Exercise and Workouts

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How to Write Your Own Prescription for Back Pain

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According to the American Chiropractic Association, at any given time, 31 million Americans experience lower back pain. In general, back pain is one of the main reasons that Americans miss work. It is also the second most common reason for Americans to see their doctor.

The good news is that most back pain is not caused by a serious issue, like fracture, arthritis, or any type of chronic condition.…

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How to Spice Up Your Warm-up with Martial Arts

How to Spice Up Your Warm-up with Martial Arts

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I have been a martial artist for 29 years. That is a long time to commit to a specific fitness routine, and there is a reason why I have stuck with it. Martial arts encompass not just physical exertion, but also a focus of the mind and spirit. When you put all three of these elements together, as we will in this martial arts-inspired warm-up, you will strengthen your life in ways you could never imagine.…

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Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 9

Exercise with Andy: Living Room Workout 9

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Welcome to my living room workout series! Each week, I share a workout from my personal exercise routine — and then do it in real time so you can follow along. These workouts are optional and are simply one of the many ways you can accomplish your daily exercise.

Living Room Workout 9

If you’re looking for a bodyweight workout that requires no equipment and can be done anywhere your living room, your bedroom, or even a hotel room then you’re in the right spot.…

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How to Strengthen Hard-to-Reach Muscles in the Hips And Thighs

How to Strengthen Hard-to-Reach Muscles in the Hips and Thighs

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This simple and effective exercise hits those hard-to-reach muscles of the hips and thighs and can be done anywhere and anytime.

The muscles of the inner and outer thigh can become hard to reach because of how inactive they become after years of sitting and not moving enough. Keep in mind, even if you are an athlete, there are still tasks in your life that involve sitting, such as attending school and driving your car.…

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3 Workouts That Will Boost Your Brain Health (and the Science Why)

3 Workouts That Will Boost Your Brain Health (and the Science Why)

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In a world where an increasing majority of us are struggling with overweight and obesity, it’s no wonder that the fitness industry is booming. We hit the gym in droves, throw out our junk food, learn how to cook, and do everything we can to lose excess body fat, maximize our strength, and improve our physical function overall.

But if you ask your fellow gym buddies why they workout, chances are most of them won’t say that they’re trying to improve their brain health. …

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The Out-of-Time Workout That Will Also Fix Your Hips

The Out-of-Time Workout That Will Also Fix Your Hips

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If five minutes is all you can spare for exercising, then this is the workout for you. This workout will strength train your whole body and get your heart rate up, while also improving your posture.

Speaking of which: have you ever looked down at your feet and noticed that they turn out to the sides instead of pointing straight ahead?…

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How to Build Buff Arms and Shoulders with 1 Simple Exercise

How to Build Buff Arms and Shoulders with 1 Simple Exercise

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Who doesn’t like an exercise that has a lot of bang for the buck? In our busy lives, it’s nice to have things that can multitask like we do. This exercise will build upper-body strength and create definition in your arms, shoulders, and upper back. It’s also a fabulous stretch for your whole body.

And the biggest perk to this move — there’s no equipment required!…

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The 3 Best Core Exercises: The Most Efficient, Effective, and Easily Modified

The 3 Best Core Exercises: The Most Efficient, Effective, and Easily Modified

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Most often when you see “ab-slimming exercises” advertised, the claim is that the moves will slim the stomach by targeting the muscles there: your abs. But contrary to what many people believe, developing strong abs will not slim your stomach.

In other words, “ab-slimming exercises” are not possible.

What a strong core will do, though — no matter your current size or fitness level — is strengthen your back, improve your balance, better your posture, assist in avoiding injury, and help you be an overall fitter person.…

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3 Exercises That Will Improve the Life of the Deskbound

3 Exercises That Will Improve the Life of the Deskbound

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In your average work day, do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

  • Fidgeting in your office chair to find a comfortable position.
  • Propping something behind your low back to get relief.
  • Rubbing your neck and shoulders to ease tension, while slumping over your desk.
  • Feeling like you have a white-hot poker stabbing you in the shoulder blade.
  • Feeling like it’s hard to stand up straight for a few minutes after getting up from your desk.
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    5 Ways to Make Sure Your Gym Is Not Scamming You

    5 Ways to Make Sure Your Gym Is Not Scamming You

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    Perhaps the only places you go with regularity that are charged with the sole purpose of addressing your well being are your church and the gym. In theory, a church is a temple of wellness offering community-based unity in thought and faith. And theoretically, a gym is a wellness temple of a different sorts — tasked with promoting a culture of holistic health and fitness.…

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