Archives for June 2014

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Work Your Back while Breaking on Your Job

by Joe Lawrence June 30th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
It would be great if we could work out on the job. To be able to combine fitness with our daily duties would be a great way to multi-task. Well, we can.

Honestly, exercise is the last thing I want to think about today. I just finished shoveling and spreading
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Get In Condition: Exploring Pull Up Variations

by Marnie Bii June 26th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
Are you looking for a way to incorporate back strengthening activities into your calorie-burning cardio workouts? Well, look no further. You can set up a full pull-up regimen that takes care of both these goals in one fulfilling workout.

There are many different pull up types to try that target

Children and Sports Injuries

by Tom Seman MD FAAP June 25th, 2014| Children's, Fitness Expert
Last month we left off with your child getting through the early years of sports and activities. Growing older, the child has been working hard at developing skills and understanding the game, not just the rules of the game. Last month's child was a boy between the ages
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Great Tops for Summer Workouts by Fitness Etc.

by Kimberly Hays June 24th, 2014| Accessories, Exercise Wear
The temperatures are sizzling which makes it uncomfortable when working out if you are doing outdoor workouts. Even on humid days, it can also feel uncomfortable indoors with the air conditioning blowing. There is no reason why you have to give up looking fashionable while staying cool if you

Rope Climbing for Back Day

by Joe Lawrence June 23rd, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
Working out does not have to be a chore. In fact, it never has to be if you let your creativity take over. My favorite thing to do is to think of different ways to work a body part without creating a "routine." Routine is great for ease of

Swimming Laps for a Healthy Heart

by Joe Lawrence June 19th, 2014| Cardio
Swimming has long been sold as one of the best, if not the best, full body work outs. Every muscle group is worked. The required discipline to control your breathing makes it an excellent way to increase the body’s ability to use oxygen. And the cardio benefits are outstanding.


Dem Bones, Dem Bones

by Joan Jacobsen June 18th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Senior
Who would have thought that exercising could actually strengthen our bones? You would think the opposite in this case because we were taught that the bones will deteriorate the older we become. Surely as we age our bones become less dense and more fragile. This occurrence for some may
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Gear Up: Swimming Accessories for Better Health

by Marnie Bii June 17th, 2014| Accessories, Exercise Equipment
Are you making the most of your summer by hitting the pool for your fitness routines? Do you wish there were ways to increase resistance and scale the challenge to your gains? Thankfully, several products on the market today will do just that.

Invest in water paddles, ankle weights, aqua
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True Strength Comes From Stretching

by Joe Lawrence June 16th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
We are all very busy these days. We have work obligations, family obligations, and so much more that we hardly find the time to even work out. When we do muster up the time and energy to exercise, the last thing we want to do is to waste any
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Cardio Exercises That Target Your Back

by Jessica B. June 12th, 2014| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
If you are looking for a good cardio workout to tone up your back and help increase your cardiovascular health, there are a few good options out there. Many of these exercises do require a gym or a pool membership, but there are a few you can even do

Love Your Knees

by Denise Druce June 11th, 2014| Fitness Expert, Yoga
Many people are turning to yoga as a way to heal and strengthen their body. Yoga helps us tune in, and listen to the subtle messages our bodies are trying to send to us. But often, we allow the ego to take the lead, and the wisdom of our body takes
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Samsung Introduces the Simband

by Kimberly Hays June 10th, 2014| Accessories, Technology
On May 28, 2014 Samsung entered the wearable fitness technology market with a new wristband called a Simband. It was developed to give the wearer real time information while exercising. This device is said to be able to monitor your heart rate, body temperature, oxygen levels in the blood,

All health and fitness information is provided for educational purposes. Please consult with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.