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[12 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Inactive and overweight children are most likely to be in poor physical shape because of a high-calorie diet and lack of exercise.
To help kids lose weight, you’ll need to make exercise activities compete with their computer or TV time. Making exercise complement other leisure activities can be key in getting children to burn those excess calories. You may need to emphasize fun if you want a child to stick to an exercise program. Understanding which familiar sports and activities burn calories will help you create enjoyable workouts for your kids.
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[13 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

No need to spend tons of money on fancy gym memberships or fitness equipment only to realize you don’t have enough space at home.
Use simple, at-home equipment such as the humble chair in order to intensify your workout. The underlying basis of any strength training exercise is to create muscle tension and well, to be honest, your body doesn’t know the difference if you are lifting one pound of wood or a dumbbell. Here are 5 simple at-home intense chair exercises to add variety to your home workouts.
Seated dumbbell curls: …

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[11 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

It is widely believed that lifting heavy weights is the key to build muscle size. However, a new study has shown that a similar degree of muscle building can be achieved by using lighter weights.
The secret, researchers at McMaster University say, is to pump iron until you reach muscle fatigue.
“Rather than grunting and straining to lift heavy weights, you can grab something much lighter but you have to lift it until you can’t lift it anymore,” says Stuart Phillips, associate professor of kinesiology at McMaster University.
“We’re convinced that growing muscle …

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[11 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

There are many reasons why you should exercise in the morning and not late in the evenings as some people may be doing…
– Early mornings are one of the best times to workout. Though it may seem tough at first, once you start, you’ll feel exhilarated.
– Getting done with your workout first thing in the morning means you are less likely to use job or family obligations as an excuse to skip it.
– It’s proven that working out bright and early boosts metabolism and gives additional energy, making one more …

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[29 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Even moderate physical activity can significantly reduce death risk in men suffering from colorectal cancer, say researchers.
They found that patients who engaged in moderate physical activity were 53 percent more likely to be alive and free of the disease than those who were less physically active.
“Moderate exercise has now been incorporated in some guidelines for colorectal cancer survivors and this new research should further reinforce to oncologists that they should discuss this in their survivorship plan,” said study”s lead author Dr Jeffrey A. Meyerhardt, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“However, while …

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[21 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Wear loose cottons while doing yoga. Make well- fitting, comfortable attire for gym workouts. For, what you wear while exercising can accentuate the posture and the feel good factor, say fitness experts.
“Wearing appropriate workout clothes can enhance and optimise your workouts and thereby increase your benefits,” said Vinita Shetty, a Reebok fitness trainer.
“Right clothes give you the comfort and support that is greatly needed in addition to helping you maintain an optimum body temperature during intense workout sessions.
Well-fitting attire can also help accentuate your form and posture so as to …

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[17 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

It is very common to start an exercise plan, and then give it up midway due to boredom, lack of time, pressing work deadlines and sheer laziness. Tendencies that lead to the abandonment of a healthy lifestyle cause not only weight gain, but also depression, frustration and an acute sense of inadequacy.
Here are a few simple steps that can help one adhere to an exercise plan and also lead to an increase in motivation levels:
– Start early. Studies show that people who exercise first thing in the morning are more …

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[2 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Exercising is not the best way to lose weight because our activity levels are the same as they were 20 years ago. Rather a balanced diet is instrumental in shedding that flab, says a study.
John Speakman of Aberdeen University in Britain ascribes the growing obesity problem to people eating too much, not a lack of exercise.
Working with a Dutch colleague, Speakman analysed two decades of studies on energy expenditure, reports the Daily Mail.
The data showed that despite greater reliance on time-saving technology, people today are not any less active than …

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[28 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]

Scientists have come up with another good reason why we must exercise. It helps us feel full too.
Besides burning calories, exercise also sensitises nerve cells (neurons) into a feeling of satiety, which leads to reduced food intake and consequently weight loss, concludes a new study.
The study was led by José Barreto C. Carvalheira, University of Campinas, Brazil, reports the journal Public Library of Science-Biology.
This disclosure may bring hope to over 40 per cent of the population that suffers from weight problems and obesity worldwide, according to a statement of the …