Displaying items by tag: Fit Body

Flexing Our Muscles

Weightlifting Makes Us Fit, Healthy and Self-Confident

by Debra Melani

Weightlifting Makes Us Fit, Healthy and Self-Confident

Women who shy away from the traditionally male-centric weight rooms might want to reconsider. Standing their ground amid...

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Popular Fitness Myths

Seven Common Maxims that Can Cause Harm

by LESLIE PERRY DUFFY

Seven Common Maxims that Can Cause Harm

We’ve heard them time and time again: fitness tips that guarantee we’ll meet our goals if we follow them. The truth is that some can hurt more than help. Here are seven fitness myths that are best to ...

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Fitness Finds

Locate the Best Workout Space for You

by BY DEBRA MELANI

Locate the Best Workout Space for You

Six years ago, Sherry Salmons, of Oak Ridge, Illinois, was perplexed by her “glowing, smiling, energetic” neighbor that worked full time while raising three young children, yet never seemed drained. Finally, she asked: “What’s your secret?” The answer was a life-changing visit by Salmons to a nearby...

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Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar

Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective

by LISA MARLENE

Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective

Labels may vary, but results are what count. Whether called high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE), interval or burst-style training, recent research proves that this form of exercise improves...

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Proportion Associated with MuscleBody Symmetry Correlates with Male Strength...

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Find Your Fitness Style

Workouts that Suit Your Personality

by WENDY WORRALL REDAL

Workouts that Suit Your Personality

While some people find repetitious workouts boring, others like doing predictable routines at regular locations. Ensuring that our fitness regimen jives with our “fitness personality” is integral to making exercise a consistent part of...

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Cellulite Shrinkers

Five Simple Exercises to Smooth Thighs

by E.C. LAMEAUX

Five Simple Exercises to Smooth Thighs

Unsightly cellulite, which is comprised of fat deposits just beneath the skin, appears as lumps or dimples, usually near the buttocks and upper thighs, and is most common in women. Building muscle can make cellulite...

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Breath-Taking Wisdom

Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress

by LANE VAIL

Natural Awakenings - Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress

We draw an astounding 22,000 breaths daily, but because breathing is involuntary, we often take it for granted. Transforming breathing into a conscious activity can provide amazing energy, awareness and...

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Health Benefits of HathaYoga boosts hearts, shrinks waistlines...

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Say Yes to Yoga

It Boosts Health, Peace, Community and Spirituality

by LYNDA BASSETT

It Boosts Health, Peace, Community and Spirituality

LLois Parker Carmona first stepped into a yoga studio looking for better physical health. “I was doing hot vinyasa because I wanted to sweat. I wanted to feel better,” she recalls. Many people on a similar quest try yoga for the first time during...

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