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Acute exercise can have an immediate effect.
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Standing for hours on end -- as a professional chef, bartender, butcher, home economist or cheese monger -- is hard on the body. Standing, lifting, bending, and twisting for hours on end, often with less-than-ideal posture, frequently results in achy legs and feet, a sore back, and stiff almost arthritic-feeling hands.
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Working out at home might be just what you need to get back into the workout groove if work or life has started to get in the way. The convenience, privacy and comfort it offers kick a ton of "can't workout because X" excuses in the can and lets you take control of your health on your own time.
Are you constantly on and off your fitness horse? Instead of getting back on and hoping for different results, rethink your strategy. Ask yourself, "What has and has not worked in the past?" Pinpoint the valuable lessons and work to reproduce successful approaches. Abandon anything else.
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I am not sure how this is possible, but it is officially fall and this is my sixth "favourite things" themed blog. Time seriously just disappears! If you haven't read any of the past blogs in this ser...
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September is here, and with the arrival of the cooler crisp air and changing colours we are adjusting to getting back into the comfort of our familiar routines. Getting back into the swing of things can be quite hectic after a summer of relaxation -- holidays are over, kids are back at school, school year activities begin and your personal time is minimal.
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It's not only back pain we're talking about.
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No treadmills or burpees necessary.
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The world of fitness is one that seldom stays the same, and for good reason. As we get closer to the New Year, a time when many of us vow to make exercise a priority, here is my forecast on fitness trends that will get you pumped to try something new and turn your resolutions into reality.
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You know the bum I'm talking about, right? A little saggy, a little flat, a little wider than what it used to be. Mom bum. The fact is the body changes, often permanently, during pregnancy. With each subsequent pregnancy, it can change more and more.
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Looking for a great workout partner who can get you through bouts of low energy, help you recover faster and keep you healthy? Elderberry's got you covered. Concentrated elderberry extract has long been known for its immune-boosting, cold and flu-fighting abilities -- an athlete's best ally for keeping healthy all season.
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Okay, I know, eavesdropping is wrong, but sometimes I just can't help it; so many restaurants place their tables basically on top of one another. I wouldn't mind so much -- let's face it people watching can be fun -- except that over hearing fitness conversations is usually frustrating; nine times out of ten what I hear is wrong.
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If you want to fit a workout into your day but worry about having the time to do it (and seriously, who has the time?), we have an answer for you. It isn't, unfortunately, a particularly easy answer,...
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There are two ways in which it makes sense to work as a music journalist and a fitness instructor at the same time: 1. The hours can sometimes compliment each other in the sense that you can teach on...
Healthy living means proper portion sizes of food, living active (not needing the gym), hydrating, and getting proper rest. Healthy living is not the body on the magazine cover.
You have to be Canadian to understand the right of passage known as "The Polar Bear Plunge." I jumped into the freezing cold water to raise funds for Special Olympics. That inspired me to write this blog on how important heart rate is, and the joy of sport.
Unless you work or live right beside a gym, and don't mind going at peak times, it can be difficult to find the motivation and time to keep active. There are strategies to get around this scheduling c...
Stop trying to find the "perfect" week to start exercising, or assuming that every workout has to unfold perfectly as planned. If you can't make your spin class, or do your entire gym routine, don't abandon ship altogether.
Who said that all dates have to revolve around dinner and a movie? Variety is just as important to dating life as it is to your sex life. So why not bust outside of the box and try something a little...
My favorite Interval workouts! (With this many exclamation points, how could anyone not be having a good time?) To avoid getting bored, try mixing up the machine you use. Lastly, don't forget to have fun! The world is your interval-fitness oyster!
If you won't give up wine and carb-based snacks, or if you are not willing to be at the gym for an hour or two every single day, then don't expect to get a body like a model. Fitness models work a lot harder than they get credit for. You can't get those results without the effort and commitment.
Keep trying different workout adventures until you find something you like. If I had been discouraged by the instructor I hated, I would never have gone back and found the teacher and class I loved. Remember, the more multifaceted your reasons for exercising are, the more successful you will be.
Looking back at all the women that have come to me over the last 10 years for advice on losing weight I can tell you that one of the reasons that most of them fail is lack of consistency. Sounds simple but it is the truth. Try your best not to get fixated on the scale and have high expectations right off the bat. Rather, give yourself time to make exercising a part of your life and the magic will happen.
If you haven't heard about Kangoo don't worry, you're in a huge group. Not one person I've told of my escapade knew what I was talking about. They're boots that resemble ski shoes with oval springs attached to the bottom. The trick to Kangoo boots is to keep moving! Once you get to hopping, you'll never want to stop. This class is tough!
No matter how you feel the need for it, there never seem to be enough hours in the day to take care of your physical fitness. While not as popular as morning or evening workouts, midday trips to the gym have many benefits -- and it certainly can't be considered slacking off.
It's the middle of December, and you're likely a quarter of the way through your packed holiday schedule, which means you're still able to look at a candy cane without grimacing. But candy canes are t...