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Prevent Heart Disease with Fitness and Exercise

1) Fitness and exercise prevent heart disease. That is a proven fact, and yet more Americans than ever are suffering from obesity and type two diabetes are considered an epidemic in the United States. If you are overweight, and especially if you are obese, or if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, then listen to your doctor and begin a regular fitness and exercise program. You’ll be glad you did.

One of the benefits of fitness and exercise, as any physician will tell you, it that fitness and exercise help control blood sugar. A diabetic who takes medication daily may find that less medication is needed with a regular fitness and exercise program. Many diabetics who stay with fitness and exercise programs find that they are able to quit the medication and get their diabetes under control in a totally natural way.

Triglycerides are also too high for most Americans. High triglycerides are linked to heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. A great natural way to reduce your level of triglycerides is to simply begin and

Anytime Anywhere Exercises

Circuit Training At Home

Circuit training involves doing a mix of aerobic, resistance and flexibility exercises in quick succession to work the various muscle groups. It helps to improve your muscles and stretches them after about of exercise. There are modified exercises we can do at home.

For cardiovascular benefits, you can try vacuuming, or dancing in invigorating music. Or you can stimulate a boxing match by wrapping towels around your fists, and punching into a pillow held up by a partner.

For strength training or resistance exercises, fill up your water bottle with water or sand and do some bicep or tricep curls while watching television. Or, you can sit down and clamp a pillow between your ankles, lifting it up and down. This exercise is good for abdominal training.

To stretch your muscles, lie down in front of television, if you cannot miss the program you watch, with one leg straight and the other leg bent. Draw the knee of the bent leg close to your chest with the help of a towel

Pilates Benefits

Pilates is a form of exercise designed to give you a stronger and more toned body. It is also a plan to get healthy that can be flexible and it is painless. You do not have to worry about lifting heavy weights or spending countless hours at the gym a day. With the consist practice of Pilates your body will seem to become more energized and your health will improve on an over-all basis. Many people find that after ten or so sessions they will begin to feel somewhat a difference and within a month, everyone will see a difference too.

Pilates is also a form of exercise that allows the body and muscles to be stretched, strengthened, and toned. It will eliminate tension and strain on the joints and body. Not only will Pilates help tone the body, but also it allows a person to become more mentally healthy. It will release all your bad energy and replace with energy that will make you feel alive and rejuvenated.

For the workout, you have over 500 exercises

Our Son and His Well Though out NFL Dreams

Our son in high school is developing an opportunity to play college football in hopes of getting into the NFL. There is nothing random about his planning. He is focused on the goal, and is keeping his academics strong knowing that even a long-lived football career eventually ends. He asked us if we would help him by hiring a Denver personal trainer to help develop his natural skills into something that would wow the scouts. There is a heavy competition to get from high school sports into playing on teams in college and hoping to go pro.

Tips to Improve Your Health

It is very important for a person to assess his or her physical health. You can see the external problems but you should also know your body from within. If you have some external problem you always go to the doctor to have it checked. But at times when you do not feel good from within and find no symptoms of ill health you do not make an effort to go for a check up. It is here when we create problems for us.

Whenever you feel weak or low visit your doctor. You could be facing some health problems which could be tackled easily rather than delaying and making it worse. Your body starts showing symptoms if it is unwell. The symptom could be physical as well as emotional. Never ignore the symptoms your body gives such as falling of the hair, often feeling weak and lethargic and getting irritated fast. These could be indications of serious problems.

Give time to yourself and improve healthcare. There are different ways of improving your health and it only requires a little of your time. You have to learn to be cautious towards your health.

How to

Walk For Exercise

As you walk, your body is constantly working to maintain your upright balance. Therefore, it is a constant balancing act, and through this, most of the muscles throughout your body, get exercised.

Often times, slight changes can equate to positive results. That is the case with the secrets I am about to share with you.

Simple Secret #1

When you walk, normally, you walk straight forward. Now however, I am going to let you in on a simple secret. Called Zig Zag Walking.

When you go out for your exercise walk, rather than walking straight forward for your entire walk, mix it up.

All you need to do, is zig and zag from the left side of the sidewalk to the right side, as you walk forward.

What you want to do, is walk about 6-10 feet forward to the left, then head 6-10 feet forward, but towards the right side of the sidewalk, and back again to the left, and so forth. The shorter distance from one side to the other, the more exercise you gain.

When you begin, you will want to gradually ease into doing it. Only spend

Physical Activity and Cholesterol Level

So what is physical activity? It is defined as participation in any form of regular exercise or sports for at least 30 minutes per day on most days of the week. It is broadly agreed that regular exercise reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and may slow the progression of established coronary artery disease. Regular and vigorous exercise can increase the metabolic demand of the body. This causes favorable alterations in the levels of LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol, HDL (high-density lipoproteins) cholesterol, and triglycerides. As such, exercise is always recommended to people with hypercholesterolemia, other lipid abnormalities, and in cardiovascular rehabilitation.

Study showed that exercise ability could be a more powerful predictor of mortality among men than other established risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Men with higher exercise ability during treadmill exercise testing confer more favorable improvement in survival rate. Other studies also reported that less fit or less active people could improve their survival rate if they could increase their level of fitness or physical activity. As such, physical activity can be considered as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle to reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity.

High blood cholesterol level has been considered

Why Exercise Programs Fail?

Jumping in with both feet – Jumping into a fitness program with both feet is very common. Many times people get all ho-hum with their goals and exercise program and have a do-or-die attitude. Granted, it’s a good attitude to have, but it can also be a legacy.

Begin your program slowly by taking small successful steps each day, week, and month rather than just diving into the program and hitting rock bottom suddenly. You must have elbow room to ensure success. The body does respond to small amounts of exercise and those who begin by doing too much too quickly end up on the sidelines due to burnout.

Carrying all your eggs in one basket – All too often, many people begin their fitness endeavors by cutting calories, adding endless hours of cardio, and popping weight loss supplements left and right. Your body adapts very quickly and if you use all your resources at one time, you won’t have anything to fall back on when you hit a stalling point.

Begin lowering calories slowly and adding cardio slowly. Keep harmony and balance. After a few weeks you can incorporate the supplement of your choice

Jump Rope Workout

When starting an exercise program, it’s important that you work your way into it. If you have been doing aerobic exercise for some time, you’ll be able to “jump” into a fitness jump rope workout easily. Once you’re comfortable with the motion, you can increase your speed and incorporate different jumps.

For those new to aerobic exercise or for those resuming an exercise program after some time off, it’s very important to take it slow as your body adjusts. In addition, because jump roping is a high impact exercise, meaning that both feet leave the ground simultaneously, there is a greater risk of injury.

Even if you were a star jump roper as a child, chances are you may need to practice jumping as an adult. Go easy on yourself as you become accustomed to the movement. Even basic jumping requires a high level of coordination.

As you become accustomed to the movement, you can increase the length of time you exercise, the speed at which you jump, and the types of moves you incorporate into your routine.

Warm Up

For both experienced and new exercisers, it is vital to warm up before

Why Exercise On The Cardiovascular System is Important?

Doing exercise has more importance than just to lose weight; it also keeps your cardiovascular system healthy. The cardiovascular system consists of the veins, arteries, capillaries and the heart.

Exercise helps to improve your blood circulation because when you exercise the heart pumps the blood to the outer limbs for example the hands and feet. Exercise also helps to oxygenate your blood and so carry a good supply oxygen to your organs in your body.

It also helps strengthen your heart, because the heart is a muscle just like your triceps and biceps, although it never tires, and as you exercise the heart gets stronger. The fitter you are the less your heart has to work because your blood vessels will work better, as exercise will help the blood vessel linings to be more flexible.

The fitter you are the lower your blood pressure will be as a stronger heart can beat slower but still pump large volumes of blood around the body. On the other hand a weak heart needs to work harder to do the same work.

Your resting heart rate is also lower if you are fitter because the heart does

Child’s Fitness and Exercise

One of the benefits of fitness and exercise, as any physician will tell you, it that fitness and exercise help control blood sugar. A diabetic who takes medication daily may find that less medication is needed with a regular fitness and exercise program. Many diabetics who stay with fitness and exercise programs find that they are able to quit the medication and get their diabetes under control in a totally natural way.

Triglycerides

Triglycerides are also too high for many people in the western world. High triglycerides are linked to heart disease, including heart attacks and strokes. A great natural way to reduce your level of triglycerides is to simply begin and stick with a fitness and exercise program, while eating a sensible diet. Triglycerides at too high a level are also linked to high blood sugar, and it is common for diabetics to have high triglyceride levels. Therefore, in this case fitness and exercise can take care of two potential health risks at the same time.

Contributory Factors

Being over weight has become a way of life for far too many people and there have been many investigations into what has caused it:

Aerobic Exercise and Health

Most of us now know that aerobic exercise is beneficial in many ways. Aerobic means “with oxygen,” and aerobic exercise trains the body to use oxygen more effectively. Aerobic exercise involves continuous movement of the large muscle groups that causes one’s heart rate to increase.

Regular aerobic exercise results in a more efficient heart. Oxygen travels through the blood, and a heart that can pump more blood with fewer beats per minute is a healthier heart. Exercising for twenty to sixty minutes (depending on your fitness level) per session is usually enough for most people to maintain heart health.

Regular aerobic exercise has shown to have a host of benefits in addition to improved cardiovascular health. It can help the body manage insulin more effectively, improve one’s overall outlook, and improve sleep, among many other positive side effects.

Aerobic exercise can also help maintain joint and bone strength, because weight-bearing exercises promote bone health. Benefits of a jump rope workout include its simple to do, easy to start and inexpensive to continue. When jump roping, you can easily reach your target heart rate. You don’t need a lot of space, and you can easily take

Things to Do if Your Ankle Sprain

Here is what you can do it your sprain your ankle. Take a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or Naproxen to help with the pain and swelling. Elevate your injured limb and ice your ankle and wrap it with an ACE bandage. You should stay off of your ankle the first day and merely keep it iced off and on, wrapped (to reduce swelling) and elevate.

Two to three days after the injury you should begin exercising the injured ankle. If your doctor tells you it is OK to go ahead and exercise your ankle, here is a good outline of what to do.

Ice and elevate your ankle for 10-15 minutes. Then:

TOE RAISES: Keeping your knee straight, pull your toes toward you. Hold for 10-15 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

HEEL RAISES: Keeping your knee straight, point your toes away from you. Hold 10-15 seconds.

ANKLE CIRCLES: Sit either in a chair or on the floor and move your ankle from side to side and up and down and around in circles. Perform 5 to 10 circles in each direction.

SITTING and STANDING HEEL RAISES: Sit in a chair

Muscle Exercises

Let’s face it. Our eyes gravitate towards a flat and well toned abdominal region. We all want that elusive flat, firm and enviable look of ‘washboard abs’. The muscles of your abdominal region, and indeed the midsection aren’t isolated; they weave through your torso like a web of high-tensile steel, and it’s critical to train them the right way.

So how do you get results fast? A recent study by the American Council on Exercise has the answer. Let’s discover the 3 most effective exercises to get flat abdominals, the correct way to breathe during abdominal exercises and tips and tricks to get results faster. I have integrated these exercises to help thousands of clients get results. You can view my clients in action with exercise videos and download full color abdominal exercise routines, diet plans and ebooks by registering on my websites mentioned at the end of this article.

A California study conducted by the American Council on Exercise has determined that the classic sit-up is not the best answer for stronger, flatter abdominals. The conclusions were intriguing, to say the least. The traditional sit-up was among the least effective abdominal muscle exercises.

Exercise Effect on The Eyes

If you scan the internet you are very likely to come across sites that claim just that – buy the program, the course, the CD-ROMs, the videos, the books and even audio tapes, then follow the exercises and your sight can be restored to normal.

It does not seem to matter whether you are short sighted (myopic), long sighted (hyperopia), or rely on bifocals, you can be old or just a child, this or that self directed eye exercise course will do the trick and if not entirely satisfied there is always a money back guarantee.

There does not seem to be any clinical evidence based on an acceptable or recognized sample size to back up the claims of the eye exercise lobby.

There is however, anecdotal evidence which is hard to verify, that a self-directed eye exercise regime has made considerable improvement or even restored perfect vision.

It should also be noted that in the State of Iowa USA, a consumer lawsuit has been filed by the state Attorney General alleging that an a company marketing a self directed eye exercise program used a combination of misleading marketing tactics, exaggerated claims of effectiveness,

Are You Exercise Junkies?

A true exercise junkie is someone who is addicted to exercise, whether it is to attain the perfect body or because they are hooked on the high they get from the endorphins that the body produces when exercising.

To be a junkie is to have your life taken over.

Moderation in all respects.

Try telling that to an exercise maniac. It’s like telling someone they’re an alcoholic. They won’t believe you or at least they won’t admit to being addicted.

How do you recognize someone who has let keeping fit take them over?

It becomes an all-embracing compulsion. The true junkie will eat, sleep and breathe exercise and if he or she recognizes that they have a problem the chances are that they are likely to be a member of several gyms, in order to try and hide their obsession.

They have to feel in control of their lives and bodies and of course strenuous exercise drives all the usual daily worries out of the mind.

Self-esteem and body image play a great part in this particular neurosis. Young girls can easily become hooked in order to compete with their peers.

Home Exercise

At home, you can train at your own time. You are unaffected by the timings of your gym or your trainer. This is an excellent solution for stay-at-home moms, individuals who work from home, and individuals with an erratic work schedule. It’s nice not to have to pay for a gym membership.

Personally, I enjoy exercising at home, because that’s how I started. It’s fun and convenient. I have a treadmill that faces a large TV, some dumbbells and a never-say-die attitude. That’s all it takes. With the number of tools available today, it is simple to set up a gym atmosphere in the comforts of your own home. I train most of my clients in their own home. To get results at home, you need self-motivation and discipline, since you are going to be on your own. It’s not as hard as you think and can be enjoyable and beneficial. When you are committed mentally to pursue a leaner, energized and dynamic fitness level, changes happen much faster.

There are some reasons that home exercise can fail. It’s likely your hectic schedule or a long commute discourages you from exercise. Sometimes, an individual can get

Exercise Before Meal

A study suggested that taking a long walk before a fatty meal can reduce the effects of high fat intake on blood vessel function. Eating food high in fats transiently increase fat and triglycerides levels of the blood. A recent research showed that a rich meal could temporarily impair the function of the endothelium (inner lining of blood vessels).

Another study reported that moderate exercise could blunt these effects in both thin and obese middle-aged men. In this study, 20 men ate a rich meal including whipping cream, chocolate and a whopping 80 g of fat under different conditions. In one condition, the men walked 90 minutes on the treadmill the day before meal. In another, there was no exercise.

Researchers found that the men’s post-meal triglycerides levels rose to lesser degree when they exercised before the meal. Moreover, better blood vessel function was found as compared with that with no exercise. Researchers could not clearly figure out how pre-meal exercise could counter the effects of fatty meal. However, they suggested that activity may help lowering blood fat levels, giving less opportunity to fat particles to interact with the blood vessel walls.

The duration of

Effective Thigh Exercises

Here’s an example of one of the most effective thigh exercises that you can do. I’m sure you have done some variation of lunges before. There’s probably about 20 different versions that you can try and they all kick butt!

One of the best variations of lunges are walking lunges (and a couple ways to do these slightly different to change the emphasis). Instead of standing lunges where you either lunge forward or lunge backward for 1 step and come back, with walking lunges you keep traveling forward on each step for anywhere from 10-30 steps, and then you turn around and come back that same distance.

A couple ways to improve on these and get better results over time is to increase your distance each time or start carrying dumbbells to increase the resistance. Walking lunges done right are a real thigh-burner!

Here’s a couple tips to keep in mind when performing walking lunges:

1) Step far enough forward so that your front shin stays approximately vertical and your front thigh is approximately parallel to the floor at the bottom of the lunge.

2) Your leg behind you while lunging should have

Useless Exercises

Sitting Abdominal Crunch Machine – I don’t know what the official name of this machine is, but it is at every health club. Any machine for whatever muscle group has a limited range of motion based on the design of the machine, and this one is no exception. You are not targeting the abdominal muscles effectively with this piece of equipment. Skip this machine and grab a mat. Doing floor exercises such as abdominal crunches, reverse crunches, or toe reaches, going in a slow and controlled manner, will be a better use of your time to get a flatter stomach.

Lat Pulldown Behind the Head – This isn’t a useless exercise done correctly. Studies have shown that if the exercise is performed pulling the bar behind your head, you could be doing damage to your rotator cuffs. You have to do it absolutely perfect to avoid that, which hardly anyone does. Pull the bar down in front of you and you will get the same benefit for your back, without potential damage to your shoulders.

Side Bends – My wife was complaining about her supposed love handles (my wife sees a different person in the mirror