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School Fitness Classes Spark Multiple Benefits *VIDEO*

By Heidi Ulrichsen 'They're pumped up and motivated' It's early on a Monday morning, and fitness instructor Chantal Boivin bounces around the stage at Northeastern Elementary School to popular dance tunes such as Gangnam Style and Sexy and I Know It. With seemingly boundless energy, 200 children from Grades 1-8 follow her moves. Sweating teachers [...]

How Exercise Can Change Your DNA

Article By ALICE PARK Exercise does a lot of good things — it burns calories, helps keep your weight in check and lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Now add one more thing to the list: physical activity can change your DNA. Unlike the aberrations and genetic mutations caused by carcinogens and [...]