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Flexing Our Muscles
Weightlifting Makes Us Fit, Healthy and Self-Confident
by Debra Melani
Women who shy away from the traditionally male-centric weight rooms might want to reconsider. Standing their ground amid...
Popular Fitness Myths
Seven Common Maxims that Can Cause Harm
by LESLIE PERRY DUFFY
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 ...
Locate the Best Workout Space for You
by BY DEBRA MELANI
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...
Interval Training Knocks Down Blood Sugar
Exercise Bursts are Fast and Effective
by LISA MARLENE
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...
Body Symmetry Correlates with Male Strength...
Find Your Fitness Style
Workouts that Suit Your Personality
by WENDY WORRALL REDAL
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...
Five Simple Exercises to Smooth Thighs
by E.C. LAMEAUX
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...
Six Ways to Inhale Energy and Exhale Stress
by LANE VAIL
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...
Yoga boosts hearts, shrinks waistlines...
Say Yes to Yoga
It Boosts Health, Peace, Community and Spirituality
by LYNDA BASSETT
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...