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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...

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...

Strength and Power

These two are related. Strength is the muscles' ability to exert force, and power is the time it takes to do the work. Generally,...

Teaming Up with a Workout Buddy

If you have trouble getting to the gym or going out for that walk or run, make a standing date with a friend. It'll...

General Guidelines for Weight Work

Weight training is important, no matter which method or equipment you select. As far as your muscles are concerned, it doesn't really matter whether...

A Simple Analysis for Cardio Fitness

Instead of administering a series of exercise tests to measure fitness, some trainers have taken to assessing their clients' fitness by creating simple categories...

Calories Do Count

If you're just out of shape but not overweight, working out to build your strength and endurance might be your formula for fitness. Most...

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...

The motivation game

Different things motivate different people to get fit, so first and foremost, it’s essential to find the key to start your engine! If you’re...

General Guidelines for Weight Work

Weight training is important, no matter which method or equipment you select. As far as your muscles are concerned, it doesn't really matter whether...

Another Form of Assessment

How old is your body? You know how old you are. Your chronological age is right there on your driver's license. Depending on how...

Drawing Up a Fitness Plan

Would you start on a long trip without a destination or a road map? Probably not. The same is true for the road to...

Fitness: Your Cheapest Health Insurance

The American Heart Association and its affiliated American Stroke Association are worried. Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, is the number-one killer of women over 25-half...

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Body-Mass Index

Body-Mass Index (in percentages): MalesSlightly underweight: <20.7Normal weight: 20.7-26.4Slightly overweight: 26.4-27.8Overweight: 27.8-31.1Very overweight: 31.1-45.4Morbidly obese: >45.5Females Slightly underweight: <19.1 Normal weight: 25.8-27.3 Slightly overweight: 25.8-27.3...

Just Weight a Minute

Is it possible to be both fat and fit? Yes, to a limited degree. Five-hundred-pound sumo wrestlers, three-hundred-pound football defensemen, and some long-distance or...

General Guidelines for Weight Work

Weight training is important, no matter which method or equipment you select. As far as your muscles are concerned, it doesn't really matter whether...

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...

Quick Fix or Fitness Forever?

Sometimes the motivation to lose weight is simply cosmetic because your calendar shows a special occasion coming up for which you want to look...

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