Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Medicine balls are a great way to exercise any area of your body, whether upper, lower, or core. There are different sized exercise balls from 2-12, that you can use for numerous different exercises.
Medicine ball training is suitable for... Read more
Whether you have a disability or a chronic condition that limits your mobility, exercise doesn't have to be out of reach or even painful. In fact, depending on your condition, your health care provider has probably recommended that you increase y... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it's become increasingly popular recently and has undergone quite the makeover. There are intense, sweaty styles of yoga that make the muscles of even the fittest people tremble; there are gen... Read more
I have always been shaped like an eggplant - smaller upper half, bigger bottom half. The only good thing about it was that I always had a smaller, flatter upper abdomen. After years of being heavy and having 2 kids, now I have the severe mother's apr... Read more
Me me me!! (arm straight up, hand waving).
It's June 1st. I started toDAY. Want to do something different for more motivation. I'm 44, one done and I'm gearing up to lose about 60 pounds. First goal- just ten lbs. I'm in.... Read more
Keeping hand weights at my desk helps me to squeeze in time for toning arms and upper body. I take two 15 minutes at work and I get up from my desk and use the weights to work my tris, bis, shoulders and upper back. I got funny looks at first and t... Read more
Stand with your legs 16 inches apart and arms straight up above your head. Start making circles with your hand and upper body. You can stand under ceiling lights and try to make circles with your hand fallowing by upper body. Start with 10 in each di... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)Being disabled or having chronic pain or illness makes exercise difficult if not impossible. Some days I wake up and just want to stay under the covers in bed, where the pain is at its best level of control. That's no k... Read more
I love Pilates. Having practiced the method for more than five years, I can't imagine my workout routine without it. My once-persistent back pain is virtually nonexistent these days, an improvement that I attribute to the core strength I've g... Read more
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