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Women Need Weight Work, Too

Women, who are significantly more likely to suffer bone loss, weakness, and fractures later in life, need weight training even more than men. For...

Weight Machines

The main benefit of weight machines is that they are easy to use and are comparatively safe. They are suited to beginners, because in...

The Big Picture: What’s Your Motivation?

You are the general in command of your life. As you embark on your fitness quest, it might help you to think of motivation...

Today is the first day of the rest of your life

This slogan might date back to the era of flower power, smiley faces, and tie-dye shirts, but it's held up better than all those...

Tune Your TV for Fitness

If you like the idea of working out at home, but never seem to put the tape into the VCR, a television exercise show...

Every Breath You Take

Breathing is so automatic that you don't even have to think about it, right? Wrong— especially while you are working out. In addition to...

Flexibility

This crucial fitness factor often is overlooked or ignored by exercisers who want maximum results in minimum time. As dancers and athletes—such as gymnasts,...

Can’t Do Much About Biology

Before you think about what you want your fitness program to do for you, keep in mind what it can't do. Genetics play the...

The Big Picture: What’s Your Motivation?

You are the general in command of your life. As you embark on your fitness quest, it might help you to think of motivation...

Joining a Gym

Health clubs and gyms provide not only equipment but also on-staff experts to get you working out and to keep you coming back. In...

Medical Caveats

The first stop on your road to fitness needs to be your doctor's office. After all, you want your new program to make you...

Today is the first day of the rest of your life

This slogan might date back to the era of flower power, smiley faces, and tie-dye shirts, but it's held up better than all those...

Using All the Help You Can Get

"Walk Your Way to Fitness." "Cardio Quickie." "Get Your Body Ready for the Beach." "Trim Your Thighs." "Work Your Abs." "Ten Minutes to a...

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Warm Up, Cool Down

The warm-up at the beginning of a workout and the cool-down afterward have a couple of things in common. Both involve relatively gentle movements...

Weight Machines

The main benefit of weight machines is that they are easy to use and are comparatively safe. They are suited to beginners, because in...

Stretching Basics

Stretching is not only important to overall fitness and often neglected, but the more you stretch the more flexible you will become. However, stretching...

Personal Trainer: Yes or No?

Hiring a personal trainer might seem like the ultimate extravagance, like something only Oprah or Madonna can afford, not you as a beginning exerciser....

What to Expect from Weight Training

Weight training (or strength training) is one of the key elements of an overall fitness program. When you incorporate it into your life, you...

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