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Some Exercise Is Better Than No Exercise

The latest publication on this topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans that states that a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of combined moderate-intensity aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities done every week, and spread out over at least 2 days a week (i.e. 75 minutes x 2 days, or 50 minutes x 3 days, etc.), are needed to maintain your health. Add to this a simple stretch routine and you have a workable formula for protecting your health in the present and preventing disease in the future.

Six Excuses For Not Exercising

How many individuals do you know who regularly give reasons on why they cannot do exercise? Are you one of them? I’ve heard hundreds of excuses why people skip exercises and I’m not excluded.

Running Injuries – Tips On How To Prevent Them

Several years ago my husband and I ran a full marathon together. Anyone who has run one will tell you that the 26.2 mile race is hard, but the training is even harder. The training is grueling and requires fierce discipline, but it is incredibly rewarding and worth every mile. I was fortunate to train and run the race while only having a minor flare-up of tendonitis in my knee. However, a short year later after beginning to run again, I would end up with an incredibly painful case of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. How did I get through a marathon with a simple flare-up only to get injured later while only running three miles a day?

How Does Music Accelerates Your Workout Performance?

If you have ever observed people working out in gym while listening to music, you might have noticed that they do not take workout as doing something “imposed upon activity”. They are actually enjoying what they are doing.

Low Carb Diets Love Fitness

First, let’s consider the benefits of adding more activity for physical fitness to your low carb diet: – Activity helps to control weight. – Activity reduces your risk for diabetes as well as cancer and even Alzheimer’s. – Activity decreases stress and strengthens your body and mind. – Activity slows the effects of aging. All of these benefits far outweigh the negatives. In fact the only negative to physical fitness is boredom might set in and finding the time can be a real challenge. You can do the minimum recommended exercise of just 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week, or kick it up a notch and maximize the benefits and exercise at least 30 minutes a day 5-6 times a week. It’s up to you and even the smallest amount of exercise will improve your health and fitness as well as your weight loss results while on a low carb diet.

Exercise Is Considered the Best to Relieve Muscle Soreness

Everyone who has pushed their muscles hard has experienced post-exertion muscle soreness, and probably the last thing we might consider doing is fight fire with fire and exercise more. It just seems more comfortable to have a massage or soak in a hot bath. Mostly, though we just ignore it, knowing that the ache will eventually subside.

Different Exercises That Work

Exercise is one of the most important aspects of healthy living and everyone should make it a part of their daily existence. It doesn’t matter what your age – you should put in at least three days of 30 minute exercise such as walking or yoga.

Mixing Up Your Walking Routine

You probably know that walking is good for you. In fact, it’s probably one of the single best exercises you can do for your overall health and fitness improvement. The problem with walking is that it can be easy to fall into a rut. Walking the same route around your neighborhood can get a bit boring. If you’re struggling with this, here are three tips to help you mix it up and break out of that rut:

Understanding The Afterburn Effect

The afterburner effect is becoming increasingly popular in the world of health and fitness. In fact, many fitness experts are now suggesting that it is possibly the best method for weight loss. Obviously you can’t ignore your diet, but I won’t bore you with a lecture on the importance of diet here.

Grip Exercises At My Desk Really Improve My Health

While I was a young girl living in New York, my main hobby involved sitting at a desk browsing the internet. Over time, working with computers has become both my passion and my problem since I experience a lot of pain in my hands. I have even put on some weight by sitting at my desk with little initiative to exercise. Then, my friend informed me I needed to dedicate more time to grip exercises which would assist in the proper flow of blood to improve my circulation and overall health later on in life!

Quick and Easy Workouts to Do at Home

Are you the type of person, once you get out of bed, that you have no time for any kind of extracurricular activities? Your schedule is filled with all sorts of appointments and errands that you need to take care that you have no time for exercise programs. I will share with you some simple tips on how you can get a little exercise in before you start your day.

Take a Walk, Step Out For Fitness

If you’re spending this time of year rooting for sports teams as they finish their seasons, it’s important to take a page from their playbook to work out regularly. Now don’t get nervous. You can start exercising at your own pace, gradually building up to a more intense workout. Now that the days are longer, with more daylight after work, vow to step up your fitness plan. One of the easiest options is walking, something we’re all familiar with.

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