(AP) Life Time Fitness Inc. said Monday that it plans to buy back up to $200 million shares of its common stock, replacing a $60 million fund that expired on Saturday. Under the old buyback program, the gym operator spent $50 million to repurchase 1.1 million shares. The new buyback will end once the company completes $200 million in repurchases or on Aug. 16, 2015, whichever happens first. Buybacks can offset the impact of selling stock, make shareholders’ existing holdings more valuable and boost earnings per share. Life Time has 106 health clubs under the Life Time Fitness and Life Time Athletic brands in the U.S.
Having helped out with the development of Nikes popular fitness products, such as the Nike+ Kinect Training and Nike+ FuelBand, Blahnik indirectly confirmed in a series of tweets that he had taken up a job at Apple. Moreover, the renowned fitness instructor and consultant has since deleted details about his career from his public website, in what seems to suggest hes taken up an important project at Apple. Which bodes pretty well with rumors about the Cupertino giant developing a sensor-packed iWatch that puts a miniaturized computer on your wrist. The bad news is Apples iWatch probably wont be released until next year, as there havent been any solid leaks to suggest an unveiling by the end of 2013. The good news is that with a guy like Jay Blahnik aboard, Apple will probably make the best wearable gadget ever.
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More: 5 Fatty Foods That Make You Skinny Bananas Thanks to bananas’ high potassium content, peeling one is a speedy solution to that stitch in your side. While a lack of sodium is the main culprit behind muscle cramps, studies show potassium plays a supporting role: You need it to replace sweat losses and help with fluid absorption. Bananas are also packed with energizing carbohydrates. One medium-size fruit has 400 milligrams of potassium and as many carbs (29 grams) as two slices of whole-wheat bread. Berries USDA researchers recently placed fresh berries on their list of the 20 foods richest in antioxidants.
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Is max workouts a scam? A wave of new apps synced to high-tech wristbands calculate everything from steps taken to calories burned – a way to motivate people to stay on track with exercise and diet. “We all want to be better,” explained Brad Kittredge, director of product management for Jawbone UP, one of the most popular brands of wearable activity trackers. “We know we should eat better, sleep better – it’s a universal truth. But there’s a gap between intention and action. We need something that’s with us day in and day out to give us those small reminders and nudges.” RELATED: DIET EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON THEIR FAVORITE FITNESS APPS Hollywood has already given the track-your-health trend a thumbs up. Gwyneth Paltrow touted the UP band on her blog, while stars such as Kanye West and Serena Williams have been photographed wearing another tracker, the Nike+ FuelBand. Like glorified pedometers, most take the form of wristbands – either bulky sports watches or discreet bracelets.
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28, 2013. The “brain fitness” wave is a burgeoning new industry that one market research company estimates will be worth $4 billion to $8 billion globally by 2020. Photograph by: THE CANADIAN PRESS , AP-Intelligencer Journal, Dan Marschka TORONTO – When Marcel Wieder’s aunt was diagnosed with early onset dementia several years ago, the Toronto resident started to worry about his own brain health. “It hit close to home,” said the 52-year-old public affairs consultant. “Generally, I think I have a pretty good memory. But I’m over 50 and there are lapses at times.
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You can’t make a cat do anything. Cats are natural hunters. Take a toy, throw it down the hall and watch them go. And then do it again and again. It’s better than you and the cat just slouching around and your cat looking outside the window. How should pet owners get started, especially if both pet owner and pet are couch potatoes?