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Take a Halloween Stroll

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Let’s face it, getting motivated to take an evening walk can be a challenge. But come this Sunday, you will have extra incentives. Volunteer to take your kids or grandkids trick or treat...

 

Best way to get into shape after 40

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Getting in shape after 40 comes down to two main things: specific exercises and mindset. Experts advise to begin slowly of you are not used to regular exercise. After easing into fitness...

 

Overcoming common exercise pitfalls

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Most everyone can agree the exercise is good for you. But many of us have trouble starting or sticking to a workout routine. Here are some common exercise pitfalls and how to avoid them....

 

Warming up and cooling down

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A warm-up and a cool-down both involve doing exercises at a lower intensity and slower pace, which improves your performance, prevents injuries, and helps with recovery from exercise. ...

 

The ups and downs of Sit-ups

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Sit-ups are a classic exercise that strengthens, firms and tightens stomach muscles. They are great for toning the internal core muscles, but they are not a high calorie-burning exercise...

 

Top exercises to do at home

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With air quality, high heat and rain being a concern of late, here are some easy exercises to do in the comfort of your own home. Warm up. Before you jump straight into it, make sure ...

 

​ Stretching can make you stronger

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Here are a few of the ways regular stretching helps you get stronger: 1. Stretching lengthens muscle tissue and increases flexibility, both of which allow you to perform strength building ...

 

Appreciate the first responders in your life

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001 and today is a great day to do something special for the Firefighters, Police officers, and EMT’s in your life....

 

Bowling for fitness

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Bowling can be a fun way to get some exercise according to experts. For weight loss: Bowling increases your metabolism and therefore can aid in weight loss. Bowling can also burn any...

 

The benefits of imaginary exercise

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We have all heard the phrase, ‘mind over matter.’ Well, studies show that our bodies respond by simply imagining exercise. Researchers analyzed data from a study of patients who had their ar...

 

Try this toe tapping workout

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This move warms up your muscles and gets your heart pumping while still being easy on your joints. Go for 60 reps (or 2 minutes) Stand with feet wide and toes pointing to 10 and 2...

 

How Pilates and Yoga differ

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Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact flexibility, muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes proper postural alignment, core strength and muscl...

 

Walking helps bone density

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We know walking is good exercise to maintain general health, but research shows it is also great for bone health. Walking has been show to slow age-related decline in bone density and ma...

 

​ Yoga for Mind, Body and Soul

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Yoga will help not only help tone your body, it will also help you to be in the moment. While the the physical benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, muscle strength and tone; the m...

 

Exercise like a Superman

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Instead of sitting on the couch and watching a superhero movie, try becoming one! This fun ‘Superman’ exercise allows you to channel your inner superhero while strengthening your back...

 

‘Mall walking’ perfect on hot summer day

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If the El Paso summer heat or sudden rainstorms have put a damper on your walking schedule, try taking your walk in one of our indoor shopping malls. Most malls have mile markers to help you...

 

​ Virtual Reality workout fun and effective

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While a single app, device, or VR game will not be the answer to all of your physical fitness needs, a virtual reality exercise routine might be a novel way to motivate you and your children...

 

Vacation ‘training’

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We tend to ‘go, go, go,’ when we are on vacation. Walking much more than usual, swimming at the beach or hiking are just some of the challenges that you may not be used to. One sure way ...

 

Create A Family Fitness Plan

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It’s summer and now is the time to start a family fitness plan. Experts agree that the best way to achieve fitness goals for the whole family is to make them together, commit to them tog...

 

Work off that ice cream cone!

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It’s summertime and almost impossible to avoid enjoying an ice cream treat now and then. If you are worried about ruining your exercise or diet routine, fear not. Here are some activitie...

 

​ Hot weather workout tips

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It’s summer in El Paso which means hot, dry temperatures and long afternoons. Even if your workout routine only consists of an evening walk, it is important to make sure you protect yourself...

 

Table Tennis anyone?

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Not only is it a fun way to spend an afternoon, but table tennis also offers surprisingly great health benefits.Table tennis helps you build strength, speed, and agility all without risk...

 

​ Road trip workout

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Summer is here and many of us will be hitting the open road. A long drive can be hard on your body. You can use these movements to work off a little energy, pass the time, and tone those...

 

Get up and go when you have trouble ‘going’

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Constipation is a common problem.Exercise may be a simple solution.Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to loosen your bowels to keep yourself regular. Although almost ...

 

Swing into action!

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As children we used to jump on the swing set to see who could swing the highest. Back then, we were sure we could touch the clouds. Unfortunately, as we grow older, gravity tends to get ...

 

Get a rope!

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Do you remember the salsa commercial that had cowboys saying, ‘get a rope,’ after they learned their cook served them salsa from New York City? Well, salsa aside, jumping rope can be a f...

 

El Paso reopens aquatic centers

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Many fitness experts espouse the incredible benefits of swimming as an aerobic workout because it causes less stress to your knees and other joints. If you are lucky enough to have your ...

 

​ Can washing your car lead to washboard abs?

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A lot of people simply just can’t get a fitness routine started. In the past we have talked about ways you can get physical without going to the gym or changing your whole routine. A simple ...

 

What your body is telling you

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Your body craves movement. It wants to get strong and get moving every single day. Aches and pains are your body's way of begging you to satisfy those cravings . And it doesn't have to be a ...

 

​ What is ‘holistic fitness?’

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Many people have begun approaching fitness as one piece of a larger health puzzle rather than a way to simply gain strength. By balancing exercise with restorative activities like sleep and ...

 

Walk and talk meetings

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It was only a matter of time before ingenuity addressed the problem being stuck to your computer screen during (usually boring) virtual meetings. The solution comes in the form of an eas...

 

Dog gone good workout

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There are many different ways you can exercise with your dog. Not only does it create great bonding time with your favorite furry friend, but it also offers a multitude of health benefit...

 

Levels of activity and lifespan

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According to research published in 2011, people who had relatively low activity—they exercised 92 minutes a week or about 15 minutes of exercise a day—had a 3-year longer life expectancy...

 

Fitness benefits of kite flying

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It’s windy season in El Paso and instead of looking out the window and cursing the wind because you can’t go out to get some exercise, we say embrace it! Go fly a kit for fitness! Kite fly...

 

Clean your way to fitness

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Spring cleaning is a great way to get a little exercise according to fitathletic.com While it may not replace an everyday workout, you can substitute one physical chore for one of yo...

 

Get a spring in your step

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Walking continuously proves to be one of the best cardio exercises for general fitness and weight loss. As the temperatures warm and the days get longer, there is no excuse for not going for...

 

What are isometric stretches?

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Instead of traditional stretching to warm up, try isometric exercises. Isometric exercises keep the muscles in a shortened or contracted position to avoid unnecessary strain on the body....

 

10,000 steps a day may set the bar too high

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With cell phone having built in pedometers, walking 10,000 steps a day has been set as the gold standard. But that may not be true for everyone. Experts say that by setting the bar t...

 

Being active means being healthy

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People who are active in little ways the entire day (cleaning, gardening, running errands) burn more calories and are generally healthier than those who exercise for 30 to 60 minutes and...

 

How to increase your heart rate

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One of the best ways to safely increase your heart rate is through aerobic exercise -- fitness where the main purpose is a healthier heart. To increase your heart rate, first find your t...

 

Stretch Every Day

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If you made a new year’s resolution to start exercising, congratulate yourself: We are in the final stretch of January and you already have one month down. And speaking of stretching, he...

 

Wake up your feet and hands

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People with poor circulation experience challenges with balance and mobility and have trouble starting an exercise regimen. This exercise is designed to wake the hands and feet through a...

 

A comfortable pace for walking

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When staring a regular walking routine, plan to cover a set distance each day and monitor how long it takes you to walk it. As your fitness improves, you will be able to walk a longer di...

 

Making exercise enjoyable is the key to success

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The holidays are over, and the time has come to start a ‘regular’ fitness routine. Whether a die-hard fitness buff, a couch potato or someone in between, many people start an exercise pr...

 

Get an exercise snack!

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Because you might not get to exercise every day during the holidays, or the workouts you do get in might not be as robust as usual, try to focus on sneaking in short bursts of activity a...

 

Try to put exercise first during the holidays

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With the holidays taking the spotlight for the last two weeks of the year, it may be harder to stick to a normal physical fitness plan, Experts say it need not be – if you plan ahead. ...

 

Have a ball exercising

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An exercise ball, also known as a Swiss ball, physio ball, stability ball, and a number of other clever names is nothing new in the world of fitness and rehabilitation. And it offers as ...

 

Kegel exercises today avoid complications later

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These exercises won't help you look better, but they do something just as important — strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder. Strong pelvic floor muscles can go a l...

 

Roll the dice on this fitness gift

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If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive gift to help someone fulfill their 2021 resolutions, look no more. ‘Fitness Dice’ will always come up a winner.For fitness lovers of all levels,...

 

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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