Friday, December 23, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

How Can Healthy Living and Exercise Benefit You?

Expert Author Beth Hoover
Healthy living and exercise can help you live a long, happy, and healthy life. Some people may not know what exactly healthy living is. Well I will explain. Living healthy means to avoid drugs, alcohol, and anything else that is bad for your body. Eating well is another way to live healthy. Exercising regularly also falls into the category of healthy living.
All of these things can lead to a long life. It is important to exercise often not just to keep your weight down but to strengthen your heart and lungs as well. Exercise can keep you heart strong for many years by simply walking on a treadmill a few times a week. It does not have to be anything difficult or tiring to keep you healthy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

American Heart Association Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook: 200 Low-Fuss, Good-for-You Recipes

 
Start with healthy ingredients and take delicious meals out of your slow cooker any night of the week.
 
The slow cooker, America’s favorite kitchen appliance, has become increasingly versatile and sophisticated, and now it can support a heart-smart diet, too. Under the spell of its low heat, lean meats, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits transform into succulent meals. 

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Tone Your Legs... FAST with these Single Leg Bridges!

Single Leg Bridges Exercise

Starting PositionLie on back, knees bent, feet flat, arms at sides. Lift left leg off the ground, let straight but knee soft. 

ActionEXHALE: Squeeze glutes and lift hips, keeping them level. 

INHALE: Slowly lower to starting position to complete one rep. 

Complete all reps and switch sides. 

Special InstructionsTry to keep body from knee to chest in a straight line in the highest position. 

Muscles Worked: Hamstrings, Glutes, Calves, Lower back, Quads 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Give Importance to Health and Fitness and Get Success in Life

Expert Author Sharon Shailesh Millet
In the recent decade the importance of health and fitness has been increased to a greater extent. In today's era physical health is of utmost importance. Reducing those extra kilos helps you look better and the good news is you do not need to just rely on doctors or medicines in order to get your desired looks. Here I would like to comment that gaining the perfect health or in other words reducing weight is not an easy task. But once you have done that you surely cherish as well as show off your physical health.

We can make out the importance of health and fitness with the increase of spas, health clubs, fitness equipments, exercise programs, nutritional supplements, etc in today's day to day life. These facilities provide fitness to not only men's health but also to women's health. The demands of these facilities are increased as everyone wants to be fit and participate actively in chosen day to day activities. Also today's generation looks forward for an active lifestyle once they retire. Here I would like to comment that good health is a result of constant efforts and it takes years to get that desired health and fitness. It's really dumb if you try to repair the damage after it's done.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Seated Dumbbell Triceps Extensions

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Starting Positio Sit holding one dumbbell with both hands behind your neck by grasping the plate and wrapping your thumbs and pointer fingers around the hand grip.

Action EXHALE: Extend arms straight above your head, keeping elbows next to ears.

INHALE: Lower the weight back down with contol to the starting position to complete one rep.

Special Instructions Contract abs to avoid arching your back. Use a bench with a short back (if available) for support. Keep elbows tight near ears throughout movement and try to keep your upper arms still.

Muscles Worked: Triceps

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Skater Squats!


  Skater Squats Exercise 

 Starting Position Stand tall with feet shoulder-width apart, back straight, legs straight and hands clasped in front of your chest.

Action INHALE: Squat by by bending from the knees and hips, keeping back straight, chest lifted and weight in your heels.

EXHALE: Straighten legs to push up to standing, shifting weight into the left leg while lifting your right leg off to the side, toes pointed forward.

INHALE: Place right leg back to the floor (hip-distance apart) and bend knees and hips to squat again.

EXHALE: Straighten legs to push up to standing, this time shiting weight into the right leg while lifting left leg off to the side, toes pointed forward to complete one rep.

Special Instructions Hold a chair or wall for balance if necessary. Keep abs engaged and gaze at one focal point to aid in balance.

Muscles Worked: Quads, Glutes, Hips, Outer thigh

Monday, February 22, 2016

Lying Straight-Leg Lowers


 

Starting Position Lie on the floor/mat on your back. Keep lower back in contact with the floor, as your bend knees and bring them up to your hips (not pictured). Straighten legs in line with hips as much as possible, squeezing feet and legs together. Place hands to sides or under lower back for support.

Action Keeping legs straight and together and lower back flat and controlled, lower your legs toward the ground slowly and with control, stopping at about 45 degrees or the point at which you can no longer lower the legs without your back arching. Contract abs and bring straight legs back up to hips to complete one rep.

Special Instructions Make sure back stays flat on floor and abs are tight (pull navel in towards spine). Modify this exercise and reduce any back strain by ending the knees instead of keeping legs straight.

Muscles Worked: Abs, hips