Fitness

Tuesday,Apr 26,2011

According to the Mayo Clinic, posture is an important part of preventing problems ranging from back pain to fatigue. When the back is straight, the spine is supported and stabilized, but as you slouch or otherwise engage in poor posture, your spine no longer has the support it needs to stay balan...

Monday,Apr 18,2011

Let’s consider the butterfly. One of the most taxing movements in sports, the butterfly requires greater energy than bicycling at 14 miles per hour, running a 10-minute mile, playing competitive basketball or carrying furniture upstairs. It burns more ...

Monday,Apr 18,2011

Depending on whom you ask, the answer to this question is either one of the great myths of exercise...

Monday,Apr 11,2011

It's a week before Marathon Monday. Have you started training yet? Sure it's totally too late for this year's 'thon, but how about 2012? Okay, perhaps the marathon isn't for you, but it's definitely a good idea to keep challenging yourself when you exercise. Pick up the pace a bit when you stroll...

Wednesday,Apr 06,2011

Combine two workouts into one and achieve greater fitness—in less time.

Monday,Apr 04,2011

This seated spiral twist will strengthen and stretch your spine, but a common mistake is to round your back, which causes your chest to cave in. If this happens to you, try elevating your hips on a ...

Monday,Apr 04,2011

From "Runner's World", this feature will teach you proper form for running hills, helping you to make it up and over any hill on your route, no matter how big or small.  

Monday,Apr 04,2011

Thinking about starting an exercise program to help lose weight? If you find some activity that allows you to regularly work out early in the day with the same group of people — and it's something you like — then you're well on your way.

Conversely, if you plan to exerc...

Monday,Mar 28,2011

Did you know…

…that cycling is almost comically efficient? You’re getting around 3 times as fast as walking but burning the same amount of energy. You’re like a car that does ...

Wednesday,Mar 23,2011

Runner's World provides a detailed schedule for training for a half-marathon (though it probably works best if you have already been running for a while) and what types of injuries to watch out for.  Even if you don't plan on running a half-marathon, the idea behind the schedule is w...

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