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Body Benefits From Martial Arts, Part 2

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Fast-paced classes might leave you feeling like you just ran a marathon, but they help develop your cardiovascular endurance. A healthy heart is just one of the things cardiovascular workouts improve. Increased blood flow helps clean your body of toxins quicker than a sluggish couch potato. Combinations of lightning fast punches and kicks will bring out the sweat and heavy breathing. Don’t be concerned about your speed at first. Concentrate on learning the movements themselves. Speed will come later with practice. Continue reading this entry »

Body Benefits From Martial Arts, Part 1

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Recent fitness crazes and concerns about health have prompted a new surge in martial arts like never before. Scores of people flock to the neighborhood dojo or training hall to take part in the excitement, adventure and exercises taught within. But what can you actually expect to gain from training in centuries-old martial-art styles? Continue reading this entry »

Gardening Is Great Exercise

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Springtime gardening can be a grueling task. But, it’s good to know that cleanup chores, planting and lawn care do burn calories. Studies show that an individual can expend just as much energy performing some gardening tasks as they would participating in some exercise routines. Which would you rather do? Continue reading this entry »

Buying Home Exercise Equipment, Part 2

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Choose a treadmill with proper cushioning on its platform.
Look for monitors that display time, speed, distance and calories burned. Continue reading this entry »

Buying Home Exercise Equipment, Part 1

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It seems like everyone has an exercise apparatus of some sort in his or her home. It might have been bought on a whim. Or it might have been bought with a real commitment to fitness. It may be a cheap gimmick. Or it may be state-of-the-art. Maybe it gets used. Maybe it gets ignored. Continue reading this entry »

Exercise Promotes Weight Loss in Anti-Obesity-Drug Patients

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While the anti-obesity drug Meridia is intended to be part of a whole weight-loss program that includes diet and exercise, many Meridia patients rely on the drug alone for weight loss. Continue reading this entry »

David’s Journal Week 13

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Hello,

I tried to get back on track this week, and I managed to lose a pound. I’m not having to work as much overtime, so the stress level at work has subsided a bit. I felt pretty good overall. My energy level seemed a little higher, and I’ve been waking up feeling more rested.

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Boot Camp Variations

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Boot-camp-style classes are becoming increasingly popular in health clubs throughout the country, and there are many variations on the boot-camp theme. The classes can meet in your group exercise room, or they can operate outside of the traditional club setting, with groups meeting in public parks and sports facilities. Continue reading this entry »

Moms Get Motivated to Work Out. Part 2

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Time away. Moms, you love those cute little munchkins, but enough is enough, right? Good moms need a break. You can actually be a better mom if you get some time to yourself. Use the kids’ daddy time, swap with a neighbor, hire a teen you trust to baby-sit or check to se if your health club has a supervised children’s play area. Use your alone time to exercise. Continue reading this entry »

Moms Get Motivated to Work Out. Part 1

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For years, it’s been my favorite line — Yeah, I work out, my washer and dryer are in the basement and all our bedrooms are on the top floor. After all, I’m busy with two preschoolers.

Before my first pregnancy, I did exercise a little. I took an aerobics class after work two evenings a week, and my husband and I enjoyed bike riding on some weekends, although we weren’t all that committed to regular exercise. Continue reading this entry »

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