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How to Exercise for Fitness?

How to Exercise for Fitness?

Your body is probably your most important asset. Without a perfectly functioning body, you will have problems enjoying your life. One of the ways that you can keep your body healthy and in shape is by making sure that you exercise for fitness. Of course, you will need to exercise properly and diligently in order […]

How to Correct Bad Posture with Exercise

How to Correct Bad Posture with Exercise

Bad posture can cause pain and discomfort in the body. Poor posture can manifest itself in different ways. If you have rounded shoulders or your neck is pushed forward in the incorrect position, this is the result of wrong length tension relationships. It is also a muscular imbalance. To fic these ailments you will need […]

How to Prevent Osteoporosis with Exercise

How to Prevent Osteoporosis with Exercise

Osteoporosis is a silent chronic dis­ease that produces a loss of bone mass resulting in structural deteriora­tion of the skeleton and increased susceptibility to bone breakage. Build­ing and maintaining bone density is a lifetime pursuit. The bones reach peak density between the ages of 20 and 30, but 90 percent of adult bone mineral content […]

How to Prevent Cancer with Exercise

How to Prevent Cancer with Exercise

Cancer, the second leading cause of death in the U. S., is responsible for one in every four deaths. Projected estimates for 2001 indicated that 553,400 people would die from cancer and 1,268,000 new cases would be diagnosed. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women. The second leading […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

Research has suggested that exercise and physical activities consist of be­haviors that are more complex than other health-related behaviors. Al­though exercise has some commonalities with other health behaviors, it is inherently unique. Researchers continue to attempt to develop a model of behavior applicable to exer­cise that will enable them to identify potential dropouts as well […]

How to Gain Motivation to Exercise

How to Gain Motivation to Exercise

Various strategies are available that may motivate us to exercise. Predicting the precise motive that will stimulate a specific individual to exercise, how­ever, remains elusive. The following are practical suggestions to help people begin and continue an exercise program. Not every suggestion will appeal to every person. Still, one or more of these ideas might […]

How to Exercise on a Regular Basis

How to Exercise on a Regular Basis

To be effective, walking, jogging, or any other form of exercise must be performed regularly. Regular partici­pation for 2 to 3 months will yield substantial physiological and psycho­logical benefits that ultimately might give you the motivation to continue. The major challenge for the beginning exerciser is to sustain physical activity during the early weeks of […]

How to Cope with Physical Inactivity through Exercise

How to Cope with Physical Inactivity through Exercise

Physical inactivity is debilitating to the human body. Humans illustrate the biological dictate, “Use it or lose it.” That which we use becomes stronger, while that which we do not use be­comes weaker. All body systems and all muscles, including the heart muscle, respond to this principle. The results of a number of impor­tant investigations […]