Category Archives: Exercise

Exercise Your Body

Regardless of whether you’re running or walking, regular exercise is the path to a healthy, well-being. Exercise burns fat, builds muscle, lowers cholesterol, reduces stress, anxiety and helps boost energy. Your task with any fitness program is to burn calories.

There are 3 essential elements for successful long-term weight loss and maintenance.  The first element is to include cardiovascular activity; the second element is weight or strength training for improving muscle tone; and the third element is integrating a basic stretching routine to develop flexibility. Continue reading

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Yoga at Home

Practicing YogaOf all the latest trends in diet and exercise, Yoga seems to be among the best practices to burn fat, as well as promote overall mental and physical health.  Having been an athlete, I completely understand the importance of strength and flexibility.  The practice of Yoga; however, is a new experience to me.  I have a number of friends (male & female) who swear by Yoga suggesting it not only helps you be flexible, it strengthens your muscles and also helps you lose weight.

I am researching my plan to incorporate Yoga or Pilates into my fitness routine.  So far, so good.  Most local gyms offer Yoga classes open to people of all ages and fitness levels.  Maybe you’re interested in Yoga, but can’t find time to make a class.  Or, would prefer doing Yoga at home rather than at a health club/gym.  In any case, here is a good site with free yoga videos.

Yoga is beautiful.  But, make no mistake, Yoga isn’t an “easy,” “girly” “sport.”  It isn’t just stretching.  It’s tough.  It’s breathing through that moment of tightness. It’s taking the initial step and getting to the mat.  Some of you will care so much that you’ll try some Yoga and Pilates techniques.  You’ll care so much that you’ll even try to encourage some of your own friends, family and associates to “get into” Yoga as well.

So, how much do you really care?

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Regular Exercise

Strectching During ExerciseLet’s face it, you haven’t been exercising enough and you’ve gained too much weight.  So unless you’re happy with the extra weight, it’s time for a change.  Diet and exercise are just going to have to be a part of your life, so try to make the best of it!

If you exercise regularly, you will lose more weight.  You’ll be more confident and have better self-esteem.  Yes, eating right will help you lose weight.  So will exercise.  Doing both together produces the best results allowing you to lose mostly fat and build muscle.  Exercise will also increase the metabolic rate of your body even hours after exercise.

Maybe you’ve been on a workout hiatus.  Or, maybe you’re getting started with exercise for the first time.  Either way, set time aside every day for exercise or some kind of activity.  In fact, here are over 2 dozen 20 minute workouts you can do in your home, office, lunch time, or local gym.  Stop being so lazy.  Set a goal of a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise, daily.  It’s really not a lot of time.  Just go for it.  Only you can improve your situation.

Some of you will care enough to adopt and rigorously perform some specifically recommended exercises daily.  You’ll care so much, that the flexibility and skill with which you come to execute these exercises will, at first, amaze you, and then fill you with pride.

So, how much do you really care?

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Anti-Cellulite Exercise Routine

Do you hate the thought of having to have plastic surgery for something so commonly found in women as cellulite?  Do you wonder why it is that no one seems to know what causes cellulite, but everyone seems to have a cure-all solution for it?

Are you sick and tired of all of the hype and just want a solid regimen to follow to help you in your struggle with eliminating cellulite in your body at its source?  Well, there is evidence that suggests that with attention to diet, exercise and a dose of diligence, you can rid yourself of the unattractive dimples, shadows and saggy ripples known as cellulite.

Anti-Cellulite Workout

Working out offers a two-part solution; more muscles and less fat because cellulite is a two-part problem — too little muscle and too much fat. Cellulite is a terrible condition that affects so many, especially women.

Foot ActionIf you are looking to fight cellulite like so many other people in the world today, you will be happy to know that you don’t have to look any further than within yourself for the real answer.  Thanks to the great “Get Your BOOTY In Shape” diet plan and workout routines provided by my friend Kyra, The Get In Shape Girl; you can slim down and firm up with these proven exercises designed to help burn calories, banish cellulite, and lose weight. Continue reading

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Imperfection is Beauty

In Exercise and Cellulite we defined cellulite as nothing more than a collection of fat, water and wastes that concentrate in certain parts of a person’s body.

Medical doctors, scientists, and other professionals state that, “… fat underneath the skin is deposited in fat cells… These fat cells are interspersed with non-fat, connective tissue cells.  All the cells in the fatty tissue are surrounded by a matrix composed principally of collagen protein.”  On and On and On…

Big deal.  That textbookish-sounding definition has no impact at all for people who aren’t afflicted with the condition.  If you’re one of the 10% of men or one of the 80-90% of women in the western world who discovers that you’ve got cellulite, the term and definition take on a very real meaning.  Continue reading

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Exercise and Cellulite

Cellulite220x220Cellulite is a collection of fat, water and waste that concentrates in certain parts of a person’s body causing lumps, bulges or ripples.  In women, cellulite commonly appears around the hips, thighs and backside.  In men, cellulite appears most often around the waist and abdomen.

There are a lot of reasons why cellulite is said to appear on your body.  Hormonal reasons, poor diet and lifestyle choices, age and genetic predisposition just to name a few.  Reducing body fat through a healthy diet and consistent exercise are surefire ways to help get your cellulite condition under control.

Cellulite is a very special kind of affliction that isolates itself in certain spots, more so, in a woman’s body.  It is something you can see and touch.  And, its presence has many women feeling unattractive and depressed about the way they look. Continue reading

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