Diet & Fitness

Shortcuts to Fitness: Do They Work?

Shortcuts to Fitness: Do They Work?

Spending 60 minutes every day devoted to exercise strains more than just the muscles. Most people already feel that 24 hours is never enough to get everything done. Finding that kind of time is the leading excuse for not exercising. In response to time pressures, shorter routines have been touted to give you all the …

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Stretching To Stay Flexible

Stretching To Stay Flexible

Whether you exercise daily or only once in a while, make stretching part of your regular routine. Stretching increases the range of motion of your muscles and joints, including the joints in the neck and back. Increased range of motion translates to better flexibility. Do I Have To Stretch? As much as I believe that …

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Detecting Heart Problems in Athletes

Detecting Heart Problems in Athletes

The dramatic heart-related deaths of young athletes naturally grab headlines. But the reality is that sudden death in athletes is actually quite rare. Still, it presents difficult challenges for doctors, trainers, coaches and especially parents of young athletes. The principal challenges are how best to screen athletes for heart disease before a heart attack or …

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Tighten Those Abs

Tighten Those Abs

Did you ever wonder how Arnold Schwarzenegger got those abs in his movie Pumping Iron? He has the same muscles as you and I do, but most of us would never believe it. Abs is the nickname that refers to the muscles of the abdominal wall. Anatomically, your trunk (the midsection below your ribs) is …

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Plyometric Exercise

Plyometric Exercise

Ever wonder what gives basketball players their explosive jumping power, or how soccer players get those sudden bursts of speed and agility? For years athletic trainers and conditioning coaches have used plyometrics to enhance the performance of competitive athletes. Today the same types of plyometric exercises are being used in group fitness classes, for injury …

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