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    The importance of hydration for youth

    The importance of hydration for youth

    The importance of hydration for good health and properly functioning body systems cannot be overstated. As the warmer months approach and outdoor activities increase, special attention needs to be given to proper hydration and to the prevention of heat illnesses for all, but especially for young athletes.   Because the body cannot store water, we

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Do I	need to stretch before exercising?

    Do I need to stretch before exercising?

    Does stretching before exercising reduce the risk of injury?   The evidence strongly suggests that pre-exercise stretching does not reduce the risk of injury. Professor Rob Herbert, Senior Principal Researcher Fellow with Neuroscience Research Australia, took part in the three largest randomised trials on the effects of stretching. They all concluded that stretching had little

    • 24 JUN 16
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    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    5 Types of workout pains you should never ignore

    Sharp pain   A sharp or stabbing pain during exercise (or any time, really) is a red flag that something is up. “Sharpness is not a normal physiological response. If you are experiencing sharp pain, it usually means there is something not functioning properly in that body system,” says Neuharth. “A few common causes of

    • 24 JUN 16
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    The	workout	 rules that  will help you lose weight

    The workout rules that will help you lose weight

    Here are trainers’ best tips for staying consistent, accountable, and on track.   Try exercising at the same time every day   Set yourself up for success as much as possible by picking a specific time to work out daily, suggest Kasen. Choose a time of day that works best for your schedule. It might

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Top	five benefits of stretching exercise

    Top five benefits of stretching exercise

    Nowadays, everyone can easily workout at home by doing simple exercises instead of going to gym. One such physical activity is stretching exercises. Though we all know the benefits of daily exercise but many are not aware of what benefits regular stretching exercises provides to our body.   Regularly stretching is just as important to

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How to exercise with health conditions

    How to exercise with health conditions

    There are many benefits to be gained from regular exercise. It can lower blood pressure, improve heart function and blood sugar control, alleviate depression, ensure good sleep, decrease risk of cancer, and help manage weight, says Susan Joy, MD, director of the Women’s Sports Health Program at the Cleveland Clinic.   Exercise Benefits for Every

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Is your workout better if your body	 trembles?

    Is your workout better if your body trembles?

    Many exercise programs advertise a certain kind of muscle quaking that they hold up as evidence that their workout is effective. But is the “wobbling” Amanda refers to actually a sign that your body is getting stronger? The top kinesiologists and trainers we spoke with agreed that muscle quaking is a physiological response to muscle

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    Eat before a workout? Is it necessary?

    With all of the marketing of sports drinks, bars, gels and powders, this is an excellent question to ask. There’s certainly no harm in eating — and it might help you meet your fitness goals by giving you more energy during the actual run or elliptical workout.   “It’s a contradiction, but you really do

    • 24 JUN 16
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    How much exercise is	enough?

    How much exercise is enough?

    Before you make a decision on how much exercise you need, you should have a good idea of your exercise goal or goals: Are you exercising for physical fitness, weight control, or as a way of keeping your stress levels low? For general health benefits, a routine of daily walking may be sufficient, says Susan

    • 24 JUN 16
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    Exercise and	physical	activity: what’s the difference?

    Exercise and physical activity: what’s the difference?

    Physical activity is defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any of the activities we do throughout the day that involve movement — housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs — are examples of physical activity. Exercise is a specific form of physical activity — planned, purposeful physical activity performed with the intention of acquiring