Fitness

How to Properly Do the Plank Exercise to Tone Your Arms and Core

If your goal is to strengthen your abdominal core and arms, without a doubt, the plank exercise is the one that targets both areas the best. As with many other types of exercises, there are several variations with each one targeting a specific area. Because our focus is the core and arms, the forward and…

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Who Else Wants a Workout That Reverses Aging?

You probably know that any form of physical activity beats sitting on the couch if you want to look and feel younger. However, some exercises are more effective than others. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic figured out how you can design your workouts to reverse the clock as much as possible in as little time…

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Back Pain Exercise Guide

If you are victim to back pain, you’re not the only one. In fact, lower back pain is the world’s single leading cause of disability worldwide, and is the second most shared reason for doctor’s office visits. Approximately 31 million Americans are experiencing back pain right now. If you’re one of them, chances are you’re…

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6 Reasons Why Walking is Great for Women

Walking is often overlooked as a cardio activity because it is something we do every day. So much emphasis is placed on hard workouts like CrossFit and running, that most women forget that walking is one of the best forms of cardio out there. While it cannot be denied that the results that you get…

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Black Friday Can Launch Fitness

Black Friday is the single biggest shopping day of the year in the United States. Before the celebration dishes are even cool, shoppers are headed out the door at midnight or shopping online for all sorts of sales and deals to kick off the holiday season. Most stores maintain the sales through “Cyber Monday” or the…

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Creating a Personal Exercise Plan You Can Stick To

Do you start exercise plans with the best intentions of getting in shape, but then have trouble staying with any regimen long enough to see the benefits? Developing a personal exercise plan that you can stick to will help you to lead a longer and healthier life. These are some principles and techniques to help…

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Family Fitness: Staying Healthy Together

In these days of fast food dinners and hours spent sitting at computers and video games, families need more than ever to work together to stay healthy. As a parent, you have a responsibility to teach your kids the importance of being physically active every day. Exercising together as a family ensures kids will grow…

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8 Ways to Sneak More Exercise into Your Busy Day

Finding the time to exercise isn’t always easy. There’s work, school, activities, appointments, meetings, errands, chores, and many other things that can get in the way of exercise. Sometimes going to the gym or out for a run just isn’t possible. So, what is one to do when life gets in the way of staying…

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Introduction To Strength Training For Weight Lifting Novices

So you’ve spent the last few days admiring the muscle tone of people at the gym. You’ve compared their muscle tone to yours. You now realize that your muscles aren’t nearly as impressive! All those months at the gym have unfortunately failed to produce the muscle tone you want. As a result, you haven’t been…

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Benefits of Exercising With Other People

Think about the exercises you do—and the exercises you don’t do. Take weight training, for example. Many people skip this essential workout because they don’t have the equipment; it’s expensive and takes a lot of room to store and to use. Some are also intimidated by weights: They don’t know the right set of exercises…

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