Fitness

Exercise provides big rewards. Your efforts are not in vain.

Exercise provides big rewards. Your efforts are not in vain. The only reason you’re exercising may be to lose weight, but you’ll gain a lot more benefits along the way. People who aren’t physically active are missing out, and their health condition is proof—or it will be soon enough. Don’t neglect the exercise component of…

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Say Goodbye to Low-Back Pain

Try these five stretches to get your life back. You’re not sure what you did, but your back is killing you. Could it be from working in the garden, a twist in your tennis match, or just old age? All you know is it’s now painful to sit or stand for long, it even hurts…

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Here’s what you need to know about plyometrics

Not intended for beginners, plyometric exercises are designed for seasoned athletes who want to improve their performance. Play tennis and want to pivot from side to side faster? Play football and want higher, faster explosive movements? Or play volleyball and want to jump higher? Then you can benefit from plyometric activities. Called “plyo” for short,…

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Slow exercise is better than no exercise for those with COPD

Trying to catch your breath after a challenging cardio workout is one thing. But trying to breath while walking just a short distance is a problem faced every day by people with COPD. Short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD is a disease that causes difficulty breathing, coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness.…

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Improve Your Workout

Get the most out of your time at the gym with these simple strategies. Ever feel like you’re running on the hamster wheel with your workouts? Whether you aren’t seeing the results you hoped for, are bored of your workouts, or just don’t have the energy to get the job done, there are ways to…

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Beyond Weight Loss: The Impact of Exercise

It’s time to stop looking at exercise as a weight loss tool and to start looking at it as a quality of life tool! A top reason people give for engaging in exercise is to lose weight. And frequently people quit exercising because their time and effort (and sweatiness) yield only small losses. It’s pretty…

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Fitness Tracker 101

Get the most out of your wearable fitness tracker with these tips. You might look really cool with that fitness tracker on your wrist, but unless you’re paying attention to what it’s telling you, it’s doing you no favors. The new big thing in the world of fitness, trackers connect to an app on your…

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Skipping Is Not an Option

Four reasons why you shouldn’t skip your workout. Every morning when the alarm goes off, you have a choice to make. Will you work out today or sleep in? Some days you just don’t feel like working out. Maybe you’re tired, feel lazy, or have a million other things on your agenda. Can’t you just…

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A Dose of Medicine (Ball)

Get a full-body cardio and strength workout with a medicine ball. In case you’re wondering, the medicine ball isn’t a small pill to swallow. It’s a weighted ball that’s used in the fitness world to improve muscle strength and sports performance and therefore promote good health. While you may have only recently heard of medicine…

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Off-Balance Core

Strengthen your core with exercises that test and challenge your balance. When people think of core muscles, abs are the first to come to mind. However, your core includes a lot more muscles than your abdominals. In fact, it’s everything besides your leg and arm muscles. While your legs and arms do the work necessary…

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