exercise Archive

Most Effective Exercises: Push-Ups

Why it’s a winner: Push-ups strengthen the chest, shoulders, triceps, and core muscles. How to: Face-down, place hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place toes or knees on the floor, creating a smooth line with your body, from shoulders to knees or feet. Keeping rear-end muscles and abdominals engaged, lower and lift ...Read More

Walk For Charity

A while back I posted about using  obstacle course races to challenge yourself and break out of your comfort zone.  They are an excellent way to burn a few hundred calories while getting out and having fun with your friends. Another way to get out with a group and burn some of those ...Read More

Myth Tackle: I Work In An Office

There are a lot of myths that surround being healthy. One of them is that you cannot get enough exercise if you have an office/sit-down job. I work in an office. I get two breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, for about 15 minutes each. I almost always ...Read More

Couple’s Workout

Sexy positions and sweaty, interlocking bodies — I’m talking about exercise, of course. I’ve created a fun and exhilarating couple’s workout to get muscles working and circulation pumping — but you have to perform this workout with your sweetie. So have some fun, be supportive of your partner, and give your heart and ...Read More

Challenge Yourself

It is always easier to maintain focus on your goal if you give yourself something definite to work towards. Both short-term and long-term goals are very useful to keep yourself on track. If you use a tracker or pedometer, it is easiest to start with small goals. You can do anything from ...Read More

Recycling For Your Workout: Phone Books

Do you have a couple of phone books lying around? Maybe old ones that you never really used, or new ones that you didn’t ask for… but they showed up anyway. Here’s a great idea for how to use them. Try taping them together to make a step-up. Be sure that you ...Read More

Facts About Belly Fat

Belly fat is worse for you than fat elsewhere on your body: Excess accumulation of belly fat is more dangerous than excess fat around your hips and thighs. Belly fat is associated with serious health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Your genes can contribute to your being ...Read More

Hula Hoop Workouts Burn Calories

Working out with a hula hoop burns about as many calories per minute as step aerobics, boot camp, or very brisk walking, a new study shows. For the study, researchers recruited 16 women between the ages of 16 and 59 and had them learn a 30-minute aerobics routine that uses weighted hula hoops twirled around ...Read More

3 Small Changes To Make A Big Difference

A lot of the time when people embark on the journey to healthier lives, they try to change several habits at once expecting drastic results. The truth is, for most people you can make small changes and get big results. You can’t expect you are going to lose that extra 10 or ...Read More