Physical Health

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

  May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of this, this article is here to give you a basic breakdown of the month. What is it? National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is, essentially, a way to bring awareness to the benefits of getting out there and…

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How Sleep Affects People Physically

  Getting an adequate amount of sleep every day is crucial to keeping your mind and body healthy. Research shows that there is more to sleep deprivation than just being tired. In fact, lack of sleep can even lead to chronic diseases and death. Let’s get into some things to be aware of. Accidents…

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Rio Seco WHO?!

Hiking is the ultimate cardio power pack as it provides all the benefits of your cardiovascular routines and supercharges it.   Hiking can: Build Strength in your glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in your hips and lower legs that you may not be able to target in a traditional gym exercise. Improved cardio-respiratory…

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Weight training — the basics

  The first official day of spring began not too long ago and the panic of getting in shape for summer is sinking in. For some that means getting outside to start running, picking up a new exercise routine, or looking for new classes. But some people are more interested in toning their muscles…

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Zumba

  What is Zumba? Everyone has heard of the dancing exercise that took the world by storm a couple of years ago, but what is it and how did it start? Well, it was created by accident. An aerobics instructor by the name of Alberto Perez made it to the class he was teaching…

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Exercise Boredom, How to Overcome It

Alright, January and February have flown by. Some of you might be feeling a drop-off in your New Year’s resolutions to stay and get in shape. This could be because you’re bored with your exercise routine. You might be thinking so what? Well, if you’re bored with what you’re doing you will not want…

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How to Start a Yoga Program

How many of you have considered starting yoga? Alright, now how many of you have thought about it but then became intimidated by the thought of actually doing it? Well, you’re not alone. This article will walk you through some very basic tips and steps to starting a yoga program. Do some research Most…

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Activity Your Way – A Guide to Physical Activity

What is physical activity? Well, it’s anything the body does – think exercise or any kind of moving – that requires energy. This use of energy is more than good for the body, it’s necessary. So, the question becomes, “How do I get started?” Below is a brief guide to physical activity that you…

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Target Heart Rates

We all know that physical activity is important, but how are you supposed to monitor the intensity of it? You don’t want to over-exercise, but you also don’t want to not get enough exercise. To help with this is your heart, and your target heart rate is what lets you know when you’ve hit…

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When to Consult a Doctor on an Exercise Program

Physical activity is one of the most important aspects to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We all know the benefits of regular exercise, be it weight control, strengthening bones and muscles, or for preventative measures. However, there are times when you should consult with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program. Starting off with…