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6 Reasons Why Water Exercising is Fun and Effective

Water exercising is a fun and effective way to meet your daily exercise needs. Whether you are swimming laps, playing water volleyball, doing water calisthenics or water aerobics, your body benefits in numerous ways. Here are six reasons to exercise in water: 1. Increases Circulation Exercising in water is great for your circulation. When you swim in warm water, your blood vessels dilate improving your circulation. If you are someone who suffers from cold hands and feet, which is usually an indication of poor circulation, exercising in water may be good for you. 2. Regulates Body Temperature Some people avoid exercise or cut their activity short because they do not like feeling hot and sweaty. Exercising in water regulates your ... Read More »

4 Fun Ways to Tone Your Thighs

If you have every tried to tone your thighs, you are most likely aware that this can be a very difficult process. Sometimes it seems that no matter what you do, these muscles don’t want to cooperate. In order to ensure optimal results, be sure to do a combination of exercises that target these muscles, including squats, leg lifts, and leg extensions. Squats Squats are one of the all-around best exercises that can be used to tone your thighs. To perform a squat, start by standing with your back flat against a wall and your feet slightly in front of the wall and one foot apart. Take a deep breath, and as you inhale your breath, lower your rear end ... Read More »

3 Reasons Nordic Walking Can Help You Lose Weight

Nordic walking was initially called ski walking, and this may have had something to do with the fact that this physical activity involves the use of poles that resemble ski poles while you walk. The exercise of Nordic walking originated from the off-season activity that was meant to train skiers, which is called ski walking. Ski walking itself was already in existence for decades as a means for cross-country skiers to train on dry land during the off-season. Observant ski coaches noted a relationship between the victories of cross-country skiers who did the dry land training during the summer and the practice of ski walking. Nordic walking has been established as conditioning your core and upper body, which makes it ... Read More »

6 Healthy Snacks for Working on Your Feet

It can be frustrating trying to maintain a healthy diet when you’re working on your feet all day. You may go without eating for so long that you end up binging on the first thing in sight, whether it’s healthy or not. Since you can’t actually sit down with you meal, you may feel like you aren’t getting the nutrients you need. So here are some nutrient packed snack options that don’t need full attention. You can either carry them around with you or leave them nearby where you can grab a bite as you pass. Nuts Nuts are extremely portable. You can throw them in a sandwich bag or small container. Almonds, cashews, and walnuts all have fiber and ... Read More »

How Do Nutrition Needs Change with Age

As a dietitian who primarily works with children, I receive a lot of questions about whether or not nutrition needs change or increase as a child gets older. The simple answer is yes; the more difficult answer is that certain nutrients are more important at certain stages of life, past childhood. As an infant, a child needs as many nutrients as possible. Breastmilk is the best option for kids because it provides extra immune building properties, as well as the necessary calories and fat a child needs. The human body is incredibly adaptable, and based on the amount a child breastfeeds; the body will continue to produce the same amount. Yet, breastfeeding is not for everyone, and formula was designed ... Read More »

6 Foods to Avoid When Trying to Burn Belly Fat

Exercise may not be enough when you need to burn belly fat. Belly fat is the toughest fat to lose on your body. A variety of things influence belly fat, including stress. Stress is one of the biggest factors, but some foods you eat increase this type of fat as well. Before you continue to indulge in the bad stuff, here are 6 foods to avoid when trying to burn belly fat. 1. Soda Soda is not only unhealthy for you, it increases belly fat. It has empty calories that add excess weight. Soda also provides large amounts of sugars. This sugar comes in the form of high fructose corn syrup and other additives. Your body has a hard time ... Read More »

Burning Fat with Step Aerobics

Step aerobics is the kind of aerobic exercise that is unique in comparison to other forms of aerobics. This uniqueness primarily comes from your usage of the elevated platform that accounts for the “step” in step aerobics. A good thing about this form of exercise is that it can be tailored to your own height, no matter if you’re short or tall. All that is required is the use of risers strategically placed underneath the step. If there is one woman to thank for the current popularity as well as ubiquity of step aerobics, it is Gin Miller who innovated step aerobics in the late ’80s, when she also struck a deal with the Reebok company to market her brand ... Read More »

3 Awesome and Easy Meals that are Actually Healthy

Many people struggle daily to find healthy and quick meals for lunch and dinner. A salad and a piece of fruit may be healthy, but it’s a pretty boring daily routine. The healthy plate guidelines (half vegetables, a quarter starch, a quarter protein, plus a serving of fruit and dairy) provide a great plan to help you eat a balanced and filling meal without gaining weight. And if done correctly, you can turn forbidden foods into everyday meals. Pasta Pasta has been given a bad reputation, mainly because it is usually consumed in large portions with little or no nutritious sides. For a healthier version, combine 1/2 cup of cooked angel hair pasta (if you actually measure it, you’re likely ... Read More »

How To Do Double Leg Drops

The double leg drop is a great exercise if you’re interested in improving core strength. It’s not only effective at toning and strengthening the muscles of the core, but can also be a great rehabilitative exercise for people who have recently experienced a lower back injury. Be sure to increase the intensity when the basic version of this exercise becomes too easy. About Double Leg Drops The muscles that make up the core include the abdominals, obliques, hip flexors and muscles of the lower back. Strengthening these muscles can be especially effective for people who have recently experienced injury to the lower back or pelvic region. In addition, increasing your muscle mass results in a faster metabolism, thereby producing greater ... Read More »