When people begin a fitness program, they understandably have lots of questions, from how to perform certain moves to which exercises are most effective. One question that everyone seems to ask is how to breathe properly when working out.
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Proper breathing is an underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and takes plenty of clean, fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles. More blood cells get the new, oxygen-rich air... Read more
When you stretch regularly, you will become more flexible and better able to handle more involved, complex stretches. This flexibility routine includes more advanced stretches, so make sure you've mastered the basics before trying these moves. Re... Read more
Whenever you walk or run, your core muscles are active, keeping you upright, balancing your body as your weight shifts, and absorbing the impact as your feet hit the ground. Your body’s core forms the foundation of all your movement. If you... Read more
What fun is being laid up with a stiff or bad back? What good is a perfect body if you are feeling less than perfect?
As far as your back is concerned, more fun comes from more functional fitness. The simplest, easiest, most basic moves are usua... Read more
I've starting exercising everyday instead of 4 or 5 days a week & have found myself much more hungry & eating 16-1750 cals instead of the 13-1500 I was b4 & my weight-loss has slowed some the only thing I know to do is up my exercise time to burn mor... Read more
I am new and need to find some exercises that I can with a bad back. I have a broken disc in my lower back, so I'm not sure what I can do. Maybe someone has an idea that I haven't thought of... Read more
OK I confess, I didn't count/track or exercise the past 2 days, and yes I feel bloated, a bit disappointed in myself and plan to get on track tomorrow first thing. ...just a but bummed I guess. ??... Read more
Yoga Deep breathing is a great way to cut the stress. Practicing breathing in Yoga, and during exercise engraves proper breathing on our beings. Then, when we are faced with stressful situations, we can easily fall into proper breathing to help us de... Read more
Are you feeling a bit stressed today? When I feel frazzled, I tune out the world for a minute by closing my eyes and taking several slow deep breaths. (This works during an argument as well to diffuse the tension with a short time-out.) Wishing you p... Read more
Last week while I was flipping through the July issue of Shape Magazine catching up on the latest news in the world of health and fitness, I came across the interview conducted by the three cover models for that month's issue. Poised on the cover in... Read more
Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a sentimental olí fool. I love it when others overcome adversities in their livesó when they rise above all obstacles regardless of how long it takes to reach a dream.If you havenít come across such a story, let... Read more
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