What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?
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What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?

Fat is good for us.  It provides fuel for our activities, including thinking.  Some fats contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that help our bodies fight disease and inflammation.  Fat is there to help protect our organs, keep our bodies heated to a fantastic 98.6 degrees, carries around vitamins like A, D, E, and K.,…

Surprising Moves for Kicking Butt

Surprising Moves for Kicking Butt

If you take a look at fitness magazines here and there, you will almost always see featured articles about getting flat abs and a great butt.  Clearly, these are focused on aesthetics, playing into dreams of a great body, starting with a couple of “key” areas.  This type of thinking does a disservice to people…

Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?
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Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?

Disclaimer:  I am not talking about running marathons, lifting weights to exhaustion, or even making sure you glisten with sweat as seen on TV.  I am not even talking about making sure you eat a supersize ANYTHING after a workout. No no!  This time it’s about range of motion – big MOVEMENTS when you exercise,…

Can You Tell If Your Back Curves Are Normal?
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Can You Tell If Your Back Curves Are Normal?

I think that most of us go through our days without paying much attention to how much curve we have in our low backs. For sure, this is not something that is a real attention-grabber.   Even if we suffer from some stiffness or dull pain in that area, we don’t tend to focus on what…

Strength Training:  When It’s One Thing AND Another

Strength Training: When It’s One Thing AND Another

What are you trying to do when you strength train?  Get stronger, of course!  Many of us imagine our muscles growing, our bodies becoming more defined, and becoming able to leap over tall buildings.  All these things can happen (except for the tall buildings part).  But how does it work?  Can understanding how you get…

Eating Your Fitness Vegetables

Eating Your Fitness Vegetables

I am sure most of us have been told to eat our vegetables first.  Then you can have dessert.  Dessert becomes the reward for slogging through what may not be as tasty to us, even though we know we should eat those nutrient-dense items.  In the long run, this is a good strategy.  It also…