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Fitness in Pregnancy

by Angela Yorke October 17th, 2011| Exercises
Did you hear about the woman who gave birth shortly after she completed the Chicago Marathon? Amber Miller began to feel sporadic contractions during the run, and gave birth to a healthy baby girl shortly after completing the 26.2 miles.

A lot of people fell over themselves to decry

Working Fit

by Bea September 20th, 2011| Exercises
Studies have shown that people who exercise on their lunch break are more productive at work in the afternoon. I can relate to that. Not only this, but it lets you knock off another item on your to-do list. You won't have to wake up two hours early or

Ways to Sabotage a Fitness Routine

by Angela Yorke September 19th, 2011| Exercises
Misguided targets are a reason fitness routines can become derailed. Initially, a person might start exercising because he or she wants to lose weight. Unfortunately, weight loss, rather than fat loss and strength building, eventually becomes the only goal, and it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve over time. This

How Much is “Enough” Exercise?

by Angela Yorke August 22nd, 2011| Exercises
I read a summary of a study that left me feeling both relieved and confused - relieved, because it turned out that a mere 15 minutes exercise daily would extend my lifespan, and confused, because convention always said that you should exercise 30 minutes or more over 5-6 days

Back it Up

by Bea July 26th, 2011| Exercises
As we are near one month left in summer, beach season is in full swing. For many people, that includes maintaining the spring acquired beach physique, which is where all of our favorite core exercises come in - crunches, scissor kicks, planks, etc. All of us do our very

On Curtailing Complacency

by Angela Yorke July 25th, 2011| Exercises, Mind & Body
One of the easiest things about an exercise routine is starting one. Some might say it’s also the most difficult thing to do if you’ve been sedentary for a while. Whatever you feel in the beginning though, it’s hard to escape the feeling of complacency that can set in

Why Exercise Together?

by Angela Yorke July 4th, 2011| Exercises, Family Fitness
Everyone knows how important it is to be healthy, especially those who are always planning to “set some time aside for exercise." The most obvious benefit of a fitness regime is that, well, you get fitter and healthier. Exercise buffs also know that working out allows a person to

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

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

SH’BAM!

by Bea June 2nd, 2011| Cardio, Exercises, Sports
SH'BAM! Ever heard of it?

While Zumba is still the rage in many places, SH'BAM is starting to make its moves in fitness as well. SH'BAM is a lot like Zumba in the sense that you dance as exercise. It keeps you moving and sweating, but it also gives you

Making Family Fitness Fun

by Angela Yorke May 30th, 2011| Exercises, Family Fitness
You’ve replaced all the food in the house with healthful alternatives and convinced everyone that staying active is a new requirement. Still, how are you going to make exercise fun and not a boring chore?

Use your family’s love of gadgets to your advantage. One of the simplest and most

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