Physical Health

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Zumba

  What is Zumba? Everyone has heard of the dancing exercise that took the world by storm a couple of years ago, but what is it and how did it start? Well, it was created by accident. An aerobics instructor by the name of Alberto Perez made it to the class he was teaching…

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Exercise Boredom, How to Overcome It

Alright, January and February have flown by. Some of you might be feeling a drop-off in your New Year’s resolutions to stay and get in shape. This could be because you’re bored with your exercise routine. You might be thinking so what? Well, if you’re bored with what you’re doing you will not want…

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How to Start a Yoga Program

How many of you have considered starting yoga? Alright, now how many of you have thought about it but then became intimidated by the thought of actually doing it? Well, you’re not alone. This article will walk you through some very basic tips and steps to starting a yoga program. Do some research Most…

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Activity Your Way – A Guide to Physical Activity

What is physical activity? Well, it’s anything the body does – think exercise or any kind of moving – that requires energy. This use of energy is more than good for the body, it’s necessary. So, the question becomes, “How do I get started?” Below is a brief guide to physical activity that you…

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Target Heart Rates

We all know that physical activity is important, but how are you supposed to monitor the intensity of it? You don’t want to over-exercise, but you also don’t want to not get enough exercise. To help with this is your heart, and your target heart rate is what lets you know when you’ve hit…

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When to Consult a Doctor on an Exercise Program

Physical activity is one of the most important aspects to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We all know the benefits of regular exercise, be it weight control, strengthening bones and muscles, or for preventative measures. However, there are times when you should consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program. Starting off with…

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New Fitness Trends, What’s New and Hip?

With the start of a new year, everyone is looking for a little bit of change. For those who have made fitness one of their New Year’s resolutions, some hope to change by adding more physical activity into their lives. So, in keeping with new things, here are some new trends in fitness. Wearable…

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10 Tips for Getting In Shape for the Holidays

It seems as if the last three months of the year are designed to ruin any progress we’ve made getting in shape. First comes Halloween, sneaking in buckets of candy, and then it’s followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas! Everyone knows the best food comes out for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean all hope…

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How to Select a Gym – Is It Right for Me?

With the new year, just around the corner, many people will start to think about changes they’d like to make. One resolution that finds itself on most New Year Resolution lists is getting in shape. Especially around January gyms start to offer great incentives to join, but the process can be overwhelming. The question…

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The Benefits of Physical Activity

  Everyone knows that physical activity is important. But when most people think about physical activity they tend to focus on one component: weight control. While weight control is extremely important, especially considering the rise of obesity, but there are several other huge benefits of maintaining one’s physical activity. In fact, regular physical activity…