Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
When you spend a lot of time sitting, especially at a desk or computer, it's important to take stretch breaks. A couple of breaks each day will help you stay alert and keep stiffness at bay. This set of stretches is perfect for people who are alr... Read more
Are you always on the run and running out of time to stretch? Try adding a few standing stretches throughout the day. Whether standing in line, waiting for the bus or watching a soccer game, you can squeeze in some quality flexibility training. You c... Read more
I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
My PT has asked me to slow down on exercises for the week because I've strained my IT bands, running. I can't express how important stretching is! I'm so proud of the fact that I was actually disappointed, though. I used to do all I could to avoid... Read more
I have a whole slew of big and minor injuries i'm healing from:
over stretched my hips
i had 2 knee surgeries, etc.
chronic low back pain
so I'm having a hard time. Do I focus on body strengthening? do i focus on losing weight? do i fo... Read more
When I am walking on my treadmill I wear the wrap around hand weights that they use for kick boxing on and really do a lot of upper body movement. I have used my heartrate monitor to compare and it increases my HR and Kcal burned significantly. I j... Read more
When loosing weight and exercising, focus on one area of the body in which you would like to use to measure change. You need to exercise your whole body, but pick one place (for me it's my arms), to look at to track results. It helps me stay focused... Read more
Spring is around the corner, which means you'll be bringing your short sleeved and sleeveless tops out of storage in no time. Speaking of baring your arms: Are yours in tip-top shape? If not, you could help build strength and muscle tone in the m... Read more
When you work out smarter, you don't necessarily have to exercise longer or harder in order to get results. "Lack of time" is the most common reason why people don't exercise, but is that really a good excuse? Truth is: You don'... Read more
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