Fitness Articles

Why Americans Are Overweight

Dover, DE Oct 2010, John Cloud of Time magazine reports on Alexander Chernev of Northwestern University’s reference to the “The Dieter’s Paradox.” Chernev begins his paper with a great question: Why, after 20 years of public outcry about obesity – federal, state, and local...
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How to Get Started—And Stick With—a Fitness Walking Routine

Getting started with a walking routine can sometimes feel like a daunting task but if you follow some basic guidelines you’ll be walking and reaching your goals before you know it. It’s important to remember that if you are new to walking you will need to gradually build up your routine....
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Fight Diabetes with Regular Exercise

Many adults with diabetes are dependent on insulin or may be taking pills for other conditions that have been caused by their diabetic condition. But, you don’t have to give up on getting healthy just because you are diabetic. Exercise increases your overall health and can improve your diabetes. If...
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Choosing a Bicycle Seat

Bike riding can be fun but that fun will become irrelevant if you are uncomfortable. The one part of the bicycle that riders complain about most is the seat. If you butt is not feeling good, nothing else matters. When you buy a bicycle, the seat isn’t missing but it won’t necessarily be the...
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5 Easy Yoga Positions for Beginners

According to WebMD, close to 11 million Americans practice yoga. The health benefits of yoga are hard to ignore: increased flexibility, strength and balance; relaxation and stress relief; positive changes in mood and better focus. For beginners, choosing a type a yoga, is as individual as the reason...
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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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Crispy Pears For Fruit Lovers On The Go

Earlier this year, Crispy Green Inc launched Crispy Pears, the newest addition to their all-natural line of premium, freeze-dried fruit snacks. Now I know what you may be saying… “Freeze-dried fruit snacks? Do I look like an astronaut?” But freeze-dried treats aren’t just for space cadets. In...
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Who Are The Walkers in Your Neighborhood?

It’s amazing what we can see when we get out of the car and take a stroll down the street. Whether the pace is leisurely or brisk, the landscape changes when viewed at street level. Walking Clubs are furthering this trend. They’re a fun way to get moving, meet people and explore different...
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