Take the Stairs: An ‘Exercise Snack’ Can Do Wonders for Your Heart and Lungs

By Robert Preidt | Article Featured on US News

Just a few exercise breaks — or “snacks” — a day can provide significant benefits, a new study says. Specifically, it found that short sessions of intense stair climbing spaced throughout the day can improve heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness.

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Take a Stand Against Too Much Sitting at Work

We know that the amount of sitting Americans do is now considered a health threat. Researchers estimate that the average adult spends more than 8 hours a day being sedentary, and it’s not just all that time spent in front of the TV.

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How to Tone Your Arms With Yoga Alone

Article Featured on US News | Article & Images By Jake Panasevich

TANK TOP ARMS ARE BUILT in sweater weather – and fortunately, pumping iron isn’t the only way to tone your shoulders, biceps, triceps and forearms. Yoga, I’ve found, can make your whole body even more lean and chiseled than weight training (and can help you find your zen too, of course). Here are the best yoga exercises for shaping your arms:

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The Lifelong Benefits of Exercise

By Heidi Tyline King

Stop procrastinating and start exercising! The benefits of physical fitness are too great to ignore.

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Why You May Have Hit a Fitness Plateau

By Stacey Colino | Featured on US News

YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD of the dreaded weight-loss plateau that can occur when your weight-loss progress becomes stagnant even though your newly stellar eating habits haven’t changed. Well, a similar phenomenon can occur with exercise: Whether you’re trying to build muscle strength or definition or boost aerobic endurance or power, you can reach a point where you stop seeing progress or benefits, especially if you do the same workouts day after day.

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Neglected Muscles That Need Exercising

By Anna Medaris Miller, | Featured on US News

The forgotten muscles

Quads, abs, biceps, pecs – chances are, your strength routine involves these muscle groups. And while they’re indeed important for functioning (and looking fit), they’re far from the only muscles that deserve attention. In fact, says Sean Kuechenmeister, a certified athletic trainer at the New York Sports Science Lab in Staten Island, the hard-to-see muscles often play a big role in posture and movement. “If these muscles are neglected in training, they can diminish the appearance of the glorified beach muscles, because they aren’t able to support your […]

4 Differences in How Cardio and Strength Affect Your Health

By K. Aleisha Fetters | Article Featured on US News

THE FITNESS WORLD LOVES the debate: cardio or strength training? Which workout is best, and which can you cut from your exercise routine? The reality is cardio and strength don’t need to be mutually exclusive – nor should they be.

“Both [cardio and strength training] need to be included in a well-rounded exercise program,” says Michael Rebold, certified strength and conditioning specialist and director of integrative exercise sciences at Hiram College in Ohio. That’s true whether you are vying for improved body composition, heart health or longevity.

 

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Top 10 Benefits of Core Training

  By Ismay Parker, Certified Personal Trainer at Team Speed Colorado in Centennial | Article Featured on Colorado Community Media

Physical strength starts in the core. However, the idea of core can mean different things to different people.

Many only recognize the abdominal muscles as the body’s core, but the human core structure is much more than that. The core area of the body includes all the body’s muscles except for those in the extremities (including the head).

Essentially, this means that there are far more muscles involved in complete core training than most people assume. […]

8 Benefits Of Barre Class That Will Make You Want To Add Some Pliés To Your Workout

By REBECCA DECZYNSKI | Featured on Bustle

While the ballet-inspired fitness trend has quickly taken over, it isn’t without reason that many people are heading to the barre for their workout. With small, isometric movements and a focus on the core, the many barre class benefits go to show that this popular fitness option isn’t just a meaningless fad. And with so many fitness boutiques like Pure Barre, Pop Physique, Physique 57, Bar Method, and many others, it’s easy to jump on this craze.

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4 Ways to Deepen Your Concentration and Improve Your Focus

Original Article By yogajournal.com

Wrangle your attention span and increase productivity with these tips for improved concentration

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