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
Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of... Read more
For a long time I thought that being in pain was part of the plan, a sign of progress. I was so used to hobbling around on achy feet, with leg muscles so sore that I couldn’t walk up and down stairs without holding on to the banister for de... Read more
If only there were two or three more hours in a day, then I’d be able to reach the bottom of my to-do list. But between children, work and juggling the needs of an elderly mother, there never seems to be enough time. And like many women, exerci... Read more
I hit my goal weight this morning! I couldn't believe it. I had to look at the scale more up close, lol. Thank u, Sparkpeople...I will continue with my healthy lifestyle journey bc it doesn't stop there at the goal mark...Keep on sparking! :)... Read more
I have always struggled with my weight. I am now in my 30s and fear that if I lose the weight... When I lose the weight, I will need skin removal surgery. It makes me anxious and I fall back into bad habits. I have over 100lbs to lose. #firstpost... Read more
Everyone, I need some suggestions...
Today was yet another day that I had to cut short my daily walk because of my shoes. I just replaced some old fancy crock style shoes because the rubber detached. Looking for something that I could walk in fo... Read more
It's very frustrating to spend long hours at the gym, eat nutritiously for weeks, and yet "I" fail see weight-loss changes in the mirror or on the scale. Rest assured, I am waiting for that "ah ha" moment so I keep trying to lead a healthier lifestyl... Read more
Tai Chi has become an increasingly popular form of exercise for all age groups, but current research has shown how it can be especially beneficial for older individuals. This graceful sequence of gentle, flowing movement combines physical... Read more
Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. Today's blog post is the second in a series on menopause health and fitness. By Cathy Cram, M.S. The responses from my first blog overwh... Read more
I read about a Dutch book by David O'Hare and a co-author. It seems they developed a method to use heart coherence to promote weight loss (counter emotional eating).
I'm going to get it from the library. Can't find an English version of it but thi... Read more
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