Are  Sit-ups Pointless?

Are Sit-ups Pointless?

For most of us, the first thing that comes to mind when we want to work on our core is doing sit-ups, or crunches. This exercise targets the abdominal muscles that can produce the oft-times desired “6 pack” of rippled muscle in our midsection. But there is much more to our core than just the…

Top Blogs of 2021
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Top Blogs of 2021

This past year has been a tough one, upending many of our lives and habits.  We have had to cope with lots of changes, lots of anxiety, and have had to come up with creative ways to keep our heads above water.  Along the way, perhaps we were buoyed up by thinking that “this too…

What If You Hate To Exercise (or know someone who does)?

What If You Hate To Exercise (or know someone who does)?

Before we get going, this blog also applies to those of you who exercise regularly, but may have those days when you just don’t have the mojo for it or are having a serious bout of wanting to sit around.  You may want to let time drift by as you contemplate what’s for dinner.  That…

Fast or Slow Exercise?
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Fast or Slow Exercise?

For those of us who are just starting out or getting back into doing some exercise, the question of whether to go fast or slow may seem moot.  Just getting going can be a challenge.  Likewise, even for regular exercisers, “go big or go home” may seem out of the question some days.  But, since…

Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?
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Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?

Just looking at the question here, your automatic response could be “of course!”  After all, exercise burns calories, and calorie burn helps a person lose weight.  But there are many other things going on with walking and weight loss.  For example: Perhaps some of you have decided to get going on regular walks but have…

Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be
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Swimming: Still What It’s Cracked Up To Be

During the past year of the pandemic, many of us have been eschewing our usual haunts where we were able to take part in some exercise.  Now that things are slowly opening up again, let’s take a moment to re-appreciate what swimming can do for us.  Swimming and COVID FIRST, some of you may be…