Perks of Working Out at Home vs. at a Gym

When it comes to choosing the best work-out location, there’s no clear-cut answer. Your age, personality, budget, and location all play a part in determining where you should exercise. Here are four factors to consider before purchasing your own treadmill or signing a new gym contract.

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Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

Why Pilates is a Great Workout For Any Level

There are an estimated 8.5 million people practicing Pilates in the United States. Pilates is often looked down on as an exercise as it focuses on breathing and the way an exercise is done, instead of the exercise itself.

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7 Easy and Fun Ways to Add More Exercise to Your Day

Many of us live busy lives and, as a result, daily exercise goes by the wayside. There are, however, several easy ways to add to your exercise routine - simple ideas such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Keep in mind; every time you take the stairs instead of the elevator, you are making a decision that will add positively to your long term health.

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Jade Pulman's picture

Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

The Connection Between Exercise and Mental Power

There is no doubt that regular exercise provides amazing benefits for your body and overall well-being. When you use your muscles, accelerate your heart rate, and breathe deeply, oxygen flows through the bloodstream and invigorates your entire system.

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Jade Pulman's picture

Jade is a full-time mother of three children she adores. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Family Studies and Nutrition and works hard to implement her learning into her family life. When not writing, you can find her in the outdoors or exploring museums and aquariums with her loving husband and children. 

Senior Fitness - I Can't Exercise, Because...

But...

In the not too distant past, having a serious respiratory or cardiac condition would result in medical recommendations of mostly rest and a modest ‘be careful’ lifestyle. Of course, caution regarding such issues is always appropriate. However, we know much more now about how exercise changes our body systems than we did in the past. 

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As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Mental Benefits of Swimming

If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your body becomes more toned after spending time in the water, but you'll actually experience benefits like improved circulation and heart health.

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Loretta Jane's picture

Born and raised in California. I graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and have been in the field for 25 years. I enjoy putting together meal plans and following the current health trends in the industry. I also enjoy following fashion trends and love finding vintage clothes. I'm a proud mom with two children and three grandchildren.
 

Exercise Form - Why Attention to Detail Matters

Whether the January Effect at the gym — “Gympocalypse” as someone has described it — or the spring frenzy to get summer-body-ready, any time is the perfect time to remind beginners and old timers, as well, that form matters.

Good Form Matters Greatly

To categorize it simply, your form of movement is either helping you or hurting you.

Let’s understand why…

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Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

9 Tips to Boost Your Fitness Routine

How to boost your fitness routine?

How to increase your endurance and stamina?

Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to increase your flexibility, strength, and power or you simply wish to increase your cardiovascular endurance, there are some specific exercises that will help you accomplish your goals.

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Want to Seriously Boost Your Motivation? Check Your Dopamine Levels

Tired of feeling burned out and unmotivated? You may have a dopamine deficiency. Here’s what you need to do to change it.

You wake up feeling like you want to sleep for another decade. You go to work and stare at your computer, willing your brain to work. You feel zero motivation to do anything. Maybe you need a sixth cup of coffee. Maybe you need a few minutes of celebrity gossip. Maybe you need a different job. Maybe you just need a nap. 

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John Hawthorne is a health nut from Canada with a passion for travel and taking part in humanitarian efforts. His writing not only solves a creative need it has also lead to many new opportunities when traveling abroad.

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Gym weight plates from a barbell in green, yellow, and blue.
08/31/2018
When it comes to choosing the best work-out location, there’s no clear-cut answer. Your age, personality, budget, and location all play a part in determining where you should exercise. Here are four... read more
WOman in exercise studio doing Pilates stretch
08/23/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
There are an estimated 8.5 million people practicing Pilates in the United States. Pilates is often looked down on as an exercise as it focuses on breathing and the way an exercise is done... read more
Close up of face of wrist watch.
08/10/2018
Many of us live busy lives and, as a result, daily exercise goes by the wayside. There are, however, several easy ways to add to your exercise routine - simple ideas such as taking the stairs instead... read more
Man running in front of yellow sunset hillside
07/20/2018
There is no doubt that regular exercise provides amazing benefits for your body and overall well-being. When you use your muscles, accelerate your heart rate, and breathe deeply, oxygen flows through... read more
Person lying sick on a couch, wrapped in blankets
06/12/2018
But... In the not too distant past, having a serious respiratory or cardiac condition would result in medical recommendations of mostly rest and a modest ‘be careful’ lifestyle. Of course, caution... read more
Overhead view of man diving into swimming pool.
05/18/2018
If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your... read more
Man taking a break from working out in gym, sitting on floor drinking water.
04/04/2018
Whether the January Effect at the gym — “Gympocalypse” as someone has described it — or the spring frenzy to get summer-body-ready, any time is the perfect time to remind beginners and... read more
Man stretches on bridge before running
03/22/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
How to boost your fitness routine? How to increase your endurance and stamina? Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to... read more
Chrome model of human brain on vivid red background
02/23/2018
Tired of feeling burned out and unmotivated? You may have a dopamine deficiency. Here’s what you need to do to change it. You wake up feeling like you want to sleep for another decade. You go to... read more

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Gym weight plates from a barbell in green, yellow, and blue.
08/31/2018
When it comes to choosing the best work-out location, there’s no clear-cut answer. Your age, personality, budget, and location all play a part in determining where you should exercise. Here are four... read more
WOman in exercise studio doing Pilates stretch
08/23/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
There are an estimated 8.5 million people practicing Pilates in the United States. Pilates is often looked down on as an exercise as it focuses on breathing and the way an exercise is done... read more
Close up of face of wrist watch.
08/10/2018
Many of us live busy lives and, as a result, daily exercise goes by the wayside. There are, however, several easy ways to add to your exercise routine - simple ideas such as taking the stairs instead... read more
Man running in front of yellow sunset hillside
07/20/2018
There is no doubt that regular exercise provides amazing benefits for your body and overall well-being. When you use your muscles, accelerate your heart rate, and breathe deeply, oxygen flows through... read more
Person lying sick on a couch, wrapped in blankets
06/12/2018
But... In the not too distant past, having a serious respiratory or cardiac condition would result in medical recommendations of mostly rest and a modest ‘be careful’ lifestyle. Of course, caution... read more
Overhead view of man diving into swimming pool.
05/18/2018
If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your... read more
Man taking a break from working out in gym, sitting on floor drinking water.
04/04/2018
Whether the January Effect at the gym — “Gympocalypse” as someone has described it — or the spring frenzy to get summer-body-ready, any time is the perfect time to remind beginners and... read more
Man stretches on bridge before running
03/22/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
How to boost your fitness routine? How to increase your endurance and stamina? Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to... read more
Chrome model of human brain on vivid red background
02/23/2018
Tired of feeling burned out and unmotivated? You may have a dopamine deficiency. Here’s what you need to do to change it. You wake up feeling like you want to sleep for another decade. You go to... read more

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