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Working With the iPod nano Pedometer to Keep Track of Your Workout

By Cathe Friedrich

The latest iPod nano (6th generation) has some iPhone features incorporated into it as well as new options for iPod enthusiasts. These features include a touch screen, a radio tuner, and a Fitness app for workouts. Within the Fitness app is a pedometer that keeps track of each step you take throughout the day, the estimated calorie count, and the totals for each day, week, and month.

Benefits of Pilates for Athletes

By Cathe Friedrich

In recent years, Pilates has been picking up steam as one of the most popular forms of total-body fitness. Athletes of all types see the benefits of a Pilates workout magnified in the other sports they practice, as Pilates targets the core elements that every athlete needs to improve their game: balance, coordination, flexibility and strength.

Why You Need Fat in Your Diet

By Cathe Friedrich

Low-fat isn’t necessarily synonymous with health. You need a certain amount of fat in your diet to supply two essential fatty acids the body can’t make. It’s also important to get the right balance of these fats in your diet. Find out why fat-free isn’t always better and why fat balance is critical to good health.