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Archives for June 2011

Groningen Study on the 10% Rule

by Bea June 30th, 2011| Running
I just read an article in New York Times the other day that mentioned a study in Groningen and the 10% rule. The word Groningen attracted me purely because I currently live in Holland; however the challenge to the 10% rule was also something I was happy to see.

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

by Angela Yorke June 27th, 2011| Exercises, Mind & Body
Exercise is important, yet it’s one of those things that keeps getting pushed down the to-do list to the point where even the baggiest jeans somehow become skinny-fitting jeans. Setting aside 30-60 minutes a day just to exercise can seem burdensome when you consider the amount of time we

So Much Walking Left to Do…

by Bea June 24th, 2011| Walking
Perhaps one of the most annoying things about beach vacations is getting a sunburn on the first day and walking around like a penguin saying “Ow. Ow. Ow.” the whole time.  However, I think that sore feet can be an even bigger vacation bummer. There are many causes behind

Getting Over a Plateau

by Angela Yorke June 23rd, 2011| Cardio
The first few months of a cardio regime are always the best, despite what your aching lungs might tell you in the beginning. Unfortunately, the body has a way of upsetting the best fitness goals by plateauing after a certain period.

There are a few signs that signal that your

Get That Weight Loss Program Started!

by Natalie Weiss June 22nd, 2011| Nutrition
Summer has begun, and many of us are wearing shorts, tank tops, and flip flops.  While the warmth of summer and the need for less clothing is pleasing for many, for just as many, the thought of bearing more skin is stressful.  Rather than berating yourself, why not start a

5 Great Reasons to Do Push-ups

by Louise June 20th, 2011| Strength Training
How to perform a proper push-up: Lie chest-down, with hands shoulder-level, slightly more than shoulder-width apart, palms flat. Feet should be together. Start the motion by straightening your arms, which pushes your body off the floor. Then, lower your body. Look forward, not down; if any part of your

Yoga for a Strong Back

by Denise Druce June 17th, 2011| Fitness Expert
These tips for a strong back are courtesy of Denise Druce, a registered yoga teacher who holds a Master's Degree in Public Health.

It’s estimated that approximately 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time (1). Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the US population

Mountain Bike Must Haves

by Bea June 16th, 2011| Biking
So, you are going mountain biking, huh?

Though the summer months can be a little too hot to mountain bike in comfortably, it still remains a great time to hop on a bike and embark on an adventure. You'll probably be in the woods anyhow, so at least you will

When Is The Best Time For Strength Training?

by Angela Yorke June 15th, 2011| Cardio, Strength Training
Dedicated strength training, often used interchangeably with weight training, is necessary to your goal of becoming fit(ter): greater strength allows enables sustained aerobic activity, which improves aerobic fitness, which in turn makes a person stronger. There are many forms of strength training, and there is no rule stipulating that

Runners: Coming Back from Time Off

by Louise June 13th, 2011| Running
Returning from time off takes a bit of finesse and a lot of patience for runners. Of course, we want to get back to our former shape as soon as possible. Yet, if we come back too strong, we risk paying for it later, physically and literally. It's all

Unexpected Exercise Benefits

by Angela Yorke June 10th, 2011| Exercises
Better muscle tone, greater strength, more endurance, and weight loss are what we expect from consistent exercise. There are also a few other benefits from exercising that few people imagine.

One unexpected benefit of exercise is how pain-free your life becomes. The nagging pain and joint soreness that you used

Getting into the Cycle of Things

by Chang Song June 9th, 2011| Biking, Exercises
In almost all sports, the participants are sure to get plenty of healthy benefits from participation; however, cycling is one of the more beneficial sports out there. In fact, cycling is one of the best forms of exercise according to many fitness experts.

Although cycling is a sport of vast
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