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What is Yoga Anyway?

By at February 4, 2011 | 12:05 pm | 2 Comments

What is Yoga Anyway?

What is Yoga Anyway? By Leslie Gravlin Before I trained to become a certified yoga instructor, yoga was a class I attended several times a week. I simply practiced yoga because I knew I would feel better afterwards. The more I practiced yoga the better I felt, physically and mentally. I felt relaxed and re-energized. Yoga teacher training was an opportunity to gain the more...

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Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART II

By at February 2, 2011 | 2:38 pm | 1 Comments

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART II

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART II by Professor Jay Body's Energy Homeostasis as it relates to weight gain and weight loss. Just like everything else, our bodies also have to maintain an energy homeostasis.  Energy is necessary for anything to happen.  Energy comes in many forms, such as electrical, light, heat, and chemical.  The first law more...

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Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART I

By at February 1, 2011 | 7:02 pm | 1 Comments

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART I

Weight Gain vs. Weight Loss: How is it all balanced? PART I by Professor Jay I’d like to introduce you to a new term for the word balance, as it applies to physiology. That word is homeostasis. I define homeostasis as a dynamic constancy. I know dynamic means changing, and constancy means constant or not changing.  So how can something be constant, yet always more...

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Simple. Fitness At Home

By at January 29, 2011 | 8:50 pm | 4 Comments

Simple. Fitness At Home

Simple. Fitness At Home By Nurse Kimberly Earlier this week I shared an outdoor boot camp style workout routine with everyone. When the weather allows, boot camps routines are my favorite way to exercise. However, the current conditions in Saint Louis have not been outdoor boot camp friendly! The snow and ice have kind of put a damper on things. I am not a big fan of more...

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High Fructose Corn Syrup – I may have been wrong!

By at January 29, 2011 | 3:41 pm | 5 Comments

High Fructose Corn Syrup – I may have been wrong!

High Fructose Corn Syrup - I may have been wrong. by Professor Jay I have always assumed that there is no difference between consuming high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and sucrose (a.k.a. table sugar, cane sugar). Let me explain why. Sucrose (table sugar) is made up of a glucose and fructose linked together. So sucrose is 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Also, glucose and more...

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