Core Stability or Core Strength

Fitness, Health
When talking about your core muscles, you might think that the ultimate goal is to make them as strong as possible, just like with working out any other muscle. You also might be hearing people talk about core stability, but might not know exactly what the term means. While the two concepts are related by the same muscle group, the specifics are actually very different. Find out what makes core strength so separate from core stability, how they affect your body and what you can do to modify your workouts to focus on your core more effectively. What is core strength? As its name suggests, core strength refers to the actual strength of your core muscles. For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is the abs, and…
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Back Exercises

Back Pain, Fitness, Health
Back pain plagues millions of US citizens over the course of their lifetime. Back pain can be due to repetitive strain on the back, an acute injury to the back, bony wear and tear on the back or even from simple fatigue. Some experience back pain because they work in a sitting job and the back is weakened due to lack of exercise. Many cases of back pain can be avoided by exercising your back in a healthy way that strengthens the muscles and ligaments so that back pain will not be a problem again. Strengthen The Core The back is not the only thing that keeps your body upright. Your abdomen, together with your back, represents the “core” of your body. Both parts need to be functioning in order…
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Fitness Tips For Beginners

Fitness, Health
If you’re thinking of starting a new fitness regime, use these 10 tips for beginners to make sure that you reach your goals. 1. Make Your Workout Worth It If you want to get the most out of your workout, you need to remember that around 80% of the results that you get from your workout actually come from just 20% of your workout. That means that in an hour’s session, only 12 minutes of the workout will contribute to the bulk of your results. You need to make those minutes really count. Use compound movements that work more than one muscle group at a time to really make the most of your time. 2. Remember To Eat Healthy Any body shaping goals can only be achieved by eating a…
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Exercises For A Healthy Back

Back Pain, Fitness, Health
Back pain plagues millions of US citizens over the course of their lifetime. Back pain can be due to repetitive strain on the back, an acute injury to the back, bony wear and tear on the back or even from simple fatigue. Some experience back pain because they work in a sitting job and the back is weakened due to lack of exercise. Many cases of back pain can be avoided by exercising your back in a healthy way that strengthens the muscles and ligaments so that back pain will not be a problem again. Strengthen The Core The back is not the only thing that keeps your body upright. Your abdomen, together with your back, represents the “core” of your body. Both parts need to be functioning in order…
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Natural Remedies For Fatigue

Health, Natural Healing
Have you been feeling exhausted or lethargic lately? If so, you are probably experiencing fatigue. When you are fatigued, you are both physically and mentally drained. Daily tasks that were once so easy to perform can now feel like you are trying to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. There are many different reasons why fatigue may occur. Some of them include depression, lack of sleep, illness, over stimulation and mental stress. No matter what the reason, here are a few natural remedies that can give you the energy boost you need without the crash later. #1 – Eat a Good Breakfast When you wake up in the morning one of the first things you should do is eat breakfast. As you have heard so many times before, breakfast is the most important…
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Health Benefits Of Coffee

Health
Coffee is the world’s most popular beverage. It is grown in many countries, and comes in endless flavors, strengths, and varieties. And guess what? That's perfectly fine. While many would have you to believe, drinking coffee is bad for you, the research shows otherwise. Coffee (in moderation) can actually be very beneficial to your body, skin, and brain. Here are 6 of the many reasons you should start every day with a cup of coffee. ...or Joe as it is commonly referred to in the United States. #1 – It Provides You With a Wealth of Antioxidants Most Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than they do from the food they eat. According to a 2005 study, nothing even comes close to providing the amount of antioxidants found in coffee.…
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Increase Your Heart Health

Fitness, Health, Yoga
Heart health doesn’t happen by itself and it usually doesn’t happen overnight. There are some decisions you can make today that can start you on a path towards having a healthy heart. Here are six things you can do today to boost your heart health so you don’t fall victim to heart attacks, strokes, or peripheral vascular disease: 1. Look through your pantry. There are things you can eat that will increase your risk for heart disease, just as there are things you can eat that will reduce your risk of heart disease. Check your pantry for foods that are high in cholesterol, such as meats, high fat dairy products, and certain processed foods. Processed foods are also high in bad fats, such as trans fats, although the US government…
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Improve Brain Health

Health, Mental Wellness
A person’s existence has a huge impact on their brain health. How a person manages stress, how well they socialize, how well they sleep, how much they exercise, and what they drink and eat all are crucial to brain health. So how does one achieve brain health? Here are six pillars of brain health that can help you achieve optimal brain health, even into old age. 1. Physical Exercise You need to get your body moving, because those who exercise on a regular basis have a decreased risk of coming down with Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise can improve both your memory and your blood flow. It also causes chemical changes in the brain that boost thinking, mood, and thinking. It is important to exercise and stay fit in order to have…
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Improve Your Quality Of Life

Health, Yoga
Chronic illnesses include things like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and arthritis. They can affect every aspect of your life and can increase your stress levels. Unfortunately, when your stress levels go up, this has a negative feedback on your chronic illness so that you can actually make your chronic illness worse. The goal to effectively cope with your chronic illness so that you don’t stress yourself out and can live your life to the fullest. Dealing with your Illness Dealing with chronic illness can be extremely taxing and aggravating. What with doctor’s appointments, medications, and limitations on your daily activities, many people with chronic illness suffer from depression and chronic pain. Fortunately, there are things you can do that can help you cope with your illness: 1. Decrease stress. Unless…
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How To Feel Happy

Health, Mental Wellness
Do you find food to be your only source of happiness? How’s it working out for you? Chances are, not very good. However, you’re not alone; millions of people around the world suffer from food addiction. Food addiction has nothing to do with being greedy, as some people may wrongfully assume; but rather a psychological condition that binds to food. So is there any way out? Yes, absolutely. In fact, you should start implementing the tips below to find happiness in the real things in life, and not be held prisoner by food any longer! Get In Your Workouts Exercise is so much more important than making you look good. In fact, the health benefits are far superior, with looking good coming as a pleasant bonus. Exercise promotes the production…
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