Published on 2013-06-18 07:39:00
If you've been weight training, here's a short list of bodybuilding myths that are fictional - and the corresponding truths that will help you safely make the most of your weight training workouts.
1. The 12 Rep Rule
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Published on 2013-06-15 17:19:00
This 10-minute yoga workout features poses and exercises focused on strengthening and tightening your core muscles to trim that waist and strengthen your midsection. The awesome thing about yoga is that it actually works your entire body, even while
Published on 2013-06-11 07:04:00
The size of the waist is an indication of overall fitness for many people. Most health experts agree that a smaller waist is healthier than a big one. The reasoning behind this is that increases in fat around the waist and abdominal region usually re
Published on 2013-06-08 15:59:00
Sorry for the delayed post - our video poster is not working for some reason - trying to get that fixed.... In the meantime, here is a short and effective workout for runners on your off days. Running may be great as a cardio exercise, but in general
Published on 2013-06-04 07:59:00
Many runners like to run as often as possible, and some might even run every single day if they could. But most know that they need to take at least one or two days off from running each week to keep themselves fresh and injury free. So what’s the
Published on 2013-05-30 07:27:00
This short workout demonstration shows how you can target each area of your body for a great workout in less than 10 minutes. If you don't have weights or a step bench, he gives you some good ideas for other common items around the house you can use
Published on 2013-05-28 08:14:00
Being fit may bring to mind the idea of bulging muscles, superman strength and a to-die-for athletic build. But fitness more importantly means the body’s resistance level and stamina for physical activities. And peak fitness is the point wherein yo
Published on 2013-05-23 07:46:00
When the weather is warm, there is nothing quite like going for a refreshing swim at the local pool. To add to the benefits, you can use it as an opportunity to work on those stomach muscles. The water provides natural resistance, making the pool a g
Published on 2013-05-21 08:41:00
These days, after what seemed an endless winter, it finally feels like summer! Summertime is all about feeling the sun on your face and getting some fresh air. But, many people stay inside and miss out on what nature has to offer. Here are some fun w
Published on 2013-05-16 15:40:00
This short video demonstrates a number of exercises you can do while watching your favorite TV show. Incorporating both strength and cardio, this total body workout can be done during commercial breaks, or while watching the show. And you don't HAVE
Published on 2013-05-14 07:29:00
If you're one of those people who feels too busy to find the time to work out, functional fitness could be the answer. Functional fitness incorporates exercise into daily activities, strengthening muscles needed to perform common tasks, and helping p
Published on 2013-04-27 09:13:00
When you run, regardless of the outside temperature, you sweat. When you sweat, you lose water from your body. Loss of water causes your cells to shrink and slow down. Your blood volume decreases. Everything has to work harder to achieve the same res
Published on 2013-04-25 08:56:00
As a runner you probably spend much of your time thinking about your performance and staying healthy. However, it’s important to also think about your safety too. People, animals, vehicles, and weather conditions can all pose a potential danger. St
Published on 2013-04-23 08:06:00
Let’s start off by saying that running is a safe and generally injury-free sport. It’s not a contact sport. Additionally, unlike skiing or even cycling, a runner can usually safely come to a stop. That being said, as with any physical activity th
Published on 2013-04-18 07:20:00
Have you just begun to exercise? If so, you may have noticed that you feel some discomfort the first few weeks into your routine. It is not uncommon to feel aches. But if you do, pay attention and listen to your body, as over exercising can lead to i
Published on 2013-04-16 08:14:00
Anytime you exercise, your brain releases chemicals known as endorphins that produce a feeling of euphoria, which is known as "runners high", which is also very easy to become chemically addicted to.
Although of course there are certainly worse thin
Published on 2013-04-09 09:26:00
Please excuse the lack of posts this week - my back has been completely out of whack all week - I could barely walk for days, and can't sit down for more than a few minutes at a time, so won't be able to get the blogs done as usual. Let
Published on 2013-04-06 09:54:00
This short video demonstrates an excellent, simple but effective yoga stretch series you can do right at your desk. This will really loosen up your back, neck, and shoulders if you've been sitting at your computer all day. It can be done at home or a
Published on 2013-04-04 08:15:00
Many computer users around the world face the problem of back pain. Sitting down for all or most of the day can really wreak havoc on your back. Having your back against the wall usually means you're in trouble. But for certain yoga positions, having
Published on 2013-04-02 07:47:00
Suffering with an episode of back pain this week (my last one was 6 months ago, and not that severe, so I've definitely been improving over the past few years!) I was reminded of how miserable it can make people. The default solution for back pain fr
Published on 2013-03-30 08:41:00
One of the main things you may notice when going through menopause is that you tend to accumulate more fat in the belly region. This is due in part to decreased metabolism (see last week's posts for help with this), and in part to hormone fluctuation
Published on 2013-03-28 07:14:00
Arthritis is an ailment which affects millions of people. While some people may experience mild discomfort, others are in horrible and debilitating pain every single day. No matter how mild or severe your pain is, you can probably benefit from so
Published on 2013-03-26 06:08:00
We all know that getting enough exercise is a vital part of staying healthy. What you may not know is that the older you get, the more important it is for you to work out regularly. As your body starts to change, you not only may experience hot f
Published on 2013-03-23 08:31:00
This great 10-minute workout will build and strengthen your muscles throughout your entire body and raise your metabolism so you burn more fat for longer. The exercises are fairly simple and pretty much any fitness level should be able to do them - y
Published on 2013-03-21 07:09:00
There are a lot of people who would give a lot to increase their metabolism. Having a high metabolism enables one to maintain burn fat and lose weight fast with the least amount of activity. Metabolism is the rate by which the body produces and consu
Published on 2013-03-19 06:45:00
Although it may fly in the face of conventional "wisdom," the numbers on your scale do not indicate whether you are fit or fat. Far more significant than your total body weight is the composition of your body tissue. If a man’s fatty tissue is more
Published on 2013-03-16 07:57:00
This inspiring video is quite beautiful, and if you're a runner, I'm sure you will relate, and if you're not, it may make you want to start! I absolutely love the quote at the very end. Check it out, and get your motivation back!
Published on 2013-03-14 06:48:00
Sometimes, even if you absolutely love to run, you just don’t feel like it. Yet skipping one run can lead to skipping two runs, then three and before you know it you’ve taken a month off. The key is to keep running, even when you don’t want to.
Published on 2013-03-12 07:27:00
Firstly I would like to apologize for the lack of posts last week. As it turned out, I came down with the flu, and was unable to work at all for several days - I guess it served me right for not getting the rest I needed.... I do tend to be quite the
Published on 2013-03-02 07:43:00
This video (actually an audio) contains a short interview one of our favorite fitness trainers, certified nutrition specialist and personal trainer, Mike Geary. Mike's ebook is obstensibly about getting great abs, but in truth his program and philoso
Published on 2013-02-28 06:22:00
Check out this article by one of our favorite fitness experts, Mike Geary, on the 3 best ab exercises - this unique ab workout contains no situps or crunches - it's not only not boring, but it's actually pretty fun - and gets great results!
3 Best A
Published on 2013-02-26 07:00:00
Most people have so-called "problem areas." Even people who have achieved their ideal body weight may still have parts of their body that they're not so happy with. It could be love handles, flabby arms, sagging skin or those unflatteringly named "sa
Published on 2013-02-23 07:21:00
This short video addresses the subject of weight training for kids - in reality, children are "weight training" from the time they are able to lift themselves up off their bellies. We just don't usually think of it that way. This quick video explains
Published on 2013-02-21 06:53:00
It's great if your child loves to exercise, but what if you have a younger child of 6 to 8 years old that wants to participate in more adult activities, such as lifting weights? While some think it is perfectly fine for children to lift weights, th
Published on 2013-02-19 07:33:00
Childhood obesity is becoming a growing problem in many countries - ours is one of the worst. Things are getting so bad that more and more children are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease that used to be isolated to older, overweight ad
Published on 2013-02-16 07:30:00
I'm really excited I found this for you today for our workout of the week - this is one of my favorite yoga workouts ever! Don't let Jillian Michaels scare you - she's pretty intense, but even if you're a total beginner, you can still do this video -
Published on 2013-02-14 07:11:00
Yoga is an ancient art that has been refined and modified by many great teachers across the ages. It now can be found in many different styles and techniques, and different people may find different versions of Yoga more suitable for them. This i
Published on 2013-02-12 08:54:00
Yoga is a very popular form of exercise and spiritual balancing, but it is also very often misunderstood by a lot of people. This is almost inevitable when you consider the incredible popularity of Yoga as a discipline and the many different strand
Published on 2013-02-09 07:20:00
This is a great 30-minute resistance training workout with weights that will really help with your weight loss goals. Designed to strengthen and tone the muscles, increase metabolism, and burn fat, this is a great workout to add to your weekly routin
Published on 2013-02-07 07:56:00
More and more women these days are recognizing the benefits of resistance training. Resistance training is beneficial to just about anyone of any age, but it is especially important for women, who are at higher risk of bone problems as we age. Resist
Published on 2013-02-05 07:34:00
Do you want to have a stronger and more lean and toned body? One of the best things you can do to achieve this is to add resistance training to your workout routine.
What Is Resistance Training?
Resistance training involves activities that use weig
Published on 2013-02-02 08:23:00
This helpful video from one of our favorite health and fitness experts, Yuri Elkaim, gives a nice overview of interval running and how to do it properly to get the best health and weight loss benefits. This is great for those new to running, unused t
Published on 2013-01-31 06:56:00
Many people start running because they want to lose weight and get in shape. Running burns more calories than most sports and its easy to do. All you need to do is put on a pair of running shoes and you’re ready to go. As easy as it is to run, if y
Published on 2013-01-29 07:47:00
Interested in running but not sure where to start? Running can be one of the most powerful ways to change your life. It is, of course, a tremendous calorie burner. However, running offers so much more than weight loss. Running helps you feel successf
Published on 2013-01-26 08:15:00
This video gives some gentle and helpful yoga exercises for easing arthritis pain and improving flexibility and range of motion for your shoulders and back. Doing these regularly can really help restore function and mobility for those with back and s
Published on 2013-01-24 10:51:00
This short video demonstrates a very easy exercise that can help strengthen the muscles surrounding your knee, relieving and preventing pain caused by arthritis or injury. Doing this simple exercise on a regular basis can help you build up your stren
Published on 2013-01-22 08:38:00
Your bones hang out in a lot of joints. Knee joints. Hip joints. The joints in your fingers and the joints in your toes.
Wherever bones meet, there is also cartilage, a rubbery, protective layer that ensures your joints bend smoothly and painlessly.
Published on 2013-01-19 06:10:00
Not only does this workout kick your butt, but it is super-easy, and only takes 4 minutes! (Be sure to warm up and cool down first - when you add these on, the entire workout should take about 10 minutes total - not bad for a workout that makes you s
Published on 2013-01-17 07:58:00
When you decide to purchase an exercise bike, you should first make sure you have a place in your home where you can put it. If you don't have a lot of space, or just don't want to keep it sitting out, you'll want to look for one of the foldable mo
Published on 2013-01-15 06:35:00
When it comes to aerobic exercise, you might find that you get a better workout on a machine rather than actually running or jumping rope. Remember that like every part of a healthy workout routine, aerobic exercises need to be tailored to your body
Published on 2013-01-12 06:11:00
Most anyone who has heard of Minnesota knows it's a cold and snowy place in the winter. Those who live there make the most of it by enjoying a wide variety of winter sports - keeping in shape and having fun, regardless of the weather! From skiing to
Published on 2013-01-10 06:03:00
Many people love to engage in various sports for fun and exercise that take place outdoors during the winter months. However, it is vital that you know how to keep yourself warm so that you don’t become ill or suffer from frostbite. It is also impo
Published on 2013-01-08 07:55:00
Speed skating has become a very popular winter sport, but some critics claim it is simply too dangerous for most people to be engaging in. Many people enjoy watching speed skating during the Winter Olympics and then want to engage in the activity on
Published on 2013-01-05 07:06:00
This video gives you some excellent pointers for setting fitness goals and sticking with them throughout the year. He mentions the 5 areas where you need to set goals in order to see best results, and also warns you about some areas where people ofte
Published on 2013-01-03 07:45:00
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day was sunny and temperate? It sure would make it easier to run (or perform other types of outdoor activities). However, the weather just doesn’t behave like that in most places and if it did, it might be boring
Published on 2013-01-01 06:55:00
It's that time of year again: Time for New Years Resolutions! It's the time when so many people decide to get healthy, get fit, and set some exercise goals for the year. So it might seem odd that we're starting off the year talking about rest - but i
Published on 2012-12-22 07:51:00
This 30-minute Pilates mat workout offers a great challenge for your core and your entire body. The instructor demonstrates and describes correct technique and breathing for each movement, and keeps a good pace throughout. This is a fairly challengin
Published on 2012-12-20 08:57:00
Once upon a time, a person had to travel to a higher end studio or health club to get a good Pilates workout. The equipment was expensive and too big and bulky to bring home.
But thanks to new innovations from Pilates instructors, now Pilates love
Published on 2012-12-18 07:30:00
Do you suffer from chronic back pain? Are you afraid to see a specialist because you don’t want to just pop a few pills every time there’s a problem? Have you tried other exercises, but the pain just keeps coming back? Well, Pilates might j
Published on 2012-12-15 07:16:00
This is a 10-minute all-out workout for your abs and core muscles, working all of the core muscles from several different angles to be sure nothing gets missed. Remember you don't have to do 15 reps for each exercise. If you can only do 5, that's fin
Published on 2012-12-13 07:04:00
A group of muscles that often gets neglected in stomach exercise routines are the transverse abdominals, the core muscles that lie below the rectus abdominus. Most abdominal exercises target the rectus abdominus and the vertical abdominals, ignoring
Published on 2012-12-11 06:57:00
The term "core muscles" usually pertains to the muscles found at the obliques, abdominals, lower back, and the glutes. These four areas of the body are the ones that usually define a person's posture, and consequently a good posture generally reflect
Published on 2012-12-08 07:47:00
This video gives an in-depth look at the PACE workout system and the philosophy behind it, with creator Dr. Al Sears. Dr. Sears explains why PACE works so well for health, fitness, and fat loss, and how it is different from other workout programs. He
Published on 2012-12-06 07:27:00
Your body is the most valuable asset you could have in your lifetime. Thus it is important that you take good care of it. Give it the proper attention it needs - feed it healthy and nutritious foods, give it plenty of rest and water, and most of all,
Published on 2012-12-04 08:51:00
One of the most logical and doable ways to lower blood sugar, eliminate the dangers of “cardiovascular disease,” and improve your health and welfare in general is exercise.
In spite of that, in today’s inactive world where almost every task ca
Published on 2012-12-01 08:04:00
This short video demonstrates an interval workout designed to boost your metabolism and speed fat-burning in only 15 minutes. This type of workout is great for keeping motivated in your fitness routine, because it's short and intense, so even if it s
Published on 2012-11-29 07:44:00
For most, the season for long summer days and sweltering heat has passed. The days are becoming shorter and the temperatures are dropping. As you wind down from a busy summer you almost instantly have to gear up for the holidays. It can be exhausting
Published on 2012-11-27 07:33:00
Exercise is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Hence, it is important to have motivating factors so that you will stick with it.
This is what people who are overweight should learn to understand. Howev
Published on 2012-11-24 07:01:00
The body is flexible. Or, it is supposed to be flexible. You must be able to bend and reach that something you dropped on the floor. You need to be able to zip the back of your favorite dress on your own. You must be able to reach that book you need
Published on 2012-11-22 14:59:00
Happy Thanksgiving! I figured you probably won't be doing much working out today - other than your jaw muscles! :-) But you'll probably want to work off some of those extra calories tomorrow, so this fun and challenging kickboxing workout will
Published on 2012-11-20 06:42:00
If you're looking to try a new fun way of getting in shape, you may want to try boxing training. Many people see numerous positive results from boxing. You may build stronger and more defined arms and legs, and increased endurance and muscle and lung
Published on 2012-11-17 08:01:00
In this short video, Yuri Elkaim, one of our favorite health & fitness instructors, demonstrates the proper form for performing the Kettlebell Swing exercise. This is probably the most common kettlebell exercise, and it has a lot of great benefits, b
Published on 2012-11-15 07:49:00
Russian Kettlebells are a great new workout trend. These kettlebell workouts may be an excellent alternative to maintaining a full home gym or having an expensive club membership. With Russian kettlebells you can develop superior gains over tradition
Published on 2012-11-13 09:24:00
We all could use a boost to the old self-image every now and then. When you look good, you feel good. A confident person is noticed by others. One way to achieve this “new attitude” is through training with weights. Weight-bearing exercise is ess
Published on 2012-11-10 07:13:00
This fast-paced cardio dance workout is based on the movie Dirty Dancing. It's a lot of fun, but for the un-coordinated like me it may be a bit challenging at first. Just follow along at your own pace a couple of times, and once you pick it up you ca
Published on 2012-11-08 07:56:00
Are you getting bored with your traditional workout? Is going to the gym just too bothersome? Well then why don’t you get your next great workout at the local dance hall? Dancing is not only fun to do; it’s great exercise too!
Published on 2012-11-06 08:45:00
Everyone has wondered at some point in time which form of cardio exercise is best for losing weight. To put it in simple terms, both low and high intensity exercises will help you to burn off body fat. The question here is which is the most effec
Published on 2012-11-03 07:16:00
This short video gives you some exercises that are fun to do with your kids - little kids are always moving, and often instinctively know what types of movement their bodies need. But that internal knowledge can be stifled through sedentary distracti
Published on 2012-11-01 07:01:00
Often times, when children return from playing, they look quite exhausted and ready for a nap. The truth is, playing is hard work! It's exhausting to the mind and body of the child, and it plays an important role in helping them to become produ
Published on 2012-10-30 11:52:00
Have you ever heard a kid say that they were bored? In case you hadn't noticed, kids have shorter attention spans, and it takes constant stimulation to keep them motivated (which is why kids can become such TV and video game addicts). And, to keep them fit for life, it will take just that if you don’t want boredom to set in.
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This nation is facing an epidemic.
Published on 2012-10-27 06:45:00
This 20-minute workout is designed to get your blood flowing and strengthen and tone your entire body. Don't let the title fool you - this is a challenging workout that will make you sweat! He does start with some small modifications to make the sequence easier, and then gradually ramps up to the full classical versions of the poses. (Sorry - it's not an HD video, so it can be a little blurry at
Published on 2012-10-25 06:30:00
With hundreds of yoga videos now on the market, you can imagine the diversity among them - you can find everything from nude yoga to postnatal yoga, and everything in between!
Here are a couple of generally good and helpful yoga videos for beginners or those relatively new to the practice.
Healing Yoga for Common Conditions
This video promises to improve circulation, promote weight loss and
Published on 2012-10-23 07:02:00
There's a reason why yoga is now my favorite form of exercise. It's not JUST exercise - it also has a number of other great benefits - not the least of which is, it's easier on my back than most other forms of exercise, so I can usually keep up with my exercise program even when my back is bothering me. But yoga has some interesting health benefits beyond just helping you get in shape.
Published on 2012-10-20 07:28:00
This final segment of the Yogalates workout completes the total body workout, using a series of yoga postures combined with dynamic Pilates movements and core principles, and concluding with a lovely series of stretches. We hope you've enjoyed the series!
Yogalates essential pilates workout 5
Programme of yoga / pilates hybrid aimed at shedding your waistline. The flexibility-enhancing benefits
Published on 2012-10-18 06:18:00
Long runs can be a wonderful way to build your endurance, strength, and to add miles onto your weekly training program. They’re also a super stress reliever and a good way to learn more about yourself and what you’re capable of. If you’re going to be out running for more than an hour, however, you will need to start consuming calories.
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Know Your Calorie Facts
Published on 2012-10-16 07:10:00
Let’s start off by saying that running is a safe and generally injury free sport. It’s not a contact sport. Additionally, unlike skiing or even cycling, a runner can usually safely come to a stop. That being said, as with any activity there are risks of injury. Fortunately, most running injuries can be prevented with a little attention and forethought.
Tip #1: Don’t Push It
Published on 2012-10-13 08:00:00
This next segment in the Yogalates workout works the upper body - arms, shoulders, and upper back, of course incorporating some lovely Yoga stretches into the Pilates exercises so you get the benefits of both exercise techniques. It also includes a great stretching section, and a quick total body series which works the entire body for strength & flexibility.
Yogalates essential pilates
Published on 2012-10-11 09:41:00
Getting fit is important for everyone regardless of age - and that includes teenagers. But does that mean that they need to join a gym? Healthy teens become healthy adults, and habits established in the teenage years will carry over into adulthood - whether good or bad. But is joining a gym the answer?
There are pros and cons to teens joining a gym. Keep reading to find out more about making the
Published on 2012-10-09 10:22:00
Are you a parent who is worried about your teen? Has their behavior changed recently and you think they might be depressed? If your teen is depressed, you’ve probably looked into antidepressants and found yourself even more concerned, and you should be. Drugs designed to fight depression in adults can actually increase the incidence of suicide and other destructive behavior in teens. There
Published on 2012-10-06 07:46:00
Session 3 of this relaxing Yogalates workout focuses on the core, as well as the backside and back, and also on working and shaping the legs for long, toned shapely muscles. Of course the segment also includes lots of nice yoga stretches to promote flexibility and relieve stress.
Yogalates essential pilates workout 3
Programme of yoga / pilates hybrid aimed at shedding your waistline.
Published on 2012-10-04 07:37:00
Over the past decade, the yoga craze has been sweeping the Western world. What previously was seen as being odd or Eastern superstition has now become a Western staple. Yoga can strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, and help you sleep better. But perhaps the most useful effect of yoga is its ability to decrease stress; something we seem to have more and more of every day. If it seems the
Published on 2012-10-02 08:29:00
In your busy, stressful life full of deadlines and meetings, it’s hard to find time to get to the gym every day. Well, what if I told you that not only will daily exercise make you look better and even lose some weight; it can also make your life less stressful? Getting aerobic exercise can actually reduce anxiety by up to 50%. Imagine having half the stress you normally do, just because you
Published on 2012-09-29 07:55:00
Here is Segment 2 of the Yogalates workout we started a couple of weeks ago. Incorporating interesting new forms of exercise such as Yogalates is a great way to stay motivated in your exercise program. This portion would follow the warmup segment. This 20-minute segment demonstrates some excellent and unique exercises for strengthening all the muscles in your core and back, using Pilates
Published on 2012-09-27 08:24:00
More and more people are turning to the experts to help them get in shape and lose weight. Personal trainers are able to guide you to the right fitness program for your personal needs and goals. It’s a great way to get motivated, eliminate fitness mistakes that can stall your success, and focus on your long term goals.
Personal trainer with client. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Published on 2012-09-25 07:44:00
We’ve all started an exercise program, gotten all excited about it, but then gave up on it a week or two later. While we start out super motivated, that excitement fades quickly. They key to sticking to an exercise program is finding a way to keep that original motivation. Here are a few tips for getting for getting and staying motivated.
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1. Find a role
Published on 2012-09-22 07:31:00
Running shoe technology never stops developing and advancing. But it’s wrong to assume that all of these developments are moving towards more advanced cushioning and support and motion control features. In fact, one of the most popular trends in running shoes over the past few years has been that of “minimalism.”
The concept of minimalism states that since humans have been walking and running
Published on 2012-09-20 06:21:00
Ready to try out the latest running trend? If you have struggled with running pain or are just curious about the hype then barefoot running may be something to try. Before you take off your shoes and head out the door it’s important to know the facts. It’s important to get started correctly or you may get hurt.
Healthy feet of an 11-year-old girl who regularly goes barefoot. Note the
Published on 2012-09-18 07:12:00
It seems that everyone and their brother are trying out the latest running craze. It’s called barefoot running. And while many barefoot runners don’t actually run without any foot protection, the shoes they wear are minimal. Proponents of bare foot running say that it has alleviated their running pain.
Barefoot running (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
They claim to be able to run better
Published on 2012-09-15 08:55:00
While doing a few quick stretch and tone exercises at your desk won't replace your need to work out, you can help increase blood flow, improve flexibility and relieve stiffness, and prevent sitting-related pain by doing just some simple exercises such as these daily. She also gives a few other tips for getting in a bit of exercise throughout the workday when away from your desk as well. Give
Published on 2012-09-13 06:22:00
By now, you’ve probably seen an exercise ball. They’re those things that look like giant playground balls that you see people rolling and stretching on at the gym. If you’re like me, you’re probably hesitant about using one of these balls. You may be worried about looking silly or can’t actually figure out how they work. Well, next time you’re at the gym, why don’t you try one out? You’ll
Published on 2012-09-11 08:33:00
A sedentary person, or "typical couch potato." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Today's sedentary lifestyle causes more health problems than most people realize, or can even imagine. Sedentary lifestyles have been linked to dozens of obesity-related diseases and health problems, and it's no wonder why. It has been a fairly recent development in human history that many of us sit at desks all
Published on 2012-09-08 07:18:00
This relaxing workout combines the core-focused principles of Pilates with the toning and stretching benefits of Yoga. This is the first segment in a 7-part series, so the first 5 minutes or so provide an introduction to the method and the contents of the series, and then she will segue into the warmup. This segment will teach you the proper breathing methods integrating both Yoga and Pilates
Published on 2012-09-06 08:56:00
Not sure about which to try, Yoga or Pilates? Why not try a fusion of the two called Yogalates (also spelled Yogilates)? As more and more people practice yoga, fitness experts and enthusiasts are finding ways to westernize it and make it more valuable or interesting to the general public - and this is an offshoot of that movement.
What is Yogalates?
Yogalates is a blend of yoga and Pilates
Published on 2012-09-04 06:41:00
If you’re like me, you’re probably not a really big fan of sit ups and crunches. They’re awkward, show mediocre results, and if your don’t do them properly, they can cause severe strain to your neck and back - something I can't risk, with my history of back problems. But if you want strong, toned abs, you have to do crunches, right? That used to be true, but now you have several options that
Published on 2012-09-01 07:08:00
This short interview with Mike Geary, fitness expert and author of "The Truth About Abs" dispels some myths about ab exercises and what it really takes to get flat abs. The reason we like Mike's approach is that, rather than focusing on crunches or other specific ab exercises, he takes a whole-body view, which is much more effective, efficient, and rewarding. Eating the proper foods in the right
Published on 2012-08-30 07:40:00
Your core muscles are some of the most important muscles in your body. They are comprised of the muscles in your back and your stomach. When you have strong core muscles everything else you do comes easier.
What Are Your Core Muscles?
Transversus abdominis muscle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You know that your core muscles are the muscles in your back and stomach. However, they extend
Published on 2012-08-28 06:25:00
There are many times in a person's life when they really want to look their best. Perhaps it is for a high school reunion or for a wedding, and probably the most popular time for wanting to look good is during swimsuit season. Whether it's fitting into a slinky evening gown, or baring it all (or most of it) at the beach, gaining a flat stomach is something that many people strive for when trying
Published on 2012-08-25 07:05:00
These 8 stretches will help loosen up your muscles and joints before running or jogging. Stretching is important to help you avoid injury during your workout. This is a really quick video that just demonstrates the positions of each stretch - remember to hold each stretch for the full recommended length of time.
Now get your shoes on, get stretched, and go!
Stretching Exercises Before Running
Published on 2012-08-23 07:37:00
Running can be a great form of exercise - and a lot of fun! Just be sure you stay safe on your run. When you run there are two primary dangers. These dangers include animals and people. Yes, animals. Every year runners are hit by deer, or even cows (!), and bitten by dogs. However, people are generally a much bigger threat. Here are a few simple running strategies to stay safe when you run.
Published on 2012-08-21 06:54:00
There are many things to enjoy about running. Running improves your heart and lung health. It boosts your metabolism and burns calories. It also helps clear your mind and improve your sense of well being. However, having the right gear and attire can definitely improve (and help you make the most of) the experience. Let’s look at the basics and then explore some of the fun and useful extras.
Published on 2012-08-18 07:47:00
This short video gives you a quick overview of how to use interval sequences in your workouts to avoid (or break through) the weight loss plateau. Remember, we're focused on health here, so the point isn't weight loss - it's FAT loss. When you build muscle, you may feel you are staying the same weight, but in actuality you are just replacing fat with muscle, which is a good thing! The typical
Published on 2012-08-16 08:25:00
The goal of aerobic activity is to increase cardiovascular health and lose weight. Many believe that to be effective, aerobic exercise needs to be performed within your target heart rate zone for at least thirty minutes. However, recent studies have shown that weight loss is actually better accomplished through intervals of cardio interspersed with muscle-building calisthenics, and by cycling
Published on 2012-08-14 07:01:00
For most Americans, their New Year’s resolution list includes “lose weight”. Whether you have a little or a lot to shed, it’s important to stay motivated. Some people give up a few months into the year, but for those die-hard fans of a better body, you keep at it day after day waiting for the first glimpse of change.
(Photo credits: www.mydoorsign.com)
When it happens, not only do you
Published on 2012-08-11 06:24:00
Here is a 10-minute yoga workout for beginners. This video walks you through a few basic yoga poses at a fairly quick pace designed to challenge your muscles and raise your heart rate to burn some calories. Although yoga is not a cardio workout, it actually can really help with weight loss due to the fact that it works and strengthens all your muscles, thus raising your metabolism, so you're
Published on 2012-08-09 06:53:00
I'm always excited when I get a new workout DVD - sometimes I don't do anything but the new one for a few months! I'm trying to keep myself on a more varied rotation these days, but this new one I just got just lends itself so perfectly to the short workout time I usually have available.... I had this one on my Amazon wishlist for a while, but I wasn't sure it would provide me with a good enough
Published on 2012-08-07 07:07:00
The benefits of yoga are well know to anyone who has ever tried the discipline, but if you are new to yoga let me recap. Yoga is a fantastically popular and effective way of strengthening you physically as well as mentally and spiritually. This last 'spiritual' aspect may turn some people off, but it's not something that needs to be associated with religion. Really the best alternate word for
Published on 2012-08-04 06:27:00
Let’s face it; some runs are better than others. Often, the key to a good run is a good attitude and the right equipment. The good attitude is up to you. One way to ensure you have a good mental running attitude is to relax. Remember why you are running and focus on enjoying the experience. Every run doesn’t need to have a purpose.
To make the most of it, here are a few tips to help you make
Published on 2012-08-02 06:07:00
The right shoes can make the difference between running joy and running pain. Your feet bear the brunt of the impact when you run. The right shoes help ensure your foot hits or strikes the ground in the most optimal way. If your foot rolls to the inside or outside then you may feel stress in your shins, ankles, knees, hips and even your back and neck. Keep an eye out for these issues to make sure
Published on 2012-07-31 07:38:00
Running is a wonderful way to get in shape, lose weight, and improve your fitness. However, it’s not right for everyone. If you’re on the fence or just unsure if running is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do You Have a Medical Reason Why You Shouldn’t Run?
There are very few medical conditions that rule out running. However, there are some people who shouldn’t run. For
Published on 2012-07-28 08:55:00
This is an example of a workout which uses isometric (static) positions, combined with some dynamic movement as well, to put your muscles and joints through their full range of motion. This type of workout is very effective at strengthening your muscles quickly. (Please note: If you have any back problems at all, skip the sit-up portion - sit-ups are very hard on your back, and not that effective
Published on 2012-07-26 08:43:00
When exercising, or thinking about getting involved in an exercise program, there may be some words that are thrown around that are new to you. This can cause confusion and may frustrate a person who is trying to understand and apply different aspects of exercising. For instance, what are isometric exercises? To make it simple, isometric exercises are simply flexing, or applying force to a
Published on 2012-07-24 07:33:00
Before bodybuilding became popular, a different muscle building routine, called isometric exercises, were all the rage. These exercises are static, meaning you apply pressure and the hold it. For instance, you could push your arms up against the wall and hold it. While these exercises aren’t as popular as they used to be, they do provide several benefits:
* It works. Isometric exercises are
Published on 2012-07-21 07:10:00
Here is a helpful video demonstrating a quick post-pregnancy workout that can help you start getting back in shape once you are ready. This incorporates cardio, strength, and flexibility into one 10-minute workout. Be sure to consult your doctor before doing this or any other workout after having a baby - pay attention to her instruction on this at the start of the video. See below video for some
Published on 2012-07-19 07:56:00
If you’re a new mom, you probably know that getting exercise can be tough. Taking care of a baby can take up a lot of your energy. It’s often difficult to find someone to watch the baby while you go to the gym or you may not want to leave baby with someone yet. So to stay healthy and take off those extra pounds, try incorporating your baby into your workout routine. This way, your baby can be
Published on 2012-07-17 06:51:00
During pregnancy, it’s normal and even necessary to gain a certain amount of weight. This is used to support your growing child and to provide the extra calories needed when you start breastfeeding. New mothers naturally lose weight after the birth, and breastfeeding can help a lot; however, if you don’t lose all the weight because of gaining too much weight, or other reasons, it can be hard to
Published on 2012-07-07 08:02:00
Here is an example of a Zumba "Gold" class - for seniors. Zumba Gold utilizes the same fun Latin music and some of the same moves as a regular Zumba class, but lower intensity and low impact. They also tend to go a little slower, and the classes are shorter and/or have more breaks.
Check out these sassy ladies and how much fun they are having! Remember seniors can have fun exercising too! (
Published on 2012-07-05 10:43:00
A new trend in fitness is the targeting of fitness programs for different groups of people. Rather than a “one size fits all” approach that simply looks to provide general fitness benefits without taking into account the particular needs of the participants (such as an indoor cycling class), these new fitness classes are being offered with particular goals and needs in mind. Here are a few
Published on 2012-07-03 12:30:00
Before fitness training of any kind, it is very important to do warm-up or stretching exercises to prevent accidents or injury, and enhance the benefits you will gain from your exercise session. There are also a number of precautionary measures and tips that may serve as guidelines when getting ready to work out.
Here are 10 helpful tips:
English: An elderly man performs stretching
Published on 2012-06-30 08:14:00
This workout may not feel "moderate" to some, but if it's too much, just do 1 set - it's only 4 minutes long - you'll probably be sweating already! Then play the clip over again when you're ready to add more.
And be sure to warm up first, as there is no warmup included in this video, and that is very important before a cardio workout. You can start with some gentle jogging in place, a few
Published on 2012-06-28 10:45:00
Many people end up abandoning perfectly good fitness programs and weight-loss regimens before they even lace up their sneakers.
Why? Because in a world filled with fast food, instant messaging, and the internet at your fingertips practically 24 hours per day, anything without a quick payoff goes against the grain of the typical American instant gratification ethic. While it would be nice to
Published on 2012-06-26 09:26:00
Have you ever felt tired and stressed out from work and then you get home and see your three children running towards you asking you to play basketball with them? But you refuse, and tell them you can't today because you're too tired - even though you feel bad about it.
Instead of disappointing your children, why not say, "yes" after all? You will be surprised by the amount of energy you will
Published on 2012-06-23 07:17:00
Sorry if I haven't published a full workout video in a while.... Today I'll make up for that, and post a full-length Jillian Michaels workout - one of my favorite trainers. I love her no-nonsense style combined with an upbeat energetic attitude, but without being too "perky" about it all. This is Level 1 of Jillian's popular 30-Day Shred program - a great program for interval training and fat
Published on 2012-06-21 07:59:00
Interval training has become quite popular for beginner and expert fitness enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re doing cardio or strength training, exercising in intervals boost your results. If you’re looking to lose weight or get in shape, consider adding interval training to your current workout.
Interval Training (Photo credit: Atlantic Cadets Atlantique)
What Is Interval Training?
Published on 2012-06-19 08:40:00
This week we are focusing on a few beginner-type resources for those new to an exercise program. If you're out of shape and haven't worked out in a while, it is important to ease back into it at a pace gentle enough to prevent injury (and getting discouraged), but consistent enough to really start making exercise a habit you enjoy. It's also important to add strength training into your routine.
Published on 2012-06-16 09:26:00
Here is a short 6-minute video of a fun game you can play with your kids with just a ball and a wall. It can be played against an inside or outside wall, a garage, or even a fence. It's great exercise, and she gives helpful tips for exercising with kids throughout, including stretching at the end. Keep in mind that, as she mentions, kids naturally exercise in short bursts - so you don't need or
Published on 2012-06-14 08:12:00
When most people think of strength training, they imagine big buff body builders. But contrary to popular belief, when done properly, strength training can be safe and beneficial to your child. Here are a number of benefits children can receive from strength training:
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Helps with sports performance. Many preteens want to start a strength training program to
Published on 2012-06-12 08:00:00
With all the T.V. shows, computer programs, and video games available now, it’s harder to get kids up and moving anymore. That’s one big reason why childhood obesity is becoming more and more prevalent. But getting your child in shape doesn’t have to be a fight; you just have to find activities they enjoy that are good for them as well. Here are some great workouts that will entertain your
Published on 2012-06-09 10:49:00
When you think about exercising with your pets, you probably think of taking your dog for a jog, or maybe playing some catch or frisbee, but this pet owner takes working out with your pets to a whole new level! This isn't a serious workout video this week, but it's so cool I just had to share.... It's pretty funny, so if you've got 2 minutes, check out this workout, and what this dog can do!
Published on 2012-06-07 09:43:00
It’s not just people who are facing a growing obesity problem in the United States. Believe it or not, our pets are also getting fatter. While this trend can affect virtually any type of pet, it is most often seen in dogs. When your dog carries too much weight, it will have a greater chance of developing joint problems, respiratory cancer, diabetes and other systemic difficulties.
Published on 2012-06-05 08:29:00
Physical fitness refers to the human body's ability to function without too much fatigue. Thus the energy stored is enough to do leisure activities as well as overcome physical stresses with alertness and vigor. General alertness, muscular endurance and strength, and cardiovascular reliability are the obvious signs that you are physically fit.
resistance training (Photo credit: flyzipper
Published on 2012-06-02 07:02:00
Let’s face it. It’s often easy to get started with a fitness program or health goal. If you’re like many others you probably even get excited about your new lease on life. You go out and buy the right clothing and gear. You have visions of yourself thin and running down the street like a seasoned pro.
Yet, two weeks into your new fitness program you start to lose momentum. It’s not as fun as
Published on 2012-05-31 12:19:00
In the winter everyone loves a good snowball fight - build a fort and stockpile the snowballs and you are set. Kids AND adults can enjoy this fun game - and get some great exercise at the same time. The same idea can be implemented in the summertime too. If it’s a nice day, just fill balloons with water and have a balloon war! This can be a fun activity for the kids, but why not join in,
Published on 2012-05-29 12:01:00
This time of year, with the longer daylight hours, more to do, and warmer nights, many people can find themselves tossing and turning into the wee hours. It may be tempting to turn to drugs, but most sleep aids can have harmful side effects, not to mention leaving you groggy in the morning. I've got a better suggestion - if you want to instantly increase the quality of your sleep, then start an
Published on 2012-05-25 06:20:00
Here is a short video with 5 amazing exercises that will get your core in shape fast. We love Yuri's workouts because they're quick and effective, and they work the whole body together as a unit. As you'll see when you try these, these exercises target the core, but unlike static crunches or situps, they also challenge arms, shoulders, legs, buttocks, upper and lower back, and more.
Published on 2012-05-24 06:41:00
I know this is a short post, but I wanted to share this video with you. My friend and fellow fitness expert, Yuri Elkaim has just put up a brand new video showing you the #1 ab exercise that is hurting your back…and your chances of losing belly fat.
=> Watch it here...
If you want to know how to train your abs properly in order to lose belly fat and finally see some definition in your abs,
Published on 2012-05-22 06:04:00
Here is a great article by fitness expert Yuri Elkaim. We love Yuri's approach because he focuses on total-body fitness and wellness - taking a holistic approach to fitness and exercise. Check this one out for some great info.
What’s the Ideal Amount of Exercise to Lose Weight?
Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN
Ah, yet another thought-provoking exercise question.
Published on 2012-05-19 08:21:00
This short video demonstrates some of the toning and cardio exercises you will find on Bob Greene's Total Body Makeover DVD. There are exercises to work every muscle group in the body, and Bob gives tips for proper form, correction of common problems, and modifications for each exercise. All you need is a set of hand weights, and for some exercises, a mat. The easy-to-follow 8-week program will
Published on 2012-05-17 08:05:00
There are few workouts that combine both cardiovascular exercise and strength training. If you’re seeking the full body benefits of exercise, it means alternating workouts - doing cardio one day and strength training the next.
There are of course benefits to both. Cardiovascular exercise strengthens your heart and lungs. It gets the blood surging through your veins. It releases hormones that
Published on 2012-05-15 10:52:00
It is not vital to enroll at a local gym or build a home gym to improve your health and fitness. There are a lot of fun ways to get in a workout, that you may not have thought of, but which can help you build up cardiovascular conditioning as well as develop your muscular endurance and strength without paying expensive gym membership fees and purchasing loads of exercise equipment. Here are a few
Published on 2012-05-12 08:51:00
Here is a very short video with an example of some YogaFit exercises from Beth Shaw's DVD that we mentioned on Thursday. This will give you an idea of the basic nature of the workout, including the emphasis on modifications for beginners, and the flow with which the movements occur - this is a less static yoga workout than many traditional types of yoga, so it does get the blood moving and heart
Published on 2012-05-10 06:27:00
I'm sure you're familiar with yoga, but one fun exercise trend you may not have tried yet which is growing in popularity lately is called YogaFit.
Yoga Class at a Gym (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
YogaFit was created in 1994 by an experienced certified yoga instructor named Beth Shaw. Beth noticed that traditional yoga principles did not always translate well into the group setting that
Published on 2012-05-08 08:40:00
Whenever we start something new we have a certain feeling of trepidation and uncertainty of the unknown, although in most cases it is completely unfounded and we get on with things very quickly and easily. However, sometimes a simple little thing can cause us to have an entirely negative first impression and perhaps even never want to try that activity or pastime again. Yoga has so many health
Published on 2012-05-05 07:56:00
The first CrossFit video I watched online made me somewhat terrified. It looked sooo hard and fast and hard on the body - and everyone in the video looked incredibly muscular and fit.
But after watching a few more, including this quick example of a typical CrossFit workout, I found myself smiling with excitement - I really wanna try it! Wow, it looks like such an amazing workout, and it's great
Published on 2012-05-03 07:29:00
Amongst burgeoning fitness trends you’re sure to hear about a growing trend with strength training and fitness. It’s called Cross Fit and while it isn’t new (the first CrossFit was opened in 1995) it is a growing trend. More gyms are opening up all around the country and more people are learning the benefits of this fitness approach.
What is CrossFit?
July 2007 CrossFit Trainer
Published on 2012-05-01 08:12:00
It’s tempting to skip the warm up and go straight for the workout, especially when we’re short on time. It may save time, but it’s not the best plan to stay safe. While it may seem logical to go as hard as you can for as long as you can, this is not a good way to treat your body.
Students Warm Up (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A proper warm up helps increase muscle flexibility; meaning you
Published on 2012-04-28 07:55:00
Here is a quick and fun Pilates workout, and this one is a bit different, as it focuses on raising your cardio a bit, still while maintaining control and tone in the muscles. Placing emphasis on quick repetition raises the heart rate for a unique take on a Pilates routine. If you want to get a quick taste of Pilates with a twist, check this one out, and just repeat the video 3 times for the full
Published on 2012-04-26 07:29:00
Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. Joseph was a physical-culturist in Germany. He developed this method of exercise in the early to mid 1900s. It was developed because Joseph saw a lack of attention to mind-body exercise. He strongly believed that the core muscles, the muscles in your stomach and back, were essential to overall health and physical well-being.
Published on 2012-04-24 07:05:00
Pilates is one of my favorite forms of exercise. Not only does it give great muscle tone and definition, improve flexibility, and strengthen the core muscles to help avoid injury, it's also a lot of fun, and easy to modify for different fitness levels. There are usually two forms of Pilates. There are the mat bases ones and equipment based Pilate’s exercises. With Pilates, the quality of
Published on 2012-04-21 07:15:00
Believe it or not, this quick workout works the whole body in just 6 minutes. Yes, it's fast! But you'll work muscles from your ankles to your arms, and everything in between. Some of the exercises can be challenging, so be sure to note her suggestions for modifications so you don't overdo it, and you may want to slow it down a bit to make sure you're using your muscles and not momentum for some
Published on 2012-04-19 10:54:00
We all know the best way to lose weight and live healthy is to have a good diet and exercise regularly. However, sometimes that feels harder than it sounds. Staying motivated when you don't feel like working out, or are feeling stressed or pressed for time, can be a challenge that derails the most detailed of exercise programs. Here are some helpful tips to help you develop an exercise plan you
Published on 2012-04-17 08:44:00
Want to exercise but lack time and ideas? Here are some quick ideas to get you moving. These routines can be performed at home, in a hotel room, or even on your lunch break, and they're only 20 minutes, so they're easy to fit into your day, even when you're pressed for time.
1. Weight training.
Deltoid - Muscles of the Upper Extremity Visual Atlas, page 39 (Photo credit: robswatski)For the
Published on 2012-04-14 08:51:00
Here is a quick video showing some great exercises for a circuit training workout that will get you strong and toned, and burn off the pounds quick. Yuri is one of our favorite health and fitness experts, as he approaches things from a whole-body perspective, instead of just isolated components. Interval training with exercises of different intensities "tricks" your body into burning more fat
Published on 2012-04-12 12:37:00
Here is an article shared by a guy who has been working hard on his fitness for some time - he prefers not to share his name, but it's a great story, so check it out, and hopefully you'll find it helpful or even inspirational!
My Personal Fitness Journey
More and more people are looking into ways of losing weight. Obesity is an ever increasing problem and being over-weight can
Published on 2012-04-10 12:43:00
This post was inspired by a friend I was recently having dinner with. (And yes, the topic is weight loss, a bit different from our usual, but it does tie into exercise here in a bit.) The friend was describing her success with Weight Watchers. While as you may know I'm not a fan of "dieting," as it's unnatural for the body, ineffective, and in the long term I believe it can cause more harm than
Published on 2012-04-07 06:58:00
There are lots of fun outdoor activities available to you now that the weather is warming up. From bike-riding, to swimming, hiking, volleyball and other sports, and more (see Tuesday's post for several fun ideas), you can find lots to do outside that is great exercise at the same time. But if you like the more "traditional" exercises, that doesn't mean you're limited to the gym or an indoor
Published on 2012-04-05 10:42:00
I loved riding my bike as a kid. We would ride all around town, through the woods, and even sometimes back and forth to school. Bike riding kept us lean and healthy. As an adult, bike riding offers many benefits for the body, as well. Purchase a bike today and feel like a kid again!
Enjoying in Papuk riding bike (Photo credit: Wikipedia)1. Bicycling is good cardiovascular exercise, building
Published on 2012-04-03 08:32:00
Every year we spend the winter cooped up inside - although this year not as long as usual for many parts of the country. Nonetheless, now that spring is here, we can’t wait to get outside! Getting outdoors can not only battle spring fever, it can also get you up and moving, and start losing those leftover holiday pounds. Exercising outdoors can give you a better workout and burn more Exercising
Published on 2012-03-31 07:33:00
Here is a 10-minute segment of a belly dance workout. This is an example of a belly dance class you may find fun, and you can also find belly dance workout videos which you can do at home. This will give you an idea of some of the moves you may encounter in an actual introductory class or full-length workout (keep in mind that the first 5 minutes or so is just a warm-up, so the moves here will
Published on 2012-03-29 09:04:00
Are you looking for a fun way to burn belly fat? Consider belly dancing. It’s a fun, fast way to burn belly fat and get into great shape.
Why Burn Belly Fat?
Belly fat is the most common cause of weight gain. Men and women alike both struggle with abdominal fat. Unfortunately, abdominal fat is also incredibly dangerous. Abdominal fat has been linked to serious conditions including diabetes,
Published on 2012-03-27 08:39:00
Dancing is once again a hot new fitness trend. While some people may only think of fitness focused dance classes as something similar to the Jazzercise and Jane Fonda aerobics classes of the 1980s, the truth is that the range of offerings now is quite surprising, and has taken on a much more exciting flavor.
Maria Moline, instructor, coaches her Zumba class through the dance choreography in the
Published on 2012-03-24 07:35:00
If you think you might benefit from working with a personal trainer, but the phrase "personal trainer" makes you think of hours spent trapped in a gym struggling with weight machines while being yelled at by some buff sweaty guy, well you're probably not alone. But keep in mind that there are lots of different personal trainers who use different techniques, and many offer outdoor workouts so you
Published on 2012-03-22 10:28:00
An increasing trend of in the world of fitness is individuals using personal training and group personal training services to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. Personal training is probably already familiar to many exercisers; it involves working with an experienced fitness professional who ensures that you’re using proper form and challenging yourself throughout the course of
Published on 2012-03-20 08:23:00
Many fitness experts and enthusiasts predict that 2012 will be the year of the personal trainer. As the health of our country becomes a greater and greater issue, more and more people are trying to lose weight and get in shape. A trained expert can help you reach your fitness goals. Additionally, personal trainers can specialize to help specific groups of people reach their goals. If you’re
Published on 2012-03-17 08:46:00
Yoga has become extremely popular over the past few years. So popular that fitness experts are creating new yoga styles and formats to keep people interested and to draw customers to their studio. Most recently you might have heard of aerial yoga – yoga performed on low hanging trapeze bars!
This may sound intriguing, but if you’re new to yoga, or simply want to learn the basics before you hang
Published on 2012-03-15 09:34:00
Yoga has been described as a science which seeks to achieve the harmonious and balanced development of the body, mind and soul. It is a system which allows us to bring culture, balance and happiness to ourselves. It works via a need for strong mental discipline, and the ancient theories which it is based on regarding the interconnection between the mind and body are now supported by modern
Published on 2012-03-13 06:26:00
In today's society carrying excess weight is becoming the norm rather than the exception. Lifestyles are increasingly sedentary, diets are becoming increasingly processed and fatty, and food contains more and more calories, additives and preservatives. Children prefer television over playing with their friends (which is perhaps a direct reflection on parents who prefer television over
Published on 2012-03-10 07:09:00
This quick and fun ab workout works all the various muscles in your abdominal region, while sparing your back and neck any stress. 9 different moves (45 seconds each) give you a great workout for flat, strong, toned abs without getting bored or burnt out. The music is kind of loud and annoying, but the variety of moves and the emphasis on safety made it worth posting.
Check it out, and maybe
Published on 2012-03-08 08:49:00
The midsection is a problem area for many people, and those who want to shrink the size of their belly are numerous. A balanced diet is a good place to start, but there are also some great stomach exercises to help along the process. The exercises discussed below meet this description, as they are specifically designed to help tone and tighten the midsection, helping you to gain a flatter tummy.
Published on 2012-03-06 06:57:00
Exercises for the stomach muscles are among the most popular type of exercise done among people wanting to build a better body. When anyone plans a workout program to build and strengthen muscles, abdominal workouts are always included in the routine. Why is this? Why are more people concerned with their stomach muscles then any other part of their body?
Image via WikipediaThere are several
Published on 2012-03-03 06:44:00
Here is a short video demonstrating some exercises that may be done in a functional fitness workout. As you can see, these exercises work many different muscle groups at once - even the "pushup" exercise is utilizing the entire back and core muscles, as well as shoulders, upper back, arms, and chest. Keep in mind this is a more advanced video, so don't try these if you don't have a good level of
Published on 2012-03-01 10:26:00
Functional fitness may be the buzz word for 2012. According to many fitness experts it is the burgeoning trend in fitness. But what exactly is functional fitness and how do you do it?
Image via WikipediaFunctional Fitness Defined
Functional fitness is about training your muscles to work together to perform every day functions. For example, a standard push up works a muscle group but it isolates
Published on 2012-02-28 08:18:00
"Sitting disease" is the new catch phrase for a sedentary lifestyle. Scientists and doctors have learned that a sedentary lifestyle is much more dangerous than previously thought. In fact, we now know that it causes cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and shortens your life span.
The problem is that most people, perhaps yourself included, have a sedentary lifestyle by default. You sit at a desk
Published on 2012-02-25 08:21:00
If you've never heard of Forza, which I hadn't until recently, this is a hot new workout using Samurai sword moves. Forza classes are popping up at gyms and fitness clubs across the nation, but if you would like to try it at home, there are also a couple of DVDs available - just keep in mind that if doing this workout indoors, you will need high ceilings and plenty of space!
Check this out for
Published on 2012-02-23 08:04:00
Cy-Yo is a type of workout that takes a holistic approach to unite your body, mind and soul into a single routine. Cy-Yo combines the best parts of indoor cycling (or “spinning”) with the numerous benefits of yoga. A typical one-hour session of Cy-Yo consists of 10 minutes of yoga, followed by 40 minutes of indoor cycling, followed by another 10 minutes of yoga.
Image via WikipediaThe initial 10
Published on 2012-02-21 07:41:00
One of the best ways to get and stay in shape is to find a fitness activity you enjoy. However, even doing something you love can get boring if you do it over and over. It’s important to keep your fitness activities interesting and fun. One great way to do that is to embrace new fitness trends. The new year is now getting underway, here are ten fun fitness trends to keep an eye out for. Some of
Published on 2012-02-18 07:27:00
Here is a great 15-minute workout using a balance ball. While many people think of the balance ball as a tool to mostly work the core muscles, this video shows how you can really use a balance ball to work your whole body. You'll be surprised to learn how versatile this workout tool can be. From arms and shoulders, to calves and back, this short video will give you a full-body workout in just 15
Published on 2012-02-16 07:14:00
Balance balls are excellent for improving strength, stability and balance. However, they can be tricky to use. If you’re not accustomed to stability exercises or your core muscles need strengthening you’ll find a balance ball workout extremely challenging. But don’t miss out on the benefits of a balance ball just because it’s tricky! Use these tips to help you get started successfully.
Published on 2012-02-14 06:07:00
In many exercise programs, be it weight lifting for building and toning muscles or cardiovascular exercises for increasing stamina and to lose weight, most people do not perform enough stretching exercises even though stretching exercises can be performed by anyone at any age unless that person has some physical restriction to stretch. What is worse, many people do not even stretch before and
Published on 2012-02-11 07:57:00
Here is a quick 15-minute ab workout which will work your core muscles, including central, upper, and lower abs and obliques, hips, and lower back. All you need is a mat, and warmup and cool down are included, so grab your mat or just a blanket, and let's get started!
15-Minute Abs Workout
From www.sparkpeople.com, a 15-minute abs workout with our own Coach Nicole! We have a new account at http
Published on 2012-02-09 07:28:00
This week we have a special guest article for you, by a certified personal trainer. Read on to find out how to get the most out of your workouts, and why this popular method of working out may not be as beneficial as you'd think.
What you need to know about Weight Training for a strong lean body that both looks good and is injury resistant
by Mike Geary - Certified Nutrition Specialist,
Published on 2012-02-07 07:16:00
There are plenty of stomach exercises out there for those who want to shape their core and strengthen their midsection. This may be both a blessing and a curse. It is easy to find plenty of exercises and routines that work the midsection, but how does one know which ones are any good?
Image via WikipediaWell, listed here are what appear to be some of the best around, according to recommendations
Published on 2012-02-04 07:51:00
Here is a great yoga workout from the Yoga Zone collection. This one is a beginners yoga workout, focusing on the weight loss benefits of yoga. It is designed for beginners who might not be that flexible yet, but if you are more flexible, feel free to stretch a bit more than the video demonstrates, as long as it is safe and comfortable. It's only about 20 minutes long, so clear a space, and
Published on 2012-02-02 06:30:00
Trying to find well-produced fitness videos that are truly suitable for beginners can sometimes be a daunting challenge.
Most videos these days aim at intermediate exercisers, the ones who know a grapevine from a box step and a lateral raise from a biceps curl. These DVDs may offer a few easier moves here and there, but the instruction clearly is geared to people who already know what to do.
Published on 2012-01-31 06:12:00
Yoga is an exercise technique that also works remarkably well to achieve mental and emotional harmony and helps the mind work in synchronization with the body. How often do we find that we are unable to perform our daily activities properly and in a satisfying manner because the confusions and conflicts in our mind weigh so heavily upon us?
Image via WikipediStress is the number one culprit
Published on 2012-01-28 07:54:00
Here is a fun 10-minute Pilates workout that will work out your whole body, with some great ab moves as well. The young, fun instructor keeps the pace moving, but it is a beginner-level workout so shouldn't be too strenuous for most, and it will help you develop the core muscles you will need to attempt more advanced Pilates moves. Of course you will want to check with your doctor first if you
Published on 2012-01-26 12:41:00
One of the best parts about Pilates is that it is good for just about anyone whether you are someone that likes to sit around or a health nut.
In fact Pilates has gained a lot of attention these days and there are many new classes available at all kinds of gyms and fitness centers. Most of these classes are done with a mat.
Image via WikipediaThere are also some Pilates instructors that
Published on 2011-07-05 14:16:00
Here are a few great exercises for a great, bathing-suit-friendly summer tummy!
Image via WikipediaWhen beginning an abdominal workout routine, for most people the goal is simple: a flatter stomach. While a smooth, flat stomach looks good, it is les
Published on 2011-07-02 09:25:00
This time of year, you may be exercising outside quite a bit, so this timely article can help you make the most of your time in the sun, and protect your little ones as well.
Image via WikipediaPrecautions should be taken year-round to protect skin
Published on 2011-06-30 07:50:00
If you have a desk job, you know how stiff and achy your body can be after sitting all day. Here is a quick and easy yoga workout that can be done right in your office on your lunch break, in under 10 minutes. (Caution: Some of these moves may be har
Published on 2011-06-28 11:37:00
Whether you might be staying home with a new baby or working too many hours at the office, anytime is a good time for yoga. You can do yoga stretches and postures in bed, or even while driving to work!
Hundreds of fitness seekers use their lunch hou
Published on 2011-06-18 06:23:00
Here is a fun and challenging exercise from the PACE workout. This one is a bit more difficult than some of the others, so of course use caution and start with a large step or lower box if you need to. Be sure to repeat on both sides, to work both si
Published on 2011-06-16 13:48:00
There are a lot of different fun types of exercise, depending on your preferences - such as jogging or walking in the morning, playing basketball or any other sport with friends, taking classes, working out in a gym, or dancing at home to fitness v
Published on 2011-06-14 12:34:00
Drinking enough water while exercising is always important, but in the summer even more so. With the additional heat, many people don't realize how much more water they are actually losing, even during less strenuous exercise.
Image via WikipediaThe
Published on 2011-06-11 07:54:00
Home exercise can be more fun when done with fitness videos. In fact, I am pretty much a fitness video addict by now! They are so fun, convenient, affordable, and there is such a huge variety out there, I never get bored. When I get tired of one, I
Published on 2011-06-09 06:58:00
This video demonstrates some exercises NOT to do for your abs. These exercises can be very harmful for your back, and unfortunately, some of them are quite common exercises. Even watching him demonstrate some of these made me cringe!
The Worst 5 Ab
Published on 2011-06-07 12:33:00
According to past research and studies, nearly 80% of all Americans will experience some type of back pain in their lives. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons believes this as well, as they say 80% of us will encounter some type of problem
Published on 2011-06-04 07:35:00
When most of us think of backyard activities, children come to mind. While children may enjoy being outside, they are not the only individuals who enjoy participating in backyard activities. Many adults use their backyards to relax, but you can als
Published on 2011-06-02 07:05:00
Well, the kids are out of school, and looking for fun things to do. Rather than trying to think of ways to send them off somewhere to keep busy, why not embrace their energy as an opportunity to get more exercise, yourself? A great example of a fun t
Published on 2011-05-31 05:42:00
I've been a long-time fan of Brooke Siler's book, The Pilates Body. This book was actually my introduction to Pilates, over 10 years ago now. Her clear pictures, instructions, and explanations of what an exercise should feel like really made them com
Published on 2011-05-28 08:07:00
Here is a short demo video of one of the exercises we mentioned on Tuesday - The Plank. It's a very simple exercise, but GREAT for the abs, and strengthens many other muscles as well. This video also gives some tips for correct form to avoid injury o
Published on 2011-05-26 12:00:00
As with all things, there is a right way to go about working for a flatter midsection, and several wrong ways. Working out the wrong way can lead to no physical improvement or worse, serious injury. When doing stomach exercises or any other exercise,
Published on 2011-05-24 12:34:00
The weather is warming up, and for many people, that means it is time to work on that little bulge that has been taking up residence around the midsection since Thanksgiving! These simple exercises can help you shed that excess winter weight and flat
Published on 2011-05-21 08:11:00
This new yoga craze utilizing weights is becoming more and more popular - but some people are wondering exactly what this might look like. This video gives a quick overview of some of the exercises and poses in the program. Check it out, and for mo
Published on 2011-05-19 07:55:00
TRANSURFING YOGA is the latest breakthrough in fitness training, the fastest and most efficient way to lose fat, gain strength, and beat aging.
Image via WikipediaSo why has Transurfing Yoga with Dumbbells been called “The latest breakthrough in
Published on 2011-05-17 07:34:00
Ina Marx at 68, looked 35, and could do things with her body that a 16-year-old farm hand can't do, but she wasn't always fit-as-a-fiddle.
At the age of 30, while pregnant, she was forced to jump from the third story of a burning hotel. She landed
Published on 2011-05-14 08:30:00
As a follow up to Thursday's post, here is a quick video addressing this question in a bit more detail. This is useful advice not only for a workout, but also for those who are involved in sports. Learn what to eat after working out, and why. Keep in
Published on 2011-05-11 20:05:00
Anytime you exercise, you are most likely trying to achieve and/or maintain good health. You also know that you have to eat as well, so your body will have the energy it needs to exercise and maintain for the everyday tasks of life. For making the
Published on 2011-05-10 14:31:00
Here is an article which may be helpful for those struggling to lose weight (and let's face it - this is a large percentage of our population these days). Sometimes it can seem so overwhelming to think about trying to lose weight - especially if yo
Published on 2011-05-07 15:19:00
Are you ready to ditch those tiresome aerobic workouts? Well, guess what - they’re actually making your heart and lungs smaller – and increasing your risk of disease. And jumping around for 45 minutes to an hour or more is not helping you lose we
Published on 2011-05-05 06:28:00
These days, more and more people are turning away from memberships to gyms and instead choosing to invest money in the convenience of a home gym. You can put a home gym in a spare corner of your home, or even in the basement if you wish. Along wi
Published on 2011-05-03 12:39:00
Here is a great article that can help not only your waistline, but your pocketbook! Remember that exercise can be fun, without being expensive. This featured article offers some suggestions for a number of helpful tools for keeping in shape - many
Published on 2011-04-30 06:19:00
This video demonstrates some more ideas for using resistance bands to strengthen the abdominals, which we mentioned on Thursday. They seem to be pitching some specific type of exercise equipment, but you can do the exercises with regular exercise ban
Published on 2011-04-28 13:35:00
Using resistance bands can be an effective component of any workout routine, and stomach exercises are no exception. There are a number of exercises targeting the midsection that incorporate resistance bands. Resistance bands come in a variety of dif
Published on 2011-04-26 13:24:00
This post isn't just about exercise, but overall fitness, and as many of our readers struggle with weight issues, I thought this CD set would be relevant to share with you.
As someone interested in fitness, I am always on the look for new ideas and
Published on 2011-04-22 15:04:00
This is a quick and more personal post today.... I've been so busy the past two weeks, I've barely had time to fit in my stretches - let alone get a really good workout! I did manage to do my Core Pilates once this week, but otherwise I've been reall
Published on 2011-04-21 06:58:00
Here is another video from the PACE workout. This video shows the basic as well as some advanced versions of this seemingly simple exercise. This one works everything from shoulders, core, and butt, to legs and ankles. The advanced versions are quite
Published on 2011-04-19 06:16:00
Since obviously we talk a lot about exercise here, we also need to emphasize the importance of warming up before any strenuous activity.
Image via WikipediaSo, why warm up? Several changes takes place in the body once physical activity is initiated.
Published on 2011-04-16 06:10:00
Think exercise can't be fun? Check out this guy! This guy has more fun in his morning workout than most people probably have in a week....
* Disclaimer: This video demonstrates many challenging and advanced moves which require both a great deal of
Published on 2011-04-14 15:54:00
Obviously we all want to be fit and healthy (if you didn't, you wouldn't be reading this blog!) but sometimes that seems easier said than done. As you know if you've been reading this blog for a while, we are all about making exercise easy and fun (o
Published on 2011-04-12 12:29:00
Modern life demands that all individuals should stay fit in order to keep up with the sometimes wild pace of daily life. Fitness refers to a person's capacity to adapt favorably and release stress brought about by changing conditions. If you're physi
Published on 2011-04-09 08:35:00
In Thursday's note, we mentioned some of the benefits of Dr. Sears' great PACE program. I like PACE because it gives a great, full-body workout in just 12 minutes. Some of the exercises (like the one in the video below) are pretty fun. A few others m
Published on 2011-04-07 12:13:00
Want to get into the best shape of your life in just 12 minutes a day?
If you’re serious about losing weight, building muscle, and creating a strong healthy body, our friend Dr. Al Sears has a solution for you that has already worked for thousand
Published on 2011-04-05 15:20:00
Being active keeps a person healthy and strong. Keep in mind that exercise is NOT just for people who have a weight problem but for everyone. (This is a common misconception - I frequently hear people say things like,"Oh, she doesn't need to w
Published on 2011-04-02 07:28:00
If you want to be in better shape, aerobics are important. Basically, aerobics get your heart and your breathing going at a fast and steady pace, and alternating this type of exercise with slower stretching and weight-bearing exercises is the best an
Published on 2011-03-31 06:43:00
If you want a quick pick-me-up or just need to get your body moving for a few minutes, here is an 8-minute aerobic dance video to have some fun with. This dance is quick, easy, fun, and gets your whole body moving without being too stressful on your
Published on 2011-03-29 18:27:00
If you've tried regular aerobics and found it wasn't very fun for you, or you didn't like the sweaty and sore aftermath, water aerobics might prove a fun surprise to throw into your exercise routine.
Image via Wikipedia
When it comes to using the
Published on 2011-03-26 06:29:00
Here is a great video with some easy exercises for strengthening and toning your back and butt - a couple of areas that will be very important to keep strong during your pregnancy - especially later on as you get bigger and your growing belly starts
Published on 2011-03-24 12:02:00
Being pregnant isn't always fun. You may have low energy, temperature fluctuations, headaches, and nausea (kind of sounds like the flu that's been going around, doesn't it?), among other things. But while it may feel like the last thing you want to d
Published on 2011-03-22 07:00:00
Everyone knows that exercise is good for your health. But during pregnancy, exercise can have some additional benefits. First of all, a few cautions. When pregnant, exercise should be light, especially during your first few weeks of pregnancy whi
Published on 2011-03-19 06:44:00
Yoga happens to be a type of exercise that many people find to easily fit into their schedule. There are lots of benefits to doing yoga. You will be less stressed, have better posture, sleep better, and you could even lose some weight. You’ll also
Published on 2011-03-17 16:31:00
Here is a quick video that gives you a fast preview of just a few of the exercises on the Yoga Meltdown DVD in case you've been curious. Note that this video below isn't an actual workout - it just shows a couple of clips from the real DVD, in case y
Published on 2011-03-15 08:09:00
Wow, well it's been a while since I have visited my Yoga Meltdown video on here.... I would like to report some great progress, but the truth is I've been a bit lazy lately (see, it even happens to me sometimes), and haven't been doing my yoga workou
Published on 2011-03-12 12:55:00
Making the decision of where you will go to exercise is a very important step in reaching your fitness goals. A lot of factors will go into this decision, and each one should be evaluated well before you start exercising. Once you have made a dec
Published on 2011-03-10 06:13:00
Here is a 10-minute video of an example of a good gym workout. If you enjoy going to the gym, this video gives you an idea of a well rounded workout using gym equipment. (I know we focus a lot on working out at home, but some people do prefer the gym
Published on 2011-03-08 06:42:00
One of the biggest obstacles to staying on track for fitness is losing motivation. People are just starting an exercise program can find themselves quickly tired of the same routine. Keeping exercise appealing and maintaining a good fitness perspecti
Published on 2011-03-05 16:03:00
If Thursday's article piqued your interest in ice skating, check out this quick video for some tips from an expert skater. These tips and basic steps will get you moving around the ice. You will learn forward movements, backwards, and curves/turns, a
Published on 2011-03-03 13:55:00
Image via WikipediaIf you've ever admired figure skating in the Winter Olympics, why not try it for yourself? If you've mastered the basics of ice skating, figure skating can provide a fun and exciting challenge.
Figure skating is a type of ice skat
Published on 2011-03-01 12:48:00
For those of you getting the winter blah's just about now, here are a few recent articles with some tips for keeping your exercise routine going, and keeping motivated to stay in shape during these last few long months before spring. (And be sure to
Published on 2011-02-26 09:56:00
Here is a fun and fast-paced snowboarding video showing some of the popular tricks and jumps. This one will make you want to get out in the snow! Keep in mind that these are pretty advanced, and should NOT be attempted without the proper training fir
Published on 2011-02-24 07:42:00
If you have mastered the skills of skiing, and you are looking for something fun to do during the winter you may find snowboarding offers you what you have been looking for.
Image via WikipediaSnowboarding is a thrilling twist that incorporates som
Published on 2011-02-22 13:35:00
While winter sports offer you plenty of fun and great exercise, you also have to be careful. There are plenty of painful problems that can occur during winter sports if you aren’t careful. Some of them aren’t serious while others can cause severe
Published on 2011-02-19 15:44:00
Skiing is a fun winter sport but to get the full enjoyment from it you need to have the right ski equipment. This is also necessary in order to help you remain safe while you are skiing. While most ski resorts rent out equipment, you will find having
Published on 2011-02-17 13:37:00
Skiing is a very popular winter sport that involves the thrill of being able to move swiftly down a hill. It is a sport that requires snowfall to be in place so it can only be done in the winter months. Some popular ski resorts have systems in place
Published on 2011-02-15 05:26:00
I know we've focused a lot lately on more serious exercise topics, so here are a few fun exercise ideas to lighten things up! Remember that the best way to stay regular in your exercise routine is to find new fun ways to exercise that you enjoy doing
Published on 2011-02-12 15:03:00
Exercise balls are one of the most innovative ways to exercise. These little balls may catch everyone's fancy due to their shape and bright colors. But the real benefit of these balls, which were introduced by a group of Swiss medical therapists,
Published on 2011-02-10 06:46:00
Here are some fun and easy exercises you can share with a partner. Working out with a partner can not only improve your motivation and keep you on track with your exercise goals, but it can also be a lot of fun! Check out this quick video for some id
Published on 2011-02-08 07:51:00
The amount of physical exercise that you exert during the day is one of the key ingredients to helping you get a good sleep at night. The more active your body is during the day, the more likely you are to relax at night and fall asleep faster.
Published on 2011-02-05 08:33:00
I heard about Yoga Booty Ballet a couple of years ago - it was advertised on one of my other workout DVDs (probably Hip Hop Abs), and it looked really fun and challenging, so it ended up on my Christmas list this year. I believe there are several dis
Published on 2011-02-03 07:01:00
The Zumba craze has taken over in the past year or so, and Zumba classes have been popping up everywhere. This is a super fun, fast-paced Latin-inspired dance workout that will get you moving and grooving, and definitely help shed those holiday pound
Published on 2011-02-01 15:21:00
If you've been trying out strength training like we discussed last week, or just trying to stay motivated to keep exercising this winter, you may hit a wall that slows you down and threatens to derail your routine, despite your good intentions: sore
Published on 2011-01-29 06:50:00
Although some people think of weight or strength training as being a fitness method for men, women need strong bodies too! Strong muscles is something that we, as humans, all need in order to live healthy and pain-free lives. This video discusses som
Published on 2011-01-27 07:25:00
Fitness, muscle-building and gym work-outs have gone beyond the traditional all-male club. With all the recent talk about fitness and health and a healthy lifestyle, women have joined the club as well. However, men and women have different fitness
Published on 2011-01-25 09:07:00
Here are 10 tips for women to stay fit and healthy:
1. Staying fit and healthy starts with a balanced diet. Know and monitor the right weight for your age. Consult your doctor to learn what food you should avoid and follow your eating discipline rou
Published on 2011-01-22 08:22:00
Here are a couple of common yoga postures you may encounter, and the correct way to do them. (Please be sure to consult your trainer or healthcare practitioner before beginning a new exercise routine, especially if your fitness level is currently low
Published on 2011-01-20 06:06:00
Do you drag yourself out of bed on Monday mornings, exhausted before you've even begun the week? Or maybe you can't enjoy your evenings, because work drains you of every ounce of energy.
Don't worry, you can boost your energy levels and balance your
Published on 2011-01-18 06:12:00
Is Yoga the perfect form of exercise and relaxation? Let's make a list of what our ideal type of exercise would do. Firstly it would be simple enough that anyone could do it, but have enough variations and different methods that it would maintain
Published on 2011-01-15 09:29:00
I thought we'd lighten up for a moment today, and share a funny one-minute video with you. Staying in shape doesn't have to be so serious all the time, as you can see from the video below. :-)
Enjoy a quick laugh, and then pick a fun exercise idea f
Published on 2011-01-13 15:51:00
Taking part in winter sports is a great way to stay in shape and to get fresh air during the winter. Many winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding involve the snow so you can be sure they will take place in cold areas. It is important that you t
Published on 2011-01-11 06:39:00
Learning how to ski is a great way to ensure you can be a part of the outdoor fun taking place this winter. This is one of the most popular winter sports and it can be a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy. It is a good idea to take free less
Published on 2011-01-08 15:28:00
Image via WikipediaIce skating is a very popular sport that used to only be available in the winter. If you want to skate outdoors on real ice then that is still the only time to enjoy it. However, with advances in technology it is now possible to ex
Published on 2011-01-06 06:37:00
Image via WikipediaI am a firm believer in mixing up your routine, when it comes to exercise. For me, the main reason is I get bored easily! Even if I find a new workout I really love (like Yoga Meltdown, or Hip Hop Abs), if I do it too often without
Published on 2011-01-04 15:14:00
Winter doldrums got you down? Get some exercise! If you're feeling trapped indoors by the cold snowy weather, you may think you don't have many options for outdoor activities, but here's one that will get you moving - and laughing!
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Published on 2011-01-01 08:31:00
Image by Scott Barlow via FlickrNow that you've set some specific and attainable resolutions for getting healthy this year (see previous post), here is a quick article on how to make sure you actually KEEP those resolutions! Most resolutions tend t