A Hero Exercise To Fix Droopy Posture
Exercise Basics

A Hero Exercise To Fix Droopy Posture

These days many of us are fighting droopy posture. It’s just they way things are going. Bending forward, looking down at our phones, paperwork, or computers, all put us in chronic droop. Hence the classic image above that illustrates what the tech age has done to us. A key point here is that some of…

How To Keep Your Ab Crunches Safe
Exercise Basics | Movement

How To Keep Your Ab Crunches Safe

Abs and core. Abs and core. Abs and core. Sometimes it seems like that’s all we hear about in fitness. Some of us would love to get rid of the fluff around our middle by doing a bunch of ab crunches. Others are aware that a good, solid group of core muscles is essential for…

Let Your Heels Protect Your Knees and Low Back
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Let Your Heels Protect Your Knees and Low Back

I would like to take a few minutes to sing the praises of your lowly heel, and what it can do for you. It turns out that your heel is connected. It’s connected in strategic ways to the back of your legs, and even your butt. Why is this important? Let’s go up the chain…

You and Your Default Mode
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You and Your Default Mode

You are probably aware that when you sit or stand, you tend to hang out in postures that feel comfortable to you. Standing with one hip higher than the other, abs not engaged, shoulders not quite pulled back. Your sitting default mode is probably easier to figure out. If at work or on the computer,…

Want More Benefits from Your Strength Training?  Take a (Soft) HIIT
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Want More Benefits from Your Strength Training? Take a (Soft) HIIT

Many of you have probably heard the buzz about High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT. First of all, what is HIIT? It is a type of training or getting your exercise that has you going all out for several seconds, followed by a much lower effort, again for several seconds. Then you repeat that cycle…

Antidote to Holiday Overload:  6 Survivor Exercises
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Antidote to Holiday Overload: 6 Survivor Exercises

Greetings all, and welcome to December! Now is the time that some of you may be getting advice in your email box or elsewhere about how to make it through the holidays unscathed, or at least with minimal damage. I will not add to the advice about what foods to choose at a party, how…