The relationship between exercise and gastro esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is a tricky one. For some people, moderate exercise can help reduce GERD symptoms and benefit the body in countless other ways too. In a 2004 study in the gastroenterology... Read more
"Time is money," Benjamin Franklin advised a young tradesman in a 1748 essay. Although we don’t know to what extent he applied Franklin’s wisdom, most of us do understand the implications of this adage in our own lives. When it... Read more
Measuring your fitness level regularly is one way to find out if you're making progress. Most fitness centers have trained staff who can evaluate your body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance, b... Read more
I have a friend who can either build or fix just about anything—the guy is handy! I’m constantly amazed to see how he can take care of most any restoration or carpentry problem. Something that seems impossible is like putty in his hands,... Read more
The seated chest press machine, is comfortable for your body while allowing you to lift heavier weight with more control. In this exercise, the movement comes from the shoulders and elbows.
Start by adjusting the seat height. When se... Read more
I have a job that keeps me walking for 6 hours a day. I am walking, bending, lifting up to 50 lbs. It is great exercise and I should be losing weight doing it. My question is, there are other options in this job where I can take more responsibilit... Read more
I have a question. For some reason, I've found that I like to do my exercise to where I do a whole lot on one day and wind up sore (the good-feeling kind, if you know what that means) and then stop for several days, sometimes over a week. Then I ge... Read more
I've seen exercises (bicep curls either dumbbells or barbells, shoulder presses, cable seated rows and lat pulldowns) that you can use either an overhand grip or underhand (reverse) grip.
Can somebody explain what the overhand grip does differe... Read more
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I went to the store and bought regular cherrios and multigrain cherrios. I've never had multigrain cherrios before but I assumed they would be very healthy. When I got home I checked the nutritional facts for each one and the multigr... Read more
When exercising on a program, it's best to mix it up each time. Doing the same exercises all the time can get your metabolism used to it, and it won't burn as much fat nor build lean muscle. Keep your body guessing!... Read more
Your One Rep Max is the highest possible weight you can lift for exactly one repetition. You can use the One Rep Max as a benchmark to measure strength gains over time. However, keep in mind that this metric is typically used on very specific, more a... Read more
Last week's fitness blog featured strength training exercises a beginner could do at home. This week's blog features those exercises that allow you to do a full-body workout routine in the gym.
If you feel you do not have time to incorporate al... Read more
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