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Archives for April 2012

Comparing Necessity and Want

by Angela Yorke April 30th, 2012| Exercises
The wealth of information currently available on virtually any topic has enabled consumers to make better-informed decisions when it comes to new purchases. Chief among these items is sports equipment, as awareness of the need to be fit has increased in tandem with the rising prevalence of lifestyle diseases

Playground Cardio for the Homebody

by Angela Yorke April 26th, 2012| Cardio
Let’s say you’re going through one of those periods where you only go out when absolutely necessary, such as to replenish the pantry or to show up for work. The rest of the time though, all you want to do is stay home. It might be because of the

Walk a Mile in Your Own Shoes

by Joan Jacobsen April 25th, 2012| Fitness Expert
I never realized or imagined that a pair of good athletic shoes would make a stunning difference with performance, comfort, and even confidence. I also never imagined that the most difficult part of making that ultimate choice would become a very tedious effort. Unfortunately, there are so many options

Pool Exercises: Core

by Mackenzie M. April 24th, 2012| Core, Strength Training
During the summer months there is no better place to work out your core than in a pool or some other refreshing body of water. Did you know that aquatic exercises actually burn fat faster than core exercises out of the water? Exercising in the water can actually ease

Shin Splint Pain

by Bea April 23rd, 2012| Walking
Have you ever had a pain in your shins that feels like it's ripping vertically through your shin? If you answered  yes, then you probably know what shin splints feel like.

Many people get shin splint pain when they first start a new walking program. I don't just mean a

Embarrassing Problems: Runners

by Mackenzie M. April 19th, 2012| Running
When it comes to running, giving tips for better performance are common; however, there is one area of advice that remains somewhat taboo. When running, due to the amount of friction on the skin, the large amount of sweating, and several other factors, embarrassing problems can arise. Below are

Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda – Part 1

by Melissa Koerner April 18th, 2012| Nutrition
When you look at the ingredients in soda, at first glance, you might think - ah, it’s not that bad for me. I mean, there’s only six ingredients in coke: carbonated water, high fructose corn syrup, caramel coloring, phosphoric acid, natural flavors, and caffeine.

I always tell my clients that a

Energy Bars: Ladies’ Choice

by Louise April 17th, 2012| Eating Tips
Did you know that there several energy bars made specifically for women?

The leading name in this special sector of energy bars is the LUNA Bar. Normally, going with big "brand names" isn't the smartest way to go as far as nutrition is concerned, but the story is a bit

Don’t Fear High Intensity

by Angela Yorke April 16th, 2012| Strength Training
Building strength the “traditional” way may prove to be a bane for those with an impatient streak. Happily, high-intensity strength training offers an alternative to the tedious repetition that can feature in strength-building workouts. It’s also something to try if you feel that you’ve hit a wall and can’t

Upper Body Workout: Home Style

by Jessica B. April 12th, 2012| Strength Training, Upper Body
If you are starting to lose your momentum for your workouts now that New Year's Eve is a few months in the past, here are a few upper body exercises you can do while watching TV. No more excuses. These upper body exercises will give you increased strength. While

Yoga on the Front Lines

by Denise Druce April 11th, 2012| Fitness Expert
We’re fighting a battle. Let me give you a few of the grim statistics about us, you and me, my fellow Americans.

1) Stress. We’re the most stressed out population on planet earth: 77% (that’s three quarters!) of Americans experience physical and psychological symptoms related to stress in a given month

At Home Gym Equipment

by Jessica B. April 10th, 2012| Exercise Equipment
I’ve been looking for a good piece of at home gym equipment to boost my cardio workout. I find I struggle to find time to get to the gym, and I don’t always have a half an hour to go for a jog. If I had equipment at home,
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