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Why is Exercise Important?

Why is Exercise Important?

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If you don't exercise, your muscles will become flabby and weak. Your heart and lungs won't function efficiently. And your joints will be stiff and easily injured. Inactivity is as much of a health risk as smoking!
Helps Prevent Diseases
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New ab machine

Tried a new piece of equipment at the gym. The ab twister. Was shown how to use it by another member, I think it is now my favorite.

Plan on using it more often. Might change the time I go to the gym too. Less people there later in the evening. So what if I miss Jeopardy. The machines are mo...

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Starting to Running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Ever Wondered Why Is There An Extra Shoelace Hole On Your Running Shoes? Here’s Why.

Ever Wondered Why Is There An Extra Shoelace Hole On Your Running Shoes? Here’s Why.



Have you ever wondered why there is an extra shoelace hole at the top of your shoe? Almost all running shoes have an extra hole, usually found behind and underneath the last hole that almost no one us...

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Benefits of Kickboxing

Kickboxing Fitness & Weight Loss Program


When performed as a fitness and weight loss program, kickboxing provides a full-body workout that targets both improvements in cardiovascular endurance and muscular toning.

In addition, regularly performing a kickboxing exercise routine work...

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Benefits of Swimming

Are you curious about the benefits of water exercise? Ever ask yourself, "Why swim?" Well, look no further! Below are some answers to that question!

Why is exercise IN the water better than OUT of the water?

Buoyancy: This water property allows people to do exercises that are difficul...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Get to exercise

First, it took me a while to even find an exercise program that didn't feel like bad medicine tastes. When I finally discovered vinyasa style yoga, I thought I had found the secret. It is important to find and DO an exercise you love. I also have to admit, even though I don't want to that morning...

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Don't get discouraged even when you hit a plateau..

You get to going and then you hit a point where you think your doing it right and then.. You know You’re no slacker when it comes to your health... You exercise, watch what you eat, use portion control and resist Ben & Jerry’s without a problem. and there you go and hit a plateau... Maybe it is your...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can – It All Adds Up!

Whenever I can, I try to do little bits of physical activity as often as I can throughout the day, even when I’m at work.

If the weather is nice, I take the opportunity to go walking. If I am on a coffee break (15 minutes), I take a brisk walk around the perimeter of my office building. If...

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