Stranded vehicles litter Atlanta's roads

The Unexpected Benefits of Fitness

In Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday (1/28/14), residents like myself, experienced what we hope will be a once in a lifetime weather event that left many people stranded in their vehicles all over the city. Most had to abandon their cars and walk. Many for several miles! I have talked to many people over the years, and convinced them that as …

Do You Want an Olympic Body?

Have you been watching the 2012 London Olympic Games? Have you been admiring their physical appearances? Who doesn’t? So, how do you get an Olympic body? Train like one! Olympians train many hours a day and eat thousands of perfect calories. Ok, so none of us have hours to train, and while we would all love to eat thousands of …

Are Marathons and Half-Marathons Safe?

Yes and No! Do you want to challenge yourself or have you already by running a marathon or a half-marathon? Well, don’t do it all the time. We have presented the risks or injuries that go hand in hand with long-distance running. A new study looked at about 2 million people who participated in long-distance running events and if they …

Don’t Just Sit There! Get Up and Move!

What do you do when you are not working out at Fit Family? Do you spend the bulk of your nonexercise time just sitting? A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine, involving 222,497 adults, aged 45 and older, shows a link between sitting for 11 hours or more and premature mortality. So, get off the couch and move …

Do You Worry Your Thighs Are Too Thick? Don’t!

A Study was published in the Harvard Men’s Health Watch newsletter involving 2,816 healthy men and women aged 35-65. This study tracked these individuals for about 12.5 years. They found those with thicker thighs had a lower risk of heart disease and premature death than those with thin thighs. To be exact those with thighs that measured 62cm, which equals …

Endurance Exercise Risk

How many marathoners do you know who don’t have health problems? After many years of marathons, runners have put a lot of pressure on their ankle, knee and hips joints. This can pose serious risks as marathoners get older. The pounding on the pavement can injure a marathoner in the long run. Now, don’t misread this and think you should …