Barre Plie vs Squats

Barre Plie vs Squats

To do a Squat properly you need to ground in your feet, butt back, chest up, sit back like you are sitting in a chair.  When you do a squat you work your quads, hamstrings, glutes, calves, some inner thighs, and some abs.   There are variations with feet together, wide stance, jump squats, squats with weights, single leg squats.  …

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Why Walking is Not Enough

Why Walking is Not Enough

Many people each week walk a few times. Walking is great, it helps maintain weight, good for your heart, breathing fresh air is a bonus. But is walking enough as our only form of exercise as we age? No. Walking as our sole form of exercise means we miss out on: 1. Maintaining good muscle mass. Muscle mass declines with age.…

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Slim Your Waist – Here is How

Slim Your Waist – Here is How

We all heard the expression we get our Abs in the kitchen.  Here is a challenge for you, cut back or avoid these foods.  Yep, I know, not easy to do, but here is the list. Dairy products: It’s estimated that 65 percent of people worldwide are lactose intolerant.  If you notice frequent bloating, you may be one of the…

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One Legged Exercising, Why You Need to Do This More

One Legged Exercising, Why You Need to Do This More

Research shows that people’s ability to stand on one leg is an indicator of health and that getting better at standing on one leg can add to fitness and potentially lifespan. When you attempt the one leg balance, your brain is performing a remarkable amount of coordination.  Your eyes play a big role in maintaining your balance, which helps explain…

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What is Fascia?  Is that what is causing my pain?

What is Fascia? Is that what is causing my pain?

Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue, mostly made of water, that surrounds all your muscles, organs and bones. Fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens and bunches up. Fascia pain can get worse as time goes on. If you leave your fascia pain untreated, your fascia will draw tighter around…

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I Like Strong Abs, Let Me Tell You Why

I Like Strong Abs, Let Me Tell You Why

We all want that illusive six pack, but the truth is, you cannot achieve this most of the time without first diet and genetics.  Some of us are just not born this way no matter how strong our abs are.  But should that stop us from wanting to work our abs and be strong in our core.  What are the…

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