3 Steps To Starting a Successful Fall Exercise Program

Ah, the crisp cool breeze, the invigorating feel of the outdoors as the leaves start... Read More

Finding Time to Exercise

Exercising During Commercials I'm getting up an hour earlier these days. At first I said... Read More

Interval Training

Are you in an exercise rut? Do you want to kick your fitness level up... Read More

Top 10 Tips For Finding Time For Exercise

If you're like most people, finding time for exercise is difficult. Here are my... Read More

Top 10 Reasons To Exercise In The Morning

If I had to pick a single factor that I thought was most important... Read More

The Abs... More Important Than You Think

What comes to your mind when I say the word "abs"? Do you think of... Read More

Overcoming Resistance to Exercise

Are You Destined to Sit on the Couch?If someone mentions exercise do you think, "I... Read More

7 Ways To Guarantee You Stick To Your Workout Program

1. Begin Looking at Exercise Differently. Think of exercise as a way of life. Do... Read More

4 Exercises That Will Help You Change Your Body Faster Than Any Other Exercises You May Have Tried

1. Lunges with a barbell. Properly executed, this exercise is the king (or queen) of... Read More

The Power Workout:

Scenario: I really want to get in shape, but I work all day and attend... Read More

Fitness the Goddess Way: Movement vs. Exercise

I was excited to hear the esteemed speakers at the Fall 2004 Omega Institute Conference.... Read More

The New Lover Approach to Starting an Exercise Program

Approach a New Exercise Program Like a New LoverHow many times have you decided to... Read More

Mom, How F.I.T.T. Is Your Workout?

Moms don't have the time or desire to mess around with complicated workouts that don't... Read More

Arthritis Exercise ? One Way to Relieve Pain & Stiffness in Your Joints (part 1)

Exercise can be very beneficial for arthritis sufferers, often relieving stiffness in joints, strengthening muscles... Read More

Arthritis Exercise ? One Way to Relieve Pain & Stiffness in Your Joints (part 2)

Even when you cannot make it out to walk or to an aquatics or yoga... Read More

Arthritis Exercise ? One Way to Relieve Pain & Stiffness in Your Joints (part 3)

There are three main types of exercises to include in a basic exercise program:Range-of-motion exercises... Read More

How to Get The Most From Your Home Workouts

A recent study found that home workouts may do even more good than workouts at... Read More

How to Supercharge Your Energy Levels through Exercise

Your energy levels will depend on several factors, including genetics, nutrition, sleep habits, and emotional... Read More

Doing vs. Performing: The Difference Between Exercising and Getting Results

Back when I was young and living on my parents' farm, there always seemed to... Read More

People Walking: How Some People Enjoy Their Exercise Walking

People walking regularly for exercise often walk for more than just that. They are those... Read More

Exercise: Why YOU Should Do It

Hundreds of Thousands of Americans spend millions of dollars each year on diet pills, "magical"... Read More

How NOT to Return from an Exercise Break

Several sites, including this one, recommend that you take a break every 8 weeks after... Read More

Workouts That Travel

A vacation can do wonders for reducing stress levels, but it can derail a healthy... Read More

Life Walking: Dont Walk Just For Exercise - Change Your Life

"Life walking" is more than walking for exercise and fitness objectives. It's the larger ideal... Read More

After Exercise Headache - More Serious Than You Think?

It's surprisingly common - you're exercising, everything's fine, and then POW - a headache strikes!... Read More

4 Steps To More Effective Aerobic, Streching, and Weight Training Exercise

We all know that well-balanced diets include the different nutrients we need to maintain health... Read More

Exercise and the Time Clock

I have to admit that I sometimes find it amusing when someone knows I am... Read More

Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises are important before you begin your workout. Always remember to stretch before and... Read More

Anywhere and Anytime Exercises

These type of Exercises generally makes your body strong and firm. No matter, you are... Read More

Health Tips For Busy People: Healthy Diet & Exercise In the Office

Many women's lifestyle magazines frustrate us by providing exercise regimens for work and then adding:... Read More

Exercising In Heat

Summer is officially here. Finally you can pack away your jackets and get outside. Summer... Read More

A 30-minute, Or Less, Full Body Workout

Most people do not have the time to do biceps and back one day, then... Read More

STRETCHING; Why Should I?

This short article looks at some of the tips, tricks and helpful hints you can... Read More

Movement That Matters: Exercise With a Greater Purpose

You've seen the commercials Ive fallen and I cant get up! While this has been... Read More

Top 5 Exercise Plateau Breakers

Plateau. That dreaded word that you do not want to hear, let alone experience. Especially... Read More

2 Exercises to Avoid

If you want a good night, then avoid two of these old school moves.Good Mornings:Although... Read More

Warning! Lack Of Exercise Could Be Harmful To Your Health

You know it's bad when the Surgeon General issues a warning that lack of exercise... Read More

Struggling To Keep Your Workout Schedule? So am I!

Sometimes following a fitness program or workout schedule is not quite as do-able as the... Read More

Finding The Right Exercise Intensity

We've all heard the exercise guidelines that recommend we participate in 30 minutes of moderate... Read More

The Right Exercise Intensity

We've all heard the exercise guidelines that recommend we participate in 30 minutes of moderate... Read More

Great Summer Workouts: Just Add Water

With warm weather season now in full gear, exercisers want to take their workouts outside... Read More

How To Overcome Workout Plateaus

Humans are habitual. They strive on routine and rituals. While it's true that routine can... Read More

Salsa Dancing for Fitness is Hot

Salsa dancing is emerging as a refreshing replacement for conventional aerobic exercises. Classes based on... Read More

Exercise Tips: Move Your Body - Boost Your Productivity

Do you find yourself setting a New Year's Resolution (every year) to get fit/go to... Read More

When to Exercise

Do you hit the gym in the morning, before your crazy working day, or you... Read More

Workout Without a Gym

You may also have no access to a commercial gym, home gym or are on... Read More

Exercises You Probably Dont Do But Should!

This is going to be kinda short and sweet. . . . Maybe not too... Read More

The Many Benefits of Exercise

Health experts encourage us to include exercise as a necessary part of our daily routine... Read More

Exercising With Kids -- Tips For Parents

Making exercise a priority is a challenge for everyone. And for parents it can be... Read More

Sports Specific Exercise

The Greek physician Galen (AD 129 ? 210) is generally accepted to be the originator... Read More

Weight Training: The Real Weight Loss Exercise

So you want to lose weight? Chances are, you'll spend the next few days "pigging... Read More

Exercise Nutrition: How To Keep That Energy Up!

How many times has this happened to you?>> You psych yourself up mentally (you are... Read More

Success Versus Failure in the Exercise Department

Success is what you are prepared to make of yourself every single day. That one... Read More

Fitness Focus: Overcoming Obstacles

If you're like me, the quest to be in shape, manage weight and overall well-being,... Read More

The Different Types of Treadmills

When we usually think of treadmills, we tend to think that there is only one... Read More

Attention, Ladies!

Building those impressively sleek shoulders takes a great deal of raw grind but once you... Read More

Want To Get In Shape? Watch Another Infomercial!

You know I have always wondered how people of yesteryear, like Eugene sandow, John Grimek,... Read More

A Great Way To Spice Up Your Workouts -- Interval Training

There's been a lot of buzz recently about Interval Training. So, you may be wondering... Read More

Easy and Effective Home Workouts

Many people think that creating a home workout gym is either too intimidating or too... Read More

Top 10 Most Outrageous Exercises I?ve Ever Seen

In the course of my experience working and training in gyms, I've seen people doing... Read More

Unstable And Proud Of It! Power to the Push-Ups!

When I get finished teaching you this never-before-seen version of the push-up, you're going to... Read More

Got A Cold - Should You Work Out?

A recent study sponsored by the American College of Sports Medicine indicates that exercising moderately... Read More

Get Out and Play: Top 7 Outdoor Exercises

Do you remember when our parents used to yell at us to go outside and... Read More

Super Secret Exercise Tips for People with Arthritis

People with arthritis should exercise ? but they need to keep some valuable information in... Read More

How to Maximize Your Fitness Results

What I am about to reveal to you can make a drastic change in the... Read More

Integrating Core Stabilization into Your Workouts

Stabilization is a hot topic in the fitness industry over the past few years. But... Read More

How To Get Started With Exercise: The Magic Pill Of Your Weight Loss Program

In a previous article, I mentioned the weight loss mantra of "Eat Less... Move More"... Read More

Get a Health Screening Before You Start Training

So, you have decided to hire a personal trainer to help you with your workouts.... Read More

Double Calories Burned With Five Minutes Of Exercise Each Morning!

Recent studies have shown that if you perform just five minutes of reasonably intense exercise... Read More

Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts: Part 4

Welcome to article number 4 in our series "Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and... Read More

Basic Abdominal Exercises

If it's six pack abs that you're after, daily abdominal exercises are the key to... Read More

The Benefit of Back Exercises

Back exercises are often prescribed effectively as an alternative to surgery. Doing daily back exercises... Read More

The Importance of Stretching Exercises

Muscles and connective tissues shorten over time and that results in less flexibility. If your... Read More

Benefits of a Good Training Journal

Most of us have trained at one part in our lives. Chances are if you've... Read More

The Degradation of Fitness Science

The world and our selves evolve and exist in a cyclic fashion; good times and... Read More

3 Great Weight Loss Exercises

It's a given that effective weight loss is much more then simply going on a... Read More

Planning An Exercise Program

When designing an aerobic or strength training exercise program, fitness professionals, such as personal trainers... Read More

What is the Best Exercise for Weight Loss?

It is a common misconception that aerobic exercise tones/firms muscles. Actually it accomplishes very little... Read More

Home Gym Workout Routines

Home gym workout routines can take the hassle out of staying healthy. How often have... Read More

6 Things A Norwegian Fable Teaches Us About Healthy Perseverance Part 1

Author, H. Besser, in his book, "Perseverance: How To Develop It," shares a Norwegian fable... Read More

6 Things A Norwegian Fable Teaches Us About Healthy Perseverance Part 2

4. Ideas, goals and dreams have a shelf life. The man in the fable took... Read More

Take a Break

Writing is a strenuous creative activity, and like physical activity it produces fatigue that requires... Read More

Performing Potentially Dangerous Gym Exercises

How do you know that the exercises you are performing are safe? Found below are... Read More

Exercise Program

The exercise program you choose depends entirely on your fitness goals. The exercises you will... Read More

Weight Loss and Exercise in Tough Environmental Conditions

Working out is working out, right?Wrong.Depending on the environmental conditions where youlive, there may be... Read More

How to Pick a Good Personal Trainer

One of the major benefits of the YourBestBodyNOW Program and several other programs like it... Read More

Incorporating Physical Activity into Your Daily Routine Not as Hard as You Think

You already know that getting at least 30 minutes of exercise each and every day... Read More

Thirty Minutes of Exercise a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

"Exercise is good for you!" If you had a dollar for every time you heard... Read More

Lower Back Extension Exercise

This is an excellent exercise for the lower back that is very simple to perform.... Read More

Speed Training With Intensity - Bound To Get Faster

Bounding can be a great addition to your high intensity workouts - and it's essential... Read More

10 User Friendly Habits for Successful Home Gym Training

Are you dissatisfied with your current training program? Are you not achieving the results you... Read More

How To Gain An Avalanche Of Energy!

For many people out there trying to become more energised and active they are terrified... Read More

Why Do My Feet Hurt So Much When I Run?

If you are a seasoned runner you know the importance of a good running shoe.... Read More

Exercise - Anxiety & Panic

Yes, all I'm afraid this does play a part in reducing anxiety and depression. As... Read More

Exercise: How To Keep Your Kids Moovin and Groovin

One out of five American kids is obese and the numbers keep going up. Lack... Read More

Who Else Wants To Get In Shape in 35 Minutes?

Most of the physical fitness trainers, and coaches agree that doing some sort of resistance... Read More

After WLS: Walking for Wellness

Step for step, mile for mile, walking is the best cardiovascular activity you can include... Read More

15 Quick Tips for People Who Dont Like to Exercise

We've all had days when we don't have the energy to tie our athletic shoes,... Read More

Debunking Common Exercise Myths, Part 1

Myth #1: Heavy weights make you "bulky"Heavy weights typically do not lead to increased muscle... Read More

Programming Brief: Exercise Order

One of the fundamental principles of exercise prescription, specifically resistance training, is the principle of... Read More

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In our modern day society we have moved away from walking anywhere and think nothing... Read More

Stretching Exercises

Stretching exercises are important before you begin your workout. Always remember to stretch before and... Read More

Exercise and Losing Weight for Life ? Avoid the #1 Mistake Everyone Makes!

Do you ever feel like you are working out so hard and nothing seems to... Read More

Have a Detailed Exercise Plan Before Training

You would never build a house without a site plan, would you? You would never... Read More

Sports Specific Exercise

The Greek physician Galen (AD 129 ? 210) is generally accepted to be the originator... Read More

How to Keep Your Body Fit

Fitness is just as imperative as health. As a matter of fact, fitness is linked... Read More

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a system of over 500 controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition... Read More

The Fundamentals of Pilates

There are people who are fond of getting an exercise for maintaining their body figure... Read More

Arthritis Exercise ? One Way to Relieve Pain & Stiffness in Your Joints (part 2)

Even when you cannot make it out to walk or to an aquatics or yoga... Read More

Use an Exercise Training Diary to Keep Your Workouts on Track

A road map is a very handy tool when you're setting out on a long... Read More

Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Exercise Tips ? Keeping Your Body-fat Low: Part 2 of 10

My name is Greg Ryan. I am a fitness expert, professional bodybuilder, personal, trainer to... Read More

Calf Cramps - How To Get More Gain For Less Pain!

I cannot imagine that there is anyone past the age of about 10, that has... Read More

6 Things A Norwegian Fable Teaches Us About Healthy Perseverance Part 1

Author, H. Besser, in his book, "Perseverance: How To Develop It," shares a Norwegian fable... Read More

Arthritis Exercise ? One Way to Relieve Pain & Stiffness in Your Joints (part 3)

There are three main types of exercises to include in a basic exercise program:Range-of-motion exercises... Read More

5 Ways to Fit Fitness In

Five points to consider when you want to fit fitness into a hectic lifeWhen I... Read More

Exercise: Why YOU Should Do It

Hundreds of Thousands of Americans spend millions of dollars each year on diet pills, "magical"... Read More

Weight Loss and Fitness - Facts not Fiction

The world of weight loss and fitness is certainly vast, and the American consumer can... Read More

The Science of Carbohydrate Loading

A valid connection between hypoglycemia, fatigue and premature termination of exercise been firmly established and... Read More

Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts: Part 4

Welcome to article number 4 in our series "Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and... Read More

Who Else Wants To Get In Shape in 35 Minutes?

Most of the physical fitness trainers, and coaches agree that doing some sort of resistance... Read More

Great Exercises To Tone & Tighten Your Butt

A question I am frequently asked by females is, "What is the best exercise I... Read More

Exercise Program

The exercise program you choose depends entirely on your fitness goals. The exercises you will... Read More

Is Exercise Making You Feel Worse?

I'm sure you've heard the following statement over and over again: exercise can help you... Read More

Wise Up and Invest in Your Workout Success - Six Top Fitness Faux Pas

Already dedicated exercisers make small but costly mistakes regularly in their workouts, and one tiny... Read More

Some Great Ideas on Staying Fit

Physical exercise is something that you need to do on a regular basis. If you're... Read More

Physical Fitness - Is Your Workout Missing Something?

Hiking along a rocky trail, two of the three friends carefully picked their way from... Read More

The Importance of Stretching Exercises

Muscles and connective tissues shorten over time and that results in less flexibility. If your... Read More

What is the Right Home Exercise Program for You?

What do you want to get out of the exercise program?What you want to achieve... Read More

Best Flat Tummy Exercises for Great Female Abs

Are there flat tummy exercises that are the best for great female abs? Abs-olutely! To... Read More

How To Overcome Workout Plateaus

Humans are habitual. They strive on routine and rituals. While it's true that routine can... Read More

Lance Armstrong, Exercise, and Will Power? Characteristics that Make a Champion!

The Tour De France, arguably may be the hardest sport of all time, and Lance... Read More

Warning! Lack Of Exercise Could Be Harmful To Your Health

You know it's bad when the Surgeon General issues a warning that lack of exercise... Read More

Warming Up Properly

In our 'Stretching' article series (http://optimumlife.co.nz/Fitness%20Articles/Stretching/Stretching1.htm), we discussed why it's important to stretch as part... Read More

Planning An Exercise Program

When designing an aerobic or strength training exercise program, fitness professionals, such as personal trainers... Read More

Workout Without a Gym

You may also have no access to a commercial gym, home gym or are on... Read More

Exercising With Kids -- Tips For Parents

Making exercise a priority is a challenge for everyone. And for parents it can be... Read More

Movement That Matters: Exercise With a Greater Purpose

You've seen the commercials Ive fallen and I cant get up! While this has been... Read More

A 30-minute, Or Less, Full Body Workout

Most people do not have the time to do biceps and back one day, then... Read More

Tips To Deal with Exercise Induced Asthma

For approximately 80-90% of people that suffer from asthma, exercise can be a strong stimulus... Read More

Weight Loss, Bodybuilding, and Exercise Tips ? Keeping Your Body-fat Low; Part 1 of 10

Ever go to a party and wish you were the guy/girl that was considered the... Read More

Muscle Cramps and Exercise

Quite often runners and exercisers experience painful muscle cramping either during or immediately following a... Read More

Exercise and Heart Health: A Life Giving Marriage

Most people get their health out of a bottle these days, be it a bottle... Read More

Complete Physical Transformation Using The Purposefully Primitive Fitness Methodology

The Purposeful Primitive approach to the art and science of physical renovation... Read More

See How Trampolines Can Be Part Of Any Exercise Program

When the trampoline was invented by a young boy intrigued by the ability of aerialists... Read More

How to Start a Walking Program

Did you know that walking is the number one participation sport in the world? Walking... Read More

5 Mistakes People Makes When Doing a Workout Program

When you start out with a workout program - whether the purpose is weight loss... Read More

The Benefit of Back Exercises

Back exercises are often prescribed effectively as an alternative to surgery. Doing daily back exercises... Read More

Strength Training FAQs

Do you need some beginner's strength training 'how to' information? I know you must have... Read More

6 Things A Norwegian Fable Teaches Us About Healthy Perseverance Part 2

4. Ideas, goals and dreams have a shelf life. The man in the fable took... Read More

Exercise Intensity

"Physical Fitness"Some physical activities (exercise) are not intense enough to help you meet the FDA... Read More