Take a Vacation From Exercise? Your Body May Not Thank You

By Gretchen Reynolds
Aug. 1, 2018 Posted on The New York Times

Two new studies look at what happens when we do not exercise or move around much for a period of time.

At the height of summer, naps at the beach can be alluring, and many of us may find ourselves tempted to take prolonged vacations from exercise.

But two new, admonitory studies involving both older and younger adults who temporarily cut back on their physical activity indicate that the metabolic consequences of not moving much for a few weeks can be pervasive and persistent, lingering to some extent even after people start moving around normally again.

Physical activity is, of course, good for us and our metabolisms. Among...

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Thrive Wellness is happy to invite the members of the YMCA and Club Northwest to use our facility while their gym is closed during the month of August. The YMCA closes for the duration of the Josephine County Fair (August 15-18) and Club Northwest closes from August 20-26. We are offering a special discount of $5 per day. Or choose $15 for the entire closure of the YMCA or $22 for Club Northwest. Please bring in your valid membership card to obtain the discounted rate.

Thrive Wellness is staffed by certified personal trainers who are dedicated to the service of each member or guest. Not only that, it is cool and reasonably smoke-free inside during these scorching, smoky August days! Experience the Thrive difference while you continue your...

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Thrive Wellness is a drop-off site for donations to help and support the firefighters working hard in our area. There is a community effort at the staging area at the Shan Creek church on Riverbanks Rd.

Items especially needed are:

• Bandannas, leather shoelaces
• Personal packs of hygiene wipes
• Tylenol or similar pain reliever
• Hard candy and individual-sized candy and gum
• Resealable sandwich bags and paper lunch bags
• Beverages such as coconut water, soda, sports drinks and coffee.
• Bug spray
• Sealed snacks
• Breakfast pastries

The firefighters are very appreciative of the donated items! Thanks if you can help.

Join us for our annual 4th of July BBQ! We’ll provide the burgers & hot dogs, drinks and table service. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, as well as chairs or a blanket. Family and friends are invited to join us as well. No cost to attend but please RSVP. Good food, great friends and celebrate the freedoms we enjoy…what could be better than that?

Thrive Wellness is now open 24/7! Now you don't have to choose between the best service and convenient get both at Thrive Wellness!

You'll still receive the personalized service we are famous for....from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. But now, members have the option to become 24-hour members. You can come in more on the weekends, late night or early mornings. (If 5:00 a.m. isn't early enough!)

Sign up for access during regular business hours. We'll go over the entry system, security, waiver, etc. and you will need to purchase a special entry key fob ($25). You can now say goodbye to the "I don't have enough time to exercise" excuse ...and haven't we all said that before?

If you h...

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Did you miss out on one of the Christmas deals that you wanted this week? Did you forget someone on your Christmas list? Well, here’s your last chance! Choose any of the deals we have offered over the past weeks (subject to original limits, of course.) Christmas is almost here…don’t miss out again!

Here's a recap of the week:

Monday: Save on new Thrive memberships (for yourself or give to others)

Tuesday: Save 10% on personal training packages

Wednesday: Save on 15% on protein bars or BOGO FitAID drinks

Thursday: Get one month FREE weight loss or save 25% of resting metabolic rate (RMR) assessments

Friday: Save $10 on Synergie facials or save $25 on Synergie facials with microdermabrasion

What's better than getting a fabulous Synergie facial with Thrive aesthetician Chris Petty? Getting a microdermabrasion treatment with it, that's what! Today you can save money on a a Synergie facial (save $10) or facial with microderm (save $25). This special may be too good to just give as gifts, you'll want to plan one for yourself, too.

Maybe you think that a couple of days before Christmas is not the time to think about starting a weight loss program. Well, maybe it is! Or maybe it’s the perfect time to plan so you can get started after the holidays without delay, excuses or procrastination. The Thrive Weight Management program is based on your individual metabolism to ensure you are taking in the right number of calories to lose weight safely and effectively. Real, whole-food nutrition along with balanced exercise, the caring support of the Thrive professionals, plus accountability is the prescription for success. And the Thrive Weight Management program is so successful it’s guaranteed! Sign up today (or sign up for a consultation) and you'll receive one...

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On this Daily Deal, today you can save on one of our most popular items...things to eat and drink! Save 15% on protein bars: RXBars, Quest, Honey Stingers and Raw Rev! These bars are low in sugar, gluten free but full of protein, fiber, and yumminess! We discount the price everyday but today even more (limit 12). Don't miss out on this sweet deal.

f you don't know about FitAID yet, you will now! FitAID is the premier performance and recovery supplement made specifically for you. FITAID is natural, certified gluten free and has almost 3 grams of targeted supplements to AID your workout. Today you can enjoy a very special discount on FitAID drinks: buy one, get one FREE! (limit 12)

Personal training isn’t just for the rich and famous...or those crazy exercise fanatics! Whether your goal is to gain strength, increase endurance, fire up your metabolism or rehab from an injury, personal training can safely get you there. One-on-one attention and personalized workouts will give you the results you want. Our Thrive certified personal trainers have the knowledge and experience you want and will give you the supportive help you desire. Personal training sessions can also be used for one-on-one yoga or Pilates instruction. Choose your trainer, choose your goal and save money today!

With today's Christmas Daily Deal, you'll save 10% on any personal training package. Woot! One package per member, please…but you c...

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