Exercise & Fitness Information

3 Steps To Starting a Successful Fall Exercise Program

Ah, the crisp cool breeze, the invigorating feel of the outdoors as the leaves start to turn colors, the sound of kids laughing on their way to school.

Finding Time to Exercise

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Interval Training

Are you in an exercise rut? Do you want to kick your fitness level up a notch and increase your endurance? Would you like to add more intensity to you workout? Interval training is a good way to achieve all of these goals in a safe and systematic manner.Interval training is simply a matter of alternating high intensity exercise and low intensity exercise. It allows one to get the benefits of the high intensity work while giving the body some rest time. It allows one to extend a workout time period and build endurance gradually.Running on a flat surface burns calories and gives your heart and lungs a great cardiovascular workout. Running up hill challenges your muscles, heart, and lungs, burning more calories and providing additional toning. But taking a 30 minute run up hill or on a steeply inclined treadmill would quickly exhaust most of us, or likely force us to stop early. However, running up hill then back down, or up hill then on flat ground would allow for high intensity work counter balanced by intervals of slower periods of active recovery. Interval training burns more calories and pumps more blood than continuous lower intensity exercise because it includes intervals of energy and oxygen-hungry work.Because interval training burns a lot of calories and provides good muscle work, it may help you save time. A pound of feathers weighs the same as a pound of bricks. Likewise, running one mile burns the same number of calories as walking one mile. But walking one mile takes a lot more time. If your goal is calorie burning and toning, and you are short on time, then interval training does more, faster. Just remember that improving cardiovascular health requires aerobic exercise of 30 ? 60 minutes, so don?t make all of your workouts quickies, save those for when you?re in a rush. Interval training can also be helpful if your goal is to move yourself up to the next level of endurance and fitness. Maybe you have been trying to start a running program, but can?t seem to maintain such a demanding exercise. Interval training is, in fact, one of the most effective ways to train the body. Marathoners commonly use this method to train for an up-coming race. A good program is to run for 4 minutes then walk at a good clip for 1 minute, or do a 3/2 interval. Your body will work hard then rest (while remaining active), work hard then rest. Your heart, lungs and muscles will make the transition to running, running farther, or running faster in a safe and productive manner. There are a lot of ways to add intervals to your workout. If you are already a runner add hills or speed segments. If aerobics classes are your genre, add explosive moves like jumps or sprints. Include segments of speed walking in your normal walking routine or take the incline of your treadmill up a little higher at timed intervals.Interval training is productive and can add excitement to your ho-hum exercise routine. Doing interval work in place of your normal routine, once a month, once a week, or once a day, is a good and effective plan. E-mail me if you need suggestions on how to intensify, endure and enjoy. You?ll be glad you did.

Top 10 Tips For Finding Time For Exercise

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Top 10 Reasons To Exercise In The Morning

If I had to pick a single factor that I thought

The Abs... More Important Than You Think

What comes to your mind when I say the word ?abs?? Do you think of the infomercials advertising ?6 second abs? or the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue? Most people focus on training their abs to look thinner or sexier. But, do you realize the importance of your abs in everyday activities? Most yoga instructors do. And that?s why one of the focuses of yoga is to build your core abdominal strength.

Overcoming Resistance to Exercise

Are You Destined to Sit on the Couch?

7 Ways To Guarantee You Stick To Your Workout Program

1. Begin Looking at Exercise Differently. Think of exercise as a way of life. Do not look as exercise as a chore or task that hurts you. Exercise is probably the most inexpensive and fun thing you can do for your life. Find something in exercise that you enjoy doing such as meeting new people, getting out of work, or your means of stress relief. It will be like brushing your teeth or eating breakfast. The sooner you view exercise as a activity of health and way of life, the sooner your results will show up.

4 Exercises That Will Help You Change Your Body Faster Than Any Other Exercises You May Have Tried

1. Lunges with a barbell. Properly executed, this exercise is the king (or queen) of total body reshaping exercises.

The Power Workout:

Scenario: I really want to get in shape, but I work all day and attend multimedia classes until 8:30. How do I find the time to exercise, and what are a few good exercises for beginners like me? Solution: Finding time to exercise is certainly a challenge. Even the most motivated among us suffer setbacks during our business's busy season or when a new project is on the horizon. The key to fitting fitness into your busy day is to recognize that finding time isn't the issue--it's making time.

Fitness the Goddess Way: Movement vs. Exercise

I was excited to hear the esteemed speakers at the Fall 2004 Omega Institute Conference. The ?biggies? of the women?s movement such as Gloria Steinem, today?s best-selling authors and who?s who of empowering women doing inspiring work were. Lucky me!

The New Lover Approach to Starting an Exercise Program

Approach a New Exercise Program Like a New Lover

Mom, How F.I.T.T. Is Your Workout?

Moms don?t have the time or desire to mess around with complicated workouts that don?t get results. If you want real Mommy Muscle you need a plan that?s based on principles not infomercials and advertising.

Arthritis Exercise ? One Way to Relieve Pain & Stiffness in Your Joints (part 1)

Exercise can be very beneficial for arthritis sufferers, often relieving stiffness in joints, strengthening muscles thereby reducing stress on joints, keeping bone and cartilage tissue strong and healthy, and increasing flexibility. A recommended 30-minute minimum of daily activity is the norm. Before starting any exercise program, it is vital that one speak to their doctor to ensure there are no unseen risks, however you will find that most doctors recommend exercise for their arthritis patients either on their own initiative or when asked.

Arthritis Exercise ? One Way to Relieve Pain & Stiffness in Your Joints (part 2)

Even when you cannot make it out to walk or to an aquatics or yoga class, there are exercises you can do daily to improve flexibility, strength and conditioning when you suffer from arthritis. You can flex your legs while sitting in a chair facing forward, simply by moving your leg outward while keeping your foot on the floor and holding it there for a few seconds, then retracting it until your foot is behind you, then alternating to the other leg. Interlocking your fingers and slowly flexing your wrists to the left and the right for a few minutes a day can help tremendously to increase flexibility and reduce pain in the wrist area.

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Can exercise combat dementia? Minnesota researchers aim to find out  Star Tribune

Minnesota is a center in an urgent and growing national effort to study exercise and whether it can inhibit dementia.

PHOTOS: My First Workout exercise sessions  Tallahassee.com

Certified personal trainer Michelle Miller is the founder and CEO of My First Workout. She created programs for parents to exercise with their kids.

Morning exercise, short breaks from sitting lower high blood pressure  Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Combining 30 minutes of morning exercise with short walking breaks throughout the day may help control blood pressure, an Australian study ...

Evening Exercise Won't Wreck Your Sleep  Forbes

A small study shows that 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise performed in the early evening does not negatively affect sleep.

Men Over 40 Workout Plan - Training and Exercise for Older Men  menshealth.com

The Men's Health Muscle After 40 training program gives older guys the tools they need to build muscle and get more fit in the gym. This is Phase 1, Week 1.

The new exercise trend that's made for everyone: You've heard of HIIT but what about HIIPA?  Science Daily

Bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they ...

Weekly Health Quiz: Firefighters, Coughs and Exercise  New York Times

Firefighters who could do this many push-ups were less likely to develop heart disease in the next 10 years than those who could do 10 or fewer: 11 to 20.

Evening exercise does not negatively affect sleep, may also reduce hunger  News-Medical.net

Must cook dinner. Need to pick the kids up from school. Have to catch up on my favorite TV series. Live too far from the gym. Any of these sound familiar?

The four-cylinder BMW Z4 is an exercise in 'less is more'  CNET

Or, why driving the 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i makes me sad we won't get a four-cylinder Toyota Supra in the US.

This amazing fact will make you want to exercise more  Treehugger

Let this sentence from the American Heart Association fuel your motivation.

Exercise may cut depression risk: Study  TODAYonline

NEW YORK — Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression, according ...

Doing Physical and Mental Exercise When You’re Younger May Help Ward Off Dementia  TIME

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease generally strike late in life. But researchers say that what you do when you are younger — including activities like reading ...

Combining morning exercise with short walking breaks helps control blood pressure  Science Daily

Treadmill walking for 30 minutes in the morning lowered average blood pressure over an eight-hour day among older, overweight or obese men and women.

Montana Air Force pilot participates in largest military exercise in Indo-Pacific region  KTVQ Billings News

KUNSAN AIR BASE, SOUTH KOREA (AFNS)- U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Logan “Trap” Barfuss, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot and native of White Sulfur Springs, Mont.

Exercise, fasting shown to help cells shed defective proteins  Harvard Gazette

A new study from the Blavatnik Institute finds that intense exercise and fasting activate hormones that boost cells' capacity to dispose of defective proteins, which ...

In a bad mood? Exercise can help. Here’s the best way to do it.  The Washington Post

Are you usually in a better or worse mood after you work out? I start with this question whenever I give a talk about exercise and mental health. Like the trial ...

The diet-exercise combination: Don’t blow the benefits of your workout  WTOP

Lean Plate Club blogger Sally Squires told WTOP that diet and exercise each have a role to play in the quest to lose a few pounds.

Carbs before sprinting exercises do not disrupt glycemic management  Healio

Glycemic management for young people with type 1 diabetes may not be negatively affected by carbohydrate intake before exercise that includes intermittent ...

‘Slavery is not a game’: Virginia school apologizes over Black History Month exercise  Washington Post

An elementary school in Northern Virginia is apologizing for trivializing slavery after students played a game in a physical education class that required them to ...

Evening exercise regime will help you sleep better and might even reduce appetite, finds study  Hindustan Times

30 minutes of high-intensity exercise performed in the early evening does not negatively affect subsequent sleep, and may also reduce feelings of hunger.

Changing The Time You Exercise Could Help You Cope With Jet Lag  IFLScience

According to a new study, exercise could help you shift your body clock forward or backward depending on whether you do it in the morning/afternoon or in the ...

Vigorous exercise, fasting, hormones improve elimination of toxic, misfolded, unnecessary proteins in mouse and human cells  Science Daily

A new study shows vigorous exercise and fasting improve the ability of human and mouse cells to remove misfolded, toxic, unnecessary proteins. The findings ...

What's the best time of day to exercise?  The Telegraph

What's the best time to hit the gym? Overcrowding aside, it might be the evening. According to a study carried out by researchers in Australia, exercise doesn't ...

CPPD participates in emergency response exercise involving suspicious vehicle  My Columbia Basin

COLLEGE PLACE, Washington — On Wednesday, the College Place Police Department (CPPD) participated in a combined emergency response exercise ...

No advantages in WOMAC physical function seen with late-stage exercise programs after total knee replacement vs usual care  Healio

Patients who participated in late-stage exercise programs after total knee replacement saw no benefits in WOMAC physical function compared with patients who ...

Pocatello Airport holds training exercise  LocalNews8.com

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - It's a situation that no one wants to think about but it's on everyone's mind. A normal day at the airport takes a turn as two men ...

Work Your Abs With This Stability Ball Exercise From Celebrity Trainer Don Saladino  Self

Celebrity trainer Don Saladino doesn't like crunches. Instead, he prefers to “stir the pot," which refers to a total-body plank variation that is much tougher than its ...

How Sports Drinks And Supplements Contribute To Exercise Recovery : Shots - Health News  NPR

Does exercise recovery work? Science writer Christie Aschwanden examines the physiology and effectiveness of sports drinks, protein powders and other ...

Can You Get Too Much Exercise? What the Heart Tells Us  The New York Times

Men who exercised the most tended to have more arterial plaque and higher calcium scores. But they were less likely to die prematurely from a heart attack.

How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?  Medical News Today

A study in humans and mice reveals that exercise prompts fat to release helpful compounds, including a signaling protein that improves glucose tolerance.

The exercise “recovery” industry is largely bogus  Vox.com

When health journalist Christie Aschwanden was traveling the world as a competitive ski racer in the 1990s and 2000s, recovery between training sessions ...

Exercise a healthy option for those living with diabetes  Big Spring Herald

Exercise - a common prevention method and often prescribed prescription for many health ailments. However, a little more than 45 years ago, exercise was the ...

Three benefits of (and three precautions about) outdoor winter exercise  CNN

Plummeting temperatures and less daylight cause many people to cut back significantly on exercise during this time of year or to shift their exercise indoors, ...

New 'Daily 8s' workouts invalidate excuses for not getting exercise: Stretching Out  cleveland.com

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – Your list of excuses for not exercising just got a lot smaller. With his new slate of “Daily 8s” workouts for adults 55 and older, local trainer ...

Pakistan Navy, UAE Navy conduct bilateral exercise Nasl Al Bahr  The News International

Islamabad: Pakistan Navy flotilla comprising Pakistan Navy ships TARIQ and HIMMAT visited Abu Dhabi to participate in International Defence Exhibition ...

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health  Medical News Today

Researchers believe that physical activity can influence a person's overall health because of its effect on gut health. A new study explains the link.

Exercise may improve thinking skills in people as young as 20  Science Daily

Regular aerobic exercise such as walking, cycling or climbing stairs may improve thinking skills not only in older people but in young people as well, according ...

Weight loss: The free exercise plan which helps to burn hundreds of calories revealed  Express

WEIGHT LOSS may seem like a challenge at times, but there are plenty of ways to slim down to the healthy figure you may be aiming for. And, if you're nervous ...

Exercise to shift your body clock forward  Jamaica Observer

EXERCISE can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect dep...

How exercise may protect against Alzheimer's  Science Daily

A hormone called irisin -- produced during exercise -- may protect neurons against Alzheimer's disease.

A Simple Exercise To Prove The Power Of A Brand Idea  Forbes

If you've read any of my previous Forbes posts, you know how important I believe brand ideas are to a company. Maybe you agree, but work at a company ...

Exercise, Fasting, and Hormones Help Cells Dispose of Toxic and Misfolded Proteins  Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have found that intense exercise, brief periods of fasting, and a variety of hormones can increase cells' ability to break ...

Report: Broncos 'fully expected' to exercise Sanders' option  247Sports

Emmanuel Sanders shouldn't sweat his job status much longer. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero "fully expects" the Denver Broncos to pick up Sanders' 2019 ...

Additional paramilitary troops in J&K as part of routine pre-election exercise: MHA sources  Times of India

India News: There has been intense speculation in the wake of the Centre sending 100 additional companies (100 personnel in each company) of paramilitary ...

Disconnecting Calories From Exercise  The New York Times

Running as punishment for indulging, especially on vacation or at holidays, takes the fun out of both eating and running.

Exercise might improve health by increasing gut bacterial diversity  Science Daily

Research has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota ...

Can Exercise Help Athletes Recover from a Concussion?  Everyday Health

Over the years, the prevailing advice for facilitating recovery from a sports-related concussion has been for the person to rest and avoid physical activity until his ...

Protein released from fat after exercise improves glucose  Science Daily

Exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, this 'trained' fat releases beneficial factors into the bloodstream.

The Most Narcissistic Exercise Equipment Ever  The New York Times

On Christmas of last year, the singer Alicia Keys, wearing red bauble earrings, posted a video on Instagram, in which one of her sons instructed her not to ...

50 Cities Getting the Most Exercise  24/7 Wall St.

Source: dusanpetkovic / Getty ImagesObesity in the United States is rising, but so is physical activity. More than 54% of adults report meeting the recommended ...

Exercise: Making Amends to Your Body  TheFix.com

In a world where nothing is in my control and living with a head that constantly tells me I'm not doing enough, exercising every day makes me feel like I've ...

The Best Exercises to Prevent Falls  The New York Times

Activities that required standing up rather than sitting, such as tai chi, were the most effective.

Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Sunlight and a Party Drug  New York Times

Using statistical modeling, researchers found that strenuous activity — like running or vigorous cycling, tennis or squash — may actually help to prevent ...

Qatar joins Saudi Arabia for joint military exercise  Middle East Monitor

A contingent of the Qatari military arrived at the King Abdulaziz Air Base in Saudi Arabia yesterday evening in order to join the kingdom in a large joint military ...

Marines Guzzle Snake Blood Once Again in Gnarliest Training Exercise  Military.com

The annual exercise Cobra Gold is not for the faint of heart.

Naval Exercise Series Continues Push to Find Solutions for Modern Battlefield Problems  USNI News

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Navy and Marine Corps are continuing a series of exercises to understand what technologies and tactics the services need to rapidly ...

Anaerobic and Aerobic Exercise Are Much Different, but Each Play a Key Role in Your Fitness Plan  POPSUGAR

The first time I heard the words "aerobic" and "anaerobic" exercise was in my elementary school health class around the time we had.

Farming to exercise: How Brisbane's parks have changed through the years  Sydney Morning Herald

Brisbane's botanic gardens were once used to grow coffee, tobacco and ginger. But now they're used for entirely different purposes.

If planks kill your wrists, here are the exercises to add to your workout  Well+Good

If you're looking to build up your wrist and forearm strength, try these four trainer-approved exercises. And the best part? There are no planks included.

Top 7 Scientific Ways To Lose Body Fat Fast Without Any Exercise And Diet  Medical Daily

Several new studies suggest alternative and simple ways to lose body fat without any exercise or strict diet.

Could nasal breathing improve athletic performance?  The Washington Post

Imagine yourself exercising: running, hiking, dancing, lifting weights — whatever you like to do. Picture yourself pushing to a maximum intensity. Now, ask ...

Invitation to OIC 'misplaced euphoria', 'futile exercise' to mislead people: Congress  Economic Times

Congress party spokesperson Anand Sharma asked PM Modi and Swaraj to respect the past position of India of not attending meetings of the OIC.

A woman who studied 600 millionaires found 5 major differences in how the superrich spend their time. Here's what that looks like.  Business Insider

Wealthy people occupy their minds and time differently than the average American, according to one researcher who studied more than 600 millionaires.

This Is What You Need to Know About Diet and Exercise If You're Trying to Lose Weight  POPSUGAR

No matter who you are or what your fitness goals are, it's important to fuel your body with nutritious foods in order to function at your best. We don't.

Exercise may cut depression risk  Daily Nation

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect people against developing depression, according to an ...

Double chin: 3 facial exercises to lose face fat and reduce double chin and face flab  Times Now

New Delhi: while you may be working to lose weight from your body – arms, legs, belly fat, there is still a part of your body that doesn't show results – your face.

Assam Rifles on routine exercise near Myanmar border  EastMojo

Assam Rifles on Saturday said the troops are conducting 'routine exercise' in southern Mizoram's Lawngtlai district bordering Myanmar.

Can Exercise Prevent Depression? Here's What the Science Says  TIME

A new JAMA study says exercise may prevent depression. Other research has shown physical activity of any kind can ease depression.

Concussion treatment: Adolescent athletes 'prescribed' aerobic exercise recovered faster: Study is the first randomized clinical trial on treatment of acute concussion  Science Daily

Adolescent athletes who sustained concussions while playing a sport recovered more quickly when they underwent a supervised, aerobic exercise regimen.

#NigeriaDecides2019: Sanwo-Olu flays delayed voting exercise  The Punch

Oladimeji Ramon & Feyisayo Popoola The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, alongsid...

Fort Eustis Schedules Active Shooter Exercise | Virginia News  U.S. News & World Report

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) — Fort Eustis is set to hold an active shooter exercise.

Working it out: Researchers find exercise may help fight depression in seniors  Science Daily

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating ...

The dangers of hidden fat: Exercise is your best defense against deep abdominal fat  Science Daily

Researchers analyzed two types of interventions -- lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) -- to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep ...

Exercise benefits brains, changes blood flow in older adults, study finds: Exercise can impact biomarkers of brain function in a way that might prevent or postpone the onset of dementia  Science Daily

Exercise training alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, though not in the way you might think. A new study showed that ...

Florida Highway Patrol trooper dies after heart attack during training exercise  Wink News

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper died after participating in a training exercise in Fort Myers Tuesday. Master Sgt. Daniel Hinton suffered a heart attack during the ...

5 Core Exercises that Make You Better at Push Ups  Care2.com

You need a strong core in order to keep your hips, shoulders and knees aligned while you're doing push ups. These exercises will help.

How UCLA gymnastics turns floor exercise into an art  The Mercury News

LOS ANGELES — The past hour and a half built up to this. The audience sat through three preceding acts but the crowd rises to its collective feet for the grand ...

Order to lift ration from stores is a routine monthly exercise: FCS&CA Dept  The Kashmir Images Newspaper

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 23: The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) this evening clarified that the order to lift ration from its ...

Boosting Your Diet for Exercise | Health News  U.S. News & World Report

By Len Canter HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A typical workout doesn't give you license to eat whatever you ...

What are the chances you'll live to 90? Height, exercise are factors  Salon

Physical activity, weight, and even your height may affect your chances of living to a ripe old age. Just how much each of those factors influence your longevity ...

Can exercise improve brain performance in kids? | Health  Petoskey News-Review

The positive impact of physical activity on brain performance is not a new concept.

Athletes can rest easy: Extreme exercise does not raise heart disease risk or mortality, study shows  Science Daily

High volumes of exercise are safe, even when coronary calcium levels are high, new research suggests.

Weekly Health Quiz: Back Pain, Exercise Snacks and Foods to Avoid  New York Times

Many people have been told they are allergic to penicillin. But experts estimate that this percentage of people who say they are allergic to penicillin are not ...

Implementing a school-based active shooter response exercise  Police News

This article and additional *content* on how police and schools can work together to prevent school shootings and improve student safety can be found in Campus ...

How an Exercise Routine Changed My Reading Habits  Book Riot

One Rioter on how her reading habits have changed over time and how a new exercise habit has allowed her to fit reading physical books back into her life.

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