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General Exercise Guidelines

Make sure that you perform some form of exercise at a moderate level for at least half an hour most days of the week. Combine a certain amount of muscular strength exercise with endurance exercise while incorporating a certain amount of flexibility work.

Stretching in the Office

A funny thing happened on the way to the electronic revolution. Large numbers of us ended up sitting at desks, working at computers. And that, as so many people have discovered, has its problems, its downsides.

Fusion Fitness - Warm Up

'If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.' Abraham LincolnVisualise a tree. Immediately we think of a solid trunk with leafy branches sprouting forth.

What is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing is the Sport and Martial Art whereby students may combine fighting techniques from other arts i.e. Boxing, Thaiboxing, Karate and Kung Fu in order to compete to a very high level in a Ring against an opponent.

Getting into Shape: 10,000 Steps to Terrific Health

Okay now, here's a challenge from me to you. I dare you to go get a Pedometer and commit to the 10,000 steps a day. I dare you to get in as good shape as I'm in right now.

Karate and How It Can Benefit Your Health

Karate is a system of self-defence that has developed over many years and which now contains elements of keeping fit and keeping a supple body.

What is Functional Electrical Stimulation?

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is the electrical stimulation of nerve pathways to produce a controlled contraction of muscles. This controlled muscular contraction can improve the function and mobility of the limbs in many patients with damage to the upper Spinal Cord or nerves.

Diabetes: Calling for Double Trouble

Open your eyes to the catastrophic effects of Diabetes. The mere thought of Diabetes brings so many questions and fears into our minds. Few people realize that thorough understanding and knowledge about diabetes can help tremendously in effective long term management.

Be Careful How You Exercise

Targeting back painGet ready, this is going to hurt! The exercises most body-builders focus on the most, are the ones that cause the most problems - hopefully, you're different.

What is an Holistic Retreat?

You see the description, Holistic Retreat, more and more these days. You know that the term holistic when applied to complementary therapies means that the whole person, mind, body and spirit, is targeted.

What is a Health Club?

As part of one of the fastest growing Industries, todays Health Clubs are seeing their role grow and are now looking at ways to replace the old stereotypical view of gyms with sweaty, muscle bound heavies or lycra clad ladies chatting before lunching.

Workout Without a Gym

We know that using free weights and machines is the fastest and most efficient way there is to improve your metabolism and strength, but for many reasons these may not be convenient or readily accessible to you.

What is Targeted Exercise?

Why You Need To Be Doing ThemWhile performing three different exercises for each area of the chest may sound "targeted" and it may work great for targeting the chest itself… this is NOT what we mean by targeted…What we are talking about is choosing exercises with more than just size increases in mind… remember, there is far more to muscle than just how it looks… You can be really big, but also weak, slow and inflexible.

Targeted Stretching

Stretching can be great, but it can also make existing injuries worse or even bring about new ones!The key to making stretching work for you is knowing which stretches you need to be working on… and just because a muscle feels tight, that doesn't necessarily mean it needs to be stretched.

Rest, Recovery and Injury Prevention

Many of the injuries that bodybuilders suffer from could be easily prevented just by allowing the body enough time to rest.While most bodybuilders dread hearing the word "rest", many fail to realize that there is far more to rest than just avoiding overtraining.

Weight Lifting Benefits Your Health more than Sports

Most of us play sports of some kind on the weekends or after work. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us weekend warriors fail to make weight lifting a priority.

Avoiding and Preventing Cancer: Simple Steps to Take

With its fairly unique characteristics, cancer strikes intense fear in many people and all would like to find ways to preventing and avoiding cancer.

Anne's Story

Mum walks...after 17 years in wheelchair….The Daily Mirror.   Just two minutes treatment and I can walk after 17 years….The Daily Mail.

Your Biggest Investment - Exercise!

The old saying, "if you don't do it now it will catch up with you later". Okay, I just made that up,  But truer words were never uttered than about our lack of exercise and a fitness program.

Powerful Periodized Strength Training Basics For Volleyball

Strength training dominates most athletes' fitness and conditioning programs through out the year.  In particular, volleyball players are well-known to have one of the highest levels of strength training dedication.

Getting Strong For Capoeira

Capoeira is all the buzz these days.  I turned on the TV the other night to see a Capoeiristas (one that enjoys this sport/game) having a full makeover.

Strength Training FAQ's

Do you need some beginner's strength training 'how to' information? I know you must have tons of questions. I will try my best to cover most of the beginner questions with this article.

Strength Training Develops Solid Softball Players

Softball is a popular sport these days. Corporations, adult leagues and inner-city competitions are fueling the demand for skilled and competitive players.

Top 10 Benefits of Strength Training for Women

"Women are finally warming up to free weights, and it is a beautiful thing!" states Lynn VanDyke. It's true that women are recognizing strength training as a major player in the battle against fat loss.

7 Must Know Facts to Build Your Strength Training Routine

Building a strength training routine can be one of the trickiest parts of a fitness program.  Ask 10 personal trainers what the best strength training routine is and you will get 10 different answers.

How To Build A Low Cost Home Gym

Purchasing a home gym can become quite a daunting task. Walk into any sporting goods store and your senses will quickly become stimulated.  Your eyes will gaze at all the attachments and cables.

Strength Training After Fifty

Strength training after fifty is no longer for those people who are having some sort of mid-life crisis.  In fact, doctors are literally writing prescriptions to get this generation up and moving.

One Outlaw Personal Trainer Coming Your Way

The holidays are here and every one has seemingly decided to bail out on their weight loss and fitness routines. Come January the gyms will be packed with those people who decided to make weight loss their New Year's Resolution for 2006.

Strength Training and Osteoporosis

Hippocrates once said, "That which is used develops, and that which is not used wastes away."   I like to believe that he is talking about strength training and its affect on osteoporosis.

You Don't Have to Strain for Cardio Fitness Gains

Quantity may beat quality when it comes to exercise and heart health. Adults who engage in mild exercise -- such as walking briskly for 12 miles or exercising moderately for 125-200 minutes over the course of a week -- can improve their aerobic fitness significantly and reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in Chest.

The How To Guide for Six Pack Abs

First off I want to mention that, for most people, getting six pack abs is not an easy task. It requires serious dedication, but it is possible!  If you were blessed with naturally low body fat and good muscle definition, enjoy it! Otherwise, below is a general 2-step guide that, if followed religiously for 3 months, will produce results.

‘But I don’t want Muscles!’ - Part 1: What Muscle is, and how to Build (or Avoid) it

One of the common comments I hear from my female clients is, "Please don't give me any weights work – I don't want any muscle, I just want to tone.

Exercise & Self Image: How to Feel Better in More Ways than One

A RECIPROCAL RELATIONSHIPThere seems to be an almost magical relationship between exercise and a healthy (or at least improved) self-image. Research shows that one of the best predictors (not the only one, but one of the best) of whether someone will achieve their fitness goals is a key aspect of self-image called self-efficacy.

Stretching, Part 1: Why & When

A martial artist friend came to me a few weeks ago, a little confused about stretching. He'd heard a lot of conflicting information about why, when and how to stretch for maximum benefit, and he wanted to some clear guidance.

Exercise & Motivation, Part 3: Keeping it Going

Note: This is Part 3 of a 4-part article series.  THE NEXT STAGE: ACTION The next stage of Prochaska's Transtheoretical model - 'Action' - kicks in once you've started taking (you guessed it) action.

Training or Television? Working out when you're not Well

Understatement of the week: Creating an exercise routine you can actually stick to is not the easiest thing in the world. Corollary to understatement:  Waking up sick on a day you'd planned on working out can be a tad frustrating.

Exercise & Motivation, Part 4: Maintenance & Relapse

WHAT ARE THE MAINTENANCE AND RELAPSE STAGES? In the maintenance stage, you've been exercising regularly for long enough that it's become a habit.

Warming Up Properly

In our 'Stretching' article series we discussed why it's important to stretch as part of your workout. We also touched on the importance of warming up before even *thinking* about stretching.

The 3 Hidden Keys to Rapidly Burning Stubborn Fat

You're about to learn three "power tips" for burning fat that fitness models, athletes, & high profile personal trainers use to bring out those sexy abs, arms, & thighs in no time.

The Secret Muscle-Building Technique You MUST Use In Your Workout Routines

Are you searching for that "one" solution that blasts your plateau and sends your muscles into an explosive growth phase all over again? The solution to your problem has been under your nose all along.

Get Stronger, Faster and Better by Training Right, Eating Well and Resting Up

I rarely start an article with the conclusion at the beginning. But, for this specific topic I couldn't write it any other way. So, here it is.

How to Achieve Lifelong Fitness Success in Your Home or Office

Every week countless numbers of people rededicate themselves to starting a new diet and exercise program, only to find that they have fallen off their program by the end of the following week.

The Secret Benefits of a Fitness Lifestyle

I can remember my first visit to a health club like it was yesterday. It was actually thirty years ago, when I was five years old. Even though it was a long time ago, that visit triggered something in me that is still with me today.

How to Start a Walking Program

Did you know that walking is the number one participation sport in the world?  Walking is one of the best things you can do for overall health and wellness.

Sports Massage – Pre-Event

Massage before an event can be an integral component of the pre-event preparation for many athletes.  Pre-event massage can create a state of readiness in the muscles and tissues so that the athlete's performance can be optimized.

Physical Fitness - Is Your Workout Missing Something?

Hiking along a rocky trail, two of the three friends carefully picked their way from rock to rock. But one leaped from rock to rock, bounding by the others like a gazelle running and leaping from rock to rock.

How to Prepare for a Marathon

If you have the motivation, you can run a marathon. Of course, how well you do depends on your training and your intrinsic abilities, and this will vary from person to person.

Get fit without going to the gym or doing aerobics

If you want to get back in shape without the embarassment of going to a gym where fitness geeks hang out, then you're in luck. Its really easy and doesn't require you to buy any fancy equipment or do any exercise videos.

What Are The 3 Critical Exercise Routine Success Factors?

The 'Rule Of 3' Meets Pareto's '80/20'--And You Get Fit Faster As A Result! Everybody likes simple lists. Everybody likes Rules Of Thumb.

Protect Yourself From Fitness Fraud

Fitness fraud is a lot more prevalent than you might think. Claims on everything from fitness equipment to fitness clothes range from outrageous to completely unbelievable.

Get Started Exercising Now!

All of us have some time or the other have thought about starting an exercise program to get into shape. Many of us actually spend more time thinking about the program than getting down to actually starting it.

Why choose Pilates

If you want to posses a toned and sculpted body in limited time then Pilates is a great option to consider.You may have heard celebrities extolling its many virtues and claiming that you can attain the perfect body by following an exercise regimen that needs just half an hour a day for three weeks.

Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition For Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

When people hear the term Unified Theory, some times called the Grand Unified Theory, or even "Theory of Everything," they probably think of it in terms of physics, where a Unified Theory, or single theory capable of defining the nature of the interrelationships among nuclear, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces, would reconcile seemingly incompatible aspects of various field theories to create a single comprehensive set of equations.

Fitness and Kids

Kids are always so full of energy, running instead of walking whenever the opportunity presents itself. Although this isn't always the desired behavior, running is actually quite good for children and helps to keep them physically fit, while preparing them for a life of fitness as adults.

Common Fitness Mistakes

Have you decided to get up off the couch and do something about your bulging midriff? Before you rush out to the nearest gym, you need to follow a few guidelines else you may find yourself back on the couch.

Building A Better Body, One Brick At A Time

The quest to develop a stunningly fit, lean and attractive body is a long, slow journey. It's not something you achieve overnight by popping a few pills or strapping an electric gizmo to your belly.

Why Exercise is Important after Baby

Post-natal exercise offers a whole range of benefits for new moms. However, it's important to remember that you should always consult with your doctor before starting up an exercise program.

7 things people should not be doing in the gym

The gym is a health hazard for a lot of people.Daily, I see people giving their all on cardio equipment in an effort to lose a few kilos, or heaving weights back and forth in an effort to ‘get big'.

Exercise and Pregnancy

I know how exciting it is to finally hear the news that you're going to have a baby. I'm sure there are many questions going through your head about keeping you and your baby healthy throughout your pregnancy.

Training Barefoot

If you have been living in a cave or just stepped out of the jungle barefoot then you can skip this article. However for most of us with feet that have been shaped and moulded from the shoe then welcome to an emerging trend in training called the 'Barefoot Revolution'.

Do Vigorous Exercise Enthusiasts Need to Ingest Salt Tablets

Sweat does have salt in it; however, you do not need to ingest salt tablets after working out vigorously.  Even sweating 1 to 3 quarts per hour of exercise would not require extra salt.

What is functional resistance training?

Today the buzz word in the gym is functional training. It has many meanings to many practitioners in the health and fitness industry. My understanding and implementation of functional training has come from a variety of sources including my own training and teaching in martial arts and numerous sports, combined with studying many of the leading experts in the field including Gary Gray (known as the father of function), Paul Chek (who is also known as the man who brought those big Swiss/stability balls to our gyms) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine to name but a few.

Hybrid Training

I have written in the past about the need to regularly change your program variables (every 2 -3 weeks) including: Repetitions - number of times you complete the movement Sets - a group of repetitions together Time under tension (eccentric - lowering phase/concentric - lifting phase/ isometric - holding weight statically) Intensity Speed of movement Exercise type Exercise order This month I want to share with you an exciting alternative called hybrid training to spice up your workouts.

Getting Started with a Walking Routine

You have finally decided to get fit, to feel better and have more energy to do all things you want to do.  Don’t jump in too quick!  You need to help your body adapt to the demands of repetitive movement.

Test Your Flexibility

The following are three ways to test your flexibility. The idea of testing is to become aware of how tightness with certain muscle groups can lead to injury if you are not careful during fitness workouts.

Quick Exercises for Parents

We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise - but most especially for parents with babies or small kids. There's the sleep-deprivation factor, lack of time and priority changes.

Tips for Maintaining Exercise Routines with Knee Pain

If you experience knee pain during physical activity it does not mean the end of all physical activity.  You can remain active by switching to exercises that have less of an impact on your knees.

Music for Motivation

Music is a powerful influence in our lives. It is the backdrop to everybody's life story. All of life's biggest experiences are done to the sound of music.

Commitment to a Successful Fitness Training Program

The undertaking of any fitness training program requires that individuals not only have a realistic view of their own personal fitness goals, but that they also consider the variables they may be faced with in accomplishing their objective for better health and wellness.

Will diet pills work for me?

I am at least 100 pounds overweight if you consider the standard weight norms. I tend to overeat and lose control seven out of ten times. My family is tired of spending money on various weight loss medications, exercising machines, gym memberships and I am tired of dieting plans.

Making exercise a reality

Do you wish you had more energy throughout the day? If you feel this way ask yourself "when was the last time I exercised?" It is a known fact that exercise energizes the body.

Building Your Body: Fuel Your Workout in the Gym the Right Way

To understand bodybuilding is to truly understand what building a body is all about. To most individuals, this is a goal that is usually set to obtain results in a short time frame, but, in actuality, this should be a way of life that can only be accomplished by setting realistic long-term goals in strength and fitness training.

Ab Workouts and Core Exercises: A Circuit for Fat Loss and Strength

There are plenty of myths in the fitness industry that ab workouts will not generate fat loss. If you are just training abdominals with hundreds of crunches and other core exercises, chances are you won't generate any significant fat loss during your ab workouts.

Ideas for Summer Exercising.

It is so funny we consistently make up excuses as to why we are not staying fit and healthy? I have heard so many times "I'll start exercising this summer because it's easier to exercise when it's sunny.

Alignment: A Key Component of Fitness

Over and over we are being told to get healthy by eating healthy foods, exercising and sleeping. You can control what you eat and how much you sleep but exercising is a little different.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

An organic apple a day keeps the doctor and the pounds awayOne of today’s great debates is whether or not organic fruits and vegetables are better for us than chemically enhanced crops.

Severe Food Allergy Sufferer and Bodybuilding Champion

Scottish born Bodybuilding Champion Kerry Napier's achievements to date are nothing short of impressive; 2004 Scottish BNBF Middleweight Champion and in the same year he won the British BNBF Overall Championship thus turning professional.

Fit Five Kids

FitFive Healthy Kids Program gets children off to a good start in life.For children to be fit and healthy they require a balanced diet and sufficient exercise from their earliest years.

Fitness Trends for 2009!

New Exercise Trends Guaranteed To Get You Fit in 2009!!! According to government statistics about 1 in 3 women in the UK are suffering from obesity.

Massage Therapists Guide to Marathon Runners

With the season changing, the days getting longer, more people are running and many will be training for the London Marathon in April. Some will have sensibly started the required training regime during the dark winter months, building up their stamina gradually and systematically.

A Dance Fitness Innovation is Taking Place in Britian\'s Schools

Are pupils in schools in England soon to be waltzing down the corridors? Dance is rapidly establishing itself as a valuable perhaps even mandatory part of the curriculum for school children.

Tomato supplement 'staves off heart disease'

For a long time now scientists have realized that that a Mediterranean diet rich in vegetables and fruit and low in saturated fats can help us all live longer.

Overcome Infertility -Fertility and Carbohydrate

As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as the inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse.

How to get nail polish dried up faster?

 Most women have experienced the frustration of spending a lot of time cleaning, toning, polishing of the fingernails and toenails in some beauty salon, but they are ruined after several minutes.

Which Whey to Go

In the world of dietary supplements and functional foods there are many choices in terms of product quality, and whey protein is no exception.

2 types of professional tattoo needles

Tattoos are a very attractive and fashionable addition to the body and many of us can't resist its charm. But still certain mount of people haven't got one as they still concerned about the pain of tattoo and the health considerations during tattooing by tattoo needles.

Guduchi Herb Benefits - Boost Immune System

Guduchi or tinospora cordifolia is an ayurvedic herb well-known for its numerous medical benefits. Guduchi is used in homes to treat various medical situations.

Cardiovascular Fitness: long walks are beneficial

In day- to-day's life, it is very essential that we follow a good diet with some light exercise. Exercise is very much beneficial to possess good health.

4 Great Ways to Live Longer, Be Happier, and Get Fit

A major component to enjoying a long life of happiness is physical fitness. Becoming fit is complex but not complicated. The four key areas to being fit continue to be maintaining a proper diet, undergoing regular visits to the doctor, exercising frequently and getting adequate rest.

Cardiovascular Exercise: A way to Healthy Life

The modern world has made life very much easier and effortless. We don’t even take minute pain to walk down the grocery store. Just a call and we are done.

HCG Drops - Good or Bad?

There is a huge interest in the weight loss industry about the HCG Diet, as you read about this surprisingly easy way to lose weight, you will find both positive and negative reports about the HCG Diet.

City-Traveling Can Give You Relaxation, Adventure And Fun

     City-Traveling is a very personal, intimate subject. You can travel just for fun or even out of personal boredom.

Transient Ischemic Attack Facts

People are largely getting affected with cardiovascular problems due to hectic lifestyle, faulty habits of eating and drinking, disturbed sleep, unhealthy living, excessive stress, and continuous neglection towards health can cause trouble with cardiovascular system of the body.

An Overview on Physical Fitness and Its Components

Physical fitness can simply be defined as a general state of good physical health. In spite of an age, it can be described as a condition that majorly helps an individual look or feel mentally as well as physically better.

Nordic Walking for Health & Fitness

Nordic WalkingIf your encounter someone – or a group of people – striding along with a pair of slim poles, you’ve probably come across participants in a new exercise and fitness technique that is sweeping across the world which is called Nordic Walking.

Cardio Workout Routines to Lose Weight

There are different ways of losing extra body weight but cardio workout is one method that has gained enough popularity in the past few years.

Exercise is joy only when body oxygenated at rest

Most modern people can testify that physical exercise is not a pleasant experience. Over 200 MDs, practicing the Buteyko self-oxygenation breathing method, and other health professionals performed many millions of simple body oxygenation tests (stress-free variation of the breath holding time test done after usual exhalation and without any pushing themselves) on thousands of sick and healthy (energetic) people.

Get into Shape with Exercise

Exercise is an essential part in the life of every woman, who wants to look good and feel healthy. Looking good could mean being in proper shape for many women.

How to exercise: the key (unknown) safety rule for people with poor health

We are all taught that physical exercise is good for us. It can sometimes produce numerous benefits and there is even anecdotal evidence that exercise saved lives of people with cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and many other conditions.

Why modern man gets little, if any, benefits from exercise

Breathing and oxygenation in healthy and sick peopleIf you observe modern exercising people, you will see that over 97% of them breathe through the mouth.

The New Role of Glucosamine in Human Health

Glucosamine supplements are popular for joint health and the health of all connective tissues in your body.  The availability of glucosamine for any body tissue is rate limiting in terms of the ability of that tissue to repair or rejuvenate itself, meaning glucosamine is essential for your physical well being.

Vigorous Exercise reduces Breast cancer Risk

Almost everyone knows someone who is suffering or has suffered from a form of breast cancer. Breast cancer is a disease that so many want to avoid, but how? A recent study shows that vigorous exercise can be a stepping stone to help heal this epidemic.

Struggle with long-term weight loss?

Americans struggle with long-term weight lossOnly about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Slim down; belly fat is BAD

Fat! There are different types of fat all over the body. A study carried out by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, focuses on the difference between belly fat cells and lower limb fat cells to see if one was worse than the other.

Cooler temperature contributes to burning more energy

A study shows the relationship between regular exercise and low temperature to enable the body to activity burn calories throughout the day.  Associate Professor Frank Seebacher and PhD student Elsa Glanville from Sydney, Australia are the first to conduct research that focuses on the correlation between exercise and temperature.

What about Snacking?

Snacking doesn't have to be a bad thing, it completely depends on what type of food you are snacking on, there is a huge difference in calories between a candy bar and some dried fruit.

What about FAT with your meals?

A certain amount of fat is essential for good health but if you eat too much of it, you can become overweight and that could increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

Water helps you lose weight

Water Suppresses Appetite Our bodies comprise of about 70% water, the human brain alone is about 85% water; Blood is mostly water, and our muscles, lungs also contain a lot of water.

Inspiration For Living Healthy

You didn't get to choose your body but you do get to change it. A smart anonymous person once said, "Life is not what you want it to be, but what you make of it.

The Dynamic Duo; Nutrition and Exercise

It seems like every talk show, news hour, website has some sort of story or info on weight loss. Are you sick of hearing about it yet? Well, that depends on whether you have lost the weight or are healthy.

A Testimony of Yoga

Everyone has heard of yoga. Most people have seen some sort of yoga, some people have tried it but few people have given it the consistent effort to really reap the bountiful benefits offered by yoga.

How to LOVE your workout…

The fact is, the only way to lose weight and tone up is to add exercise into your daily routine. Exercise is a must! Not only will exercise improve your weight status it will improve your overall physical and mental health.

Tips on Returning to Exercise After Sickness

Don't you find that after a nasty cold it's so much harder to return to your exercise schedule? Why is this? Well, it's simple you are weaker.

Exercises that can be done inside your home

A gym membership is not affordable or convenient for everyone but that doesn't mean exercise is out of the question. The walls of your home can be your own personal gym and all you need to be successful is self discipline.

Dig deeper into your workout

Exercising will increase your health, your energy will by higher, your muscles will be toned, your organs will enjoy a constant blood flow and you will be happier.

Why Nose Breathing at Exercise Is Crucial for Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

Recent breakthroughs in cystic fibrosis treatments and research Several medical studies very recently (2009-2011) discovered that CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator), the cystic fibrosis mutation protein gene, is controlled by oxygen pressure in body cells (see references below).

Dealing with your sports injuries

As with all physical activity, playing sport of any kind can leave you open to injury. From the impact injuries usually associated with contact sports such as rugby, to muscle strains and pulls, it is important to know how to treat your injuries to minimise their negative effects.

Losing weight = A change of perspective

Recently, I read a post on a friend's blog about her need and desire to "Get Physical". Long story short she wants to loose weight.

Ten ways to Age Gracefully

We are obsessed with youth. Nowadays it's hard to guess a persons age because so many people are finding great ways to age gracefully and they don't have to involve plastic surgery.

Weight Training Made Simple

Almost everyone has heard someone say or read it somewhere that you should included some type of weight training into your exercise program but they do nothing.

Endorphins are Real.

If you are not an exercise junkie then you are probably tired of hearing people talk about how great exercise makes them feel. Perhaps the very thought of exercise makes you want to hibernate.

Your child’s health

The children of today are tomorrow's leaders; it is our duty and privilege to teach them how to live long, prosperous and healthy lives. The quality of your child's life begins with you.

Take an Exercise Ball to Work

Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! If you want to and know how there still is the big question to answer; how do I find time to exercise? Life is full of To Do lists.

Mouth Breathing Is the Key Cause of Exercise-Induced Asthma

All available medical data suggests that people with asthma are heavy breathers. They breathe about 2-3 times more air per minute than the medical norm.

Life insurance guide

Life insurance isn't just something for the old and wealthy. In fact, anyone with a mortgage and dependents should also take out life insurance.

The Gym, first line of defense again depression

As a Psychotherapist, I probably shouldn’t be writing this--considering one of my specialties is depression, not to mention that one in five people, i.

What is Camellia Sinensis Good For?

Camellia Sinensis is an evergreen that is grown in hot climates, prefers moist organic soil and is usually found at high elevations.  The plant when mature produces bright green leaves and little white flowers with yellow stamens, and can have several "flushes" a year.

Why use Chromium Picolinate to help Weight Loss?

Chromium picolinate often referred to as a ‘Miracle Mineral’ shares benefits such as increased energy, an effective anti depressant, reduces cravings for fats and carbohydrates, it can help with mood enhancements; some athletes will successfully use chromium picolinate as a means of losing weight and aiding their body development.

Average Brit devours 2,453 takeaways during their lifetime

The average Brit will devour 2,453 takeaways during their lifetime, a study revealed yesterday (???). Researchers found hungry adults will gorge their way through 188 kebabs, 322 Chinese dishes and 368 pizzas – with the majority eaten on the way home from a night out.

Long-term Injuries: How To Cope And Get Moving Again

One of the hardest parts of the rehabilitation process is realizing and accepting the time and effort it will take to return to normal, or as close to the previous level of normal as possible.

5 Activities That Will Make You Love Exercise

Most often, you see exercise and working out as a burden and treat it as just another to-do item to tick off in your checklist. However, exercise can be as fun as the activities you have always enjoyed and loved to do.

Benefits of Proper Hydration and Exercise

Proper Hydration If you ask anyone, one of the most important parts of exercising effectively is drinking plenty of water during and after working out.

How Young is Too Young to Teach Your Kids to Swim?

Dr. Lisa Dana said in an article on BabyCenter.com that she has parents asking her about swim lessons all the time. Often, these mothers have babies who are no more than four months old.

Possible Fitness Routine to Boost Your Results At Home: Enhancing Your Health

If you have made a decision to eat healthier and have a workout program in order to lose weight, there are three vital steps one must take to be successful.

Proper Techniques of Handling and Using Your Ab Roller

Trainers are very important when it comes to working on your health or weight loss. If you are not able to afford one, you should do some thorough research before you start any exercise.

3 Ways To Combat Seasonal Allergies During Summer Activities

While people that suffer from food allergies have a decent chance of avoiding the things that they are allergic to, seasonal allergy sufferers are generally at the mercy of the elements.

The Right Play: 4 Tricks to a Quick Recovery From a Sports-Related Injury

If you suffered a sports injury, there are ways that you can shorten your recovery time and get back in the game faster. Recovering properly can help prevent other problems related to your injury that may keep you sidelined even longer.

5 Ways To Reduce Impact In Your Daily Workout

Working out is an essential part of optimizing health. Yet, for a variety of reasons, most people prefer to remain sedentary, when their body is desperate for physical engagement.

Working In: 4 Ways To Make Room For Effective At Home Exercise

One of the biggest reasons people don't get as much exercise as they need is because it's hard to find the time. But it's also hard to find the space, especially if you want to set up a dedicated gym right in your own home.

Full Body Workout and Benefits of doing Rowing Machine exercise

If you decide to do exercise for better health, your first step should not be sudden pounding the pavement on a grueling, long-distance run.

Healthy at Home: 3 Ways Seniors Keep Their independence After Injuries

Accidents and injuries are unfortunately common for senior citizens. After all, they may be less coordinated and have weaker muscles than in their younger years.

Natural way to get rid of excessive weight or obesity

Obesity and weight gaining issue are one of the  most  common and popular health-related problems for most of the people because it helps to enter several other diseases into your body .

4 Physical Health Standards You Should Monitor

<p>If you are not in the habit of getting annual physicals, you may not understand the standards that are used to monitor your health. However, these markers can provide information that can alert your physician of your risk for heart attack, stroke, diabetes and other problems.

Small Moves to Help Boost Your Body Image

Every woman has their doubts about their body. They are usually their biggest critics and no matter how beautiful you tell your wife or significant other they are, they will often times see something different when they look in the mirror.

What You Should Know Before You Join the Gym

There are things that you should know when it comes to health and fitness. These include the fact that it is a real commitment, and one that requires dedication and moreover effort – being fit and healthy aren’t easy.

Retreat To Heal

Do we ever truly switch off or disconnect from the world in which we are living? I would argue that we never do and that this needs to change.

Must-Have Gear To Stay Fit On The Go

When you have a busy schedule that requires a lot of travelling, it can be difficult to stay fit and keep your routine going. Whether it’s a business trip or family vacations, it’s always bound to affect your exercise routine.

Just Bought an ATV? How Not to Break Your Coccyx

The days and weeks after you purchase a new ATV are full of promise. Scoping out new trails to hit, calling all of your friends who ride, and spending quality time with your new ATV are all going to be on your plate.

6 Reasons to Swim More Often

Why Swimming is Excellent for Your Health   Swimming is one of the most well-rounded forms of exercise. You might think of it as a little inconvenient because you need to find an appropriate body of water to swim in.

Need a Healthy Change of Pace? 4 Benefits of Walking to Work

Everyone knows the importance of getting as much exercise as you can. However, a lot of individuals believe they simply don’t have the time to do it.

The Perfect Workout to Fit Your Routine

Sometimes, it feels as if it’s impossible to find the time to work out. Life is so busy that you feel like you can barely find the time to lay down and sleep at night.

Top Essentials For Anyone Looking to Build Strength

Genetics is one of the things that will determine how strong your muscles are. However, there are some things that you can do in order to build strength on your own and even take advantage of the natural strengths your genetics give you.

4 Tips for Protecting Your Back and Neck While Exercising

Keeping active is important to stay healthy and to enjoy your body knowing that it is strong and fit. However, exercise can be dangerous when done incorrectly.

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy and Happy as a Runner

Running is a popular sport because it doesn’t require anything other than a pair of good shoes and some old-fashioned human willpower.

Home rowing machines

Stationary rowing is known for being one of the most complete workouts you can do. It works almost every single muscle in your body, builds your resistance, and offers the same – and even more – health benefits as running, biking or swimming, which is why we bring you the best rowing machines for home use.

How the Right Gear Can Help Your Performance at the Gym

Keeping your body in shape can be tricky at times. It's not only critical to exercise on a regular basis. That's because it's just as critical to make sure that you're working out in the correct manner.

Why Any Kind of Exercise Injury is Worth Taking Seriously

You could be seriously hurt and not feel the effects until days later. It is important to always get exercise injuries checked out by a good doctor to see how bad it is.

Get The Most Out Of Your Workout - Maximize Results

The industries of weight loss and exercise in modern America are fascinating. We're more obese now than we've ever been - but we're also exercising more now than ever as well! At the same time, we're bombarded by our screens with images that make us seethe with envy: flat stomachs, washboard abs, bulging backs and biceps.

Why Having A Mobile Personal Trainer Is Best for You?

Being and staying fit is one of today’s trends in health. Aside from choosing healthier food options, you can also keep your body at its top shape through workout.

How Growth Factors Will Help You Build Muscle

To lose weight you simply watch calories going in and calories going out. To gain weight and build muscle takes a lot more work. The factors included in gaining muscle are; 1.

Consider these Five Exercises that You Can Do While Pregnant

Expecting mothers have many activities that they can turn to for exercise while pregnant. Just because a woman is pregnant, does not mean that she should neglect daily exercise.

5 Things You Should Add to Your Monthly Health Routine for a More Perfect Mind and Body

Staying healthy and in shape, both physically and mentally, takes consistent prolonged effort. Getting back into good shape does not happen overnight.

5 Science-backed Ways for Preventing Dehydration

Confusion, dizziness, and fatigue, are few important signs that are responsible for signifying that you are dehydrated. To make sure that you are not becoming dehydrated, you need to keep up with the ideal intake of fluid.

7 Fitness Tips for Beginners and Those Who Don't Have Time

Beginning fitness programs is sometimes tiresome and burdensome. However, workouts are essential in burning out calories and keeping the body healthy.

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Postural Assessment Skills

An Essential Tool for Sports Massage PractitionersAs sport massage practitioners sometimes the solutions to our clients’ problems are simple, we do our magic, and the file is closed.

Four Important Elements of a Good Rounded Fitness Training Routine Part II

In part I of this series I talked about the benefits of aerobic exercise.  In this article I will discuss another important element of a good rounded fitness training routine:  Muscular Fitness.

Healthy Eating

How To Quickly Lose Weight

No one likes the thought of starting a diet - it's the word DIE with a T on the end ... it just can't be fun.  It's SO much easier (and more fun) to put the weight on than to knock it off.

News Articles

Nearly two thirds of UK adults risk their health through insufficient exercise, new survey shows

Almost two thirds of UK adults could be threatening their future health because of a lack of exercise, according to a new survey by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Exercise and Mediterranean-type diet combined associated with lower risk for Alzheimer's

New York, USA - Both being more physically active and adhering to a Mediterranean-type diet appears to be associated with reduced Alzheimer's risk, according to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Switch programme increases children's healthy eating

The Switch (TM) programme, 'Switch what you Do, View, and Chew', has been shown to be capable of promoting children's fruit and vegetable consumption and lowering 'screen time'.

Women's soccer -- get fit while having fun

Over a period of two years, 30 scientists led by Associate Professor Peter Krustrup, University of Copenhagen, have investigated physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of women's soccer in comparison to running.

Gifted young athletes are under increasing pressure to play only one sport year round.

But a new Loyola University Health System study of 519 junior tennis players has found that such specialization increases the risk of injury.

One active Christmas gift can improve your child’s health, say physios

Physiotherapists are recommending that people buying Christmas presents for children this year should include one gift that encourages active play, to help kids achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Experts warn against New Year Brain Drain

Brain training experts are warning that people all across the country will suffer from Festive Brain Drain this holiday as we switch off our brains and stare at the TV.

Muscle loss finding may one day save physiques

San Antonio, USA - Hey chaps, remember the muscle shirts we wore in our teens and 20s? After the age of 40 that meagre part of our wardrobes usually is obsolete.

How high can a climber go?

The maximum time an athlete is able to continue climbing to exhaustion may be the only determinant of his/her performance. A new European study, led by researchers from the University of Granada, the objective of which is to help trainers and climbers design training programmes for this type of sport, shows this to be the case.

Going to the gym shouldn't be a workout for your eardrums

Listening to an iPod while working out feels like second nature to many people, but University of Alberta researcher Bill Hodgetts says we need to consider the volume levels in our earphones while working up a sweat.

Cartilage repair can improve life and ease burden on health services

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the ten most disabling diseases in the developed world and is set to become more of a financial burden on health services as average life expectancy increases.

Female athletes injured more than male athletes

Edmonton, Canada - Female athletes experience dramatically higher rates of specific musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions compared to male athletes, according to exercise physiologist Vicki Harber in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta.

The new exercise HIT: do less

The usual excuse of "lack of time" for not doing enough exercise is blown away by new research published in The Journal of Physiology.

Parents' physical inactivity influences children

Children are more likely to watch high levels of television if their parents do, but parents do not need to be physically active to help their children to be active, a new study has found.

Scottish people 'living dangerously'

Almost the entire adult population of Scotland (97.5%) are likely to be either cigarette smokers, heavy drinkers, physically inactive, overweight or have a poor diet.

Can You Tailor Your Workout To Your Needs By Exercising From Home?

Which part of your body do you want to target next? What about toning up the notoriously difficult parts of the body such as the thighs, upper arms or abdominal area? On the other hand, do you have a specific muscle group you wish to work, such as the biceps and triceps or perhaps your calves and hamstrings? Is it possible to find a solution to work all these muscle groups and get an outstanding, practical all-round workout at home? The effectiveness and efficiency of home fitness has always been a contentious issue.

Fit into your Fifties

The average 50-something is fitter and healthier now than they were in their mid-20s, a report revealed yesterday (Mon).Mature adults are reaping the benefits of better diets, more exercise and increased free time to focus on their health.

Choosing the correct Diet Pill without causing the Jitters.

There are many weight loss slimming pills and products on the market today, some of which have side effects such as getting the jitters. It is important when choosing a diet pill, weight loss or slimming product, that you choose wisely to be careful that they do not give you the ‘Jitters'.

Stairs ‘too challenging’ for unhealthy Brits

The average adult is so unhealthy they are left gasping for breath after running up a flight of stairs, a study found recently. This shocking statistic emerged in a report into Brits' level of fitness which also found 31 per cent - or 15 MILLION - feel ‘puffed' after rushing to catch a bus.

Losing weight with a Vitamin B6 weight loss product.

Losing consistent weight using natural herbs and remedies, one of the main ingredients of a successful supplementary diet product is Vitamin B6 a water-soluble vitamin which is part of the vitamin B complex group, helpful in treating a vast number of problems related to heart, skin, depression, fatigue and the nervous system.

Parents fall ill twice as much as anyone else, new research has revealed

Bugs picked up at nursery and in the playground mean that those with young children suffer from more colds and viruses than those without and the average parent gets a cold an additional four times a year compared to someone without children.

Brits Consider Themselves ‘Healthy’ but are actually Couch Potatoes

Four in ten Brits reckon they are healthy – but in reality are couch potatoes, a shock report revealed yesterday.   Researchers found that despite best efforts, so called “healthy” adults snack on crisps, drink too much and munch on takeaways and ready meals each week from the comfort of their sofa.

Two Million Employees now Take a ‘run-ch’ Break

More than two million employees now take a ‘run-ch’ break – and exercise during their dinner hour, a study has revealed.

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