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Researchers have known for decades that regular exercise boosts longevity, but studies have never specified just how much. Now a Harvard professor has the answers. Professor I-Min Lee led a comprehensive ten-year study involving 650,000 people aged 40 and up, focusing specifically on participants’ leisure activities and body mass index. The results (published here in Harvard Magazine were an

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It’s easy to keep up with the Jones’s, especially with the Bodycraft Jones JB7AB. With everything you need to build muscle and strength with maximum comfort and flexibility, you’ve never seen a home gym quite like this. Unlike a traditional Smith Machine—which only allows for vertically weight movement—the Jones option from Bodycraft boasts a Platinum-Patented 3-D barbell mechanism

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Buying a treadmill for your home is a big investment, and basing your decision solely on cost can be a big mistake. Yes, there are many cheap treadmills out there; but buying a treadmill—or any piece of fitness equipment—based on price alone is a bad idea.  As with purchasing a car, you also need to consider quality, the likelihood of service being required and the reputation of the

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The  U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling requirements for sunscreen products are designed to give consumers more accurate efficacies and more reliable warnings. To benefit from this new info, the American Cancer Society urges consumers to learn how to read and interpret these new labels. All products that have a sun protection factor (SPF) are affected, including moisturizers,

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When can taking a step backwards be good for your workout? When you’re exercising on an elliptical trainer. According to NYC personal trainer Robynn Europe and an article in Prevention Magazine, going backwards on your elliptical affects which groups of large muscles work the most. Only moving forward, says Europe, makes your quads over-tired. However, moving backwards puts pressure on your

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We love getting fan mail, especially when it’s from a longtime client whose fitness needs are met by our outstanding sales and service associates. The letter below was received last month by Gym Source CEO Richard Miller and Woodbury Sales Associate Martha Richardson: Dear Richard and Martha, I have been a residential customer of Gym Source for the last 12 months, and felt compelled to write

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Gym Source, the nation’s leading provider of innovative fitness solutions, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of All Hands Working, an organization dedicated to supporting health and wellness for firefighters and first responders. Click here for full press release

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Sometimes the scale won’t budge, no matter how hard you try. According to Fitness and Dr. Pamela Smith, your body weight can fluctuate by as much as 5 lbs. in a single day, “so the amount you shed can easily get lost.” Here are 3 more of the most common reasons why we have trouble shedding the weight. Not eating enough—specifically protein and water. According to Dr. Smith, drinking

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 A high-quality treadmill can work wonders for your fitness. But to do their job efficiently and keep performing for years to come, routine maintenance is key. Here are a few tips to ensure your treadmill investment pays off long-term:Routinely replace any treadmill parts that wear out. Not doing so may shorten its life significantly and require more visits from your service team. Keep

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(The following article has been graciously contributed by our friends at TRUE Fitness.) Purchasing a treadmill, elliptical or exercise bike is one the best investments you can make toward a healthier lifestyle.  By purchasing a top fitness brand like TRUE Fitness, you’ll have the peace-of-mind of knowing that your machine has the quality and durability to keep you focused on your goals for

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