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    Balance Progressions Specialist Course

    *NEW COURSE*: Balance Progressions Specialist Course
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    6.0 CEC's balance training is essential for everyone. People of all ages and abilities need to improve their balance. Bring more diversity and challenge to your group or personal training sessions with balance training exercises. More than 100 static balance training drills and progressions designed

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    Whole-Food, Plant-Based Living Reaches the Masses

    Take Heart! Whole-Food, Plant-Based Living Will (Slowly) Reach the Masses

    By | Posted on September 17, 2013 Once you know the connection between dietary choices and health, watching other people eat can be a gruesome sight. It can seem like you are
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    Intestinal Permeability

    Intestinal permeability, or ‘leaky gut syndrome’ is receiving increasing attention as the hard-to-deal factor in patients being treated for food intolerances. Hyperpermeability is also associated with Coeliac disease, alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, atopic eczema, chronic giardiasis and intestinal candidosis. It has long been known that fibre in the diet is important

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    A Quick and Easy Guide to Indoor Rowing Machines

    By: John Phung

    Did you know that rowing is one of the best exercises for developing aerobic fitness? Not only does working out with rowing machines or rowing ergometers allow people to develop their cardiovascular system, but they also place considerable demands on your muscular system as well!

    Unlike cardio machines such as treadmills, exercise bikes and stair climbing equipment, a rowing machine exercises your upper body as well as your lower body. The rowing stroke when using an indoor rower is composed of 65-75% leg work and 25-35% upper body work.

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    Effects of Alcohol on Digestive System, Stomach and Intestines

    By: Mark J. Occhipinti, M.S., Ph.D., N.D.c

    William Silkworth, wrote in the preface of The “Big Book” the following: “The action of alcohol on chronic alcoholics is a manifestation of an allergy: that the phenomenon of craving is limited to this class and never occurs in the average temperate drinker.” Alcoholics

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    HMB Benefits, Dosage, & Nutrition Facts

    There is some evidence that this innovative nutrient can raise anabolism (the constructive phase of metabolism) and promote recovery in trained athletes. As well, there may be some other beneficial effects for the endurance athlete who chooses to use this novel supplement. HMB stands for beta-hydroxy-beta-methyl butyrate. I think we’ll

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    DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone)

    Many new supplement crazes occur simply because a novel supplement has been introduced into the market. In the case of DHEA, its popularity has soared because an old drug has recently become available as an off-the-shelf supplement in the U.S.

    This occurred because the 1994 U.S. Dietary Supplement Health and Education

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    Heart Rate Variations Explained

    By: Dr. Bill Misner Ph.D.

    One common question from endurance athletes is why is my heart rate so high, so low, or varying in such-and-such a manner. Even experienced Cardiologists are not always able to define heart rate variations. When a heart rate is slowed, speeds up, or varies inexplicably, there

    are a number of mechanisms to consider. This article considers only a few of them as it would take volumes to describe every instance in which the heart is called to vary its rate in response to specific life-support demands.
    This paper reviews the science of slow heart rate, fast heart rate, the athletic heart syndrome, differences in between athletes and non-athletes, and a few of the numerous changes in heart rate frequency response.

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    Leaky Gut Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, & More

    by Zoltan P. Rona M.D., MSc

    The leaky gut syndrome is the name given to a very common health disorder in which the basic organic defect (lesion) is an intestinal lining which is more permeable (porous) than normal. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut

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    A New Way To Understand and Use Abdominal Muscles

    Dr. Jolie Bookspan

    You’ve heard that developing your abdominal muscles will help your lifting, posture and your back pain.
    So why isn’t it working?

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