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Tighten your belly fat - the five most effective exercises

6/29/2014 - The warm weather is here, and if you're like most people, that means you're hoping for a not-too-difficult way to shed some pounds and tighten your belly fat. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to get a better-looking belly without the need for costly equipment or heavy weights -- and you can...

Alternate upper and lower chest exercises for a complete chest workout

10/19/2013 - Exercisers often refer to the "chest" as one area, but the truth is that there are multiple muscles in that part of the body. It would be more accurate to divide the chest into sections: upper, middle and lower. The popular exercises like push-ups and chest flyes emphasize the mid-chest, but, for a...

Easy back exercises you can do on the job or in your dorm room

10/17/2013 - Whether you're a student on your way to entering the real world or you're already a working stiff, you probably have a hard time fitting exercising into your schedule. If you're like most people, you also sit most of the day with poor posture, which leads to weak back muscles and, eventually, injuries....

Reduce lower back pain with the right back exercises

9/28/2013 - Around four out of five people experience back pain during their lifetime, and many people suffer chronic pain that lowers their quality of life. Surgery is rarely needed for back problems and accepting living with daily pain is also a rare necessity. Back pain can usually be relieved with proper stretching...

Kegel exercises improve health and sex

7/6/2013 - Did you know that working out your Kegel muscles can prevent urinary incontinence and make your sex life amazing? Kegel exercises work out your pelvic floor muscles, which control urine flow as well as sexual functioning. They are in both men and women and are known as the pubococcygeal muscles (PC...

Triceps exercises for a complete workout

5/3/2013 - The triceps are an often misunderstood muscle group. Despite "tri" being in the name, few people know that there are three heads. To fully work the triceps, you must do exercises that emphasize the different heads. It's impossible to isolate one head completely, but using different angles and grips...

Three unique exercises to give you powerful arms

4/27/2013 - Bored of the same old bicep curls and dips? Sick of shoulder presses? You can sculpt your arms and shoulders with unique exercises. Exercise variety is beneficial, not just so that you don't get bored in your workouts, but also because it keeps your muscles from adapting to a routine. Mix it up with...

Firm your buttocks with these top butt exercises

4/23/2013 - Although everyone likes to walk out of a room knowing anyone watching them will see a tight derriere, strong buttock muscles are actually important to your health. Toning exercises for the glutes give you a nice butt, but they also help to improve your balance, ease of movement, and endurance. The glutes...

Burn body fat and sculpt your core with these simple exercises and dietary adjustments

12/12/2012 - Most people don't have the time to prepare every meal from scratch, nor do they have the time every day for an hour long workout. Still, most personal trainers and fitness websites will ask you to dedicate a considerable amount of your time and other resources to build the lean, athletic physique most...

Top five exercises for thunder thighs

12/9/2012 - The average person gains a pound each year during the holidays, which adds to weight gained during previous holiday seasons. In some unlucky people, this extra weight goes straight to their thighs. Just as you have no say where your body stores fat, you also have no control over where you lose fat....

Four steps to get the butt you've always wanted

8/15/2012 - Besides a flat stomach, a good looking butt is high on the list for most females who want to stay in shape and have an attractive appearance. Strong glutes aren't just aesthetically pleasing, but they also reduce the risk of injury, help maintain good posture and increase strength and power. The...

Company tries to claim intellectual property ownership over children's exercises like 'leap frog'

7/18/2012 - Almost everyone has heard of a ridiculous court case involving companies or individuals making incredulous, specious claims, but this may be the first time someone has tried to claim ownership of a child activity. Focused Fitness, LLC, has filed suit against Action Based Learning, LLC, for attempting...

Simple exercises to improve your eyesight naturally

4/9/2012 - Aging vision (or presbyopia) affects many people over the age of 40. People who have developed presbyopia find they need to hold books, magazines and other reading material at arm's length in order to focus properly. What are the causes of this condition and can vision be improved by exercising the...

Top 5 best exercises to lose belly fat

2/26/2012 - Who doesn't want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition...

Got neck pain? New study says chiropractic care and simple home exercises work better than painkillers

1/19/2012 - Painkilling drugs are associated with dangerous side effects, addiction and overdose. And it turns out they are also much less effective than harmless natural treatments. A new study shows that simple remedies like chiropractic treatments and home exercises relieve sub-acute neck pain better than pharmaceutical...

Exercises naturally enhance cerebrospinal fluid flow

12/3/2011 - The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS), which is the master control system for the entire body. It sends and receives a complicated frequency of signals within the body that dictates the function of the tissues & cells. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) bathes, feeds, & protects...

Five exercises to boost colon health

10/11/2011 - Staying fit and active is obviously important for overall health, but few people know that exercise can decrease the risk of colon cancer. Exercise creates an overall more efficient gastrointestinal system that has an enhanced amount of circulation and blood flow, allowing the colon to perform at an...

Flexibility exercises like Pilates and yoga could prevent, treat stiff arteries

10/24/2009 - From a sitting position, how far can you reach past your toes? Especially if you are middle-aged or older, the answer could indicate how flexible you are -- and also how flexible your arteries are. However, if you are stiff and can't reach too far, don't despair. New research suggests stretching exercises...

Deep Breathing Exercises Can Improve Your Life

6/10/2009 - The next time you feel angry, stressed or anxious, pay attention to your breathing. You may notice your breaths become short and shallow when you experience negative emotions. While this is a normal response to stressful conditions, poor breathing actually compounds the negative effects stress has on...

Brain Exercises Really Do Boost Mental Function

9/27/2008 - Computer-based brain exercises, long touted as a way to improve general intelligence, actually appear to improve certain measures of mental function, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Bern, Switzerland, and published in the Proceedings...

Using the Power of the Sun to Improve Eyesight and Boost Immunity

4/8/2008 - It's becoming common knowledge in alternative medical circles that the sun, far from being the enemy to health that western medicine has made it out to be is really our best friend when it comes to health, healing, immunity and even strengthening our eyesight. How can this be? Well in this article,...

UQ researchers show traditional Chinese exercises can help combat diabetes (press release)

9/7/2006 - A pilot study for Australia's first clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of traditional Chinese exercises in preventing the growing problem of diabetes has produced startling results. The team from The University of...

Bone density sharply enhanced by weight training, even in the elderly

8/6/2005 - As people reach old age, osteoporosis is a major determining factor in quality of life. In Healing Moves, Dr. Mitchell and Carol Krucoff write, "Age-related declines in muscle and bone mass can lead to frailty and fracture -- the primary reason older adults wind up in nursing homes." If you don't...

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