The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes... 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
I'm not a real mom, but I did play one once.
Some friends of mine, planning an overseas trip, asked me to stay with their boys while they were gone. Honored to be chosen-- especially after I heard that the boys, ages 12, 14, and 16, ha... Read more
We love them, we look forward to them, we talk about them for weeks before and weeks after – vacations. Those 1-2 weeks of the year when we get away from it all – work, responsibilities, car pools. Unfortunately, there is something el... Read more
Total fitness: A complete workout must include warm up, cardio, strenght training, cool down and stretching. This allows your body to warm up and to cool down as you begin and end the work out. After a warm up you work harder.... Read more
Phew! Today has been a WORKOUT!! Mowed, bushwahacked & Weedeated 5 acres, pruned 10+ overgrown wild rose bushes, prepared a 7ft high burn pile, moved 20+ boxes, junked 2 HUGE waste piles. Looks amazing! More to do...back to work!... Read more
I found this ab workout on Exercise TV- holy cow I have never sweat so much during an abs workout!!!Sexy Beach Abs by Marco Reed.I did have to modify the plank(s) but it was well worth it!198... Read more
One of my favorite activities, aside from running, is water aerobics. Some gyms refer to these classes as Aqua-Exercises, Hydro-Workouts or Aquatic Exercises. If you have never taken a water aerobics class, I highly encourage you to do so. Not only w... Read more
Many people want to have flat abs, but have trouble getting them. Attaining visible abdominal definition depends on a low body fat percentage that isn't realistic for many and your genetics plays a part of it as well, but that doesn't mean y... Read more
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