Try these safe core exercises during pregnancy

Try these safe core exercises during pregnancy

It's only natural to be a little scared of working your core while you're pregnant. Celebrity trainer Astrid Swan joined us on Good Day LA to show us three safe moves to strengthen your core during pregnancy!

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What is a HIIT workout?

What is a HIIT workout?

Last year, the HIIT workout was one of the top fitness trends. This year it stays steady as one of the most popular fitness plans. The high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a training technique that involves a step where you give 100% of your energy in quick bursts of intense exercise followed…

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What is kettlebell training?

What is kettlebell training?

Long before gyms were packed to the gills with futuristic looking machines, those who wanted an explosive way to build muscle had the kettlebell. Kettlebells are heavy metal balls with a single handle at the top and have been around in some form for literally centuries. Given their low-tech design…

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Exercise therapy can reduce surgical knee repairs

Exercise therapy can reduce surgical knee repairs

The menisci are the shock absorbers in the knees and provide a cushion between the shinbone and the thighbone. Severe traumas can result in the rupture of a meniscus, which might lead to surgery. However, many professionals agree that some surgical knee repairs are unnecessary. This is due to a…

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World Health Organization Recommends Fitness Regime for 18-65 Year Olds

World Health Organization Recommends Fitness Regime for 18-65 Year Olds

Conforming to the World Health Organization's "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" program, this specialized United Nations agency came up with a set of fitness recommendations for three age groups. These are comprised of 5-17 year-olds, 18-64 year-old and 65 years…

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Four exercises using a foam roller.

Four exercises using a foam roller.

Foam rolling is a type exercise that provides myofascial release, which means that it gets rids of some knots that form in your muscles that if left untreated can affect your mobility. Here are four exercises that you can practice at home. All you need is a yoga mat and a good foam roller. Foam…

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30-Second Bursts of Cardio Exercises Beats an Hour of Lower Intensity Exercise

30-Second Bursts of Cardio Exercises Beats an Hour of Lower Intensity Exercise

Do you spend an hour walking at a steady pace as part of your fitness routine? Do you jog on the treadmill for 45 to 60 minutes while reading a magazine or book? While it is good that you have an exercise routine, you might be doing it the wrong way. According to exercise experts, 30-second bursts…

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Rebounder exercises followed by recovery and relaxation

Rebounder exercises followed by recovery and relaxation

For many, rebounders – the tiny, taut trampolines found in some gyms – are not a part of their fitness routine. Their benefits aren’t as immediately apparent as those of cardio machines and weights, but make no mistake, rebounders have their virtues. Step 1: Warm-Up The easiest way…

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Michelle Obama’s Workout with Friends – 4 Exercises

Michelle Obama’s Workout with Friends – 4 Exercises

During her stint as the nation’s First Lady, Michelle Obama introduced the Let’s Move initiative. She said that she often hosted boot camps for her close friends during weekends during her time in the White House. She continued that routine even when she is no longer the First Lady. Even…

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What a 30-Minute Spin-Class Should Include

What a 30-Minute Spin-Class Should Include

Before you join a spin class, you should first know what to expect. A spin class is a high-intensity cycling workout that uses a stationary machine. Your legs are moving constantly and you can’t stop pedaling during the 30-minute session. One of the things that a spin class should have is an…

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How Can Dehydration Hinder Your Workout Routines?

How Can Dehydration Hinder Your Workout Routines?

The human body is made up of roughly around 50 percent water. This is why we need to drink lots and lots of it. Our cells require water to be activated. Water helps jumpstart the transportation of materials throughout the body. It acts both as a solvent and lubricant. It helps regulate our…

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What you need to do & rules to follow when running outside during winter

What you need to do & rules to follow when running outside during winter

You are committed to your cardio and there is no stopping you - not even the cruel snow or the horrible chill. So, out you go against the elements. Having such determination is definitively a positive thing, but can your body withstand it? Admittedly, your muscle tissue cannot perform as well as in…

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Glutes and hamstring exercises

Glutes and hamstring exercises

In order to work a muscle or section of muscles, you have to isolate that section in order to focus on it. In this instance, we will show you four exercises that work on both glutes and hamstrings. These two muscle sections can be considered together as working on one will usually apply pressure on…

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Denmark - Brings Back Ball to Increase Bone Strength in Children

Denmark - Brings Back Ball to Increase Bone Strength in Children

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark found out that playing ball games could help children improve their bone strength, as well as develop better balance. Their study was published in the February 2018 edition of the British Journal of Sports Medicine.…

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Why Running Relieves Brain Stress

Why Running Relieves Brain Stress

Exercise is good for the body. Even if you are thin, you will not be in good shape if you don’t exercise daily. If you are overweight, there’s no better way to lose weight than running. It can help you burn as many as 100 calories each mile and lower blood pressure. Running makes the…

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