Health

Cryotherapy is Super Chill

Translated from the Greek, cryotherapy literally means the ‘cold cure.’ Likely used as early as the 1600s, it wasn’t until 1978 when the first whole body cryo chamber was introduced in Japan. But aficionados of the popular therapy can thank scientists in Poland, who in the late 1990s recognized the physical healing benefits of ‘Ganzkoperkaltetherapie’…

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2017 Bike Buyers Guide: Cycle On

Remember when you got your first bike? For a lot of us, it might have been under a Christmas tree, shiny, new with a big bow! Now, imagine your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, adult child or maybe your parent when they see a bike under the tree this year! Fit941’s Bike Guide can…

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Holiday Shopping for the Fit-Minded

Massage Envy Whatever the reason, we’ll help you manage the side effects of this wonderful thing we call the holiday season. Pick up a gift card for the ones you love at any Massage Envy location. MassageEnvy.com Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $25 voucher* towards services and products. Buy $150 in gift…

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Benefits of Anti-Inflammatory Supplements for Athletes

The benefits from regular exercise and fitness maintenance are immeasurable. A good workout produces increased energy, higher self-esteem, better athletic performance and overall improved general health and well-being. Unfortunately, rigorous exercise can also generate joint pain and muscle soreness caused by inflammation. The ability to bounce back from a long run, intense game or marathon…

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Holidays ‘Fit for a Kid’

In the 941, there are myriad camps and programs to help keep your kids active and moving during both the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday breaks. Plus, many folks are working during the holiday breaks and in the case of the winter break for local schools, that break is long; both Manatee and Sarasota county school…

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Body Composition: Get Tanked, & Get Results

If BMI had its way, every ripped gym rat would be called obese. You know the body mass index drill; the old height and weight calculation that tells one if they’re healthy or not, just-right or obese, at risk for heart disease and diabetes or fit as a fiddle. The problem is, since BMI only…

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Love Your Gut And It Will Love You Back

Probiotics are living bacteria and yeasts naturally found in the body and are really important for one’s overall health, especially digestive health. And while the very word bacteria is for some synonymous with something bad, think all that anti-bacterial stuff on the market, our bodies are full of bacteria; most good, and some not so…

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Avoid Holiday Depression & Anxiety with Exercise

You may know the feeling: down-in-thedumps, blue, gloomy. Even people who have never experienced clinical depression can suffer from what’s known as SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder; indeed, 3 million Americans are afflicted every year. SAD is essentially depression that hits the same time every year, usually from late fall until the end of winter,…

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The CANDance-ing Queen of Giving

Alix Redmond was the top fundraiser of the night, a night that brought in some $200,000 for the Community AIDS Network (CAN). For more than a quarter century, CAN has been serving the needs of the HIV/AIDS community regionally. A private, not-for-profit organization, its Comprehensive Care Centers provide treatment, care and continual wellness of people…

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Fitness Gives Back

It’s that time of the year and we believe at Fit941 it’s true that to give is better than to receive. It just feels better. In our communities, people are generous and giving generally, but in the fitness community, the generosity knows few bounds, so we’re taking a look at the many ways that Fitness…

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A ‘Food Fix’

I chose my favorite salad from my menu at Word Of Mouth. The “superfood” salad is my favorite. I try to eat healthy, but at the same time, have been lifting heavy in the gym for years, and usually feel like a bear coming out of hibernation after a gym session. This salad has everything…

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Improve Your Fitness With Magnesium

When it comes to supplement nutrients for athletes, one element in particular stands out for strength, power, hormone balancing, body composition and recovery: magnesium. Magnesium is an essential nutrient that today is in shorter supply in the body than ever before due to factors such as pesticides on plants, depleted soil stores, and extensive food…

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Fit941 Photo Contest

Here’s a look at some of our recent winners. Under way in the spring of this year, the Fit941 Photo Contest was a hot kick-off to the new year! And so were the prizes! To date, winners have been awarded prizes ranging from gift certificates for spa treatments, yoga apparel and juices, to massage gift…

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Ditching The Scale

Numbers don’t lie. Or do they? Using a scale to weigh yourself and then relying on that number to gauge your progress may be detrimental. Weight fluctuates during the day, sometimes by several pounds. Your weight on a scale isn’t static. Sometimes that scale lies a bit, especially if it isn’t calibrated properly and since…

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Cupping It Really Sucks!

If you watched the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, you may have noticed swimmer (and most decorated Olympian ever) Michael Phelps and other athletes with round dark purplish marks on their shoulders, torsos and backs. One athlete, a female Chinese swimmer had her back peppered with the mysterious bruise-like circles. It turns out there’s no mystery:…

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Can’t Beat Beets

We know them as table, garden, red or golden. What you may not know is that beets are packed full of awesomeness. The National Institutes of Health funded research study is a tough read, unless you have a command of Latin, know intimately the periodic table of elements and are a chemist, but one simple…

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Workplace Wellness Works

When You Work It With obesity and its related side effects and conditions, think diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoarthritis and plenty more, at epidemic levels in the U.S. – some argue in measure propped up by a sedentary workforce tied to desks – workplace wellness programs have never been more popular and important, not just for…

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Do Try This At Home!

Looking to replicate some delicious dishes from a favorite restaurant? Try this scrumptious and super-healthy dish from Gecko’s. Gecko’s Ahi Tuna Appetizer Rare Sesame-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna, with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi, Soy Sauce and Asian Noodles Preparation Coat fresh Yellowfin Tuna with Tuxedo sesame seeds Sear until seeds slightly toast on each side, not over-cooking the…

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Catering to Your Macronutrients

For anyone looking to build and retain muscle while slimming down, macronutrients like glutamine (also known as L-glutamine) and BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) are essential for the body to metabolize protein, gain energy, prevent muscle loss, maintain intestinal functioning and boost their immune system response. It’s critical for anyone on a strict training regimen…

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Your Cheat Day: ‘Cheat Sheet’

Everyone needs a cheat day. A day to eat like it’s 1999. Ok, well maybe not that dramatic, but fit folks need a respite; a day to indulge …but not too, too much. Fit941 asked a few local eateries about how they approach healthy eating and what dish from their menu they’d suggest for a…

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