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 Post: Walking Seniors Raise Fitness, Funds for Charity

One woman’s inspir­ing sto­ry of dis­cov­er­ing walk­ing as the ide­al way to improve fit­ness, raise funds for char­i­ty, and strength­en social ties. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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