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The past decade or so has seen an explosion of research about nutrition, exercise and the human body. Some of this research has confirmed what we already knew—things like, a healthy diet and regular exercise make you live long and prosper. Some research, however, has proven that some “common wisdom”…

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There are three components to working your abs to get that sculpted look—nutrition, aerobic exercise and abdominal training. Truth is, you won’t have a washboard stomach with a 6-inch layer of fat over it, no matter how many crunches you do. In order to get a good six-pack, you have…

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It’s important to drink enough water when you’re exercising. Your body is about 65% water, and that water is important. It is found in your cells, between your cells, in your organs and in your bloodstream. Your body cannot function without enough water. One important function of water is regulation…

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Whenever someone talks about losing weight, we tend to think about diets. Cutting calories, counting carbs, South Beach, Mediterranean, Weight Watchers, the grapefruit diet and all the others. If and when you’re really ready to lose weight, however, exercise is even more important than diet. The truth is, diets do…

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That’s a simple question, and you’d think the answer would be simple, too. But, alas, it is not. How much exercise you need each day depends on several factors: how much exercise you normally get each day right now, what your fitness goals are and what your health and body…

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Aerobic exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle, and so is good nutrition. Eating right has a lot to do with the success of your aerobic activities, whether you are beginning to walk every day or are training for a marathon. Good nutrition is eating the right amounts of the…

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Flexibility is an important aspect of overall fitness, and it gets more important as we get older. We improve flexibility by stretching, and the primary purpose of stretching is to increase the range of motion of our joints. There are many other advantages, too, such as: • Improving cardiovascular and…

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An exercise program has three measures: frequency (how often you exercise), duration or time (how long you exercise) and intensity (how hard you exercise). It’s easy to measure frequency and duration, but how do you measure the intensity of your exercise program? There are three standard ways to measure exercise…

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Your muscles do work; they use energy to move your body. Resistance is a force that opposes work. When you do resistance training, you apply a force against your body’s movement to make your muscles do more work. The point of resistance training is to teach your muscles to do…

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Physical fitness is one of those hard-to-define concepts; we know it when we see it, but how, exactly, do you define it? Instead of a definition, let’s look at some characteristics and components of physical fitness. Characteristics of Physical Fitness When you’re physically fit, you’re healthy and your body functions…

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Barbells are standard weight lifting equipment and are an excellent way to increase muscle strength; it’s the only piece of equipment many people need. Designing a barbell workout involves seven key principles: 1. Always warm up and cool down. Using a barbell when your muscles are cold can result in…

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Those big exercise balls are a great addition to your workout. You can use them in several ways, depending on your exercise goals. Exercise balls are most often used for weight training, flexibility training and to develop core strength. Choosing and using an exercise ball When choosing your exercise ball,…

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Joint pain after a workout is nothing to sneeze at. You don’t want to brush it off or tell yourself, “No pain, no gain.” Joint pain may be caused by a serious injury. Even if the injury isn’t serious, if you don’t give it time to heal you can develop…

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Aqua training is basically running in water. It’s a great way for injured athletes to maintain conditioning, and for uninjured individuals to improve their fitness. Aqua training is a no impact sport, which means there is no bouncing and pounding and stressing your joints and bones. It is also a…

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Boxing is, indeed, a high energy aerobic sport, and competitive cyclists do, indeed burn up the calories. When training and sparring, boxers can require 5,000 or 6,000 calories a day or more. Sometimes they have trouble getting enough calories—that’s why they tend to be wiry and skinny. There’s more to…

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