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Don’t believe infomercials promising a buff body with quick-fix “miracles.” There are no miracles, but with the Pritikin Exercise Program you will discover that regular exercise can be simple and practical – and very effective.

Does Exercise Help Back Pain?

Exercise can help relieve back pain.

It’s no secret that back pain has become a serious problem in America. Cases in point: A 2009 study out of UNC found that 80 percent of Americans suffer from low-back pain. According to The American Chiropractic Association, we spend $50 billion per year on costs related to back pain. Moreover, a survey conducted by…

How to Get Motivated to Exercise

How to Get Motivated to Exercise

Why do I lack motivation to exercise? By definition, motivation is the reason you do something. If the reason you exercise is linked with a positive feeling you are more likely to do it. “People find it difficult to get motivated to exercise when they have a big dissociation between their goal and the reason…

What Are the Benefits of Personal Training?

There are many benefits of a personal trainer for your unique body.

Getting fit can be hard. There’s the sweating, huffing and puffing. Plus, you have to stay motivated and, most importantly not get injured. How do some people do it? They have probably used the help of a good personal trainer who understands that each person has unique health needs. A good personal trainer can create…

4 Game-Changing New Features of the Pritikin Exercise Plan

Updates to the Pritikin Exercise Program

In an effort to bring Pritikin guests a more tailor-made experience in the gym, Costello plans to roll out a series of enhancements within his program. “My goal is to help guests develop a routine that’s best suited to where they are on their fitness journey,” he says. “Not every exercise is for every body—I…

I Hate Exercise!

Motivation Hacks for People Who Hate Exercise

Across the park you notice someone, about your age, out for a jog. You cringe and say to yourself, “I hate exercise!” You probably know exercise is good for you. Exercise is linked to prevention of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis and depression. But, you find it hard to make it part…

Why Should You Exercise?

Why You Should Exercise - Sitting is as bad as smoking!

Wowza! Have you stopped to consider how many hours a day you sit? You sit when you drive and at work you sit at the computer and at meetings. Then, you sit again to watch television, plus there’s mealtimes. Phew! Living a sedentary lifestyle could be causing you more harm than you realize. But, you’re…

How to Get More Energy Naturally

How to Get More Energy

You are unique. From the way you sleep to the food you eat, there are a vast array of factors that affect whether you feel weary. Energy isn’t just a simple light switch that can be turned on and off. It’s more comparable to a circuit board that is influenced by hundreds of wires bringing…

Blood Pressure Medications and Exercise

Blood Pressure Medications and Exercise

“People often have the impression that if they’re taking blood pressure medications, they don’t have to change the way they live. They can keep eating, for example, a diet that’s high in salt,” says Dr. Danine Fruge, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. “But new research is showing that there are many things that medications do not help us with.”

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