Tag Archives: exercise

Could Barre Class Be Your Fitness Solution?

I can speak from first-hand knowledge that Barre class is an effective way to shape your quads, gluteus and abs as well as being a calorie burner without aerobic activity! Continue reading

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How To Get Flat Abs

Guest blogger, Trisha DeHall, shares her tips on how to get flat abs!

One of the most popular questions that I’m asked is, “How can I get great abs?”

You may have pondered this question at some time or another.

Many people are frustrated by their waistlines, to the point of giving up after doing dozens of crunches with zero improvement.

It’s time to forget everything you’ve heard about how to sculpt your abs. Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Muffin Top Myth! by Trisha DeHall

Here’s another informative article from our friend Trisha DeHall over at Cincinnati Fit Body Boot Camp.

If there’s one thing that really irks me, it’s seeing people led astray by the Muffin Top Myth.  These well-meaning folks devote time and effort under a faulty premise that gets them zero results.  And I get fired up! Continue reading

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Endurance versus HIIT training/Paula’s Healthy Living

Many readers send in questions about the benefits of endurance vs. HIIT (high-intensity interval training).  The basic differences between the two involves energy output and time duration.

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Germs Are Hiding in Surprising Places

We have all developed a keen sense of understanding about the importance of washing hands after using the restroom, before you eat, when out in public places, or if you have a cold. There is another place where germs hide, and hide well!

Is it in your bathroom? It can be, but a germ filled offender may surprise you; it’s your kitchen! Continue reading

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What Really Counts As Aerobic Fitness Activity?

We often discuss in the Paula’s Healthy Living community about moderation in life’s choices and how to create a healthier lifestyle while accepting ideas that may be considered ‘outside-the-box’!  So, what qualifies any activity we do as aerobic fitness versus just staying busy?

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Why is Strength Training Different Zones Important?

Strength training muscles provides multiple benefits for many age groups and addresses health issues for men and women.  It provides metabolism burning opportunities while toning  and strengthening muscles.  It builds bone density and also helps retain balance and reduce injury as we age.  To achieve the most opportunities for these benefits, make sure your training targets all the different muscle zones, even those you don’t love, or understand their importance. Continue reading

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Which Exercise Program is Best for You?

Is there one type of aerobic activity that is best?  It depends on your goals (fat loss versus endurance conditioning or strength building). The recommendation is to exercise 30-60 minutes a day, at least five days per week to improve fitness and facilitate weight loss. Continue reading

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Exercise Your Way to Happy & Healthy

Working out in the morning is a great way to jump-start your day, get your blood flowing, and your energy boosting.  I exercise at home, while my children are sleeping, with DVDs.  I am dedicated because I love the way it makes me feel (energized, flexible and strong) and look.  I enjoy the loosening of stiffness from sleeping, and having personal time to start out my day.  Not everyone is a morning person though, so working out during your lunch break or evenings may be better for you.  Continue reading

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Exercise! It Does a Body Good.

Exercising on a regular basis is an integral aspect if healthy living for a variety of reasons. 

Exercise can cut your body fat and alter your bodies composition.  This is important to long-term health by keeping health issues, such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and digestive ailments, at bay.  It’s important to note that exercise alone won’t accomplish your goals if your diet doesn’t reflect the hard work you put into it. Continue reading

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