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Week 1 Challenge: FFF

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Read 4 Fitness Articles, blog about what you have learned:

1. Exercising With Lower Back Pain

emoticon Lower back pain CAN stem from weak abdominal muscles and pain can be remedied by doing exercises to strengthen abdominal muscles.
emoticon This article lists simple exercises for strengthening the abdominal muscles to reduce back pain.
emoticon This article also reminds you to never exercise to the point of sharp pain, but stay within your comfort zone.

2. The top 6 Fitness Myths and Truths

emoticon Strength training reduces the risk of Osteoporosis!
emoticon ANY exercise is better than none.
emoticon You will burn more fat if you exercise longer at a lower intensity.

3. The Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health: Study

emoticon People who exercise 2.5-7.5 hours per week have better mental health
emoticon More than 7.5 hours of exercise per week showed an INCREASE in depression and anxiety, however more study is needed to see if these individuals were prone to depression and anxiety, but use exercise to keep the symptoms under control.

4. The Mix 'N Match Workout

emoticon Routines are great, but to keep boredom at bay, it is best to vary your exercise routine.
emoticon Muscles are "smart" they learn quickly. This is another reason to change up your routine and keep challenging the muscles.
emoticon Lists str training exercises to help you switch up your str. training routine

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