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What Exactly is Tai Chi and How Does it Work?

Tai Chi does not get the attention that is deserves in the Western world and that fact is a little perplexing. It combines the benefits of yoga and strength training and has virtually zero restrictions when it comes to weight, age, and disability. With so many benefits and little to no risks it is a wonder why more people do not know, or care, about Tai Chi. The most plausible reason is that people just don’t understand what it is, how it works, or why it is so beneficial to health. Tai Chi is an ancient martial art believed to be created in Taoist and Buddhist monasteries in the 17th [...]

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Jul

04

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What Can I do With an Exercise Step?

The exercise step gets a bad reputation as the main star in almost every late 80’s and early 90’s exercise video. The truth is that this seemingly simple piece of equipment is versatile and useful in many exercise plans. The days of step aerobics are long gone but some of their moves are still pretty useful with HIIT training and the exercise step is perfect for use in many body weight exercises. So just what can you do with an exercise step? Upper Body Workouts Yes, you can even get an upper body workout for that thing that you thought was just for your feet. One of the best ways [...]

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Jul

04

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Why Ditching the Gym May Help You Lose Weight

It seems like an impossibility that skipping the gym could help you lose weight, but think about the fact that a gym membership is designed with the hopes that you won’t come. If everyone who had a gym membership went all the time the place would look like January 2nd every day of the year, not to mention the fact that if you met your goals you would probably cancel your membership. The gym is both a symbol of weight loss and body shame and it is a million dollar industry that wants to keep you at least a little fat. Surprisingly there is more than one reason why ditching [...]

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Jul

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5 Ways to Work on Balance Everyday

Balance and core strength are the foundation of exercise, without them we would not even be able to do the simplest of movements. The problem is that when many people begin a workout problem they shoot straight for killer biceps or tree trunk legs without the core strength needed for proper form. There are many exercises to strengthen the core but a lot of the can be a little tedious and make you feel like you are not getting the workout that you want. There is a solution and you can have your metaphorical cake and eat it too. By doing these 5 everyday actions you will strengthen your core [...]

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Jun

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The Benefits of Running

Long distance running has long been the considered the pinnacle of fitness. The ideas behind running long distances for exercise have changed over the last decade as we turn toward strength training and muscle confusion when it comes to weight loss. Though the idea of running as the end all be all of exercise has changed recently there are still many benefits to what many people think of as a sport of its own. Cardio Vascular Fitness It would be foolish not to list cardio fitness as the number one benefit of distance running. Running makes your heart and lungs stronger while enabling your body to use oxygen more efficiently. [...]

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