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5 Tips for Buying the Perfect Bicycle

In our last article, we talked about the different types of bikes. Now that you understand the choices, let’s talk about how to choose the best bike for you. Bicycle riding is a great way to spend time with the family and to get exercise. Why doesn’t everyone ride a bicycle nowadays? For...
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Can Yoga Ball Exercise Round Out Your Fitness Routine

It’s a bit of a strange combination actually, yoga and exercise ball, since the advent of these large and virtually indestructible rubber balls is a fairly recent development while yoga is centuries old. I guess what we’re trying to say is that there really is no such thing as a yoga ball....
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Just A Few Extra Pounds Linked To Early Death

Yahoo News reports one of the largest studies to look at health and weight finds that you don’t have to be obese to raise your risk of premature death. Merely being overweight carries high risk, too. Obesity increases the risk of death from heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. But whether...
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The Missing Link To Healthy Eating

So, what’s the reason for this gap between what we think we’re doing and what we’re actually doing? A local fitness expert checks in on this topic revealing that this problem is extremely common, and is the reason for many people’s unfortunate failures in accomplishing fitness...
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Walking for Weight Loss

Some of us are content to follow a standard, regimented weight loss and exercise plan. For others, inspiration is necessary. We need a vision, beyond that of a slimmer body. And that ‘s where long distance walking may come in. Walking is one of the best ways to lose weight. For one thing, it’s...
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Exercise Ideas For Individuals With Limited Mobility

It is a fact that people who are sedentary are more likely to suffer from the diseases and conditions that come with aging than those who are more active—the same goes for injuries. On the flip-side, people who are physically active are more likely to recover after an injury than those who are not...
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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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