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Need A Pilates Mat? A Buyers Guide

Pilates is a popular and fun physical fitness program that is growing in popularity around the world. To enjoy your Pilates workout, you will need a Pilates mat, a Pilates dvd, and any other Pilates equipment you want to try with your workouts. Pilates is designed to balance, strengthen, and sculpt your body with posture […]

Yoga / Pilates: The Benefits Of A Combined Workout

Your body will greatly benefit from a yoga pilates workout, as the health benefits provided from these two practices are endless. Read on to discover why… How is Yoga Different From Pilates? Yoga is a 3,000-year-old tradition. Hatha yoga is the asana practice. Classical ashtanga yoga has eight limbs that include meditation,concentration and self-study. There […]

Boosting Cardio Fitness With Sports: 6 Choices

Bored to death running on the treadmill?  Dreading the monotony of your next stairmaster session?  Instead of forcing yourself to “work out,” why don’t you engage yourself in some cardio sports?  Playing sports is one of the most enjoyable ways to stay in shape.  In addition, getting involved in some kind of sport is a […]

5 Cardio Workout Tips For Slimming Your Waistline

The cardio workout for women is probably the most popular exercise plan for American women today.  And this isn’t without reason — with the staggering amount of office desk jobs, a solid cardio workout plan is one of the best ways for women to stay in shape.  Its benefits are endless: you maintain excellent cardiovascular […]

Activity for Weight Control

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research Surveys reveal that many Americans are confused by the conflicting messages about nutrition and wellness that inundate magazines, newspapers and TV news programs. Unfortunately, messages about physical activity can be just as erratic. Fortunately, research is now providing evidence on just how much activity is […]

Walk it Off Calculator

Walking is a low impact exercise that most people can enjoy. It not only burns calories and fat, but it reduces stress. Regular walking can lower your blood pressure, increase your metabolism, reduce depression, and much more. Avid walkers love walking! Will you immediately fall in love with it? Maybe not, but don’t fret. Start […]

Tips: Walking for Weight Loss

Start with a small goal of 15 to 20 minutes per day. Add a few minutes each day, and your total time will increase before you know it. Start out slow as a warm-up, pick up the pace in the middle of your walk, then slow down towards the end for the cool-down. As your […]

Choosing a Pedometer

A pedometer is not necessary for a walking program, but it helps track progress and provide goals. There are many types of pedometers available, with prices ranging from a couple of bucks up to $100 or more. Do you need all of the bells and whistles to justify an expensive purchase? Will a cheap pedometer […]

Found: Four Hours a Week for a Healthier Lifestyle

Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research The Nielsen Media Research report from Fall 2006 shows that the average American spends 4 hours and 35 minutes watching television per day. Per week, television viewing adds up to more than 30 hours well beyond a part-time job. Other reports show that national and […]