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Age Better With Power Exercise

As an older adult, you’ll see benefits from training for power more than strength. What is “power”? Power is explosive strength training; it’s when you move weight fast. Jumping, punching, or simply a fast bicep curl is training for power rather than strength. Power exercise develops strength but also functional...

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Endings & Beginnings

I’m fortunate enough to be able to choose whether to work outside the home. For a number of years, I homeschooled my two kids. Later, they were dual-enrolled, so we had some classes at home and I shuttled them to others at public school and the home school assistance programs...

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5 Reasons to Love the Sun

In our fear of cancer many of us have begun to avoid sun exposure entirely or slather ourselves and our kids with sunscreen. Experts are beginning to suspect some of our chronic conditions are caused by or exacerbated by this. One recent randomized trial — with those using and others...

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Fit for Summer – Five Tips for Success

It barely feels like spring here in Iowa, let alone summer. But since it IS Iowa, you know it might be summer weather by the weekend. So be prepared. There’s nothing worse than shifting clothes from winter to summer when you’re fat. I know. I was obese for years. The...

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Lessons Learned – Facebook and Twitter Accounts

I’m removing the New Moon Fitness Facebook page. There are numerous reasons, but the final straw was the privacy fiasco and bad faith response with which Facebook has consistently operated. To maintain a business page, I must also have a personal page, and that requires upkeep time as well as...

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Supporting High School Journalism

West Side Story is the student news source of Iowa City West High School. Besides being an informative publication filled with personal stories about students and staff, issues this year have contained articles about subjects of interest to teens, such social media, AP courses, recipes, fashion, school clubs, local activities,...

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World Carnivore Month – The Carnivore Diet

January 2018 is my Month of Meat. Also referred to as “zero-carb” or “carnivore”, going with an all-animal diet has a lot to offer. If you’re like most Americans, you have been brainwashed by “My Plate” — the political endeavors of the USDA and corporate lobbyists who have made you...

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2018 Resolution – You Have NO EXCUSES This Year

As I posted awhile back, I’ve been doing the Crossfit AMRAP (as many reps as possible) work out Cindy a few times week. This work out is perfect for me. It’s 20 minutes of nonstop exercise using bodyweight. You do a circuit of 5 pull ups, 10 push ups, and...