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Inmates Exercising Helps Jail Administrators

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:26 -- admin
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The International Journal of Criminology and Sociology has examined the research literature on the pros and cons of providing inmates with access to exercise equipment and concluded that when jail

Correctional Health: What are the issues?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:33 -- admin

Jail Administrators walk a balanced line between services, safety, and budget everyday. One of the many issues that can make a big difference is health.

The Easy Way to Exercise More

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:40 -- admin

Is your gym membership gathering dust? Try adding a dose of green to your workouts:

4 Pushup Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:34 -- admin

The pushup is a classic exercise that you learned in middle school. But for that same reason, you've probably picked up some bad habits throughout the years.

Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 16:17 -- admin

If you are unable to think of a catchy, creative way to present sales data or begin a newspaper column, take a walk.

The Benefits of Back Extension Exercise

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:24 -- admin
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Eight out of every 10 people can expect to experience low back pain at least once in his lifetime, according to doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.

6 Top Trainers' Best Advice Ever

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:06 -- admin
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Mike Boyle, strength coach to the 2013 world-champion Boston Red Sox, was told early in his career, "You can never exercise enough to overcome a bad diet." Today, this knowledge still underpins his

Fitness Apps that get results

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 18:06 -- admin
5 Fitness Apps that get results

Looking for a new way to reach your fitness goals? Now’s the time to check out some of the hottest fitness apps for the new year.

Check out our videos!

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 20:23 -- admin
Outdoor-Fit's YouTube channel

 Outdoor Fit is pleased to announce that our new instructional videos are now completed for the Helios!

How much water do you need?

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 20:21 -- admin

Everyone knows staying hydrated is an important part of staying healthy.

But do you know how much water you should be drinking during exercise? And what about electrolytes?

Top Ten Workout Songs

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 20:03 -- admin
Top Ten Workout Songs

Spotify has announced the most popular workout songs of the year - Eminem and Rihanna’s hit, “The Monster,” has topped Spotify’s list of the most popular workout songs in the U.S., while Macklemore

Don't let asthma keep you indoors!

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 19:58 -- admin
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What do Jessie Diggins and Marit Bjoergen have in common?

They are both cross-country skiers competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. And they both have asthma.

In the Year Ahead...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:24 -- admin
Six Fitness Topics in 2014

One ironclad prediction for the coming year: 12 months from now, we’ll still be debating the ingredients of the ideal workout, diet and lifestyle.

Stay Warm in Cold Weather

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:20 -- admin

So you don’t like grinding out miles on the treadmill or power walking the malls, but you dread exercising during cold weather.

Stick to Your Resolutions

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:15 -- admin
15 ways to stick to your fitness resolutions

January is always the busiest time of the year for gyms — some even call it the industry’s Black Friday.

Accessorize Your Workout

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 20:07 -- admin

Add a new spark to your workout routine with these apps to help you plan, track, and enjoy your exercise!

Back to Basics

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 16:15 -- admin
Back to Basics with the HELIOS multi-gym

While people are becoming more dependent on high-tech gadgets in many areas of life, fitness experts say they are turning back to basics for their workout routines.

Bored With Your Workout?

Thu, 11/21/2013 - 16:11 -- admin
Break out of Your Workout Rut

There's something just as comforting about tucking yourself in bed after a long, stressful day, as there is about settling into a workout routine.

A Great Tradeshow Experience

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:29 -- admin
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Outdoor-Fit has been on the road again this fall; this week we're back from a successful exhibition at the National Parks and Recreation Conference in Houston, Texas, where the Helios received a gr


Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:28 -- admin
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Congratulations to Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, who will soon be enjoying four new HELIOS as an addition to their exercise & fitness routine

Why Dynamic Warm-ups?

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:27 -- admin
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 Static stretching has been popular for a long time, but here are a few reasons dynamic stretching can work for you.

Exercise is the Best Medicine

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:25 -- admin
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According to a recent study in the British Medical Journal, exercise can be just as effective as medicine when it comes to heart disease patients.

Health or Harm?

Fri, 10/18/2013 - 20:23 -- admin
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"The CrossFit prescription is “constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement”  according to Crossfit.com.

A Handful of Health

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:41 -- admin

Delicious and healthy! Check out this infographic to find out how blueberries may positively affect your health: cardiovascular health, brain health and aid in cancer risk reduction.

Learn to Love Mornings!

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:27 -- admin
25,000 Mornings

A lot of people don't find it easy to roll out of bed every morning, full of energy and ready to go.

Snack Time!

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 15:30 -- admin
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Learn how to make healthier trail mix.

The One Move Workout

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 15:28 -- admin
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See how using these one move workouts can help you fit exercise into a busy schedule at the same time as maximizing your exercise routine.


Fri, 09/13/2013 - 15:22 -- admin

We're thrilled to announce that Outdoor-Fit Exercise Systems is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor for the Urbanix BLADE line of outdoor gym equipment.

Eat Healthy on the Road

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 19:22 -- admin
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One of the great things about summer is a change of routine, but it can be hard to keep up healthy habits on vacation, or while you're traveling.

Rest and Relaxation...and Exercise

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 19:20 -- admin
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 Vacation is on most people's minds at some point over the summer months, and everyone is looking for a little rest & relaxation.

Music = Motivation

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 19:37 -- admin
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Researchers explain why listening to music can help us work out longer and harder.

8 Tips for Exercising in Summer Heat

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 19:02 -- admin
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Summer is the perfect time to go outside and have fun. It's one of my favorite times of year because there are so many outdoor activities to choose from.

We've gotten Rave Reviews!

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:57 -- admin

We recently received this testimonial from the great people at Midwest City Community Services!

Health Benefits Of Working Out Outside

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 18:51 -- admin

Some people swear by the treadmill. Others can’t wait for the warm weather and the opportunities for outdoor exercise that come with it.