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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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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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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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Yoga Poses: Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose (Balasana) is a resting pose that stretches the hips, thighs, ankles and back. It’s a good pose for relaxation and can be used if you’re tired and need a break, or between poses. Like, Downward Facing Dog, Child’s Pose is another good yoga pose for getting blood to the brain. It...
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Which is better for at-home fitness? Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus

Folks looking to start an at-home fitness regime using video games often have the same question: Should I buy the Wii Fit or the Wii Fit plus? Or sometimes, though less often, what is the difference between the two Wiis? Actually, the two video games are pretty similar. They are both designed to help...
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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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Hot Bikram Yoga

Hot Bikram yoga was invented by yogi master Bikram Choudhury. It is practiced in a hot room at a temperature between 95 to 105 degrees F and a humidity of 50 percent. The hot and humid environment make your muscles stretch more while making you sweat. The theory is that sweating more releases toxins...
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Why Walk Away the Inches

Even though walking is a great choice for beginners it is also the preferred choice of many experienced walkers because of the points mentioned above. The main things to remember when walking for weight loss is to talk to your doctor, eat healthy, stay hydrated, and make walking an enjoyable, daily experience. Here...
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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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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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