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Want to hear something NEAT? How to overcome the negative side-effects of sedentary behavior Although more attention has recently been placed on limiting sedentary behavior, many still believe that 30-90 minutes of exercise per day can negate the adverse effects of sitting. However, according to the ASCM, “sedentariness is detrimental even among individuals who meet the current physical activity recommendations” (150 minutes/week of moderate intensity aerobic exercise OR 75 minutes/...
Posted on 2017-04-18
Why Aren’t I Loosing Weight?: Nutrition vs. Exercise Currently, an astonishing 2/3rds of our country is considered overweight, while 1/3rd is considered obese. Therefore, it seems reasonable to consider that a majority of our population is interested in weight loss. The issue is that with hundreds of different so-called “solutions” out there (ie. trending exercise programs, diets, weight loss supplements, etc.), people don’t know where to begin. A common response is to ...
Posted on 2016-12-05
Cardiovascular training or resistance training: which one?  Despite the constantly changing fads in the field of fitness and health, there is one undeniable certainty; whether society is placing stress on cardiovascular/aerobic training (“cardio”) or resistance training (“lifting”) at the time, the truth is that they are both necessary for overall health/wellness and are exceptionally beneficial in several different ways. So if you are wondering which one to focus o...
Posted on 2016-11-08
Why Anchor? Recently, STAR has been going through some new and exciting changes in hopes of expanding our facility into one that can encompass as many aspects of health and wellness as possible. Not only are we teaming up with Greater Rochester Chiropractic (GRC), but we are also in the process of rebranding our STARfit gym into Anchor Fitness and Wellness. The idea behind this is that individuals will now be able to see the gym as a separate entity that is closely affiliated with the physical ...
Posted on 2016-10-21
Functional Fitness: Training For Life A recent article from the New York Times elaborated on why incorporating functional fitness into your workout routine may have advantages over traditional training. It opens up by saying, “What good is having the sexiest biceps in town if you cant scramble up subway steps with ease, run for a bus without knee pain, or lift a toddler without wrenching your back?” (New York Times, p. 1). Essentially, the article is explaining how although performi...
Posted on 2016-10-05
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