Exercise

7 Ways to Make Your Workouts More Effective and Less Painful

September 15, 2011 Exercise
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By LeeAnn Langdon Lose the Pain, Keep the Gains “No Pain, No Gain.” Popularized by Jane Fonda in the 1980s, this saying became the mantra for exercisers for decades to come. It suggests that fitness takes effort and that you’ll get out of it only what you put in. But it also suggests that exercise […]

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Guidelines for Exercising with Arthritis

September 9, 2011 Exercise
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By Jessica Siebert The Benefits of Exercising with Arthritis In the past, doctors have advised patients suffering from arthritis to stay away from exercising for fear it may exacerbate their condition. This mentality appears to exist today, as a recent poll found that the majority of people suffering from arthritis feel that exercise will make […]

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10 Tips to Stay Motivated and Consistent in Your Exercise Routine

October 28, 2010 Exercise
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It’s always a challenge to fit an exercise routine into one’s busy life. Yet I know to have enough energy I have to make sure that my morning workouts are a priority. Here are ten tips to keep your fitness program from fizzling when you get busy with other things (which if you are like […]

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Benefits of Personal Trainers for Older Adults

August 18, 2010 Exercise
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By Jenefer Curtis When I was thirty two, I hired a personal trainer because I wanted to be, well, sculpted, I guess. I was in good shape (I had been active as a teenager and into my twenties), but I wanted my body – my small chest notwithstanding – to turn heads. My trainer was […]

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Why You Should Monitor Your Heart Rate During Exercise

May 14, 2010 Exercise
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By Cindy Witt Does your heart need to be running like a racehorse, your body soaked with perspiration and out of breath to get the most out of your fitness program? The answer to the above questions is no. Your heart rate while exercising should be monitored to help you determine how intense your exercise […]

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The Benefits of Walking for Seniors

March 29, 2010 Exercise
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by Cindy Witt The title of the 1960’s hit song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin” by Nancy Sinatra could actually be a modern slogan used to promote fitness. Not only are our boots made for walking are bodies are made for walking! At one point in our history walking was our only mode of […]

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Think Your Way to Fitness

November 10, 2009 Exercise
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Using your mind while you move your body is the key to strength by Susan Manning Walking upstairs, getting out of the chair, crossing the road before the light changes, putting a box up on the shelve or simply playing with your grandchildren: these are things we may do on a daily basis and are […]

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Improve Your Balance with exercise

November 3, 2009 Exercise
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by Susan Manning Practice makes perfect: we have all heard it before and it still stands true today. Balance is something that we tend to find more difficult as we age which can lead to the fear of falling. This fear tends to put our bodies in a forward lean due to the fear of […]

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Fitness for Newbies

October 9, 2009 Exercise
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Will it be poutine or perseverance in the face of fear? by Judy Smith Don’t you just hate it when somebody tells you that you need to get more exercise? Worse yet, you’re just about to dig into a large serving of poutine with all the trimmings and a “friend” chooses that precise moment to […]

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Exercise as a Tonic for Aging

June 3, 2009 Exercise
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Exercise as a Tonic for Aging Fact: Every hour of every day, 330 Americans turn 60. Fact: By 2030, one in five Americans will be older than 65. Fact: The number of people over 100 doubles every decade. Fact: As they age, people lose muscle mass and strength, flexibility and bone. Fact: The resulting frailty […]

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