Weight Loss

Children and Exercise When is it too young?

Children should be outdoors, actively running around and playing tag, not sitting in front of the TV all day watching movies or playing video games. Sadly, this is what many children do for the majority of the day and sadly, a percentage of overweight children in the United States are growing at an alarming rate, with one out of three children now considered overweight or obese. This gives them a predisposition to be overweight for the rest of their lives as well as be susceptible to diabetes and heart disease. How can your turn the tide so your children are not part of the percentage?

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The Importance of Stretching

Failure to stretch after being sedentary for long periods of time can result in lower back pain, and even injury if you forget to stretch before exercising - injuries can lead to chronic pain if not treated properly. To avoid this make sure that you stretch daily, and most importantly, always warm up and stretch before and after you workout.

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Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

Conditioning of the heart and blood vessels occurs during nearly all athletic endeavors. Your heart is a muscle just like any other and in order for it to become strong it must be worked. If you fail to work it, it will weaken over time and this can cause a variety of negative health problems. Cardio or anaerobic exercise is any exercise that gets your heart rate up and increases blood circulation throughout the day.

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Zumba! The Hottest New Dance Cardio Class!

Tired of the same old workout routine with outdated dance moves? Well join the party and take a Zumba class and you’ll never look at working out the same way again! Zumba, the newest dance workout class to hit the scene is now being offered in gyms and dance studios all over the country! You’ll lose weight, and have fun while dancing to a latin beat! To all those who know and love dance and find it to be the best workout around, give Zumba a go and you will not be disappointed!

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Pilates: Target Your Core

Created over eighty years ago, by Joseph H. Pilates and thus named after him - Pilates has become more popular than ever with more and more gyms starting to offer this style of exercise which tones and targets your core muscles. As of 2005, there are 11 million people who practice the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States. From celebrities to world renowned boxers, each can attest that Pilates is worth giving a try.

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