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10 Must Do Exercises This Season

10 Must Do Exercises This Season

10 Must Do Exercises By Nicole Infante Summer is officially over and Fall has begun! Don't let the colder weather get in the way of your workouts. These 10 workouts are great for building strength and working the whole body. Don't have a gym membership No problem, do these exercises in the comfort of your own home! 1. Overhead Press: This exercise mainly focuses on shoulders but also is focused on our core. Without a strong core, we are more prone to injury and back aches/pain. 2. Tricep Overhead Extension: Focuses on the muscle in the back of our arms, also called triceps. The triceps are made up of three muscles so always do at least one more exercise when lifting biceps (front of the arm) and triceps. 3. Tricep...

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Yoga Exercises – Poses for Everyday Life

Yoga is a useful and highly beneficial practice that can be employed in every part of our lives. Different poses promote various moods and are applicable to a different part of your day. Whether you’re working out, cooling down, or trying to unplug before bed, we’ve compiled a list of helpful and enjoyable yoga poses. Yoga Exercises - Poses for Toning and Yoga for Weight Loss It can be difficult to find time to hit the gym during the regular hustle and bustle of life. If you’ve been staying late at work and feeling exhausted, you might not be feeling as motivated to take your morning run. Yoga is an alternative and an attractive one because it can be done right in the comfort of your living room. Yoga...

How Exercise and Weight Training can Help Slow the Aging Process

How Exercise and Weight Training can Help Slow the Aging Process

Whether we like it or not, aging is a natural part of our life cycle as human beings. However, there are a number of influences that can have an impact on how quickly we age. Many people already know that factors like food and healthy (or unhealthy) habits can have an impact on how they age, but what they don't realize is that exercise also plays a significant role. In fact, with regular weight training and other fitness efforts, individuals can not only access the best weight loss programs around, but they can also reverse the aging process, making sure they live happier, healthier, and longer lives. Combine your regular workout with the right training accessories, and who knows what you could accomplish? Benefits of Exercise Can...

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15-Minutes of Gentle Yoga That Fights Pain

By MARISSA CONRAD Don't think yoga is for you? If you're feeling stiff or achy, it may be the best medicine—no headstands required. Research shows that doing a gentle yoga workout most days of the week can relieve back and arthritis pain, ramp up energy, and even temper hot flashes. And the benefits are long lasting—people reported 70% less lower-back pain three months after a study in which they attended a weekly yoga class and practiced at home, say researchers at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Bonus: It may also make you happier, according to research from Boston University School of Medicine. After 60 minutes of yoga, volunteers' levels of the feel-good brain chemical GABA increased by 27%. This short, beginner-friendly plan was developed by Susan Winter Ward, who...

CROSS TRAINING: WHY IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO CHANGE THINGS UP

CROSS TRAINING: WHY IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO CHANGE THINGS UP

Muscle confusion, or the practice of regularly changing up a training program, is a topic of heated debate in the fitness world. Some people swear by its ability to challenge the body and keep it guessing, while others believe switching gears too much makes it difficult to make progress with a certain lift, sport, or activity. Cross training—which means mixing different forms of conditioning, strength training, and flexibility—is all about balance. By practicing yoga one day and running the next, for example, it’s easier to stay motivated. Incorporating different equipment and levels of intensity can reduce injury risk, improve overall fitness, and even increase weight loss. Check out the infographic below to learn more about cross training and how you can get started.        ...

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3 Ways to Add Weights to Your Yoga Routine

by SUZEE SKWIOT It can help relieve stress, improve your posture, and help you sleep, but it's time we start thinking of yoga as part of a strength-building regimen. Your flows, breathing, and stretches can be a vital part of helping to build strength, and will keep working long after you've finished with savasana. "As cardio does burn calories while doing a workout when you incorporate weights into your regimen, you continue to burn even after you're done," says Alexis Novak, a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor. "You can really balance both ends of the spectrum — yoga and strength — and you don't have to make it an explosive workout." Still maintaining the calm of yoga, grab your dumbbells and get to work on these 3 strength-building yoga moves: Downward-Facing Dog Jog Start:  Align...