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Too Much Too Soon

CBS co-anchor Erica Hill talked this week about the difficulty of trying to learn how to fit a healthier lifestyle into her busy life. Multi-tasking work, exercise, proper nutrition, sleep, and home life, after 5 weeks she was still having difficulty fitting everything in and making it stick. A local...
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Yoga Poses: Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose (Tadasana) is the foundation for all the standing poses so it’s a good place to start for beginning yoga students. This yoga pose can improve posture by properly aligning your spine, strengthening your thighs and can help relieve back pain. Over time, practicing Mountain Pose will teach...
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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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You’re no Dummy! Consider the Yoga Book for Anyone

There have lots of the “for dummies” books published over the last two decades. One of the most popular, is of course, Yoga for Dummies. And while you can get a really good overview of the practice in different types of yoga by using a book like Yoga for Dummies, there are also other resources...
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Yoga Poses: Cobra

Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) is a very basic backbend that is helpful for folks with lower back pain because it increases spine flexibility. This yoga position for beginners can decrease stiffness in your lower back while strengthening your arms and shoulders. While easy enough for a beginner, Cobra Pose...
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Simple Stretching Exercises to Relieve Back Pain

We’ve all been there. You go to lift something and feel a pain halfway between the starting point and the destination. Or you were running around hitting a tennis ball, shooting buckets, tossing around a football, or anything you might not do very often? You go out for the pass and your back goes...
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The Denise Austin Diet and Fitness Plan

You may already know Denise Austin as a fitness guru, her dynamic personality has been featured in videos and on tv for years. Still fit and fabulous over 40, her approach to fitness is personal and direct. She promotes exercises that anyone can do regardless of their current fitness levels. And, most...
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Yoga Ball

The term yoga ball is one of those things which should probably explode on the page the second that it is written. It is a bit like using a term like: slimming blubber. Ok, maybe it’s not quite that much of a misnomer, but there really isn’t any such thing as a yoga ball. You could read...
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Warning – Just Say No To Machines

In many cases, the so-called signs of aging are actually the body’s way of saying it is time to change your diet, get more active and even learn how to manage personal stress a bit better. The signs to watch out for that are not “normal” and don’t have to go along with getting...
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The Most Critical First Step In Any Successful Fitness Program

The power of goal setting cannot be over emphasized! Setting goals on paper is the first step in any good fitness program and in everyday life. If your goals are not written and posted somewhere where you can see them every day as a reminder, chances are those goals will never become reality. It’s...
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