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Exercise Made Simple: Tips for Baby Boomers

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Jan 12, 2018 5:49:40 PM

Baby Boomers (1946-1964) often think it is too late for them to start a healthy fitness plan. The truth is, taking simple strides toward incorporating exercise daily is just as important for baby boomers as it is for younger generations. There is no need to train for a marathon or put another lofty goal in place. Through taking small steps each day, baby boomers will find themselves feeling great, healthier and with an overall improved quality of life.

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6 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 2, 2017 5:36:40 PM

6 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise: The physical benefits of regular exercise are fairly obvious and well documented.  Along with weight loss and increased energy, exercise can also provide many mental health benefits that the general public is less aware of.  Even if you hate the idea of an intense session at the gym, the life-changing improvements to your brain should not be ignored.  Most people would likely choose to vegetate on the couch rather than go for a long run.  This infographic will hopefully convince you to trade the potato chips for dumbbells.  Do you want to feel better about yourself and think more clearly?  Then get moving!

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Common Workout Injuries and How To Prevent Them

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 17, 2015 12:21:02 AM

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Beginner’s Guide to Weight Training

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 8, 2014 12:47:13 PM

You are officially ready to begin weight training! So now that you have your end goals set and you have obtained all your gear, it’s finally time to pump some iron. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for your workout regime:

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5 Indoor Winter Exercises

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 3, 2014 4:01:09 PM

Winter is a tough time for fitness junkies. Bad road and sidewalk conditions mean dangerous running terrain while snowstorms mean a tough time getting to the gym. Good thing there are plenty of indoor winter exercises that can be done in the comfort of your home with no equipment needed!


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Exercise and Workout Equipment

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 21, 2014 2:30:13 PM

Exercise and Workout Equipment

Exercise and Workout Equipment #1: Proper Clothing

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7 Winter Workouts You Can Do Indoors

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 14, 2014 4:15:41 AM

Winter is coming. Unlike scenes from Game Of Thrones, it’s not the undead ice-army that zaps our enthusiasm for working out, it’s the cold weather.  With little or no equipment, these indoor workouts can be done  at home or at your office desk. All you need is your own body weight. If you do have equipment like dumbbells or elastic bands, you can increase your workout by ten. If you would like to maintain your workout schedule with some quick, indoor exercises, read on.

Here Are 7 Winter Workouts You Can Do Indoors

Cleaning - tidying up around the house is hard work, especially if you have you're caring for a loved one. Guess what, it counts as a form of working out. So If you spend time at home and happen to be looking for a workout but are worried about time, you can kill two birds with one stone. From vacuuming to mopping, cleaning can be very physical. You're getting your cardio, burning calories. A nice clean house is also a great plus. Nice job.

Lunges can be done two ways— stepping in place or by stepping forward back and forth in a hallway. This activity works out muscle in your legs improving balance and gait.

High-Knees - Unlike running in place (which is also good), high-knees levels-up your workout to get your heart pumping like a walk or a jog would. Alternatively, you can walk up and down your stairs if you have any. Remember to hold on to the rails for balance if you need to.

Dumbbells - you can use these in the comfort of your living room. Combining them with squats makes for a super workout that targets your quadriceps (quads), the large muscle in front of your thighs.

Pushups are great for upper-body conditioning that you can do indoors. The action uses muscles in your chest, front of your shoulders and back of your arms. Done regularly, push ups will strengthen, tone and build these major muscles. It does also strengthen your core muscles (muscles around your midsection) which can improve your posture too.
Stretching is awesome! It’s not a form of exercise per-se, but it does wonders for your body. Though some more research is still being done benefits include improving athletic performance in some activities and decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries.

Stretching is awesome! It’s not a form of exercise per-se, but it does wonders for your body. Though some more research is still being done benefits include improving athletic performance in some activities and decreasing the risk of activity-based injuries.

Fit parent workout - If you're a parent, you can work out with your toddler. Not only are you focusing on your health, you're also teaching your child the importance of exercise. Check out the sample workout circuit below:

 

For a complete workout, there are few things to consider. You do not have to do all of them to get a good workout, but I stress having balance in your workout plan. What this means is that you want to focus on your arms and legs, chest and shoulders with some form of resistance training. While you're at it you want to focus on your abdominal area as well as lower and upper back movement.

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Top Five 5Ks to Try This Summer

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 25, 2014 5:08:13 PM

If you are a running fiend or want to enter your first 5k, try out one or more of these super fun top five 5ks this summer! You’ll have so much fun you’ll forget that it’s a race. 

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Workout More, and Pay Less?

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 12, 2014 10:41:23 AM

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new fitness app, website and workout service aims to upend gym habits by charging users less the more they workout.

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The Skinny on the Health Benefits of Coconut Water

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 6, 2013 6:06:40 PM

Health Benefits of Coconut Water:

Is it really good for you or just another health fad?

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the craze that is coconut water. Much to the chagrin of every other fruit juice, Zico and Vita Coco and about a million other brands began filling our local supermarket’s refrigerated shelves with their cardboard-boxed tropical product. Alongside the natural-looking packaging and refreshing taste came praise after praise extolling the health benefits of coconut water. Let’s examine the two most popular claims and see what coconut water really can (or can’t) do for us.

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