EMPOWER Blog – Mythbusters Edition

Hello, blog readers! Welcome to Empower Blog: Mythbusters edition, your bi-monthly debunking of common fitness misconceptions! This episode will explore the idea that long duration endurance training (Cardio, as most people refer to it) is the best way tone up – NOPE! It isn’t. For everyone running to stay looking lean, there’s a better option! […]

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September Nutrition Tip – The Salt Story

Arteries become less flexible as we age (increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke).  The good news: there’s a lot we can do to protect our arteries with diet and lifestyle. Studies have shown that a high sodium diet stiffens arteries above and beyond the effect on blood pressure. A recent study published in […]

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I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Season is about to get warmer. Many people will hop on their bikes and ride in the sunny summer that we get here in good ‘ol NC. Before you do, take a moment to think about how your bike fits you. There are a few key rules but basically all those rules boil down to […]

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