Rachel enjoys exercising and has had reaped the benefits of a regular exercise routine for several years--even throughout her
pregnancies. She enjoys running, aerobics, rope jumping, cycling, free weights, and flexibility exercises. She has competed in the mile sprint, 5K and 10K races,
duathlons, biathlons and half marathons, earning age group awards and
several overall awards.
When all your muscles are properly developed, you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.
Starting an exercise program is often the easiest part. Adhering to it is the challenge!
Stretching is a
natural relaxer that can provide relief from everyday muscle tension and stiffness. It is not only pleasurable, it can alleviate pain and potentially reduce the chance of injury. Try this simple test to find out how flexible you are and then try incorporating some of these simple stretches into your daily routine.
Exercising in hot weather, especially when it's
humid, takes more energy and is harder to do. Yet, if you are aware
of these factors, and you follow these precautions, you can be safe
and happy exercising throughout the summer.
These easy exercises are great for anyone who wants
to flatten the tummy.
A stretching break can make a big difference in your productivity, your ability to handle stress, and your overall well-being. It reduces muscular fatigue, tension, pain, and degenerative joint or disc problems and energizes parts of your body that have become stiff.
We all know that we should exercise because it is good for us, but do you know just how good?
If fitness is so important, why are so many out of
shape? Ask around and you may get several different reasons, but
lack of motivation is probably the main culprit behind each excuse
for not exercising.
Every individual is unique, and as such,
each person's body chemistry and inner clock is different. What
works best for me, may not work for you.
While running, your feet strike the ground anywhere from 800 to
2,000 times a mile, at a force of about three to five times your
body weight, leaving you vulnerable to injury. Learn how to protect
yourself from these injuries.
As a mother of three young sons, I know it can be difficult to fit a regular exercise routine into an already busy schedule. While nothing takes the place of a regular exercise routine, here are some tips for fitting fitness in even when you are short on time.
Every year millions of people decide to get in shape, or lose that extra weight, yet few follow through with their commitment. Why do so many struggle with an exercise regimen and give up in despair?
For most individuals it's hard enough
to be committed to an exercise routine when it's warm outside. So
how can you survive the winter cold? How can you stay in shape and
keep from gaining extra weight over the cold winter months?
Running is a simple sport. You need no special
equipment (other than a good pair of shoes), and you can run
almost anywhere. Unlike most sports, you don't have to be an
expert to participate. People of all sizes, shapes and speeds
enjoy running. And no wonder, for running burns more calories in
less time than any other continuous exercise.
Exercising in hot weather, especially
when it's humid, takes more energy and is harder to do. Yet, if
you are aware of these factors, and you follow these precautions,
you can be safe and happy exercising throughout the summer.
While running, your feet strike the ground
anywhere from 800 to 2,000 times a mile, at a force of about three
to five times your body weight, leaving you vulnerable to injury.
Learn how to protect yourself from these injuries.
I never intended on becoming a runner, but today, running is part of who I am.
Your feet have 26 bones and over 100 muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissue components that all work together to give you balance, support, and cushioning. They are built to withstand the pressure of walking and running, but only if you take proper care of them.
Why do I enjoy cemeteries? No annoying dogs chase me. No traffic or dangerous streets to combat. No suspicious looking strangers worry me, and nobody stares at me or even cares that I'm running.
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