Category Archives: Exercise & Fitness

Posts on exercise, fitness, body alignment, posture, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, strength and conditioning, weight training techniques, proprioceptive exercise, exercise without equipment, fitness equipment reviews, and the active lifestyle

Guest Article: Conscious Fitness

True fitness increases by paying attention to bodily cues while engaging in all of life’s activities. Deepen your insight into this principle and discover some simple movement activities to strengthen your body-mind connection in this guest article by E. Yen Zak and Dr. Martha Eddy. Continue reading

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Stretching is (Mostly) a Waste of Time

Researchers now believe that many of the reasons that people think stretching is good for them have no scientific validity. Discover the alternatives. Continue reading

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Muscle Injury Recovery with Eccentric Workouts

Discover the secrets to safely rehabbing muscle injury – using the negative work phase of exercise. Continue reading

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Above Average Speed of Walking Predicts Longer, Healthier Life

Get walking. It’s never too late. And walking speed makes a huge difference to the enjoyment of life as we age. Continue reading

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The Wrong Way to Strengthen Your Shoulder

The design of your shoulder joint leaves your tendons vulnerable to impingement, causing rotator cuff symptoms. Discover the simple exercise principles to strengthen your shoulder and avoid rotator cuff problems. Continue reading

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Much Better Than Gatorade

Skip the Gatorade – instead, a protein-rich shake after exercise helps your body build muscle. Continue reading

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More On Sedentary Lifestyle Effects

Sitting for a living can have profound negative consequences for your health. Here are a few strategies to help you get moving. Continue reading

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Top 5 Exercises to Strengthen Your Shoulder and Avoid Rotator Cuff Problems

Shoulder problems are an all-too-common occurrence. Dr. Lavine offers guidance on the best exercises to keep your shoulder flexible, strengthen your rotator cuff, and avoid shoulder pain. Continue reading

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Barefoot Running Benefits – Reality or Hype?

I heard a lot about “barefoot” running and wanted to find out more about it, so I read much of the research and even tried it out myself…. Continue reading

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Cardio Conditioning for Back Pain

Proper exercise is critical to alleviating low back pain and keeping it from coming back. Exercises for core support and spine limbering are well-established modalities in the war on back pain. But what about the specific effects of cardiovascular conditioning on the low back?

Can low back pain sufferers help themselves by hitting the treadmill? Continue reading

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