Physical Health

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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…

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New Fitness Trends, What’s New and Hip?

With the start of a new year, everyone is looking for a little bit of change. For those who have made fitness one of their New Year’s resolutions, some hope to change by adding more physical activity into their lives. So, in keeping with new things, here are some new trends in fitness. Wearable…

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10 Tips for Getting In Shape for the Holidays

It seems as if the last three months of the year are designed to ruin any progress we’ve made getting in shape. First comes Halloween, sneaking in buckets of candy, and then it’s followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas! Everyone knows the best food comes out for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean all hope…

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How to Select a Gym – Is It Right for Me?

With the new year, just around the corner, many people will start to think about changes they’d like to make. One resolution that finds itself on most New Year Resolution lists is getting in shape. Especially around January gyms start to offer great incentives to join, but the process can be overwhelming. The question…

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The Benefits of Physical Activity

  Everyone knows that physical activity is important. But when most people think about physical activity they tend to focus on one component: weight control. While weight control is extremely important, especially considering the rise of obesity, but there are several other huge benefits of maintaining one’s physical activity. In fact, regular physical activity…

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Physical Health Tips for Teens

  Being a teenager is hard; your body is still changing, you aren’t sure of who you are yet, and school is often a very stressful place. Dealing with all those factors is hard enough, but then having to keep track of your physical health too? And we’re not just talking about not being…

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A Proper Guide to Stretching

Stretch it Out- A Proper Guide to Stretching We’ve all been told how important stretching is, but how much do you actually know about stretching? For example, when should you stretch, or when shouldn’t you stretch? Why is stretching important? And what exactly is “Ballistic” stretching? To begin, stretching is important because it helps…

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What are core exercises?

Did you know that you use your core muscles in almost every movement? Yeah, almost every movement. Our cores are most commonly used as a stabilizer throughout the day, and its most important function is to support and stabilize the spine. That means you’ve been using your core without even knowing! But, even knowing…

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Aerobic Activity

What is an aerobic activity?   If someone were to come up and ask you to tell them the difference between aerobic activity and anaerobic activity, what would you say? Well, examples of anaerobic activity are sprinting, or anything that makes you lose your breath after a few minutes. Considering this clue, think of activities…