Monthly Archives: May 2012

it’s just 1 piece of the puzzle…

The Loszach Blog

If you happen to be at work right now and you’re feeling tired, you’ve got a lot of company. A new CDC study finds more than 40 million workers get fewer than six hours of sleep per night – that’s about 30 percent of the country’s civilian workforce.

And by not getting the National Sleep Foundation’s recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye per night, the CDC says these workers pose a serious and potentially fatal risk to themselves and coworkers.The CDC’s study is published in the April 26 issue of its journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Some workers were hit harder in their slumber time, the survey of more than 15,000 workers found. Forty-four percent of night-shift workers reported not getting enough sleep with rates highest among workers in the transportation or warehouse industries, followed by health care and social assistance workers.

“There about 41 million workers who…

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TRX Bands Offers Portable, Total-Body Workout

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — When you think of total body workouts, you probably think of all that big, bulky gear you find in a gym — equipment you couldn’t possibly cart along with you when headed outdoors or out of town.

But there are a few things you can try that would fit inside a gym bag and still leave room for your workout clothes.

For instance, the TRX Suspension Training System is one such small, lightweight system.

“That’s going to allow you to get a workout whether you’re working on flexiblity, balance, core strength or endurance in a limited amount of space,” said Tom Lybeck, fitness director of Steele Fitness. “You control the resistance it’s going to provide by just your body weight.”

The system uses long bands that you hold onto as they are suspended.

Lybeck demonstrated by placing his feet at different intervals…

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