Fitness

How to Exercise with Limited Mobility

June 26, 2013 Exercise

By Emily Buchanan If injury, disability or age have affected your mobility, exercise is more important than ever. Whilst it’s easy to overlook the everyday activities that full mobility allows, be that a brisk walk to the corner shop or a good spring clean, these tasks can be hugely beneficial to an individual’s health and [...]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Hire a Personal Trainer

May 27, 2013 Exercise
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By LeeAnn Langdon If you’ve considered hiring a personal trainer to help you get in shape, you’ve probably already given some thought about what you need to look for in a personal trainer before you hire him or her. But have you thought about what you need to know about yourself  before you begin a new personal training [...]

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10 Essential Habits to Keep the Weight Off

February 8, 2013 Exercise
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By LeeAnn Langdon As if losing weight weren’t hard enough, keeping it off is often even harder. If you don’t want to spend the rest of your life yo-yo dieting, you’ll need to develop good, long-term lifestyle habits. Luckily, there has been a lot of good research done to help you know what works and [...]

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Keeping Fit Throughout the Year

January 23, 2013 Exercise
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By Judith Carson Now that the warm sunny days are behind us, it does not mean you should curl up in front of the television and become a ‘couch potato’. Wherever you live there are still ways to keep active and warm. Remember exercise is the first defense to staying well and keeping your mind [...]

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Top Ten Fitness Trends of 2013

January 2, 2013 Exercise
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So, it turns out that you already have all you need to take part in one of the top fitness trends of 2013. Body weight training, which appeared for the first time on the fitness trends survey, landed in spot number three. People have been using their own body weights for centuries as a form [...]

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4 Tips to Improve Your Stretching and Flexibility Workout

December 18, 2012 Exercise
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By LeeAnn Langdon Show of hands: who can no longer touch your toes? How about reaching back to zip up your dress? Low back pain, anyone? If this sounds like you, you could have a problem with decreased flexibility. Flexibility decreases naturally as we age because muscles, tendons and ligaments stiffen and lose elasticity, but [...]

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Overcoming 6 Common Obstacles to Exercise

October 24, 2012 Exercise
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By Dr. Carolyn Anderson At one point in your life you either have the things you want or the reasons why you don’t.- Andy Roddick I was recently interviewed about common obstacles to exercise and how to overcome them. I’ll let you know when the full article is published next year but for now I’d [...]

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Why You’re Not Seeing Results From Your Exercise Routine

October 10, 2012 Exercise
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By LeeAnn Langdon If you’re not getting the results you want from your exercise routine, chances are you’re making one of these three all-too-common mistakes. 1. You miss too many workouts because you don’t have a plan B. Intentions are only as good as your followthrough, so if you’re not seeing results, chances are you’re [...]

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Core Exercises for Baby-Boomers :Stage 2

August 24, 2012 Exercise Routines
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By LeeAnn Langdon Once you’ve spent a couple weeks building up the endurance of your deepest core muscles with Stage 1 of our core exercises for Baby Boomers, you’re ready to move on to more advanced techniques and bigger movements. Core Exercises Stage 2 1. Bird Dog Start from the same all-fours position as in [...]

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Top 7 Benefits of Strength Training for the 50 Plus

June 20, 2012 Exercise
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By LeeAnn Langdon Baby Boomers are well-known for their active, busy lifestyles. They are the generation that is redefining aging in our society by continuing to work and stay active well into their golden years. But the physical realities of aging are slowly catching up with the Baby Boom generation, as ailments like heart disease, [...]

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