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Archives for June 2012

Lower Body Pool Workout

by Jessica B. June 28th, 2012| Exercises, Lower Body, Strength Training
It is summer season, and if you don’t like sweating it out in the gym, it is probably getting a bit hot for you to keep up your outdoor workout. If you have access to a pool, there is no reason why you can’t keep your workout up even

Is There Friction Between Us?

by Joan Jacobsen June 27th, 2012| Fitness Expert
Upon receiving my bib number at the registration table before my monthly 5k race, I am usually presented with a goodie bag. The offerings range from athletic store coupons to step pedometers. At one particular contest, I was given a solid stick application, which I presumed was deodorant. At

2012 London Olympic Trials

by Bea June 26th, 2012| Sports
Many people are looking to represent the USA at the London Olympics this year.

Right now, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials  for Track & Field are going on in Eugene, Oregon at the University of Oregon. The meet takes place from June 21st to July 1st. It is the largest

Staying Safe While Exercising

by Angela Yorke June 25th, 2012| Exercises
Most people are aware of the need to start at a pace they find comfortable when exercising. The same goes for staying hydrated and applying sunscreen when the weather gets hotter. Despite these precautions, we tend to be guilty of a degree of complacency when it comes to personal

Run to the Hills

by Angela Yorke June 21st, 2012| Cardio
A hill where I live receives a good number of visitors every day, and more during the weekend. Whether they’re walking, running, or biking up it, there are always people going up and down that hill.

It might be because the verdant surroundings appeal to the general desire to flee

10 Get Fit Commandments – Part Two

by Melissa Koerner June 20th, 2012| Fitness Expert
Last month, Melissa outlined the first five commandments to follow to achieve health and vitality. Read on to learn the rest of her top ten list!

6.    Thou Shalt Drink 50% of Thy Body Weight in Ounces Daily.

Our bodies are designed to use water - not soda, energy

Strength Train to Relieve Back Pain

by Mackenzie M. June 19th, 2012| Strength Training
According to WebMD, about 25% of Americans are affected by back pain every year, and “they spend more time at the doctor’s office for back pain than for any other medical condition except high blood pressure and diabetes.”

To help get rid of this problem, many leading neuromuscular specialists are

Walking: Can I Lose Weight?

by Bea June 18th, 2012| Walking
As you know, there are many different ways to lose weight. For those of you who do not think that you can exercise as much as you need to in order to start losing weight, why don't you start with walking and make your way up from there? Once

Run Through the Summer Heat to Victory

by Mackenzie M. June 15th, 2012| Running
From personal experience, I know that there are few physical activities more horrific than trying to run two miles on a blisteringly hot New Orleans morning. The humidity, oppressive heat, and inevitable dehydration make finding motivation to run extremely difficult. This is a problem for runners all around the

The Art of Breathing

by Denise Druce June 14th, 2012| Fitness Expert

"When the Breath wanders, the mind is unsteady, but when the Breath is still, so is the mind still." - Hatha Yoga Pradipika


If you're breathing and you are aware that you are breathing, you're doing yoga.  You’re practicing Pranayama.  It’s that simple.  Pranayama is a sanskrit word

How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

by Louise June 12th, 2012| Eating Tips, Nutrition
A muscle cramp is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. Cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. (Luckily I've never experienced the latter). Nobody likes a muscle cramp. Sometimes, my feet cramp when I'm running barefoot. I once got one high up in my leg

Strength Training Considerations

by Angela Yorke June 11th, 2012| Strength Training
In the interest of pursuing a budget-friendly fitness routine, a person might opt to start training for strength independently of a gym or trainer. In these circumstances, it is important to be aware of the aspects of strength training that can ensure a routine’s longevity.

Unless you are doing a
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