Fitness

5 Benefits of Martial Arts

Are you looking for a way to get in shape, but haven’t found a form of exercise that can keep you interested and motivated? Is every type of exercise you’ve tried boring and mundane? If so, martial arts may be right for you. Believe it or not, martial arts can help you increase your quality…

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Your Pulse, Decoded

Knowing your heart rate can improve your fitness. Minute after minute, day in and day out, year after year, your heart is busy keeping you alive by pumping blood to your body. The number of times your heart beats per minute is known as your heart rate or pulse. When you’re at rest, this number…

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Get Your Pilates On

Tone up and trim down with these popular Pilates moves. Named after its founder, Joseph Pilates, Pilates exercises are known to build core strength, improve posture, increase flexibility, promote endurance, and heal and prevent back pain. While the word Pilates may sound intimidating, don’t let it scare you off. The exercises can be adapted to…

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Get Off the Phone!

Because teenagers need exercise, too. You know kids need time each day spent running around to get their energy out. You know adults need regular exercise to keep their heart healthy and to burn calories. But it’s easy to overlook the role exercise plays in the life of a teenager. They may be busy with…

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Body Over Mind

Anabolic steroid abuse—when your performance and appearance become more important than your health. Maybe you’ve heard it called Juice, Gear, Roids, or Stackers. Anabolic-androgenic steroids go by various code names. A synthetic version of testosterone (the male sex hormone), anabolic steroids are illegally abused by athletes and bodybuilders in an effort to improve performance or…

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Hit the Ground Running

Just avoid these six common injuries. Running is a simple way to exercise that’s enjoyed by millions around the world. But if you’re not careful, it’s also an activity that comes with a high risk of injury. Every year, an estimated 8 out of 10 runners can expect to experience some sort of running-related injury.…

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Abs to Be Proud Of

Add these exercises to your workout to tighten and tone your tummy. What words would you use to describe your belly? Saggy, poochy, and round or tight, toned, and flat? If your tummy could use some trimming, you may want to add a few extra abdominal exercises to your daily workout routine. While spot reduction…

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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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