Say yes to living a more positive life

When I think about positivity, I think about how important that approach has become in my life. I’ve learned being positive is not the absence of things going wrong. No matter how positive you are, things will still go wrong, cause conflict and upset you. What I’ve learned is being positive gives you a different […]

Get moving with cardio exercises

It’s no secret: To keep healthy, we must move every day.  Movement strengthens our muscles — including our heart. Did you know the heart is the only muscle that never stops working? Learning what cardiovascular exercise is and why it’s important is the first step. From there, you can explore ways of getting cardio exercise […]

Health and fitness a long, but rewarding, journey

We live in a society of quick fixes. Hundreds of books, videos, diets and machines come with claims to help you improve your health and fitness. More often than not, people fall for empty promises of rapid weight loss and perfect bodies when getting in shape can be a difficult task. The key to getting […]

Ready for a good workout? Then play ball

Fitness ball workouts are becoming increasingly popular — and for good reason. If you’re looking for an exercise that will challenge you, consider a workout using one of the many different types of fitness balls. There are traditional stability balls and BOSU balls as well as such weighted balls as medicine, slam or wall balls. […]

Where do you turn for fitness information?

There are so many ways to learn about fitness. From Facebook to gaming systems and fitness videos to personal trainers, new information becomes available on a daily basis. It’s difficult for consumers to know where to turn for the information that’s most beneficial to them given their lifestyles, health, technological skills and fitness goals. The […]

Functional exercises offer training for life

Think of the movements you go through every day: getting into and out of your car, reaching for an item on the top shelf at the grocery store, bending down to pick up a child. Most of the time, we don’t even think about these movements — until, that is, we can’t manage them with […]

Take steps to boost your metabolism

Why is it some people seem to remain thin no matter what they eat? They’re the ones you see in the restaurant eating a huge hamburger and fries while you use your smartphone to count the calories in your chicken breast and veggies and wonder why you can’t lose those extra 10 pounds. Metabolism could […]

Fitness and health bring freedom to do things

Freedom means different things to different people. Most would agree freedom in the United Stables enables us to learn, work, speak and generally enjoy life. Consider, though, that fitness and a healthy lifestyle also give you freedom — the freedom to do things, whether it’s routine chores or favorite activities. It’s never too late and […]

With planning, vacations can still be fitness-friendly

Vacations, long car trips and busy schedules can all lead to major disruptions in our fitness routines. Whether traveling by car or plane, staying in hotels or with family, you can keep fitness a part of each day. Here are a few tips to help make your vacations more fitness-friendly: Sitting in a car for […]

This summer, make time for fun and fitness

We wait all year, it seems, for summer to arrive. Now it’s finally here. When most of us think about summer, we think about outdoor fun, vacations and a chance to kick back. Summer also offers many opportunities for staying active. Remain aware, though, that changes in schedules can present challenges in keeping your fitness […]

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