DIXIE2350
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints 16,634
SparkPoints
 

DIXIE2350's Blogs

If you have a wall, I have a pushup for you !
Monday, March 02, 2015      7 comments

Wall pushups are a good way for anyone to start to do pushups. Along with your chest muscles, wall pushups work the triceps and the anterior deltoids at your shoulder. They are also an excellent way to work your core. Wall pushups are easier to ... Read more
Get Grandma’s Lawnmower Out Or Do A One-Arm Dumbbell Row
Monday, February 02, 2015      4 comments

As always, check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Make sure you warm up for approximately 8 to 10 minutes before doing any strength training. Warming up is exercising at a lower intensity (i.e. easy walking) in order to get... Read more
Put That Scale Down And Step Away
Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

OMG - The scale can be a dangerous weapon. Why do we always count on that scale to tell us "the whole truth and nothing but the truth"? All our hard work to get healthier can be leveled with one step and one little peek at the dreaded number bei... Read more
Bicep Curl
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      5 comments

The Bicep Curl – Strength Training As always, check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Make sure you warm up for approximately 8 to 10 minutes before doing any strength training. Warming up is exercising at a lower inte... Read more
So You Want To Start Strength Training
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      3 comments

There are so many benefits to strength training, so it is a good choice of exercise. "If you don't do anything to replace the lean muscle you lose, you'll increase the percentage of fat in your body," says Edward R. Laskowski, M.D., a physical m... Read more
How Do I Get Started With An Exercise Program?
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      1 comments

Remember to always consult with your medical provider before attempting any exercise. They can tell you if you will have any limitations to exercising and if there are any particular exercises you should avoid. Many experts believe that sen... Read more
Scared Of Squats?
Saturday, January 03, 2015      0 comments

I didn't mean to scare some of you with the word squat. So many people think squats are only for some muscle bound person in their twenties. The truth is that they are so important for everyone and especially if you are over 60. I see so many pe... Read more
Squats
Friday, January 02, 2015      1 comments

One exercise that I have learned to love is the squat. This wasn’t always true, but when I found out how beneficial they are, I committed to doing them and learned to love them. I always like to perform an exercise that helps me perform daily, r... Read more
Most Important Exercise
Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

What is the most important daily exercise that everyone should be doing every day, all through the day? This exercise needs to be done before, during and after all other exercises. You might be surprised to learn it is good posture. Poor postu... Read more
How I Started My Journey To Health
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      0 comments

Get ready … get set … to be healthier in 2015. You just might have to change some of your thinking. Don’t say: “I’ve got to lose weight.” Do say: “I’ve got to get healthier.” Don’t say: “I’ve got to go on a diet.” Do say: “I’ve got to eat health... Read more
Just Move
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      2 comments

This has been my theme for the last 5 years in my journey to lose 45 plus pounds and keep it off. Exercise is all about moving more. One of the reasons many people stop an exercise program is that they think they have to exercise for a certain p... Read more

1