The Westin Chicago River North Opens Health Club to Local

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CHICAGO (July 2005) – The Westin Chicago River North, located on the bank of the Chicago River in the heart of the business and theater district, announced that it is now offering local memberships to its WestinWORKOUT Powered by Reebok® health club. Featuring a comprehensive selection of state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, the fitness center also provides personal training service, which is included in the price of membership, according to ...
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Nov 21 2014


7 Good Reasons to Get Your Child Involved with Sports

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/p> Encourage a Healthy Lifestyle Making exercise a part of your child’s life teaches your child the importance of fitness. This, along with proper nutrition, plays a vital role in maintaining health. Children need physical activity every day and participation in sports helps fill this need. With today’s wealth of video games and increasing computer literacy, daily physical activity is often times forgotten. Getting your child involved with sports helps them make exercise a part of their ...
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Nov 20 2014


Sports Psychology Guidelines for Sports Parents

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Sports parents have a big impact on their young superstars. A healthy and successful sports experience will depend on sports parents' ability to instill confidence and self-esteem in athletes. Read sports psychology expert, Dr. Patrick Cohn's view on how to make sports a successful and fun experience. Youth sports are huge in today’s society. Coaches and parents have a tremendous impact on how children will engage in sports. I get several emails a month from concerned sports parents asking me ...
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Nov 19 2014


How Sports Psychology Can Improve Performance

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Mental Game Coaching is that the segment of sports psychology that concentrates specifically on helping athletes break through the mental barriers that are keeping them from performing up to their peak potential. By focusing on the mental skills needed to be successful in any sporting competition, mental game coaching seeks to achieve the overall goal of performance improvement. Sports Psychology is about improving your attitude and mental game skills to help you perform your best by ...
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Nov 18 2014


Whey Protein-Can it Help You?

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Are you interested in taking care of your body before and after strenuous activities or workouts? Do you try to avoid supplements that contain additives and possible side effects? If you are interested in better health and improved physical fitness you have surely heard that bodybuilders and other athletes are turning to a simple, natural supplement called whey protein. What is Whey Protein? Commercial whey protein comes from cow's milk. Whey is the by-product of making cheese and was usually ...
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Nov 17 2014


Sports Views for November

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Sports View By Leigh Douglas Baseball season is finally over. Would anyone really complain if they cut about 12 games off the season (is 150 not enough?). Now at least we wont have to hear about ‘the curse’, now we just have to take care of that goat and all will be well. Is there really any doubt that Carlos Beltran is going to wind up a Yankee? He has gone from being one of the most underappreciated players in the game with the Royals, to having one of the greatest postseason ...
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Nov 16 2014


Tips for Healthy Skin Year-Round

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Taking care of your skin is essential all year 'round. Humidity, harsh weather conditions, and sun exposure are just a few of the elements that affect your skin as the seasons change. Follow these skin care tips from dermatologist Dr. Linda Franks, and you’ll help ensure that you’re promoting healthy skin the whole year through. Winter The winter months can really take a toll on your skin. During the winter, the drop in temperatures, combined with low humidity and indoor heating, can ...
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Nov 15 2014


Do You Want to Be Healthy? Then Get to Steppin

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From fat burning, to improved cardiovascular health, to improved recovery abilities, some aerobic work is recommended as an integral part of all training programs. Aerobic is a low-intensity, sustained activity that relies on oxygen for energy. This activity builds endurance, burns fat and conditions the cardiovascular system. Improving the body's ability to process and deliver oxygen may improve stamina, not only in sports but also in every day life, doing any activity. To reach this goal, you ...
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Nov 14 2014


When Your Sports and Exercise is Your Passion.

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You’re fired up, your adrenaline is pumping, engines are revved. You can't wait to get out there and perform. You've waited all day, maybe a few days and are replaying in your mind the challenges you will confront and how you will tackle them. Your time to escape the day to day and become your true self, the adventurer, the conquerer, the winner, the leader, the activist or the dreamer has arrived. When your sport is your passion, motivation is not a problem. Sometimes though, the passion ...
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Nov 13 2014


A Healthy Diet Plan

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h4>How do you plan to lose weight? Losing weight, gaining weight or maintaining a healthy weight can be a difficult task. However, if you learn to eat healthy and exercise regularly, and you train your body to accept that - instead of a daily task, it can become a "way of life." Here is a simple 5 step plan that can help you learn how to live a healthier life:
  • Get into a Healthy Eating Mindset: If you are going to lose weight or gain weight you must believe that you can do it. If you are
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    Nov 12 2014