size of the hippocampus region of the brain?


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A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that regular sweat sessions can increase the size of a region of the brain called the hippocampus--a part of the brain that begins to decline around age 30 in most adults. The hippocampus is tucked deep in the brain and plays an important role in learning and memory. According to researchers, a larger hippocampus is associated with better performance on spatial reasoning and other cognitive tasks.




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Resistance training can lower blood pressure as much as: 


50% 
70% 
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90% 
  emoticon 20% 

Research conducted in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University has shown that resistance training can lower blood pressure by as much as 20%. Researchers say that the healthy heart benefits come from the increased blood flow to the muscles, heart and body.

Jeannie

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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY


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3/15/19 12:19 A

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Inactive adults who don't strength train regularly can lose how many pounds of muscle mass per year? 

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1/4 pound 
emoticon  1/2 pound 
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2 pounds 

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Without consistent strength training, muscle size and strength decline with age. An inactive person loses 1/2 pound of muscle per year after age 20. After age 60, this rate of loss doubles. But, muscle loss is not inevitable. With regular strength training, muscle mass can be preserved throughout the lifespan, and the muscle lost can be rebuilt. 

Jeannie

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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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3/14/19 11:44 P

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True or False: Walking provides enough impact to strengthen bones and decrease one's risk of osteoporosis?


True

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A review of 24 studies on aerobic exercise and bone mineral density in women suggests that walking just 30 minutes per day a few times a week is enough to increase bone density by a moderate amount (about two percent) compared to non-exercisers. Walking was the preferred form of exercise by most participants.

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3/13/19 11:40 P

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Strength training builds stronger muscles, but what else does it help strengthen?

A - Tendons
B - Ligaments
C - Bones
D - Joints

All of the above

Explanation
Regular strength training increases the size and strength of the muscle fibers. It also strengthens the tendons, ligaments, and bones. All of these changes have a positive impact on your physical fitness, appearance, and metabolism, while reducing the risk of injury and decreasing joint and muscle pain.


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2/26/19 7:19 P

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The secret to a longer life may be a barbell: Strength training as you age reduces your risk for death, according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. 

Researchers surveyed people age 65 or older about their exercise habits and then tracked them for 15 years. Nearly a third of the study participants died during that period. 

Less than 10 percent of the subjects strength trained, but those select few were 46 percent less likely to die during the study than everyone else. 

Sure, you could say that older folks who lift must be in better health to begin with. But even after adjusting for BMI, chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension, and habits like total physical activity, drinking, and smoking, lifting was linked to a 19 percent reduced risk of death. 

Strength training can keep you active and independent in your golden years, says study author Jennifer Kraschnewski, M.D. Not only does it strengthen your muscles, resulting in better stamina and balance, but it also increases your bone density.  

Together, those factors reduce your risk for falls and fractures—major causes of disability for older people.  

Plus, you’ll burn more calories throughout the day just by having more muscle mass on your frame, which helps you maintain a healthy weight, Dr. Kraschnewski says. 

So if you’re already lifting, don’t retire your dumbbells.  

Want to start? Strength training can be safe for just about anyone, but if you’re over age 65 and inactive, talk to your doctor about any special precautions you should take, she says. Consider enlisting a trainer to create a program designed around any creaky knees or tight hips. 

Don’t think that your age will hold you back, though.  

“Older adults have the ability to achieve strength similar to those decades younger by engaging in simple strength training routines,” says Dr. Kraschnewski. 

from MEN'SHEALTH.COM 
by Ali Eaves 
March 23, 2016
Edited by: LJCANNON at: 2/26/2019 

Jeannie

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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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2/19/19 12:04 A

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From Spark Trivia, One MORE Reason To Keep Fighting Toward Our Goals!!

Obesity may prevent the immune system from functioning properly?

True  

Research performed by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has shown that obesity prevents the immune system from functioning properly, increasing its vulnerability to infection. In the study, obese mice were 50 percent less capable of killing the flu virus, compared to lean mice. The researchers believe that the same holds true in humans.




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2/15/19 11:14 P

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Some of us might think that strength training is just for athletes. Well, it’s not! Though athletes use strength equipment in the gym to become stronger and faster, there are other reasons why exercisers of all abilities are gravitating toward strength equipment. You may be surprised at the numerous reasons why you should add strength training to your fitness routine – whether you’re an athlete or not. And remember, strength training doesn’t automatically correlate to getting huge. It means building a healthier body.

1) Look great and feel great. Did you know that strength training burns calories more efficiently than a cardio workout? For those looking to burn off some fat, strength workouts are a great start. Cutting a new body shape not only gives your body more energy, but it elevates your level of endorphins, or “happy chemicals” released in your brain. Plus, your new look may also increase your self esteem.

2) Target your workouts. One of the wonderful things about strength workouts is that you can target any muscle group you like. Glutes, back, biceps, you name it – you can isolate any muscle or area with a selective workout.

3) It’s also a cardio workout. You don’t need to kill yourself running 12 mph on the treadmill to work your heart. Doing various strength exercises not only builds muscle, but it pumps your heart.

4) Slows the aging process. According to research from Duke University, strength training not only maintains muscle mass that naturally diminishes with aging, but it increases our metabolism, which normally declines with age.

5) You get stronger. While this is somewhat of a “duh” statement, it’s important to recognize the importance of becoming stronger. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, building muscle strength makes you more resistant to injury, and building bone strength makes you more resistant to developing osteoporosis.

6) Body weight management. By maintaining consistent strength workouts, you maintain your body weight and dramatically reduce your risk of becoming obese or getting diabetes. Better overall health means that your life and health insurance premiums could be reduced.

The next time you go to the gym, explore the strength area. Take a look at different equipment like dumbbells or selectorized machines. Consult with a trainer who can explain the proper use of equipment and work with you to ensure that you have proper form. Try some new workouts and develop a strength routine that works for your body. Remember, strength training isn’t just for athletes – it’s for everyone.

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
SparkPeople Coach Nicole


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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY


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2/14/19 11:08 P

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True or False: Exercising on an empty stomach, such as first thing in the morning, will help your body burn more fat?

False


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In the morning, your body has gone 8+ hours since eating or drinking anything. Your blood sugar levels are lower at this point, and your body doesn't have adequate fuel to workout optimally. Usually, experts recommend eating somethingeven if it's just a small snackwithin 2 hours before working out. When your body doesnt have proper fuel in it, many problems can result, the lesser being that your workout performance suffers, and the greater being something like passing out during exercise. Some people say that it will burn fat stores, but overall, the number of calories your burn during a workout (regardless of where they come from) is much more important. Plus, fat burns in the carbohydrate flame. This means if you exercise without eating (such as after "fasting" during sleep) your body does not burn fat efficiently, or sometimes at all.




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2/12/19 11:31 P

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Resistance training can lower blood pressure as much as: 

 20% 

Research conducted in the College of Health Sciences’ Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University has shown that resistance training can lower blood pressure by as much as 20%. Researchers say that the healthy heart benefits come from the increased blood flow to the muscles, heart and body.

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
SparkPeople Coach Nicole


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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

**APRIL 3 ~ NATIONAL WALKING DAY


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Even MORE Reasons To LOVE Strength Training!!

emoticon Regular strength training at a moderate intensity helps prevent diabetes in a number of ways. First and foremost, lifting weights helps improve the way the body processes sugar. Researchers have also found that weight lifting helps to improve insulin sensitivity and blood glucose control. Additionally, as stated above, resistance training improves heart health by controlling cholesterol and blood pressure, both of which play a role in diabetes management.




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Edited by: LJCANNON at: 12/12/2018 (20:11)
Jeannie

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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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According to the Nurses' Health Study, just 3 hours of brisk walking per week can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by how much?

emoticon 30%
(According to the long-term Nurses' Health Study, which follows the habits and health of 72,000 female nurses, three hours of brisk walking each week (that's just 30 minutes per day) can lower a woman's risk of heart disease by 30% to 40%.)

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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There Are Times When You Feel Like Giving Up. We All Have Those Moments. Life Is An Adventure, And Sometimes It's An Adventure That Gets The Best Of You. Enjoy The Adventure and Learn From Every Adventure.
But NEVER EVER QUIT!!

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
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emoticon Congratulations on finishing your Race, and on doing the Live Races with your Granddaughter!! I know that money can be Tight, but the memories you are making with her are Priceless!!

Jeannie

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I just finished the race I was doing and now I am doing live races. I run with my granddaughter so I have to pay double to do the local races. $$ is tight right now. I am hoping to do the popeye series. The Strong to the Finish one is what got me started with yes.fit

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emoticon Well, things will change here soon, I hope. I will sign up for another race as soon as I'm able.
I've done the Naughty or Nice (Christmas One), Shake Your Tail Feathers, Turtle Creep, and the Dublin Crawl.

Jeannie

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~Give Your Fears To God .... And Watch Him Step On Them.

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Yes you are correct the “free” races are only available to club members.



Do not be discouraged. --Joshua 1:9 part.



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emoticon Hopefully we can come by and get to know each other.
My budget is Really Tight right now, so not doing any Yes.Fit races at the moment.
Am I correct that the free races are available only to the Yes.Fit Club members?

Jeannie

"When You Are Consistent With Your Healthy Habits, Magic IS Happening In Your Body And Mind --- Even If The Scale Is Not Moving!"
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Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
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