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

By Brooke Marrone

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

By Brooke Marrone

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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Fitness Saturday: Wide Second Exercise with Pulses and Reaches

April 18, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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This exercise is fantastic for strengthening the thigh and glute muscles while engaging your core and focusing on your posture.

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Fitness Saturday: The Side-Lying External Rotation Exercise

April 11, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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The Side-Lying External Rotation Exercise is another post in our series of Fitness Saturday exercises and workouts appropriate to women in the second half of life.

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Fitness Saturday: The Seated-Row Exercise

April 4, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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The Seated Row is one of the best ways to strengthen your back and improve your posture. This one move works almost every major muscle in your back and can be done just about anywhere.

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Fitness Saturday: Kneeling Tricep Kickbacks

March 28, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

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This one exercise—amazingly—works all three tricep-muscle heads, and the more muscles you recruit with each move, the better.

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Fitness Saturday: Standing Leg Extensions

March 21, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

Standing leg extensions are one of the best and most safe knee strengthening and balance exercises. Try this move 2 to 3 times a week and you should see immediate results!

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Fitness Saturday: Side-Lying Inner-Thigh Exercises

March 14, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

Working the adductor muscles not only helps your legs look better, it’s also an incredibly effective exercise for strengthening the knees, ligaments, and tendons, and also improving bone density.

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Fitness Saturday: Doing the Superman

March 7, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

The Superman and Modified Superman are both great ways to “wake up” the back of the body and strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, and lower back.

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Fitness Saturday: The Bridge

February 28, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

This week’s exercise, The Bridge, is an amazing and safe way to help shape and strengthen your bum, build muscle, improve core stability, and increase flexibility

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Fitness Saturday: The Side-Lying Leg Lift

February 21, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

This week’s exercise, the Side-Lying Leg Lift, is one of my favorite go-to moves; it was recently named one of the very best thigh-toning exercises by the American Council on Exercise.

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Fitness Saturday: The Step-Up

February 14, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

We continue to celebrate American Heart Month with our exercise of the week, the Step-Up! This fantastic, functional exercise is great for increasing strength and stability in your lower body and improving your heart health.

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Fitness Saturday: The Body Squat

February 7, 2015 by Brooke Marrone

By Brooke Marrone

As we continue to build our foundation for a healthy body, we shift our focus this month from the core to the heart. February is American Heart Month, and it’s a great time to check in with yourself and see if you are taking the necessary steps to keep your heart healthy and strong.

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