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Are you making workout mistakes? Personal trainers are often surprised at how many mistakes are made at the gym, even by those who have the best intentions when working out. Some of these mistakes result in an ineffective workout, while others can end in damage to your muscles, neck or back. Keep reading to find out if you are making these top worst workout mistakes.
New Year’s resolution or not, you may forever be on the lookout for that new, miracle fitness technique that will help you lose those extra pounds quickly and permanently. Unfortunately most fitness fads don’t usually work, at least not as well as they appear on television. Keep reading as we take a look at some of the recent fitness trends on the market today . . . you can decide for yourself which ones you’d like to try (or skip).
If you’re trying to shed some extra weight by exercising and eating right, but aren’t seeing the results you’d hoped for, it might be for this reason: too little exercise. Even if you’re putting in a good 30 minutes a day of moderate physical exercise, it might not be enough. In fact, according to the latest recommendations from the American College of Sports Medicine, adults need to have at least 50 minutes of exercise a day, or 250 minutes a week, in order to lose weight. Keep reading for the skinny on this new recommendation. . .
It’s a fact: far too many people today are living a sedentary lifestyle. What defines a “sedentary lifestyle” you ask? Well, you might be more familiar with the casual term of “couch potato.” People who live sedentary lives spend most of their time inactive, often sitting - usually in front of the TV, the computer, or a video console.
Do you have a little extra padding around your middle that you’ve been trying to shed? Do you yearn for a set of six-pack abs? Have you tried countless abdominal exercises to no avail? There’s a common myth out there that performing an endless number of crunches or other abdominal moves will help you finally get rid of your belly fat. But it’s just that: a myth. There’s one thing you need to do before you will ever see results when it comes to whittling your middle. Keep reading to find out what this secret exercise is.
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Staying fit is important at any age, but as you get older, you need to keep your body active and your muscles strong to stave of age-related declines. And while you may not be able to lift the heavier weights or run as far as you did in your youth, you must keep moving and stick to a regular fitness routine to strengthen your immune system and make it easier to recover from illnesses.
I would like to start by saying I am excited to see Insider's Health moving in a positive and growing direction. Being part of the development process of IH I have the luxury of knowing how much effort has been put into creating this gemstone of a site. Over the past 2 years I have been involved in many areas of the creation and ongoing development of IH from design and structure to functionality and marketing. Ok enough about how proud I am of Insider's Health. Below is my First Article Contribution for IH!
In the war on fat, there has been much debate about which type of exercise is best. Should you focus your efforts on cardio workouts that work up a sweat, or should you “feel the burn” lifting free weights or using weight machines? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of both to see which one “wins” in the weight-loss war.
Are you wondering what all the fuss and excitement is when it comes to the Wii Fit Exercise Game? Maybe you’ve seen advertisements for it on TV, or heard your kids or grandkids talk about it. If you’re curious about all the buzz, you’re certainly not alone. Let’s take a look at some of the surprising health benefits you can gain from playing the Wii.
Do you belong to a gym or fitness center, or are you considering joining one? You may think that one gym or health club really isn’t that different from another, but you couldn’t be more wrong! Today, there are more places to get fit than ever before. And while some focus on being all things to as many people as possible, others are highly specialized and concentrate on doing one or a select group of things well. Before you sign on the dotted line, consider these five tips.
There’s no denying it – summer is the peak season for outdoor exercise! If you love the great outdoors, then you know how much you long for the summer temperatures to arrive. But it’s important to remember that working out in the sun can be hazardous to your health. Follow these tips to exercise smart on a sunny day.
What’s your favorite exercise? Perhaps you’ve followed the patterns of the “exercise crazes” that seem to have developed over the years. Jazzercise? Aerobics? Spinning? Yoga? Pilates? Perhaps you’re a Richard Simmons fan or have been faithful to Billy Blanks and his successful Tae Bo enterprise. Any one of these forms of exercise can be fun and beneficial to your overall health and fitness. And now there’s a new craze to add to your list: wogging. So . . . what exactly is wogging? Let’s take a look at this new fitness fad of 2008.