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A New Twist to Work Your Obliques

A New Twist to Work Your Obliques

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obliques are the muscles that run along the sides of your torso, from the lower eight ribs to the front of the hip bone. They contract when you rotate your torso, so a great way to develop them is […]

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Muscle Power Might Be Key to Long Life

Muscle Power Might Be Key to Long Life

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you want to celebrate many more birthdays, new research suggests you should speed up your weight-lifting routine. Boosting muscle power, which is different than muscle strength, translated into longer lives, the Brazilian scientists said. What exactly is the difference? For example, climbing […]

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AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It’s No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It’s No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there’s another form of physical activity that’s grabbing headlines — yoga. Some studies suggest the […]

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Just a Little More Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life

Just a Little More Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life

Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No matter your fitness level, adding just a little more exercise may prolong your life, new research suggests. “People think they have to start going to the gym and exercising hard to get fitter,” said researcher Elin Ekblom-Bak, from the Swedish School of […]

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Faith-Based Fitness Programs: What’s in It for You?

Faith-Based Fitness Programs: What’s in It for You?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Faith-based fitness is on the rise, according to trend-watchers at the American Council on Exercise, with many churches, mosques, synagogues and temples developing programs that promote health and wellness. From exercise classes to nutrition advice and health coaching, congregants […]

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Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

Step-by-Step Exercises for a Stronger Back

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you neglecting or even unaware of the muscles in your back? If so, you’re putting yourself at risk. The trapezius is the diamond-shaped muscle that runs from neck to middle back and from shoulder to shoulder across the […]

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Expert Tips for Reducing Running Injuries

Expert Tips for Reducing Running Injuries

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most runners are enthusiastic about their sport and take steps to work out safely. But injuries like stress fractures and muscle strains, among others, are common and can sideline you, sometimes for weeks if not months. Researchers point to […]

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How to Start a Walking Group

How to Start a Walking Group

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You enjoy walking and even have an exercise buddy to keep you on track. But maybe your enthusiasm has started to wane. The answer? Expand your workout circle and form a walking group in your community. By planning walks […]

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The 7-Minute Workout

The 7-Minute Workout

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Are you in a time crunch for even a short workout? Experts at the American College of Sports Medicine created a 7-minute plan that can fit into almost anyone’s schedule. The program uses high-intensity training in an exercise circuit, […]