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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

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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

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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

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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