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Golden State Fitness & Performance

If you're not exercising at all, try to fit in two 20-minute aerobic or weight-training sessions a week. Researchers at Oklahoma State University examined absentee records of 79,000 workers at 250 sites and found that those who did this minimal amount of exercise had fewer sick days than those who didn't exercise at all.

When you do reverse crunches and hanging knee raises, round your back by rolling your hips and pelvis toward your chest, instead of simply raising your legs. Otherwise, you're mainly working your hip flexors—the muscles at the top of your thighs.

When working to reach your goals, reach outside your comfort zone! "Life begins where your comfort zone ends"

When running uphill, keep your head up and your eyes focused on the top of the hill. This opens your airways, making it easier to breathe than if your upper body were hunched forward.

Train like the Kenyans do. Go slowly for the first third of your run, at a normal pace in the middle third, and at a faster-than-normal pace at the end. Gradually increase your starting pace each week, and you'll increase your normal and fast paces, too.

Use the weekend to load up on fresh fruits and veggies. There are plenty of farmers markets that are open Saturday/Sunday. Support local farmers, and help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy!

Spend twice as much time stretching your tight muscles as your flexible muscles. Focus on problem areas instead of muscles that are already flexible. This will help you become more flexible.

Mistakes are proof that you're trying!

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Live a more positive life. Focus on everything you can and will do!

Fitness is important throughout your whole life to stay healthy and be able to do the activities you want to do. Be healthy so you will be able to run X miles, play with your grandchildren, feel confident in yourself, etc!
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