Enjoy these 407 Exercise tips created by Nicholas Frank, our exclusive Exercise Guru and industry expert contributor. If it's Exercise information you're looking for, you'll find it here with 16 different categories ranging from Aerobic exercise to Workout.
By Jamison H
Hiring a personal trainer is sometimes unpredictable. Just as you would do research and ask questions about your doctor, the same precautions should be done before hiring a personal trainer. When you ask for a personal trainer at your local gym or health club, be sure to investigate which will be most compatible with your goals and personality. Instead of training with whichever trainer the front desk assigns you, ask about each trainer's specialties and read his or her bio before you commit to any one trainer. Perhaps the most paramount step to take before hiring a trainer is to make sure they are qualified. Some gyms give their trainers an in-house certification but do not require a nationally recognized accreditation. Regardless of the trainer you choose, ensure they are certified by a national organization and are CPR/AED certified.
By Betsy S
The benefits of exercise will show up in the future, while the inconvenience and hard work are felt in the present moment. Because of this delay in reaping the rewards of exercise, it can be tough to stay motivated.
A good way to think about it is to picture the labor of exercise as being rent that you pay for the privilege of occupying your body. You pay rent (or mortgage, or property tax) for the right to keep living in your home, and this seems normal. Using the same logic, you can't expect to keep living in your body for free.
What your body demands in payment, though, isn't measured in dollars. Instead, your body insists on the direct labor of fitness and exercise. If you ignore this rent demand from your body for too long, you will be given an eviction notice much earlier than your lease would have naturally expired!
Exercise is vital (if you hadn't already guessed that). Even on hot days during summer, you need to still challenge yourself and make time for it. If you don't, you won't see the results you're hoping for - so, just be smart about it.
It's 95 degrees here in CA, and there's no way i'm going to workout right now. I'll wait until 5 or 6pm tonight, then go on a bike ride and do some strength training exercises. Of course, wait until it's cooler.
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Causes of low back pain: Low back pain is usually triggered by a combination of overuse, injury or strain to the muscle ligaments and or discs that support a person’s spine. Other causes of lower back pain could be caused by pressure to nerve roots, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, fractures, scoliosis, osteoporosis or compression fractures. Less common causes of lower back pain could be ankylosing spondylitis, bacterial infection, spinal tumors, paget’s disease and Scheuermann’s disease. Pelvic inflammatory disease, aortic aneurysm, peptic ulcers, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, urinary tract infection, kidney stones and prostate disease can also cause lower back pain. Please seek medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms: back pain with chest pain, pain or a feeling of squeezing or heavy weight on the chest, you have had a recent severe injury to your back and now you have loss of bowel or bladder control, weekness in the legs, tingling or numbness in the leg, buttocks, or genital area and if you have moderate to severe pain in you back immediately following an injury seek medical attention right away.
Having the right exercise program can be a healthy way to keep in shape, as well as reduce hypertension. A regular exercise routine can get blood flowing. It will take anywhere from a month to a few months to see the actual results on the monitor.
Healthy heart exercises can get the heart pumping, as well as reducing the chances of suffering from hypertension. A good exercise program can also keep weight manageable.
Aerobic exercise fits into the heart healthy exercise category. It is an energetic exercise that can raise the heart rate. Aerobics can include many types of exercise. These include walking, running and riding a bicycle, just to name a few.
Keep in mind that an exercise routine will only help if you are consistent and do not give up. If you find it hard to stick to a routine, try parking in the furthest space and walk into work or the mall. You can also take the stairs instead of the elevators. Remember that as long as you are getting some type of exercise, you can improve your heart’s condition.