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Most people who have been to a gym recently have either seen a stability ball, aka exercise ball, or actually used one. Many people may not know how many different ways an exercise ball can enhance their workout. Here are five reasons why they can help...

Today concludes our look at ways to make exercising more fun. Here are five more ideas, highlighted by tips for changing up your workouts and setting goals. 1. Cross train - If you can’t stand being on the treadmill for a long time, mix up your...

Continuing with our series on ways to make exercise more enjoyable, here are five more suggestions which center around goal-setting and charting your progress. 1. Create a workout plan - You wouldn’t set out on a long drive without knowing what roads you’ll take - you’d...

Most of us have seen exercise fanatics who are totally decked out in matching gear from head to toe and look like there’s nothing else in the world they’d rather be doing. For many others, though, exercise is not very enjoyable. However, it is a necessity for...

This Wednesday will be no ordinary hump day. It’s February 29, 2012, which is a leap day in the Gregorian calendar. This is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. According to Wikipedia, years...

Most health professionals say that a person can improve their cardiovascular health, and ultimately overall health, with as little as 30 minutes of aerobic activity three times a week. One of the very best ways to ensure you’ll get the proper amount of aerobic activity is...

As if people need any more reasons to keep their weight down, here’s one more: the leading cause for needing joint replacements is obesity. That makes sense because if you’re overweight, that means your joints are having to support more weight than they’re supposed to. Extra...

With the end of February rapidly approaching, this is the time of year when cabin fever can really start to set in in cold weather states - especially for kids. Here are five winter fitness ideas for kids - and these may help adults get a...

When it comes to gaining size in the weight room, unfortunately there’s a lot of bad advice out there. Based on years of talking to trainers and my own personal experiences in the gym — here are four muscle-building tips you can take to the bank,...

More women than ever are lifting weights and following strength training programs and that’s great to see. What’s not so great to see is that training injuries among women have jumped a whopping 63 percent. Here are six strength training mistakes to avoid: SKIPPING THE WARM-UP — It’s...