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Work It Out, Boston

Workout program helps kids before and after concussions

Posted by Alexa Pozniak March 10, 2014 09:48 AM

Reports of sports-related concussions continue to grow, with as many as 3.8 million occurring in athletes of all ages across the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So what can be done to help prevent them, particularly in young athletes whose brains are still developing? The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention at Children’s Hospital in Waltham hopes a comprehensive new exercise program is the answer.

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Girls' running club builds healthy bodies and minds

Posted by Chelsea Rice February 24, 2014 09:13 AM
For girls, the teen years are not only a time of transition, but for some can be a time of emotional challenges as well. One local nonprofit is hoping to change that by using running as a tool to not only help build healthy bodies, but healthy minds as well. FULL ENTRY

Off-ice training key for US women’s Olympic hockey team

Posted by Chelsea Rice February 10, 2014 08:41 AM

Members of the US women's Olympic hockey team consider their off-the-ice training at Mike Boyle's Strength and Conditioning in Woburn to be the secret ingredient to their on-ice success. Alexa Pozniak paid them a visit for this Work It Out, Boston video.

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Five yoga poses to help digestion

Posted by Chelsea Rice February 3, 2014 09:03 AM

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An overabundance of stress has the ability to wreak havoc on your stomach, bringing about unwelcome feelings of pain or general discomfort. A potential strategy to beat the bloat and ease tummy torment lies in a series of yoga poses, which could help to reduce stress and alleviate digestive discomfort.

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Top 5 yoga poses to boost the immune system

Posted by Chelsea Rice January 13, 2014 12:55 PM

Cold and flu season is officially upon us. From work to school to home again, we're all trying to stay healthy despite our sick friends and family members. So what can you do to keep from falling victim? A sequence of yoga poses may be an effective way to fight off germs.














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Kids explain how Santa stays in shape

Posted by Alexa Pozniak December 23, 2013 02:29 AM

Christmas is finally here, which means that Santa has a big night ahead of him. But how does he work himself into tip-top shape in order to guide his reindeer millions of miles, hoist heavy bags of present atop his shoulders, and slide down more chimneys than he can count? Alexa Pozniak assembled a panel of experts from the Boys and Girls Club in South Boston to weigh in.

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Top five fat-burning exercises

Posted by Chelsea Rice December 9, 2013 10:00 AM

The holidays are here, which means the annual weight battle has begun. Sweet treats and festive snacks are threatening to expand your waistline, but don't let them! Julio Salado, owner of Fitness Foundry personal training, shows off five fat-burning exercises that will help you to keep those holiday calories from adding up.

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Top five Turkey Trot stretches

Posted by Alexa Pozniak November 25, 2013 12:11 AM

For many runners, "turkey trot" races act as the perfect appetizer to Thanksgiving dinner. But before the starting gun goes off, it's important to warm up those muscles in order to avoid injury, particularly in the cold weather. So today we bring you the top five dynamic stretches you should do to get your body ready to run.

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CrossFit helps veterans heal

Posted by Alexa Pozniak November 10, 2013 12:12 AM

The process of re-integrating back into the civilian life can prove challenging for some veterans. Approximately 45 percent of soldiers who return home from deployment are marred, to varying degrees, from the rigors of combat. For one group of vets, a CrossFit facility in Middleton has become a sanctuary, of sorts, where they work together to mend both the body and the mind. Intense workouts act as powerful stress relievers and provide them with a rush of endorphins. And the camaraderie among members offers them a sense of support and belonging. In many ways, they've become a new band of brothers. Watch as they explain how this unconventional approach to healing has helped them physically, mentally, and emotionally.

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Work It Out, Boston: Renegade Rowers

Posted by Alexa Pozniak October 11, 2013 08:08 PM

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Clad in baggy basketball shorts and equally-loose workout jerseys that were drenched with sweat, four groups of teenage boys polished off a fast-paced 200-meter run with punishing sets of push-ups and sit-ups. At first glance, one might assume they were basketball players or perhaps track athletes. But off in the distance was a body of water with boats and oars stacked up along the shore -- tools of the trade for rowers such as themselves.

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Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.

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Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at Boston.com. She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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