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Nutrition Supplements Purity Concerns

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 07, 2010

You should not believe what you read when it comes to the labels of nutrition supplements. Instead, believe what you eat when you see the results. With the increasing popularity of nutrtional supplements for health, fitness and athletic performance, new sports nutrition supplement manufacturers and suppliers are always entering the market. Sports nutrition and diet supplements are not fully regulated and often do not contain the breakdown listed on the labels. Purity levels can also be a concern. Buy from established sports nutrition companies, and don’t just go for the cheapest ... it is usually not the best.

Cooling Down after Exercising

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Cooling Down

Make sure you allow time for cooling down after aerobic exercise. You can walk slowly, cycle, or perform another easy activity after a vigorous workout.  Do this until your breathing returns to normal. Never just stand still when your breathing is still heavy and your heart rate is elevated. Also, make sure you cool down thoroughly before you get in a hot tub or sauna.

Exercise can help Diabetes

Joseph Coupal - Monday, May 03, 2010

Exercise can help Diabetes

Fitness or exercising can help moderate your blood sugar! If you have a family history of diabetes, or even some other risk factors, it’s time to get on a fitness program. A recent study showed women who exercised moderately or vigorously in a fitness program more than four times per week had half the risk of developing diabetes as those you don't exercise.  In fact, even lesser levels of exercise provided some significant benefit versus those who did not exercise. Other research shows exercise can help men avoid diabetes as well.  If your doctor recommends a fitness program contact one of our fitness professionals today to help you get started.

Performing Chest Fly Exercise

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Chest Fly exercise can help you build both size and strength in your chest, or help tone it depending on weight used, repetitions and number of sets. It is quite a challenging exercise when done properly. The key to this exercise is using proper form by keeping your arms essentially straight through out the entire range of motion.  However, most people will bend at the elbow too much and not feel the stress in their chest or work the muscles as effectively as possible. This is a good exercise for both experienced weight trainers and beginners in the gym.

How to reduce aerobic exercise injuries

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, April 25, 2010

Many people have been injured while doing their favorite aerobic activity. The most important thing is that you give your body proper time to heal from the specific injury whether it is  a sprained ankle, damage to the knee joint, broken toes, or even shin splints. If it is a serious injury from a pain and/or mobility standpoint always consult with a doctor.  They will guide you regarding when to begin rehabbing and/or exercising again. Remaining positive though is the goal as most people who take a break from aerobic exercise or weight training exercise, realize even more results after starting up again.

For most people aerobic exercise injuries are the result of bad posture, and for aerobic exercise this is generally related to your lower body form. Standing flat footed, knees bending in during squatting or lunging movements, and rounding of the lower back rounding are the leading causes of how we might get injured while doing aerobic activities. Following are some tips to strengthen our lower bodies.

Try walking backwards on a treadmill. This is going to give you a great workout for your glutes and hamstrings while also strengthening the muscles in your feet. Make sure that as you walk backwards you're extending back far, standing tall, while making sure you are stepping back an equal distance with each leg. Also try walking sideways on the treadmill (changing directions halfway through your workout) to exercise your adductors (inner thighs) and abductors (outer thighs), while also strengthening the muscles in your feet. Another good idea is using the elliptical backwards (same principle) or just doing any of the treadmill exercises listed above on the ground. Challenge your muscles with different movements like these to strength and stabilize the lower body areas most prone to injuries.


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