Limbering Up: A Little Goes a Long Way

August 1, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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The fact is most of us could use some good limbering up exercises and stretches, especially as a way to prepare our bodies and our minds for a more effective and enjoyable workout.

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Water and Exercise—It’s About More Than Thirst

July 25, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to water and exercise, and it is possible to drink too much water (hyponatremia), which has it’s own negative consequences. So, before you guzzle a 64-ounce bottle of water, here are some general guidelines.

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Are You (and Your Shoes) Ready to Rock? A Primer on How to Prepare for Fitness Walking

July 18, 2015 by Jonathan Urla, MFA

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By Jonathan Urla, MFA

Fitness walking is not running, nor is it hiking. Fitness walking is also not strolling around, an activity for which casual shoes or sandals work fine. Shoes that are ideal for fitness walking are designed specifically for that activity and there are a number of brands and styles to choose from.

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The Joys of Pilates

July 11, 2015 by Lynne Halliday

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By Lynne Halliday

Dynamic strength, range of motion in all joints, alignment, weight-bearing, bone-building exercise, a community of women and ongoing physical health—what’s not to like?

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At 40, Christie Rampone is Oldest Women’s Soccer Player in a World Cup Final

July 6, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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Last month, at age 39, Christie Rampone became the oldest player to appear in a World Cup game, when the United States defeated Nigeria, 1-0. She had her 40th birthday on June 24 and became the oldest women’s soccer player to ever appear in a World Cup final.

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The Pilates One-Leg Circle

June 27, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The Pilates One-Leg Circle exercise is a fantastic way to work your core and tone your thighs.

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Fitness Saturday: Developing a Strong Core with the Hollow Rock Exercise

June 20, 2015 by Cassidy Watton

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By Cassidy Watton

The core exercise I would like to share—the Hollow Rock—is not fancy or flashy; it just works. It is not just for show, it’s also for function.

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The Single-Leg Deadlift

June 13, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The Single-Leg Deadlift is a full-body movement that will challenge your balance, strength, and flexibility.

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Fitness Saturday: The Tricep Push-Up

June 6, 2015 by Cassidy Watton

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By Cassidy Watton

This week’s exercise works a popular muscle—the tricep, or underarm.The Tricep Push-Up can be done anytime, anywhere; no equipment needed. It is a movement with many modifications that leave room for improvement as you progress.

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Fitness Saturday: The Clamshell Exercise

May 30, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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By Brooke Marrone

The clamshell exercise not only tones your hips but also plays an important role in keeping your back, knees, and hips healthy and strong.

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Fitness Saturday: Sumo Stance Good Mornings

May 23, 2015 by Cassidy Watton

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By Cassidy Watton

Flexibility directly dictates how mobile you will be as time goes by. A vibrant and active woman’s mobility is of the highest importance! This week’s exercise takes care of both.

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Molly Fisk on Yoga: Pushing Out That Last Ounce of Breath

May 16, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

Even though I can’t differentiate between the lower part of my lung and the upper, and my inhalations last a nanosecond at best, I am breathing in and out on purpose, and that has changed everything.

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Fitness Saturday: The Back Lunge

May 16, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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Today’s exercise, the back lunge, is not only effective at targeting all of the major muscle groups in your legs, it also places less stress on the knee joints; It’s a great move for beginners to start with.

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Fitness Saturday: The Lateral Lunge

May 2, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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The Lateral Lunge is an important exercise; it not only targets the gluteus maximus and hamstring muscles, as traditional lunges do, it also builds strength in your abductor and adductor (inner and outer thigh) muscles, which are often ignored.

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Fitness Saturday: The Single-Leg Bridge

April 25, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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This exercise does a lot for you: It works your hamstrings, quads, glutes, calves, abdominals, and lower back.

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