Category Archives: Exercise

Exercise Bike

Exercise Bike

Spin Bike or Recumbent Exercise Bike? Which One is for You?

The two most common types of stationary exercise bike you will find in the average gym are spin bikes and recumbent bikes. How do you know which one to choose? How do you make the right decision for your particular workout or home gym? We're glad you asked. Here are several things to consider when you're deciding between a spin bike and a recumbent or upright exercise bike.

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Accessories For Runners

Accessories For Runners

Which Are Most Important to Your Workout?

While you don’t have to have all of the bells and whistles that more seasoned runners might rely on before hitting the trail, it's still wise to invest in your exercise routine. Quality running equipment and accessories can make a noticeable difference in how much you enjoy your routine, and whether or not you stick to it over the long haul. Here, we have listed a few accessories for runners that we think should be high on your list.

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Gain Weight With Strength Training

Gain Weight With Strength Training

Using Strength Training to Add a Few Healthy Pounds

Do you need to gain weight but you're not quite sure how to do it in a healthy way? One of the best and healthiest ways to put on some weight is by building muscle and here are some great strength training exercises that will help you build muscle and put on those additional pounds without endangering your health.

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Fun Workout Ideas

Fun Workout Ideas

5 Tips For a More Enjoyable Workout

Working out has numerous health benefits, including that it lowers the risk of several different diseases while improving muscle and lung function. But for most people, the term fun workout is an oxymoron. Here are some ways to help you achieve that fun workout and keep your routine more enjoyable so that you stick with it.

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Exercise and Longevity

Exercise and Longevity

Can Exercise Really Add Years to Your Life?

Regardless of your current fitness level or workout regimen, adding some exercise to your weekly routine can prolong your life and improve your health. As with any health-motivated plan, your level of commitment can dictate the results. However, even something as simple as parking in a far spot at the grocery store to get more steps in can boost your longevity.

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Too Much Exercise

Too Much Exercise

How Much Exercise is Too Much?

Could you be getting too much of a good thing? Just like most things in life, there can be such a thing as too much exercise. Unfortunately, many avid fitness enthusiasts don’t find that out until they’re feeling tired and overwhelmed during workouts. How much exercise is enough to reap the health benefits of regular activity? How much exercise is just excessive wear and tear on your body? We'll try to help you figure that out, and to find your own personal sweet spot.

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On Becoming a Runner

On Becoming a Runner

So ... You Want to Be a Runner

Should you become a runner? Running is undoubtedly our oldest form of exercise. It’s a highly effective, all body workout that has benefits that extend outside the physical. It’s a great stress reliever, brain booster, energy increaser, and much more. No wonder so many people are still running and enjoying it today. Some scientists even contend that running may well be “the fountain of youth.” But, how should you go about getting started on becoming a runner? We have a few tips.

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Exercising and Migraines

Exercising and Migraines

Can Exercising and Migraines Peacefully Coexist

Studies indicate that approximately 18% of American women and 6% of American men suffer from migraines? A migraine is not a typical headache; it is a chronic illness that can be debilitating to those who suffer from it. The exact causes of migraine are not clear, but it can be triggered by many things. For some, exercise is a trigger. But when properly managed, exercising and migraines are not always incompatible.

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Dancing for Fitness

Dancing for Fitness

Consider Adding Dancing to Your Fitness Routine

Have you ever considered dancing for fitness? It feels good to get into a fitness routine. However, while it takes a good deal of hard work and discipline to establish fitness as a habit, it takes very little to unravel it all. One of the best ways to make sure you stick to your fitness regimen is by spicing things up with something that is also fun to do. One great way of spicing up your routine is one you may not have thought of – dancing.

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Lunch Hour Exercise

Lunch Hour Exercise

Can Exercising on Your Lunch Break Really Be Effective?

It can be very difficult to find the time in your week to set aside for exercise. But given the importance of exercise for both mental and physical fitness, you really need to find a way to squeeze that time in somehow. So why not on your lunch hour? It’s surprisingly easy to incorporate a lunch break fitness routine into your average workday. Here are some ways you can get started.

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