Core Strength Training for the Office

This article is published on [The Nest] Woman You know it’s important to have a strong core: Your core muscles stabilize your spine, assist with balance and coordinate movement between your ribcage and pelvis, allowing for greater overall strength and ease of movement. But core-strengthening exercises can be tough. Change your focus and look at […]

Results for Exercises of the Gluteus Maximus

As published on azCentral The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle of the buttocks. It is the muscle that forms the rounded shape of your buttocks and is a major contributor to your ability to stand erect and walk with correct gait. The gluteus maximus works with other muscles to create movement and stabilize your […]

Sit-to-Stand Chair Exercises

As published on azCentral If you have ever slipped and fallen backward, you know that a fall can happen quickly and unexpectedly. You can prevent backward falls by practicing sit-to-stand chair exercises. Not only will these exercises prevent falls, they will strengthen the muscles in your legs and core, leading to better balance and posture. […]

The Effects of the Isometric Exercise Plank

Published on The Nest Woman If you’ve ever seen a mime trying to escape his invisible box, you’ve seen a playful example of an isometric contraction. Isometric exercises are strength-training exercises that involve the contraction of a muscle against an immovable resistance. While the mime’s resistance is imaginary, you use the floor for resistance when […]

How to Improve Yourself Mentally and Physically

Published on azCentral When your body is physically healthy, your mind benefits. Sufficient sleep, exercise and good nutrition all contribute to improved concentration, greater mental focus, increased creativity and better memory. Likewise, optimism and a positive attitude help you incorporate healthy habits into your daily routine. More than 70 percent of all cancers, 80 percent […]

HIIT Vs. Cardio

As published on The Nest Woman Tired of the same old rhythm of your treadmill? You could go outside for a jog or bike ride, or you could vary your workouts with high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT is a burst-and-recover exercise cycle. It has been used by generations of athletes to improve cardiovascular function, speed […]

Making Trail Signs While Hiking With Girl Scouts

As published on eHow Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, trekking and trail blazing teach Girl Scouts essential adventure skills, leadership and independence. These activities also encourage environmental awareness and foster positive self-esteem in girls from different backgrounds. Girls are taught to respect the environment and leave nature as undisturbed as possible. When hiking, they […]

Water Exercises for SI Joint

The sacroiliac, or SI joints, are shock-absorbers that connect your spine to your pelvis and transmit forces from your upper body to your hips and legs. If there is too much or too little movement in an SI joint, you may experience pain, inflammation or arthritis. Water exercises that strengthen your abdominal and back muscles […]

Functional Fitness & Range of Motion Exercises

Mindless repetitions on weight machines can strengthen your muscles, but do little to train you for optimal movement for sports and other activities you do every day outside of the gym. Functional fitness takes care of that gap. The patterns of movement that you use in your daily life include squatting, lunging, pushing, pulling and […]