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Debi P.

Munster, Indiana
M.Ed., Certified Personal Trainer, Adjunct Faculty Member - Purdue University Calumet Fitness Spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise
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Back Stress??.. Try This Stretch by Debi P. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management You know how tight your neck and back feel after a stressful day? Well, the 'RECLINED TWISTER" stretch will give you immediate relief and possibly ward off future troubles, ... Read on »
Exercise to help combat depresssion by Debi P. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body When you're feeling blue and down in the dumps, instead of sprialling downward, get up and get moving. Exercise improves depression. In fact, some studies have even shown th ... Read on »
Does Stress Negatively Affect Your Weight Loss Efforts? by Debi P. 5 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss Have you heard that Georgetown University scientists have discovered a DIRECT biological connection between stress and obesity in mice (Nature Medicine; 2007; 13, 803-11). A ... Read on »
How Eco-Friendly Is Your Community? by Debi P. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise Did you know that in Paris, France, they have instituted a communal bicycle program, called "Velib" where users can pick up and drop off bikes at 750 locations throughout th ... Read on »
Best Way To Reduce Body Fat? by Debi P. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise Which is better for reducing fat....long bouts of exercise, like 40-60 minutes on the treadmill OR breaking physical activity into smaller sessions with an added rest period?? ... Read on »
Stand Up For Health by Debi P. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Researchers at the University of Missouri - Columbia believe that what takes place during the rest of our waking hours is just as important as structured exercise, if not more ... Read on »
If you like to walk, try Nordic Walking by Debi P. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Walking Nordic walking uses two specially designed poles to work the upper body while walking. Similar to cross country skiing, the poles are used by the arms to match each step ... Read on »
Indulgences....Are They Worth It? by Debi P. 3 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss Ever wonder how long you'd have to workout to burn off indulgences, such as Caffe Mocha or chocolate truffles. Read on to see how much exercise a 150 pound person would have ... Read on »
How Much Exercise Is Needed to Burn Off Indulgences? by Debi P. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise Ever wonder how long you'd have to workout to burn off indulgences, such as Caffe Mocha or chocolate truffles. Read on to see how much exercise a 150 pound person would have ... Read on »
Do Low Carb Diets Affect Exercise Fatigue? by Debi P. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss Although low-carb diets are popular, I was wondering if the lack of carbs creates early fatigue during exercise? In the October 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Diet ... Read on »
Weight Loss Important In Kids Too by Debi P. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss A study published in the Juornal of Cardiometabolic Syndrome (Winter 2007) suggested that obese children often show the same symptoms of early heart disease as their overweigh ... Read on »
Sprinkle The Cinnamon by Debi P. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Did you know that a dash of cinnamon a day can spice up your health status? Studies of patients with type 2 diabetes found that cinnamon lowers fasting LDL and total choleste ... Read on »
Qigong Helps Neck Pain by Debi P. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body According to 'Spine" (Oct. 2007), a recent study found that Qigong is as effective as exercise therapy for alleviating long term non-specific neck pain. Qigong uses slow mov ... Read on »
Aquatic Exercise Reduces Pain by Debi P. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine A recent review in "The Cochran Library" found that for patients suffering from hip or knee osteoarthritis, doing cardiovascular and stretching exercises in warm water (90-97 ... Read on »
Are Obesity Rates in a Lull? by Debi P. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Weight loss In November 2007, the CDC released a study that indicated the number of women who are obese in the United States seems to have hit a plateau, and men's obesity rates may be ... Read on »
Has anyone had any success with Whole Body Vibration Technology? by Debi P. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Strength Training Products such as the Power Plate are being touted as being able to provide the same strength training benefits as 'weight lifting' in less time. If you've had any experiences ... Read on »
We're Drinking Our Way To Fatness by Debi P. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Drink This, Not That! Not only are we eating too many calories, we’re drinking them up too. A study from the University of North Carolina found that we are now consuming 450 ... Read on »
FRUIT ROLLS UPS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY by Debi P. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Check out the http://www.myfruitrollups.com/ web site and create your PERSONAL fruit rolls ups to give for valentine's day... Although chocolate is heart healthy and a great ... Read on »
Exercise is Medicine by Debi P. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise The American College of Sports Medicine has launched an initiative entitled "Exercise is Medicine". This program targets physicians to understand the importance exercise play ... Read on »
What order should I do my abdominal training? by Debi P. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Exercise According to Paul Chek, founder of the CHEK INSTITUTE, and renound functional fitness guru, the most effective abdominal training occurs when you follow this recruitment pat ... Read on »