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Reasons Why Lean Is In - More TimeA workout composed of supersets and trisets-exercises performed back-to-back without rest-is a faster paced routine than traditional straight sets with rest after each move. This means you'll shave minutes off your workout while your m...

Sexy Curves Ahead - Please ease your body into any new exercise you add your routine. Once you have mastered the basic movements, you can work on increasing intensity and the number of repetitions or sets. You can do a set (15 to 20 reps) of each exercise and buil...

For Busy Bodies - If you're in a hurry, don't just shorten your gym time. We show you how less can be more by focusing on muscle groups. The spirit is willing but the schedule is weak. How often have you found yourself in that situation where you want to exercis...

Watch Out For These Injuries - Pain ... most of us don't enjoy it. It almost always means that some body part (yours) is not working right.or feeling really tired and asking to be substituted. When that happens, it's a good idea to listen and give that body part some time ou...

Stretches - How To Stretch Safely? Stretch slowly, do not bounce. Stretch to the point of discomfort, not pain. Breathe normally, do not hyour breath. Hold the stretch for 10-30 seconds, release and repeat each stretch twice...

Warm Up Cool Down - The warm-up is like an appetizer, the prep which gets the juice flowing, the heart pumping, the muscles stirring, the mind focused. On exercise. So, how do you do it? The warm-up. Walk or run easily for 10 to 15 minutes before you begin your ex...

Avoiding And Treating Injuries - Injuries may occur if the physical activity is too demanding, or if your body is not used to a particular form of exercise. Damage to bone, muscle or joints can result from repeated stress on parts of the body. Training injuries are mostly stra...

Beware Of Heat Disorders - Another problem to look out for when training in hot, sunny weather is heat disorders. There are three types of heat disorders: heat cramps, hear exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat CrampsAre muscle cramps usually in the legs, due to excessiv...

Exercise Can Save Your Life - An alarming statistic indicates that 60% of Americans do not exercise regularly and 80-90% are not involved in a regular exercise program. This is especially surprising because exercise can provide numerous benefits: it can improve cardiovascul...

Exercise Dos And Don'ts - Do Drink plenty of water before and after exercise to make up for the sweat you lose. Wear loose-fitting clothing made of light-weight fabric such as cotton. Cover your head with a light-colored cap when it is sunny. ...

Exercise For Fitness And Health - Physical exercise is important for health and fitness. Get the most out of it by exercising the right way. The Benefits Of Exercise Physical changesYour muscles and tissues will strengthen, unwanted fat will disappear and shin tone wi...

Torn Ligament - Sprain - A torn ligament, also known as a sprain, is an overstretching or tear of the bank of fibrous tissues that connects bone to bone or cartilage to bone. It is almost always the result of a sudden force, typically a twisting motion, that the surr...

Broken Bone - A fracture is a break in a bone, cartilage, tooth or other rigid body tissue, and may be either an open or closed fracture. In a closed fracture, the skin remains intact; in an open fracture, the skin is broken. Also, it is possible to sustai...

Dehydration - Dehydration is a condition of the body caused by loss of water and essential body salts. Signs and symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, decreased or absent urination, sunken eyes, wrinkled skin, confusion, low blood pressure, and coma. ...

Dislocated Joint - A dislocated joint occurs when the normal alignment of the joint has been disrupted. A common way to refer to a dislocation is to describe the joint as being "pulled out of its socket". A person suspected of having a dislocated j...

Pulled Muscles (Strains) - A muscle pull is an overstretching of the fibers within the muscle to the point the fibers actually start to tear. Whenever a muscle is forcibly contracted and there is resistance or pull in the opposite direction, a muscle pull can occur. A ...

Aerobics Exercise - When an exercise lasts longer than a minute or two, the muscles get most of their energy from processes that require an increased supply of oxygen delivered to the muscles and tissues. These activities are called aerobic, meaning "with air". ...

A Firm Butt In 3 Easy Moves - Do variations on tried-and-true moves, like squats, leg presses and lunges, to help you blast through a plateau and strengthen your entire lower body. Why It Works When done properly, these moves engage small, stabilizing muscles in t...

Couch Potato Workout - Both feet find themselves on the couch but only momentarily with this upper and lower body integration exercise. Preparation In front of your couch and with bare feet, set yourself in the following push-up position. Bring...

One Move For Sleek ABS - The Payoff Trim down and tone up with the inchworm exercise. This exercise challenges and strengthens your entire abdominal region. It also has real-life benefits: Balancing on a stability ball trains your alb, spinal and hip muscles to st...

What A Stretch - Is multi-tasking at home and work over-stretching you? Perk up with more stretching (exercises, actually) that relax tense muscles and keep your heart upbeat at the same time. There's nothing like a good stretch. It limbers up preworkout muscle...

Knee Perk! - Don't let your knees take a beating because of your active lifestyle. A few simple measures can reduce your chances of knee injuries. More than three quarters of your bodyweight pounds on your knees each time your feet hit the ground while runn...

Stay Fit Without Throwing One! - It's called Mumrobics and does not require any special attire or artificial stimulant (a pre-school child is the only equipment). The last time I visited a bookshop with my two tots, I headed to the shelf sagging with celebrity videos on how to...

Get More Out Of Your Swim - Exercising in water gives you a great full-body workout - without having to sweat and battle sore muscles the following day. Follow this water fitness routine to tone and strengthen your whole body. These exercises are a fun alternative to regu...

Medicine Ball In Training Regimes - Fed up with fitness gadgets which are just too complicated to use? It is time, perhaps, to rediscover medicine ball training. Simple yet effective, this straightforward fitness tool is championed by fitness experts, athletes and conditioning co...

Get Your New Body On The Ball - The Plan Workout Guidelines Do the 6 weight-training, yoga and Pilates ball moves in the order listed 2-3 times a week. Also, do 30-45 minutes of cardio 3-5 days a week, varying intensities and activities. For fun, variety and a chall...

A Sexy Back And Shoulders - This workout will help you stand taller, look slimmer and feel confident in anything strappy. Create sexy definition and reverse a chronic slouch with exercises for your upper back and rear shoulders. Many women neglect their upper back and sho...

Fight Upper-Arm Jiggle - The Payoff This exercise strengthens and tones your triceps, giving you shapely, sexy arms. Using a cable machine provides more movement options than a traditional weight machine. As a result, you can really isolate your muscles while stil...

Prep With The Stretch - Admit it, every time you put on your running shoes and head out for a run, you're thinking about pushing yourself. It might be competitiveness - you want to run faster or longer. Or it might be vanity - a faster or longer run will burn more cal...

Baby Boomers Pursuing Fitness - As more baby boomers pursue fitness, sports injuries are becoming more common. You won't catch teacher Irene running as though bees are after her. She does a 5km run once a week but she tries not to "run too fast or exert too much pressure, oth...

Want To Get Fit! Step Right Up - Stay healthy, even lose weight - and all by climbing stairs, as we find out. The exercise benefits of stair climbing are well known. Competitive athletes run up stadium steps to improve muscular and cardiovascular endurance, and "stepper" machi...

Fitness Sites And Resources - This page offer links to fitness sites and resources. Fitness Tip Fitness resources and tips Fitness information Exercise, health, dieting and nutrition information and advice. Man's Fitness Fitness and nutrition discussio...

 

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