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ballroom
With TV shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Live to Dance” gaining popularity, it is evident that formal dancing is not an activity of a bygone era—it’s fun, it’s challenging and it can provide a full-body work-out. It’s also a great way for couples to get moving and enjoy time together. You might assume that ballroom dance is more female-oriented but all those women need a partner. If athletes like former Super Bowl champion Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys can jive, salsa and swing to win “Dancing With the Stars” than no one can say ballroom dancing is just for ladies and seniors. Let’s dance! In...
cardio
Aside from strengthening our heart, exercise helps control weight, dilute stress and boost confidence. Whether you’re new to exercise and looking to boost endurance or a veteran who’s reached a plateau, here are some useful training tips. Warm up and cool down time is essential. Warming up gets your body limber for intense activity. Cooling down slows heart rate gradually and eases your body back into everyday mode. Skipping these steps could lead to injury or cramps in your muscles— more likely to halt your progress than motivate you. Increase workouts in stages. Start by lengthening session duration. This will build endurance by forcing your cardiovascular system to work longer....
Home gym
Whether you’re on a budget, need a change of scenery, are new to fitness, are on a tight schedule or just want to change up your workout routine a little, building a home gym could be the answer to your fitness woes. Having a home gym means not having to wait in long line-ups for equipment or machines at the gym, not to mention having a little more room to move around and try new exercises. Being able to work consistently will only prove to have benefits in the long run, too, like improved cardiovascular health, stronger bones and a healthy heart. Equipment like resistance bands, hand weights, jump ropes,...
Boxing
Boxing has become increasingly popular with women in recent years. Why? Because it’s one of the best exercises you can do. It uses every muscle in the body, it’s fun and it’s a great way to unwind—what could be better than that? You can practice boxing in any number of sports centres today, and most offer Thai boxing or kickboxing as part of their program, too. Real boxing gyms, with all the necessary equipment, welcome women as well. When you take a boxing class, you get an aerobic workout but you also stimulate all of your muscles. A boxer must develop speed, flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination, and all of these...
Stretching
You could be improving your digestion already and not even know it, especially if you exercise or do yoga regularly. But, if you know your digestive system could use a little kick, yoga experts say these three exercises could help move things along. Top 3 exercises to improve digestion: Walk. Gentle and moderately paced, taking a 15-minute walk after a meal is a great way to get your system going. It can help alleviate bloating and also nix that sometimes sluggish-sleepy feeling we can experience after eating. Breathe. There’s an art to doing it right. Sit in an upright position and simply breathe in through your nostrils for as long...
Move more this winter!
Getting moving in the winter is a challenge. But the upside of the cold—believe it or not—is snow. Make the effort to get out and you’ll get a cardiovascular workout while having fun. Snow is good for speed and soft landings. Your day will fly by if you decide to take up downhill or cross-country skiing or snowboarding. The web will supply a list of the closest hills and every resort will offer classes in whatever activity you choose. Power walking through local parks and trails is easier on the budget.. Being away from the slush and noise of open roads will allow you to appreciate the beauty of a...