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:


Why The Pushup Is The World's Greatest Exercise
Huffington Post
But, like any challenging exercise, that means form is paramount. You're better off doing 10 modified pushups with perfect form than five full pushups with hunched shoulders or a drooping neck or hips. You'll work the same core, chest and arm muscles ...

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Fitness Friday: Exercise for Mental Health
Wink News
Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin' bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too. Regardless of age or fitness level, studies show that making time for ...


One More Reason to Love Both Exercise and an Aspirin
Parade
A third study this week reaffirms that our blood vessels become “stiffer” as we age, which may contribute to cognitive changes. It suggests simply that physical exercise can preserve vessel elasticity—one more reason to get moving and make aerobic ...

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What To Eat After Exercise For The Best Recovery
Lifehacker Australia
Re-fuelling after exercise is important for maintaining adequate energy stores for beneficial changes in your muscles (training adaption). But it shouldn't be in excess of the metabolic demands of what you've done if you want to maintain appropriate ...


Get Fit: Exercise can be a tool to help with sobriety
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
“Now, I can alter my state of being through exercise.” Fitness is an integral part of many people's recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, says Julie Schoolmeester, executive director of Face It Together Sioux Falls, an organization that offers peer ...


Specialists point to exercise as preventive medicine
Fox News Latino
Physical exercise is the most effective preventive medicine against ailments like diabetes and is an effective remedy for problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, experts taking part in a forum here said. What the pharmaceutical industry ...

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Are these Britain's fittest women? Five gym bunnies say exercise hasn't just ...
Daily Mail
Stevie embraced exercise as much for its mental benefits as the physical effects. 'I wanted to pull myself out of the hole. So when I saw an advert for the Insanity workout DVDs, I phoned up immediately. At first, it was so hard – after each session ...


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Fighting the aging process? Exercise the key
WTOP
A study in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says exercise has the power to minimize or delay the effects of aging. Researchers in Providence, Rhode Island, studied data on a group of elite senior ...


Notice Of Exercise Of Warrants To The Certificate Holders Of PreferredPLUS ...
MarketWatch
On the Exercise Date, 1,000,000 of the Securities will become due and payable at an exercise price equal to $25.00 for each security being exercised plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the Exercise Date (the "Exercise Price"). From ...

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Brain Area Drives Exercise, Reward Motivation
Medscape
The brain's dorsal medial habenula (dMHb) may be responsible for an individual's motivation to exercise and participate in other potentially rewarding activities, a finding that could lead to improved depression treatment.

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