You do cardio for stamina and heart health. You do a little weight work for body shaping. You run to burn off some calories quickly. But how much of your fitness time is devoted to developing a stronger  core? Aside from the occasional crunch, many people do tend to overlook that aspect of their overall fitness plan….

Beer belly, pot belly, whiskey paunch, middle aged spread, whatever you want to call it a big, protruding tummy is not an attractive thing and it’s not a healthy one either (unless you happen to be a Mom to be or new mom  but that’s a different story..) As easy as it seems to be to…

There are certain exercises to increase vertical leap that are more effective than others. Gaining an increase in vertical leap is important to players in a number of different sports, but most obviously to basketball and volleyball players. Unlike muscle building, there are no special “increase your vertical” nutritional supplements available and no special foods…

Some women avoid engaging in very much strength training – especially the kind that involves weights – because although they want to stay fit and look great they are afraid that if they take up strength training they will end up looking too muscular and masculine. That does not have to be the case at…

Remember when you were a little kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn’t get around to writing your book report? While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taking responsibility for our actions, this doesn’t mean that we’re past using excuses—whether we realize it or…

With the summer upon us, many of us are committing to dropping those extra pounds once and for all. But we want it to happen quickly, as swimsuit season is here and who doesn’t want to look their best on the beach? However, the simple fact is that while we wait in vain for that…

The best exercise regime is one that varies, and one that exists in and out of the gym. That’s why those who are really serious about fitness include outdoor pursuits that help bolster their efforts indoors. Humans have been running since they lived in caves and were chasing woolly mammoths rather than running around tracks….

Everyone wants to be as healthy – mentally as well as physically – as they possibly can. Given the stress filled, busy world we live in that is not always easy though. Some people think that maybe a magic answer lies with something that their doctor can prescribe. A pill to reduce stress or a…

Everywhere you turn these days, in magazines and newspapers, in those little pop up ads that follow you around as you browse the Internet, you will see advertisements for, and articles about the latest breakthrough in “anti-aging”. Usually it’s a cream, or a serum or sometimes even a pill or supplement. It usually costs quite…

Turn on the television, shop around online or just visit your local big box store and the chances are you will soon come across all kinds of equipment, gadgets and even smartphone apps designed to help you get fit at home. So, if all of this is available why should you join a gym instead…

  
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