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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.

Avoid Summer Weight Gain

Summertime may have gotten too lazy. Lean how to avoid summer weight gain.

Though schools nationwide have in recent years come under sharp criticism for not offering enough physical activity and healthy food, children may be more likely to get pudgy during summertime than during the school year, new research has found.

10 Tips For Staying Fit While On Vacation

Each day as you wake, anticipating the wonderful things you’ll be doing, the sights you’ll be seeing, remind yourself how great it feels to be able to walk, to move. “Travel imparts new vigor to the mind,” said the ancient Roman playwright Seneca. Because you’ve taken good care of yourself by staying fit, that vigor is yours!

Getting the Most Out Of Your Workout

To maximize workout benefits, “our recommendations for most people are 30 to 90 minutes of total exercise 6 to 7 days per week, and that exercise can include aerobic conditioning, resistance training (2 to 3 times weekly), and/or flexibility,” counsels Pritikin Director of Exercise Scott Danberg, MS.

Pritikin Exercise Plan

An immense contributor to this “feel good” spirit of so many Pritikin devotees is the Pritikin Exercise Program. Certainly, exercise is good for us for numerous medical reasons, such as burning calories, boosting weight loss, and protecting against heart disease. But regular exercise also does wonders for our emotional health, staving off depression and anxiety, reducing stress, and helping us feel our best each and every day.

“What should I do: 30 minutes of exercise or 10,000 steps a day?”

What's better? 10,000 Steps for 30 Minutes of Exercise?

Certainly, a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most, if not all, days of the week is an excellent goal. “But 30 minutes of exercise a day is likely not enough for someone who has a lot of weight to lose,” points out Scott Danberg, MS, exercise physiologist and Director of Fitness at the Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa in Miami, Florida.

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