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1). Making Time for Exercise  By : Anna Fleet
As a certified personal trainer and editor of a popular fitness site, FitnessGear101.com, Iíve heard every excuse in the book when it comes to why people donít exercise. However, the one that takes the, pardon-my-pun, ďfitness cakeĒ is lack of time. A day doesnít go by without one of my clients professing that they simply donít have t...

2). Building a Better Body  By : Stephen Adele
Interestingly, when I made the comment that it's easy for me [to get in shape], Shaun jumped into the conversation and emphatically stated... "It's not easy. No way. It's simple!" And you know what? He was right. It's not easy to get into shape. To eat better. To train harder. To set a plan in place. Rather...

3). Making Exercise More Enjoyable and Fun  By : Jim Oneill
Aaahhh, the thought of getting up in the morning and going to the gym to lift weights or run on the treadmill. How about the thought of going to the gym after a hard days work when youíd probably rather just go home and relax? Even the thought of exercising at home on your own equipment can be less than desirable. Sometimes trying to get and stay m...

4). The Power Workout  By : Christopher Guerriero
Not enough hours in the day? Feeling the crunch when it comes to finding time for just your own needs? If exercise is important to you, you might do well to consider the following: Scenario: I really want to get in shape, but I work all day and attend multimedia classes until 8:30. How do I find the time to exercise, and what are a few...

5). Upper Back Exercises for a Strong Back  By : Saurabh Jain
The back supports the weight of the upper body and has to be strong to carry out its work unhindered. People focus on strengthening their lower back, but upper back muscles too need toning up. A well toned back looks good and helps in maintaining correct posture. Upper back exercises are a good way of strengthening the upper back. Some effective up...

6). Fitness and Exercise-Finding the Right Program for You  By : Garland Valley RN,BSN
Garland Valley RN,BSN Fitness and exercise are gaining popularity in our culture for many reasons. Reactions against the sedentary lifestyles Americans have lived for decades, a rash of type two diabetes with people engaging in fitness and exercise to improve their conditions, parents encouraging youngsters to get up and away from the ...

7). Chocolate Milk better than Gatorade for Post-Exercise Recovery??  By : Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK
The next time you finish a rigorous workout, you may want to consider a surprising new sports drink to help refuel tired muscles: chocolate milk. A recent study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (1), reports that athletes who drank chocolate milk after an intense bout of exercise were able to workout longer and with ...

8). Aerobic Exercise for Weight Loss Can Be Fun  By : Jim Oneill
The word aerobic literally means "with oxygen" or "in the presence of oxygen." Aerobic exercise is any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously for a long period of time and is rhythmic in nature. Aerobic exercises utilize oxygen as the major fuel for sustaining activity for relatively long periods. In gen...

9). Stretching for Health  By : famoustrainer
Lack of flexibility is now seen to be a major cause of general health problems and sports injury and is being linked to everything from stress. back pain, and even osteoarthritis. It also means that nagging injuries, especially around your joints take longer to heal. Latest studies show that up to 60 percent of the general population w...

10). What Everyone Needs to Know about Exercise and Blood Pressure  By : Stephen Holt
Although regular aerobic activity is important to the health and wellbeing of everyone, far too many people make the crucial mistake of assuming painful, strenuous workouts are the most productive way to exercise. The startling fact is that moderate exercise - with the prime example being walking - may be an even more effective way to ...

11). Exercise and Weight Loss Tip #1: Why Behind-the-Neck-Exercises Are Bad For You  By : Lawrence Cole
Please don't be like me! Several years ago I was warned to stay away from behind-the-neck exercises and movements, and do you think I listened? Of course not. And as a result, I acquired a rotator cuff injury that slowly gets worse and worse over time. It is often said that it is much smarter to learn from ...

12). For a Good Workout, Try the Medicine Ball  By : Jim Oneill
When most people think of a medicine ball, they usually get a mental picture of the old, tattered and torn brown leather weighted ball sitting in the corner of an old school iron pumping gym. They also see these balls as being a very outdated method of working out. When was the last time youíve seen anyone use one of those or even heard anyone talk...

13). How Does Alcohol Affect Exercise?  By : Jim Oneill
Itís finally Friday and you just got off work. Now youíre thinking about going out later and having a few drinks with your friends and relaxing. After all, you worked hard all week and you certainly deserve a little enjoyment and fun now that the weekendís here so thereís nothing wrong with going out and having a few drinks with your friends, right...

14). Technique in Weight Training  By : Isabel Curini
Technique in weight training is very important for achieving the expected progress, but also for protecting the body of the sportsman. The first important thing is to learn correctly the basic movements. In this type of training there is a kind of classic set of exercises, which the sportsman needs to master from the beginning. This se...

15). Take The Low Approach to Great Abs  By : Christopher Guerriero
Everybody wants a six pack, including you. It is probably the most sought after goal and hoped result of working out. Working toward great abdominal muscles, not only looks great, but cuts your risk of injury and improves your performance in everyday life. Not only are rock hard abs a symbol of fitness, but strong and flexible abdominal muscles hel...

16). Become Healthier, Become Fitter  By : Ric Wiley
If truth be told most of us want to be a lot fitter then we are. It is something we should all be aiming for, a better level of fitness. So where do we all start. Well a quick internet search reveals too many pages to provide a good and reliable source of information, and there is a great deal of in formation provided on the TV channels, books, new...

17). Donít Wait for Your Doctor to Tell You to Exercise  By : Linda Geyer
Donít Wait for Your Doctor to Tell You to Exercise

18). Can Diet and Exercise Help Prevent Cancer?  By : Jim Oneill
While everyone is well aware that proper diet and exercise are paramount to good health, still many people find it too much of an inconvenience to watch what they eat and to exercise. These people may feel that the benefits that they may get from all that effort is not worth the hassles of watching calories, cutting fat, running about, and moving w...

19). Fitness - Aerobic Training  By : Gaby Munteanu
Fitness in general includes both aerobic and anaerobic aspects. According to the priorities of the sportsman, one or the other of the two aspects will be emphasized, but the second one will not be neglected. The purpose of doing fitness exercises is, ideally, to create a complete athlete, able to face various physical and psychological demands.

20). Exercise ó Take The Burn Out Of It!  By : Kirsten Hawkins
Move it throughout the day! Get enough activity that makes you breathe a little harder. Five minutes here, ten there - add it up and go for thirty minutes a day. You don't have to suit up or climb on an exercise machine to get the benefits of activity. Balance your activity so that you're still able to talk while you're exercising, but...

21). My Top 3 Secret Exercises to Melt the Fat  By : Lynn VanDyke
Copyright 2006 strength-training-woman.com 5 is a magic number. I follow 5 tips to fat loss and I am doing 5 sets in my pyramid strength training routine this month. But I am only going to give you my top 3 secret exercises to melt the fat. These 3 fat loss gems are nothing spectacular. There is nothing new or earth-shattering about th...

22). Fitness For Older Women - 10 Years Younger With Strength Training  By : Rebecca Prescott
Strength training has a lot of advantages for women, and particularly for women aged 35 to 40 and older. By the age of 40, women generally begin to lose bone density and muscle mass. One study at Tufts University, designed by the author of 'Strong Women Stay Young', Miriam Nelson PH.D, found that instead of losing bone density and muscle mass, the ...

23). How To Exercise For Maximum Energy  By : Dr Edward Steiner
There are two main types of exercise. Aerobic and Anaeobic exercise. Let's start with the first one. Aerobic literally means with oxygen. Aerobic exercise has an important distinction; it burns fat as its main fuel. Can anyone find a use for this? Anaerobic means without oxygen. Anaerobic burns sugar as its main fuel. Despite popular myth, exercise...

24). Making Fitness Part of Your Life  By : Susan du Plessis
The pressures of daily life can be daunting, and with demanding careers and raising a family, working out is probably the last thing on your mind at the end of a busy day. However, physical fitness can benefit you in more ways than you think. Being physically fit is not only about conquering marathons in record time and not only about ...

25). Barbell Exercises That Suit Beginners  By : Rick Mitchell
The aim for beginners to weight training must be to lay the foundations for the intensive workouts that their bodies will eventually be subjected to. Obviously successful bodybuilding involves bringing together disparate elements such as nutrition and rest but choosing the right exercises is crucial. In this article we'll outline the barbell exerci...

26). Guide to a Fit Body  By : Mansi gupta
Itís a healthy body that can home a healthy mind. Fitness has been one of the prime considerations for the humans for ages. Several fitness programs have been developed for different kinds of works and sports. There are several procedures that can be devised and executed to tone the body muscles. They include running, weightlifting, exercise etc. T...

27). Workouts That Travel  By : Lynn Bode
A vacation can do wonders for reducing stress levels, but it can derail a healthy fitness regimen. Even some of the most die-hard exercisers find it difficult to stick with a workout program when away from home. Sure, many have good intentions. They may even pack their workout attire. Unfortunately, their gear never makes it out of the suitcase unt...

28). Turn Down the Suck in Fitness  By : Anna Fleet
Exercise is good for you Ė thereís simply no doubt about it! However, I still meet clients on a daily basis whoíve vowed to dedicate themselves to an exercise program, only to quit after a month. Letís face it, North Americans start and stop their fitness programs more frequently than they change their underwear. I understand that buy...

29). Replacing Fat With Lean Muscle By Exercising - How To Increase Your Muscle Mass  By : Julia Mahler
Replacing fat with lean muscle by exercising is not easy - but it's also not as hard as you might think. The most important thing to remember when it comes to replacing fat with muscle is that you just need to find a plan or routine that works, and then stick with it. In most cases, this will not have to be a particularly strenuous routine, just so...

30). Back Exercise Stretches For Back Pain  By : Saurabh Jain
Back exercise stretches the lower back muscles to help bring relief to back pain caused by over-stressed back muscles. Spine rehabilitation too is done through back exercise. People suffering from back pain are put through an exercise regimen, as exercise stretches the back and promotes better blood circulation in the area. You will h...

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