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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-9″] By PEAK Health & Fitness Did you know you can participate in four sessions of personal training for free? PEAK Health and Fitness offers opportunities for University of Utah employees to make progress toward better health and fitness. Why work with a PEAK personal trainer? Whether you want to lose weight, gain […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-9″] By PEAK Health & Fitness SNACK ATTACK The best snacks are those that fill you up quickly, help you feel full until mealtime and add relatively few calories to your daily total. Fruits and vegetables meet these ideal snack requirements for several reasons: ·         Few calories: Most fruits and vegetables are low in […]

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By Judy Fahys *This article originally appeared on KUER.org. Fitness buff Barbara West is skipping her morning circuit training class next week. The 92-year-old’s playing tennis at the Huntsman Senior Games instead. “She’s good,” says her doubles partner, Betty Helland, age 90. “I can’t move as fast as she can, so she covers a lot […]

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SUMMER FITNESS – STRATEGIES TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF THE HEAT By Max Polin, M.S. For the training exerciser, it may not be possible to choose goal events that are in pleasant climates and out of the direct sunlight. That’s when heat acclimatizing can come to the rescue. If you have to compete in the […]

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WALKING AN EXTRA TWO MINUTES EACH HOUR MAY OFFSET HAZARDS OF SITTING TOO LONG By Julie Kiefer, Manager, Science Communications, University of Utah Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs A new study suggests that engaging in low intensity activities such as standing may not be enough to offset the health hazards of sitting for long […]

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NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION MONTH February is National Cancer Prevention Month. About 1 in 5 people believe there’s not much you can do to lower cancer risk. But did you know 50 percent of cancers can be prevented by doing just five things?Learn more about cancer risk and prevention as well as cancer screenings and early detection. […]

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Should I be exercising when the air quality is bad? According to the experts, unless your doctor has specifically told you not to exercise, keep up with your exercise routine. Based on a review of the current medical literature, for otherwise healthy people, the benefits of physical activity outweighs the risks of exposure to air […]

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