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FIT MINUTE - Wilmington man loses 125 lbs

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videoWatching TV during the day or late at night, you might see those infomercials promising a quick fix to your weight problem. Personal trainers say, many times, those programs just don't work because real weight loss takes time and dedication. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Get rid of the dreaded bra bulge

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videoFor many women, finding a bra that fits well around the body isn't easy. It seems that no matter which type they choose, there's still some fat hanging over the band. But, they can start to get rid of that with certain exercises. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get over that plateau

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videoSo you've been working out for awhile and you've seen changes on the scale and in your body. But, maybe those changes aren't coming as quickly anymore, or maybe not at all. You've hit a plateau! You can get over it though. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Gym etiquette

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videoSome people really like working out but hate going to the gym because it can be intimidating or annoying. But, it doesn't have to be if everyone is respectful. That is something that Planet Fitness promotes. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Mom and daughter strengthen relationship at gym

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videoStarting a workout or diet program is not easy, especially alone. So, some find a partner with whom they can share their successes and challenges. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Plank for strength, stay for balance

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videoIn the Fit Minute, we work on balance again. But, all the moves are on the ground this time. How does that improve your balance? Well, personal trainers say balance comes from strength, especially core strength. So, doing different types of planks will help you strengthen your torso muscles all while working on your balance. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Stretching your upper body

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videoBefore or after your workout personal trainers say you need to stretch. But, many forget to or just don't want to. WWAY's Makenzi Henderson shows you why you'll want to take the extra time to release and open up your muscles. She focuses on the upper body in this week's Fit Minute. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Get a workout in 20 minutes!

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videoIn the fit minute, learn how you can still get a workout even if you think you don't have the time for it. Doctors say moving your body, even for a short time, is better than not. And, personal trainers say you can still get your heart pumping and burn some calories in 20 minutes. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Ping Pong inspires perspiration

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videoPing Pong is a game you might play when you're bored or at a party. And, you might not realize you're getting some exercise while you do it. Find out why it's a great way to get off the couch and burn some calories in the Fit Minute! Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - How to use a foam roller

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videoPersonal trainers say when you use a foam roller, you'll want to go slowly and be careful. It might hurt at first but if you breathe through it, the foam roller will help you work out your knots so you can have a better workout. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: How foam rollers can smooth out your muscle knots

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videoTight and sore muscles don't really help when it comes to convincing yourself to go to the gym. But there is something actually at the gym, that can help you smooth out the knots. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Man saves life through exercising

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videoIn the Fit Minute, many people exercise to lose weight, stay fit or feel better. But, one man in Wilmington started moving his body to save his life. Ted Perry had a double lung transplant because of COPD and then he had some of his digestive system removed due to cancer. He started coming to the Wilmington YMCA to feel alive again. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Seated Zumba gives you great workout while sitting down

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video Zumba can be intimidating to those who are older or have physical issues. So, that's why instructors created a modified class known as seated Zumba. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Food journaling websites

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video If you write down what you eat, you're much more likely to lose weight. Nowadays, you don't have to carry around a journal to do that. There are plenty of websites where you can log in and type up a more fit and healthy you. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: DASH Diet ranked Best Overall -- See what's second

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The best diet plan for overall health may not cost a thing. A new ranking of diets by U.S. News & World Report gives top honors for best overall diet to the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. Full story...
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