How much time do you spend in the house? Many older people go from home to stores, or community center without getting out to enjoy nature. I don’t necessarily mean walking either, though that is a good exercise. How much time do you spend enjoying nature? Continue reading Connect With Nature
So the lesson here, as always, is that exercise is a major contributing factor in the development of osteoporosis. This means that to protect your health you should institute a weight-bearing exercise program and stick with it. Continue reading Osteoporosis: Prevention Is the Key! Part 3
Congratulations on having a pretty decent week of exercise. Consistency is probably the most important factor relative to obtaining results over the long haul. You could have the best program in the world, but if you don’t follow it on a regular basis, you will lose any gains you’ve made. This week proves you have what it takes to be consistent! I’ll help you stay motivated, Ken! Continue reading Ken’s Journal: Week 2. Part 2
I work out regularly and I rotate using small 3-pound dumbbells one day and 30 to 40 pounds on my weight machine the next. I also do pushups and backward pushups daily, at least 20 each.
My problem areas are my upper arms. They’re huge! I’d like to decrease their size; is it possible?
Are your upper arms huge because of muscle or because of excess body fat? I assume that you store a lot of excess fat there. The best method to decrease the fat in that area is to increase your caloric expenditure by performing quality cardiovascular exercises three to five times per week. Try jogging, brisk walking or cycling. Also, a well-balanced weight-training routine will increase your body’s ability to burn calories while at the same time tone and firm your muscles.
You simply need to lose fat all over and it will come off in the targeted areas as well. You can spot tone, however, so do not get discouraged — just start to do what I suggested.
Dear Sharon and Armand,
Well, good news and bad news. It was a good exercise week, but I fell off the diet however. First the exercise:
I exercised three times a week for at least 20 minutes and my body is in better shape than ever. I now want to stay this healthy.
I can now run three miles, without stopping and finish in the top two-thirds of any race at the end of my freshman year. Continue reading Exercise
Right about now, people are thinking about bathing suits and how it is time to shed that winter weight gain and get in shape for the warm season ahead.
Ideally, of course, you have been keeping in shape all year long. You do not use bad weather as an excuse to eat more and exercise less. Continue reading Are You Overdosing on Exercise
Footage of a Naturopath
That Saturday afternoon, I phoned Minarik and made a next-day appointment for a 45-minute “treatment” at the “SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY FEE” of $15. Minarik’s office, apparently an apartment, was on the first floor of a seven-story apartment building in Rego Park, Queens (a borough of New York City). Continue reading Reflexology — Science or Scam. Part 3
For many involved in an exercise regimen for the purpose of weight management the issue of resistance or weight training is often misunderstood. Whether the resistance applied during the exercise consists of Nautilus machines, dumbbells, ankle weights or body weight (as in the case of calisthenics), the principals remain the same. Continue reading Resistance Training and Weight Managment
Weight Training Exercises
Chest (Pectoral muscles, deltoids, biceps)
Start by lying on a flat bench, you may use two dumbbells or barbell or even a machine. Be sure to use a weight you can handle. Continue reading Building Muscle. Part 2