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WEIGHT: NOT THE ONLY MEASURE OF FITNESS

Your weight is not the only measure of your fitness. You need some muscles. If you are very young a little extra weight can have a sexy look. If as you get older you don’t maintain muscle tone then that extra weight starts becoming a…

EXERCISE & WEIGHT: 2 SEPARATE ISSUES

Even though exercise and weight are inextricably interrelated try to regard them and approach them as though they are totally separate issues. Every body needs exercise regardless of whether that body is a perfect weight or not. You may use exercise to facilitate weight loss…

A WELL-ROUNDED FITNESS PLAN

A well-rounded fitness plan will address 1. healthy eating 2. cardiovascular activity 3. strength training Healthy eating is perhaps half of the story for fitness. Can you cheat occasionally and still call yourself a healthy eater? I say yes. But cheating is a slippery slope,…

THE LITTLE MIRACLE: WEIGHT TRAINING

Weight training does amazing things for your body. One of the most important is the retention of muscle as you age. Typically we lose muscle mass over time. Age is considered the culprit. But time is the real culprit – not age- because you can halt…

THE INTUITIVE APPROACH TO WORKING OUT

Nina Lomax of http://www.fithealthylady.com teaches that an intuitive approach to your workout may be the secret to never having an injury. Each time you come to your workout pay attention to how your body is feeling right then. Expect that you may make adjustments to…

RG3 PLAYS HURT: SPORTS, FITNESS & GOOD HEALTH

There is great irony in porfessional sports. An athlete must to be healthy and in amazing physical condition to be a successful professional athlete. Then, as a professional, if you are injured, you will be expected to play when you aren’t healthy. That predicament causes…

PHYSICAL FITNESS IN YOUR CHILDHOOD…POSITIVE?…NEGATIVE?

What was your “introduction” to physical fitness? Can you recall a childhood experience- an early fitness experience? What do you consider your first fitness experience? Was it negative or positive? What was your experience with fitness in junior high or high school? Maybe you were…

SUPERFICIAL MOTIVATION: IT’S GOOD

If you haven’t gotten old yet you might wonder what a lifelong fitness habit could possibly do for you. You might have a few questions: How will it change the way I age? Will it really do that much for me- to make the effort…

SOLVE YOUR “MOTIVATION MYSTERY”

If you struggle finding motivation to work out, you are not alone. Even people who have been working out for a long time struggle to find their motivation some days. But if you are a person who can’t find motivation to get started on a…

BODY “LANGUAGE”

I have been working out regularly and consistently for 48 years, at this writing. I admit that I cannot identify the proper name of the muscle that I am working as I do my various exercises. I contend that you don’t have to be able…