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5 ways to burn off Thanksgiving Calories

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The Calorie Control Councilfound that we eat more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat during the typical Thanksgiving meal. Here are a few ways to get back to healthy living aft...

 

Different types of squats for a better shape

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Squats benefit your glutes better than a cardio workout. But, it’s important to mix up the type of squat exercises each time you work out to get maximum results. Here are few options: ...

 

Three household jobs that burn major calories

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Many of us spruce up our homes in preparation for fall and winter. This year, since we will most likely spend even more time at home it seems like tackling a few household chores might m...

 

Design your fitness program

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Sure it is easy to say that you will exercise every day but actually doing it is another story. As the holidays approach and winter weather makes going outdoors a little harder, it is ti...

 

Exercise Guidelines by Age

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Keeping up with father time is a fact of life that we all must accept. As we reach certain ages it is important to stay active. Meet these minimum recommendations for physical activity t...

 

Exercise boosts immunity

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While the benefits of moderate physical exercise may be seen in your waistline, other benefits can occur in your immune system. The immune system is a complex network of cells and prote...

 

5-minute workout

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If you were already going to gym to get exercise but have found it more difficult these days, we have found a five-minute workout that has been touted to replace 1 hour at the gym. ...

 

Benefits of exercise over 50

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Keeping fit is beneficial at any age but exercising over 50 is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And the benefits are not only physical – they can be emotional and mental...

 

Excuse me, I need to burpee!

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Certain exercises come into fashion as the ‘must do’ fitness trend. At the moment, we are hearing a lot of talk about burpees which, contrary to what it sounds like, is not an infant wit...

 

Fall for fitness

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While we still have a few more weeks before leaves begin to fall, it’s never too early to think about how you can take advantage of the cooler temperatures to get some exercise. To that ...

 

Start a 12-week walking program today

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If you are looking for an exercise program that can help you gradually get in shape, we would like to help you with your first step. This 12-week walking schedule from the National Heart...

 

Jump to it!

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Exercise can be pretty boring sometimes, especially of you have been doing the same routine or if you haven’t found an exercise that helps you get active, lose weight AND makes you smile...

 

Take a Hike!

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One of the best natural wonders El Paso has to offer is our Franklin Mountains. Taking a hike in the mountains isn’t just for weekend warriors or professionals, it can be for anyone - wi...

 

Spell Your Name workout

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Looking for something new and challenging? Try the Spell-Your-Name workout. It's simple. Do the exercises associated with each letter of your name, in order. Don't skip any, and don't st...

 

Qigong: Moving meditation

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Qigong (pronounced ‘chee-gong’) is most simply described as a moving meditation. The purpose is to improve mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing techniqu...

 

Why exercising today is more important than ever

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There are many ways you can be active while you are practicing social distancing. According to recommendations from the American Heart Association, adults should aim for at least 150 min...

 

Exercising your lungs for better overall health

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Lungs play an important role in keeping us strong and well. Taking time to ‘work out’ your lungs can improve your overall health. Breathing feeds oxygen to every cell in the body. Witho...

 

Exercises to relieve and prevent tight shoulders

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There are times when we feel like we have the world on our shoulders. And that feeling is painful and stiff. If you are suffering from either tight shoulders that limit your mobility or ...

 

Low impact cardio workout you can do at home

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There is no better time than now to begin a modest, low impact cardio workout. Not only does it get your blood pumping, it helps with mobility and coordination. Here are two exercises yo...

 

Morning workouts more effective

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It is extremely important to exercise with caution during summer days with record heat. Most experts agree that an indoor workout is best when the temperatures rises above 90 degre...

 

The At-Home Milk Jug Workout

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If you are looking for a way to start a weight training workout but don’t want to break your back or your budget, try this: Save two-gallon milk jugs, rinse them out and fill with water....

 

Having fun and exercising with your kids

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It’s too hot to go to the park or spend a lot of time in the backyard. Even if it weren’t, the COVID19 restrictions also make going out with your children for some physical activity chal...

 

Exercises to improve flexibility in neck

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Neck Pain is a particularly common problem in our modern age with extended computer usage, poor posture, and a lack of exercise often to blame. Stiffness, loss of range of motion and so...

 

Wiggling your toes for fitness

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Longevity and fitness begin from the bottom up – literally. One of the most important areas of our body that we overlook when exercising is our toes. Keeping your feet strong and flexibl...

 

Exercise to slim waist

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There has been internet chatter about the ‘COVID 15.’ Some say that the combination of stress, lack of exercise and additional time at home snacking all add up to the average weight gain...

 

‘Swim’ without going to the pool

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Summer is the season to swim. But closures and COVID precautions have dried up our plans to dive into the community pool. If you usually relied on swimming to help keep in shape during t...

 

Adjust exercise routine for summer heat

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El Paso’s summer weather is perfect for going outside and getting exercise. Whether it is simple yard work, a run or walk, or playing a sport, the benefits are fantastic. But it is impor...

 

The best Apps for an effective home workout

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Diehard gym enthusiasts have had to shift to working out at home. As a result, fitness apps have been downloaded to phones in record numbers. If you are wanting to join the latest fi...

 

Stretching the benefits of exercise

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There are many benefits to regular stretching. Not only can stretching help increase your flexibility, which is an important factor of fitness, but it can also improve your posture, redu...

 

It’s Cinco de Mayo time for some salsa – dancing!

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It’s time to spice up your boring workout routine, turn on some Celia Cruz and get moving! Salsa dancing is a great form of exercise and it can: Build endurance and stamina Help ...

 

Exercise for overweight beginners

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Regular exercise can benefit everyone regardless of skill level, intensity or length of workout. And while there are hundreds of exercise programs, if you are more than 30 pounds overwei...

 

The single most effective exercise

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Looking to step up your workout? Try squatting more. When physical trainers are asked to identify the most effective exercise the answers vary. But, one exercise consistently ranks the h...

 

Walk out of a sedentary lifestyle

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By now, even the most devoted exercise enthusiast might be having trouble staying motivated. If you never really exercised much to begin with, ‘staying in place’might be making it all th...

 

Dancing the blues away

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Dancing can be a great way to reduce stress and burn calories. If you are looking for new ways to get some physical activity, consider taking a free online dance class to lift your spiri...

 

El Paso Yoga Class now online

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Now may be the perfect time to discover the combination of physical and mental exercise that make yoga a vital part of many people’s physical regimen. The great thing about yoga is that ...

 

Staying home? Stay Fit!

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The closing of gyms and other fitness facilities during this pandemic may offer a great opportunity to get in the habit of working out at home. It’s easy and requires no special equipmen...

 

Exercises for People Who Think They Can’t Exercise

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Some people think they cannot exercise.Arthritis, diabetic neuropathy or being significantly overweight may make it difficult even painful to move fast enough to raise your heart rate. ...

 

Move easier with the Alexander Technique

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The ‘Alexander Technique’ is a way of learning to move mindfully through life. The process focuses on improving inefficient habits of movement and patterns built of accumulated tension, ...

 

Spring forward: Get outside and exercise!

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Our surroundings affect more than we realize. Studies have found that by simply going outdoors to exercise, you will greatly increase the effectiveness of your routine and have a more fu...

 

Music steps up your workout and your housework!

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Multiple studies have shown that music is especially influential during most kinds of physical activity. Whether you are taking a casual stroll in the neighborhood, running around the pa...

 

Take ten! If you have 10 minutes you can exercise

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Getting at least 10 continuous minutes of moderate activity three times a day can give the same health benefits as 30 minutes of nonstop exercise. Here are some activities to help you ge...

 

Gardening is exercise that grows on you!

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By late February many of us in El Paso are turning our attention to our gardens. Our southwestern winters are considered mild (in comparison to other parts of the country) and our spring...

 

Swimming may be the perfect workout

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Trying to make good on your ‘go to the gym’ promise but the ‘going’ is not going well? Try another facility like a local indoor pool and swim your way to fitness. It has been proven ...

 

Everyday Activities Count as Exercise

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Your body burns fuel doing everyday activities. Scientists call it ‘non-exercise activity thermogenesis.’ You use energy when walking up stairs or lifting grocery bags. With that in mind...

 

Exercise while watching TV

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If you are like most adult Americans, you are watching about four hours of tv per day. (According to the 2017 Nielsen Report) Why not use that time to squeeze out some key exercises? Wit...

 

Don’t look for the closest parking spot

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Some cities are more ‘walkable’ and offer many ways to eat, shop and play by foot. Studies show that people who live in cities made for walking have lower obesity rates and are gener...

 

The five-minute workout

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If you catch yourself saying that you don’t have time for a workout, you may want to rethink that.In the time it takes for you to make toast, you can do this instead this exercise routin...

 

Desk Chair Cardio

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Fitness: It seems like everyone in your office is joining a new gym for the new year. But for some, time and money make heading off to the fitness center a little more difficult. Fear no...

 

Fun Ways to Prevent Cancer Through Exercise

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It has been proven that an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to avoid health problems. Yet for many of us, just the thought of a rigorous daily workout is enough to send us head f...

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