‘Shredded’ physique doesn’t always equal health, personal trainers say

  • Having a “ripped” physique should not be equated with being fit and healthy, according to two personal trainers.
  • In fact, the stereotypical “fitness” image of a six-pack and low body fat levels can often be due to bad health.
  • For Hayley Madigan, a “shredded” body came at the cost of her mental health, and she was the least healthy she’d ever been.
  • Ben Carpenter, meanwhile, suffers from Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel diseases, which makes it hard to put on weight, but people still see his physique as “fitness goals.”
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Essentia Health Center for Personal Fitness to Require Masks Full-Time

Essentia Health Miller Hill Plaza

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DULUTH, Minn. – Effective Saturday Essentia Health will begin requiring masks at the Center for Personal Fitness at the Miller Hill Health Plaza.

Essentia says they will require masks to be worn by members and staff at all times at the facility.

“Two of the most effective ways of keeping people healthy are to wear masks and practice social distancing (at least six feet),” said Dr. Jon Pryor, president of Essentia Health’s East Market. COVID-19 is more likely to be spread indoors, so we need to treat our fitness centers just like any other indoor facility. We

NJBIA Statement on Reopening of Health and Fitness Clubs


NJBIA Statement on Reopening of

Health and Fitness Clubs


NJBIA President and CEO Michele Siekerka issued the following statement regarding Thursday’s Senate Fiscal Recovery Strategists Committee held in Trenton. The discussion revolved around the challenges faced by health and fitness clubs in returning to business.

“NJBIA thanks Chairman Sarlo and the members of the committee for conducting Thursday’s public hearing on the impacts of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s health and fitness clubs.

“While we recognize an uptick in our state’s rate of transmission and positivity tests, we know from looking at neighboring states such as Connecticut and Pennsylvania that health

A look at 7 deadly explosions involving ammonium nitrate | Health and Fitness


Investigators probing the deadly blast that ripped across Beirut focused Wednesday on possible negligence in the storage of tons of a highly explosive fertilizer in a waterfront warehouse, while the government ordered the house arrest of several port officials.

The investigation is focusing on how 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive chemical used in fertilizers, came to be stored at the facility for six years, and why nothing was done about it.

Here are some deadly explosions over the years involving ammonium nitrate: