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.
I know... Read more
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 am 5'1 and trying to lose 35 pounds. My start weight is 150 and my goal weight is 115. I am looking for support and encouragement especially from others who are of similar height/weight. I am finding this journey so hard and Im only 1 month in... Read more
I decided im okay with not losing over Christmas, if i lose that would be great... but im not going to be upset over just maintaining. I'm getting serious again after new years eve though and losing these last 30 pounds!!... Read more
What do winning the weight loss journey means to you, how much you want to defeat the enemy that is called unwanted pounds? How hard are you willing to work towards it? At times what is the first thing you think about when you achieve your daily goal... Read more
After struggling for over one month to lose, I am finally noticing some downward direction on the scale and also the measuring tape getting smaller too. I'm so happy!
I have big goals for myself for the next year and I want to stick to them.... Read more
I need everyones help. Over the course of 5 months I lost about 80 pounds. Slowly through eating out, working in fast food, and being lonely, I started eating for comfort and have gained some weight back, about 10 pounds. I sit here knowing I should... 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 overw... 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
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