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Fitness Tip# 53 - February 16, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Strengthen Your Core

Don't be afraid of situps. We've changed our tune on these, and here's why: Situps increase your range of motion, which makes your abdominal's work harder and longer. (Doing crunches on a Swiss ball or with a rolled-up towel under your lower back has a similar effect.) Just avoid situps with anchored feet, which can hurt your lower back.

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LIV2RIDE 2/17/2012 6:59AM

    Isn't it funny how things come full circle! love the old school exercises!!

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Fitness Tip# 52 - February 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Exercise in Order

Use dumbbells, barbells, and machines—in that order. "The smaller, stabilizer muscles you use with dumbbells fatigue before your larger muscle groups," says Charles Staley, a strength coach in Las Vegas.

So progress to machines, which require less help from your smaller muscles, as you grow tired.

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GRACEISENUF 2/15/2012 4:44PM

    good info...thanks for sharing

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GONEWLIFE 2/15/2012 4:43PM

    good advice !

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Fitness Tip# 51 - February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grow Muscle, Save Time

Keep your weight workouts under an hour. After 60 minutes, your body starts producing more of the stress hormone cortisol, which can have a testosterone-blocking, muscle-wasting effect.

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GRACEISENUF 2/15/2012 4:44PM

    I need to have my hubby read this one.

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Fitness Tip# 50 - February 13, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Keep Muscles Limber

If you're under 40, hold your stretches for 30 seconds. If you're over 40, hold them for 60 seconds. As you reach your 40s, your muscles become less pliable, so they need to be stretched longer.


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LIV2RIDE 2/13/2012 8:49PM

    I wish I had started yoga before I was 40. It's so awesome for stretching and flexibility.

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Fitness Tip# 49 - February 10, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Exercise for Healthier Bones

Want to keep your bones strong and healthy? Make sure you get plenty of exercise to help ward off problems such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and pain affecting the joints and lower back.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions for boosting your bone health:

• Get low-impact exercise via activities such as swimming, walking and biking.
• Perform gentle stretching and strengthening exercises.
• Perform weight-bearing exercises such as dancing, climbing stairs, hiking and tennis.
• Play sports such as golf that are relatively easy on the bones and joints.

HAVE A FABULOUS WEEKEND!!!!!!


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    thank you

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