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Joyful Movement for Health

Deciding to lose weight or get healthier is a big decision, one that many people put off. When they finally decide, they are immediately out of their comfort zone. If they sign up for a gym membership, a dance club, or even a walking group, they will immediately be surrounded by people who have been there, done that, and have a certain look and confidence. At least that’s how it seems to someone just starting out. One of the first steps many people take is to sign up for a gym membership. Few things are more intimidating than walking into a gym for the first time. Every direction you turn you see fit people, complicated machines, and endless walls of mirrors. Asking for help is beyond overwhelming, so you march yourself over to the treadmills and spend an hour walking in place. While walking is great and a perfectly valid

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Health

Interesting new research on walking

We walk without thinking about it. But it turns out, walking helps our bodies in several interesting ways that may surprise you. There is a constant, complex dance of molecules in our body. Rushing to and fro. Some are doing good, others not so much. And it turns out, walking plays a huge role. Research has even been done on walking and its impacts on breast cancer in the form of the estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer which is seen in about two thirds of all cases. Basically, estrogen circulate in the bloodstream causes breast cell tissues to grow and divide and this is normal. Sometimes mutations occur and it’s not a big deal. Sometimes it is. A mutation could for example, occur that causes those tissues to settle in the lungs, heart or brain. This is called metastasis with the result being stage IV breast cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society predicted

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Fitness

7 easy ways to boost metabolism

GET this: Every little decision you make about diet and exercise can make a big difference in your metabolism. The thing to understand is that your metabolism isn’t fixed at one rate. You can make big changes depending on what you eat and how active you are. Here are seven smart ways to get your metabolism moving faster: 1 Lifting weights builds muscle. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. What’s more, the calorie burn keeps going long after the end of the workout. Why? Strength training causes micro trauma to the muscles, and your body will work to rebuild the tissue by burning added protein and carbs. To amp up fat burning, try resistance training three days a week. You don’t need to use heavy weights. As long as the last rep is hard, you are getting the benefit. 2 Lift first, do cardio next; this com-

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