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Here are the top ten articles for the Exercise Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. BMI and Exercise
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a calculation that is used to measure body fat based on your height and weight. You should be concerned if your BMI is in the overweight or obese categories as these both can contribute to disease. Learn the link between exercise and a healthy BMI.
2. Why You Need to Warm-up Before Exercising
You may be in a hurry but be smart and always warm-up before you exercise. One major reason for including warm-ups is to decrease the risk of injury. Read here for other significant reasons to make the warm-up an important part of your workout.
3. Stay in Shape with Top 5 Pilates Poses
Brooke Siler, a well known Pilate’s instructor, and author of Pilate’s books, suggest that if you don’t have time for a full Pilate’s workout, you can still stay in shape by doing the top 5 Pilates Poses 4-5 times per week. It only takes a few minutes and you will be pleased with the results.
4. Seven Stretches to Relieve Tight Hips
Tight hip muscles can affect the body in negative ways such as problems with posture. If we don’t use our hips correctly then we tend to overload our lower backs. Try these great stretches to relieve tight hips. Here are seven hip stretches that will help relieve your tight hips.
5. Recumbent Bike Fat Burning Workout for Beginners
One of the best ways to get a fat burning workout is on a recumbent bike. This fat burning cardio workout will start you off at a moderate intensity to promote weight loss and strengthen your heart.
6. Easy Exercises to Improve Your Balance
More falls happen to people who are 40+. Statistics show that as we age we are likely to take a fall. Performing these balancing exercises can help you decrease your risk of falling.
7. Recumbent Bike HIIT Fat Burning Workout
This recumbent bike fat burning workout is based on HIIT, High Intensity Interval, Training. HIIT is a fantastic workout and does burn lots of calories fast. You are working large muscle groups that provide strength; while the intensity provides a cardio workout great for the heart.
8. Avoid Injury While Exercising
Being sidelined from exercise by an injury can be frustrating. It can also be dangerous if you try ignoring the injury and workout anyway. Here are some tips that may help you avoid injuries altogether.
9. Ebook Release - Exercise Basics
Exercise doesn’t always come easy. We don’t know what to do, how to start, or what are the most important guidelines to follow. In my new Ebook, “Exercise Basics” these questions are answered and much more.
10. A Review of the Fitbit Zip
If you are into the technical aspects of fitness then you will enjoy this review of the Fitbit Zip. This tiny gadget is a clock, pedometer, calculates the distance walked, and the calories you burned, all for the moderate price of $59.95.
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