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Making Exercise a Habit (Not a Chore)

by Angela Yorke May 31st, 2012| Exercises
As anyone “on hiatus” from the gym would attest, it’s immensely easy to start an exercise routine. The difficulty lies in sustaining it long enough to reap the results. Exercise can be simple, but hardly easy. Indeed, most people would find the couch infinitely preferable to yet another session

Hunger Games – Theme Workouts

by Bea May 28th, 2012| Exercises
So you have probably heard of The Hunger Games. This series was, and continues to be, huge at this point in time. There are book addicts as well as movie addicts out there, and even people who love both! Needless to say, there is an audience of people who

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

Perennial Myths About Exercise

by Angela Yorke April 5th, 2012| Exercises
The number of articles on fitness notwithstanding, some “facts” have persisted over the years and are repeated by those who are new to fitness or who are embarking on a fitness routine.

One myth is that fit people are simply not fat; therefore, there is no point to a fat

Runner’s High – Not a Given

by Bea April 3rd, 2012| Exercises
Runner's high is a real thing. Chances are, if you have ever finished exercising and you "feel good," or if you feel better than you did before, you were probably experiencing runner's high. If you are interested in learning more about runner's high, there are many articles available, including some

When is it too Much Exercise?

by Angela Yorke March 8th, 2012| Exercises
Regular exercise is the key to staying happy and healthy, and it reduces the overall burden of personal healthcare. When it comes to exercising, most people are familiar with the image of a slovenly couch potato courting heart disease and hypertension through lack of physical activity and poor eating

Upper Body Work Out: Stability Ball

by Jessica B. February 13th, 2012| Exercises
It’s time to dig out your stability ball from the back of the closet, give it a few extra puffs of air, and take it out for a test drive. Here are examples of a few simple exercises you can do with a stability ball to help you build

Working Out as a Couple

by Angela Yorke January 12th, 2012| Exercises
It’s always nice to belong to something, and a relationship is one such partnership in which most people are happy to be a part. Ironically, unless you’re married or living together, spending time with that special someone can be difficult. This is because, as it is for other people

Exercising in the Cold

by Angela Yorke December 12th, 2011| Exercises
Yes, it’s hard to head out when it’s still dark out, and there’s a cup of hot chocolate calling your name. Most of the time, the cold gets the best of your best intentions, but it’s still entirely possible to keep up an exercise routine and not have to

Keeping Active While Feeling Lazy

by Angela Yorke November 17th, 2011| Exercises
There are some days when you just don’t feel like going for a run, to the gym, or to the pool for one reason or another. For me, it’d be a rare bout of rollover; where I hit the snooze button one too many times, so I can roll

20 vs 50

by Bea November 14th, 2011| Exercises
If you take a look at a lot of the 20 year-old people out there, you may not be so surprised by what I am about to tell you. When you think of a 20 year-old, you may assume that a 50 year-old would lose to that 20 year-old

Jumping Jacks

by Bea October 18th, 2011| Exercises
Remember when First Lady Michelle Obama was in the news because of her hula hooping campaign that was aimed at promoting children's health? Well, she took a different approach last Tuesday; this time it is jumping jacks.

Obama planned to break the Guinness World Record for having the most people

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