With the goal of creating more flexibility and muscle tone in the hamstrings and back, this program begins with abdominal and back exercises and moves into leg stretches and exercises. It then continues with a short upper body session to balance out the work in the entire body while keeping focus on the specific goal. It concludes with some work using the ball for final stretching.
To begin, participants should wear comfortable clothing and practice barefoot. A mat is ideal; use a thicker yoga mat, a Pilates mat, or even two thin mats or towels. The optional prop is the ball. The ball movements can be completed with or without a ball, or left out of the routine. Continue reading »
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Stripping is not just for the adult entertainment industry anymore. Thousands of women across America are taking up pole dancing as a daily exercise routine.
Strip aerobics has hit the ground running and it is fast becoming the most popular workout in and out of Hollywood. With followers such as Carmen Electra and Sheila Kelley launching their own video versions, the fad has quickly become a widespread form of exercise among women of all ages.
The principles of strip aerobics are the same as those of a dancer’s workout, to stretch the muscles and get your heart beating. The added bonus, women learn to feel confident with their bodies. They become more comfortable with their sexuality whatever their size or fitness level. Continue reading »
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It’s that time of year again. Celebratory dinners, chilly weather and holiday parties bring people together. Families and friends will huddle indoors around the fireplace and share more than just memories of holidays past. Sneezes, coughs and airborne viruses will mingle with cheerful banter. It’s a recipe for immuno-disaster! What’s a healthy family supposed to do, postpone Thanksgiving? Cancel Christmas? If you’d rather enjoy a turkey dinner while others sip chicken soup, combine these five ingredients with your daily routine.
To build a strong immune system in children, begin a healthy diet of breast milk from birth. As children grow and begin to eat solid foods, the recipe for a healthy diet becomes similar to that of an adult. When planning family meals, keep in mind vegetables and fruits contain the vitamins and minerals that help strengthen the immune system, but grains are also important. A multi-vitamin can fill in the gaps where diet lacks, extra doses of vitamin C and zinc help, and drinking water hydrates and cleanses the body. Continue reading »
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Suffering from fatigue is common among senior men and women, but the good news is you don’t have to stay down and tired. There are several ways you can fight fatigue and revive your energy without the use of drugs or other harmful and artificial methods.
1. Proper Eating
Eating nutritious meals rich with foods that are high in protein, along with fruits for snacking,
is a great way to get your zeal back. These foods are the driving forces behind
your body’s vitality. Some foods that are high in protein include eggs, meat,
cheese and whole grain breads or cereals.
A great source of stimulation that’s all natural is cayenne pepper. You can supplement meals using Vitamin B for added benefit. Be sure to consult with your doctor before taking a new type of vitamin, especially if you are already taking other medications. Continue reading »
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Everyone knows how important it is to get in shape, but working out can be difficult in today’s fast food lifestyle. Simply finding the time to devote to ourselves can be difficult when there are so many things, and so many people, competing for our limited time and attention. That is why getting away at a fitness retreat can be such a treat for the mind, the body and the soul.
Fitness retreats run the gamut, from luxurious resort spas where every possible amenity is available and every need is indulged, to more Spartan resorts where the sole focus is on exercising and getting fit.
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