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How Much Exercise Per Week for Women?

How Much Exercise Per Week for Women?


There are many reasons why health, fitness, and nutrition are important to women - and that's simply because certain health conditions affect them more aversely than men. According to The Society for Women's Health Research group (SWHR), there are many "crucial differences" between men and women when it comes to ...

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise & Thong Leotards

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise & Thong Leotards


Please leave your leotards at home ladies and gentlemen. Sorry, Mom! She was an aerobics instructor back in the day and would drag me along to her classes when I was a kid. I would sit in the corner, staring at the ground, as “She’s a Brick House” would blare ...

Components of Physical Fitness Definition

Components of Physical Fitness Definition


During a typically day, we Americans clearly spend far too much time watching TV, sitting behind a desk at work, driving everywhere and altogether living a sedentary lifestyle. It’s killing us! In fact, there is a direct correlation between watching the boob tube and obesity according to research. Couch potatoes, ...

Benefits of Strength Training for Women - Meet Julie

Benefits of Strength Training for Women - Meet Julie


Let me tell you a story about Julie. She loves her children unconditionally and gives parenting her all. Julie is also a self-proclaimed “soccer mom” and use to be fit and healthy. On most days of the week, Julie feels like staying in bed and keeps hitting her snooze button. ...

What is hiit?

What is hiit?


If you have an important goal like getting back into your notorious black dress, you just need to take several steps to get into great shape.   Believe it or not, it’s easier than you may think.Well, let’s be realistic here. Change takes work and consistency. Nevertheless, this article will ...

Strength Training for Weight Loss - I Got Bulky!

Strength Training for Weight Loss - I Got Bulky!


I have a confession to make. She does not exist. I wrote it to get your attention about a commonly held myth on women weightlifting and building muscle too quickly. The below article will refute this myth and explain why weightlifting for women is essential and how it can aid ...

How Does Resistance Training Prevent Osteoporosis?

How Does Resistance Training Prevent Osteoporosis?


You already know that osteoporosis is common in women. It’s true, but strangely many women don’t do much weight training even though it’s proven to strengthen bones. With that disappointing fact in mind, let’s discuss the causes of osteoporosis and how women can fight back today. As the old saying ...

Printable Workout Log

Printable Workout Log


  Research Studies According to the American College of Sports Medicine, any and all healthy adults that fall between the ages of 18 and 65 should at the very minimum partake in a moderate level of physical activity for at least 30 minutes at a time and for at least ...

Benefits of Exercise - The Pain & Gain!

Benefits of Exercise - The Pain & Gain!


You’re swollen and have been limping around for days. Muscles that you didn't even know existed are clearly not happy with you. Is it worth the pain? This is not a benefit of exercise for most; however, it’s something you should be prepared for. Well, sort of. The no pain, ...

Recommended Exercise for Beginners

Recommended Exercise for Beginners


  Beginner Recommendations for Anaerobic Exercises When you first start lifting weights, go at a steady pace so that you can train again in a few days' time. Don’t start off with hours of training. Start off slow and find a routine that not only fits into your lifestyle, but ...

Benefits of Water Aerobics? Effective?

Benefits of Water Aerobics? Effective?


Here’s the deal: Most people think of “real” aerobics as some form of running, walking, a fitness class or swimming. Well, these types of exercises are aerobic in nature, but what about jumping around in the water with purple hand weights that float? Can you guess what it is? Last ...

Resting Heart Rate Chart

Resting Heart Rate Chart


Heart Rate: What is it? Heart rate is defined as the number of heart beats per unit of time, and this is normally expressed as beats per minute (bpm). This rate is based on contractions of the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles). These contractions vary depending on the body's ...

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