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Jul 26, 2017
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The 21st Centuries’ Fitness Guide!

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Four exercise plans to lose weight, firm up and gain energy.

Choose the one that’s right for you!

The durability of the great fitness boom is credited largely to the common-sense appeal of a stronger heart and healthier body. But in fact, not everyone is sweating just for the health of it. A checklist of other motives would include weight loss, increased energy and bigger muscles. They add up to a body that is a source of both comfort and pride to its owner.

A single-minded focus on health also ignores the range of shapes, sizes, abilities and temperaments that defines individuals. A fitness regimen your neighbour or colleague loves may leave you bored and barely advanced toward your own goals. All the weight training in the world will not take the kgs off, for example; 40 miles of running a week will not build muscles. To motivate dropouts, the 50 per cent who quit an exercise programme within six months, fitness experts are shifting away from programmes based solely on cardiovascular workouts. Rather, they are looking harder at individual aims and goals, and taking strength and flexibility more seriously. To be sure, aerobics is still central to a well-rounded fitness programme, but there is more emphasis now on being responsive to what people want to do and want to get out of it.

To illustrate this new pragmatic approach, here are expert-designed programmes for Sarah, John, Susan, and Michael, four hypothetical persons who want to look and feel better as well as to strengthen their hearts. All are assumed to be free of medical conditions that would keep them from exercising. Your profile or goals may not duplicate those of our hypothetical examples. But the examples are peppered with useful details for anyone concerned with strength, flexibility, weight control, cardiovascular endurance and injury prevention. Each example is paired with a proposed 12-week fitness programme. These programmes can help you build your own. Continue reading »

Jun 5, 2017
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Shape up in 30 days!

Are you fat, flabby, frustrated – and motivated enough to do something about it? And are you in a tearing hurry to see results without too many tears?

Yes, you can. You can have a better body in one short month.

If your image in the mirror makes you want to squirm, no need to despair. It is possible to get a better body – and fast!

You need to adopt just a two-point programme:

  1. Lose weight
  2. Tone up your body

Excess body fat is possibly the biggest impediment to looking and feeling in good shape. So, losing those bulges should be your first marching order. But, although you want to see results in a month, remember that, paradoxically, the fastest way to weight loss is to go slow and gradual. One or two pounds a week is reasonable and healthy, and over a month that’s no mean drop in body fat.

The best approach to losing weight is based on two activities: eating sensibly and exercising. Continue reading »

Jun 3, 2017
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Diet Denials

How often have you heard, “I ‘m not on a diet, I’m just not eating wheat at the moment?” This is one excuse used by otherwise smart women in a bid to stay slim. Of course I don’t diet. I have a much healthier attitude to food. I’ve done the occasional detox – no wheat, no dairy, no booze, and no meat. I’ve dabbled with food combining, never mixing those evil opposites of fish and chips.

I’m not alone. Dieting or old-fashioned calorie-counting is difficult, boring, and out-of-date. So instead, many women are now imposing bizarre rules on what they can and can’t eat. Models often attribute their looks to drinking lots of water. What they don’t admit is that they drink water instead of eating food, not in addition to it. They chew gum constantly, because mouths full of gum can’t be full of food. Hands-busy technique: when not chain-smoking, models can often be spotted knitting or playing video games backstage, because busy hands can’t be full of chips.

And they pretend that they’re naturally, effortlessly slim. This ‘my metabolism’s faster than your metabolism’ one-upmanship sees famously skinny celebs pretending to be big eaters – such as Victoria Beckham claiming to at bags of crisps a day. And it leads us into cutting out wheat or dairy or food-combining – only eating foo that’s green, or never eating after 4 p.m., all in the name of health of course. Continue reading »

Jun 1, 2017
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Ready, Set, Go!

READY, SET, GO!

IF YOU CANNOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME YOU FELT HEALTHY, REJUVENATED AND TOTALLY ALIVE – THEN GET UP AND GET GOING. RUN. RUN. RUN.

Running is an excellent way to feel energized, both physically and mentally. It has a direct effect on the quality of life – it de-stresses the mind, jump starts the heart and knocks off kilos. How’s that for an exhilarating experience!

WHY RUN?

RUNNER’S WORLD MAGAZINE LISTS FIVE PRIMARY BENEFITS OF RUNNING

  1. It is the most efficient path to cardiovascular fitness.
  2. Running for 30 minutes a day, four days a week, greatly increases the body’s stamina and level of fitness.
  3. It is excellent for the heart. After a few months of running, the walls of the heart thicken and the ventricles increase in size. This leads to greater cardiovascular efficiency and decreases the risk of heart attack by 40 per cent.
  4. It makes you feel alive and invigorates your being. It improves self-esteem and confidence.
  5. It encourages weight loss, shapes and tones the legs and butt.

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Apr 10, 2017
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The Perils Of Trying (Too Hard) To Get Fit!

Maybe you should stop envying the apparently super-fit. Every week thousands of men and women injure themselves trying to get obsessively fit.

So, what’s the truth about exercise? Is it good for you? How dangerous is it?

HEART

If your heart is in perfect condition, then exercise is unlikely to do it any harm. But if you’ve spent years eating fatty foods, smoking, drinking and lounging around then the chances are high that your heart is already showing signs of damage. And heavy exercise could kill you. Men between ages 35 and 55 who get carried away in the gym are the ones most likely to be carried away on a stretcher. The number of young – and apparently fit – sportsmen who collapse and have heart attacks is horrifying high. And only HALF the runners who die of heart attacks have any other known risk factors – family history of heart disease, high blood pressure etc. The older you are – and the more UNFIT – the greater your chances of causing serious and possibly permanent damage to your heart by over-exercising. Continue reading »

Mar 27, 2017
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Anti-Aging Exercise Strategies!

What’s the best way to strengthen your heart, shape your muscles and build your bones – in other words to stack up your defenses against aging?

One of the most proven ways to slow the sands of Time is to spend more of it exercising.

You’ve decided to fight aging all your way. And by now you’ve probably heard that exercise can be one of your best allies in accomplishing this. But which workouts will serve your purpose best? And how do you go about keeping your body younger longer if you’ve already got an iffy back or a tricky knee?

Here’s a simplified rundown on the best workouts to keep your heart, bones muscles and, yes, your brain, fighting it: Continue reading »

Mar 20, 2017
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Walking – A Way To Literally Walk Your Way To More Good Health!

A good bet for the out-of-shape and overweight, walking is a preventive health measure of the highest order. But for some, walking offers even more: It’s a path to recovery, a prescription for healing. A way to literally walk away from major illness – like heart disease and diabetes.

Interested? Here are the problems you can leave in dust:

What miracle treatment can help alleviate heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, obesity and depression? It’s as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. An increasing number of physicians – and their patients – are today re-discovering the wisdom of an old adage: Walking is good medicine.

The prescription comes backed by a solid and growing mound of scientific evidence. Researchers have found that brisk walking can lower blood pressure, help people lose weight without dieting, improve blood-fat levels, reduce the need for insulin in people with adult-onset diabetes, relieve back pain, even improve mood and thinking skills.

Here are some of the disease-fighting benefits you can expect if you “keep up the good walk” Continue reading »

Mar 6, 2017
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Lose 6’’ In 60 Days!

Here’s a lifestyle plan you can start on today. Expect amazing results in two months!

Yes, it is possible. The weight-loss experts we consulted agree: With the right plan and a lot of slimming ideas, some of you can lose as many as six inches in two months – without putting yourself through diet-and-fitness boot camp.

That’s, of course, a combined total of inches from a variety of areas, including your waist, hips, thighs and other problem spots. And the slimming won’t all be due to weight loss. Some of it will come from toning up flabby muscles.

So we present here a simple, two-part weight-loss/shape-up plan. We dedicate it to the new you who’ll be sporting a trimmer profile 60 days from now.

Remember, though, it’s a good idea to check with your physician before beginning a weight-loss regimen, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking medication. Continue reading »

Feb 13, 2017
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How to Fit Exercise into Your Busy Lifestyle?

With a little planning, and a touch of ingenuity, you can beat the clock and make time for fitness. For many people, the biggest obstacle to exercising is lack of time. On the whole, leisure time has shrunk, while the average workweek, including commuting, has grown.

But just in the nick of time, scientists at Stanford University have found that very short workouts – as brief as 10 minutes – pile up fitness benefits that approach those of longer exercise sessions, if you do them often enough. The researchers had two groups of men follow different jogging routines: One group ran three times a day for 10 minutes at a stretch; the other group did a 30-minute run once a day. After eight weeks, both groups recorded comparable gains in endurance. Both groups also lost an average of 2 kg. apiece.

This means any exercise counts – a stolen walk here, a few minutes on an exercise bike there. The trick is to carve out those precious moments wherever you can find them. Continue reading »

Jan 27, 2017
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Can Yoga Make You Taller? – A Misconception or Truth! – Best Answered.

The straightway answer is Yoga Cannot Increase the Bone Length. But still the answer is YES. Yoga can add notable inches to your height. Confused?

Let us walk through this article to go beyond all the illusions.

Can yoga helps us in gaining inches, if yes, How?

It is not a mystery to be solved rather it is something to be understood. Don’t run to find the truth; just try to understand the concept and let the truth finds you.

In order to understand the way yoga helps in attaining good height, we should know what the link is there between height and accurate posture. The link between height and the appropriate posture can be best understood by going through our detailed article “Correct Postures – A Sure and Easiest way to Grow Taller Even after Puberty”. This article shows how the right posture promotes 2 to 3 inches height in a very short time. Now, this is the time to be informed that yoga works through postures. In reality yoga is not only the natural but also a fastest and powerful method for increasing our height. Continue reading »

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