3 Steps To Starting a Successful Fall Exercise Program

Ah, the crisp cool breeze, the invigorating feel of the outdoors as the leaves start to turn colors, the sound of kids laughing on their way to school.Fall is the time for new beginnings. New classes, new curriculum, new programs, new start. You've relaxed over the summer and now you're... Read More

Finding Time to Exercise

Exercising During Commercials I'm getting up an hour earlier these days. At first I said I'd never be able to do it: I was already sleep deprived rising at 6 AM how would I ever get up at 5 AM? I'd never be able to get to sleep earlier (this... Read More

Interval Training

Are you in an exercise rut? Do you want to kick your fitness level up a notch and increase your endurance? Would you like to add more intensity to you workout? Interval training is a good way to achieve all of these goals in a safe and systematic manner.Interval training... Read More

Top 10 Tips For Finding Time For Exercise

If you're like most people, finding time for exercise is difficult. Here are my "top 10" tips to help you in that quest.. 1. Make exercise a priority. We all make time in our lives for the things that are most important to us. If I told... Read More

Top 10 Reasons To Exercise In The Morning

If I had to pick a single factor that I thought was most important in a successful exercise or weight loss program, it would be to exercise first thing in the morning - every morning! Some mornings, you may just be able to fit in a... Read More

The Abs... More Important Than You Think

What comes to your mind when I say the word "abs"? Do you think of the infomercials advertising "6 second abs" or the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue? Most people focus on training their abs to look thinner or sexier. But, do you realize the importance of your abs in... Read More

Overcoming Resistance to Exercise

Are You Destined to Sit on the Couch?If someone mentions exercise do you think, "I hate to exercise. There's no way I'm doing that. Exercise is hard, it's a drag, it takes too much time." These types of beliefs may be keeping you from discovering a fun way to add... Read More

7 Ways To Guarantee You Stick To Your Workout Program

1. Begin Looking at Exercise Differently. Think of exercise as a way of life. Do not look as exercise as a chore or task that hurts you. Exercise is probably the most inexpensive and fun thing you can do for your life. Find something in exercise that you enjoy doing... Read More

4 Exercises That Will Help You Change Your Body Faster Than Any Other Exercises You May Have Tried

1. Lunges with a barbell. Properly executed, this exercise is the king (or queen) of total body reshaping exercises.2. Indoor Rock Climbing. No other exercise will work as many muscles (both large and small) at the same time than using a Computerized Indoor Rock Climbing Wall!3. 100 Rep Squats ?... Read More

The Power Workout:

Scenario: I really want to get in shape, but I work all day and attend multimedia classes until 8:30. How do I find the time to exercise, and what are a few good exercises for beginners like me? Solution: Finding time to exercise is certainly a challenge. Even the most... Read More

In The News:


Can exercising at night hurt your sleep?
CNN
(upwave.com) -- The rumor: Exercising at night can interfere with a good night's sleep. Maybe you're the kind of person who likes to lift weights while watching "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," go running in the park at 10 p.m. or practice Pilates after ...
Is It Bad to Exercise Before Bed? The Results Are InBustle

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Examiner.com

Dr. Oz dispels diet myths: Exercise is not necessary for weight loss
Examiner.com
Dr. Fuhrman said exercise is a great way to tone muscles and enhance longevity, but as a weight loss tool, it's far less effective than dieting. Fuhrman went a step further and said exercise can actually make you more hungry, so you don't "need" to ...

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New York Times (blog)

Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool-Downs Necessary?
New York Times (blog)
“For a long time, the theory was that cooling down by continuing to exercise at a lower intensity would help the legs flush out lactate” and avoid soreness the next day, said Ross Tucker, a South African physiologist and a founder of the website The ...


Spring Running Fix: Exercise to Prevent Shin Splints
FitSugar.com
Since shin splints can happen when your calf muscles become stronger than the shin muscles, one way to prevent shin splints in the first place is to do some strengthening exercises. Heel walks are beneficial, but here's a simple move you can do while ...


Yahoo Canada Shine On

Why Are Pregnant Women Criticized for Exercising?
Yahoo Canada Shine On
And while Haley — who in April was named one of 50 hottest fitness trainers by Shape magazine — insists that exercise is encouraged during pregnancy, she doesn't want to be viewed as herculean. “My favorite reaction in general, throughout my ...
Why are pregnant women criticised for exercising?Daily Times

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Boston Globe

The overlooked part of exercise — recovery
Boston Globe
A recent study by Dain LaRoche, an associate professor of exercise science at the University of New Hampshire, found no significant difference in strength, swelling, or soreness between a group of 10 men who soaked up to their waists for 20 minutes in ...


Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices
azcentral
Exercise device: ISO7X Isometric exercise devices. This recall only involves isometric exercise devices with black handle grips. They were sold at sporting goods and other retail stores nationwide, on Ontel direct response television, and online at ...

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Fitness with Angie: Exercise and Parkinson's
The News-Press
Some of the benefits exercise can provide people with Parkinson's include: increased cardiovascular fitness, prevention of joint deformity, improved joint mobility, improved coordination and balance, increased muscle strength and flexibility, reduced ...


New York Times (blog)

Well | The Limits of 'No Pain, No Gain'
New York Times (blog)
Exercise makes us tired. A new study helps to elucidate why and also suggests that while it is possible to push through fatigue to reach new levels of physical performance, it is not necessarily wise. On the surface, exercise-related fatigue seems ...

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Poland holds security exercise, 1st in decades
U-T San Diego
JASCE, Poland (AP) — Poland's security services have begun their first major security exercise in decades, evacuating the Interior Ministry in Warsaw and rescuing three foreigners allegedly injured in a helicopter crash. The three-day exercise that ...

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Humans are habitual. They strive on routine and rituals. While... Read More

Warming Up Properly

In our 'Stretching' article series (http://optimumlife.co.nz/Fitness%20Articles/Stretching/Stretching1.htm), we discussed why it's... Read More