Fitness Articles

3 Small Steps to Big Change

When I first started this journey, whole life changes were too overwhelming to contemplate. I needed to start small in order to succeed. In fact, even now, almost a year later I continue to make small changes. And, looking at my life today, it’s amazing how those simple steps added up to monumental...
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Spinning: Stationary Cycling for Fitness

Have you ever wanted to go for a bike ride, but didn’t have anywhere to ride or the weather wasn’t cooperating?One alternative to outdoor cycling is to sign up for a spin class. Spinning is an exercise class that uses a stationary bicycle to burn the fat and build muscle. Spin classes took...
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Understanding the Different Types of Yoga

Yoga has become an increasingly popular way for people to build strength, flexibility and confidence. What started as meditative positions practiced by religious Buddhists and Hindus more than 5000 years ago has evolved into a physical and mental discipline practiced in gyms, yoga studios and living...
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Yoga Poses: Downward Dog

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is often one of the first yoga positions that beginners learn. This pose helps to lengthen the muscles in your hamstrings, calves and the Achilles tendon. Downward Facing Dog is also good for strengthening your hands and wrists, decreasing back pain and elongating...
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Why The Best Diet Is No Diet

It’s time to lose weight and get into shape once and for all. Maybe you haven’t done anything in years or maybe you’ve been on a diet as far back as you can remember only to be disappointed with the end result. The problem is finding the best diet plan to help you reach your goals,...
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Kettlebells Vindicated As The King Of Cardio-Fat Burning

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin are stunned by new research proving kettlebell calorie burn is off the charts! Claims that the kettlebell delivers superior fat loss than any other method of exercise have now been vindicated by science in a recent study by the American Council on Exercise. Scientific...
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Dynamic Yoga Empowers Practitioners Through Extreme Exercise

There is something about Americans when it comes to exercise. We just seem to love pushing the limits; it’s the no pain, no gain mentality. Now, I’m not saying it’s good or it’s bad. I’m just observing that there are a lot of fitness folks who believe that pushing yourself...
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Water Activities Help Older Adults Stay Fit

When you were a kid, you probably spent most of your time in the water during the summer months. It was just good fun to swim and you didn’t even realize you were getting exercise! In your older years, returning to the water activities of your youth is both healthy and enjoyable. What is it about...
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What Type of Bicycle is Right for You?

Who knew that there were so many choices for bicycles? When you were a kid, you got the shiny pink one with streamers or the blue one with racing stripes. Both had training wheels and a mom attached to keep you from falling. For today’s discerning cyclist, there are several types of bikes to choose...
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Now Or Never – Unveiling The Dividing Line Between Success And Failure

In my career, I see, again and again, two reoccurring problems that affect a large percentage of those seeking to be fit and healthy. Very often it is one or both of these sticking points that can be largely responsible for complete failure in many attempts to accomplish a fitness & health goal. The...
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