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Exercise Programs

Exercise ProgramsWhile exercise programs often vary from person to person based on fitness levels and goals, each one should include aerobic exercise, and resistance and flexibility training. Those components will help you improve your fitness level and help you overcome obstacles that challenge your agility, balance, coordination, endurance and strength in everyday life.

12 Fit Facts Found in Exercise Programs

Circuit Training Basics

Looking for a way to infuse your fitness routine with some new energy and excitement? Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just getting started with physical activity, circuit training is a great way to challenge your body in a variety of ways while boosting the fun factor.

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20 Active Ways to Be Social at Work

You’d like to mingle more with your co-workers, but every opportunity seems centered around eating and drinking. Don’t fret. There are plenty of ways to integrate your healthy lifestyle with your on-the-job social life.

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Start a Workplace Walking Group

Would you be more likely to partake in a lunchtime walk if your co-workers joined in? Workplace walking groups tap into the power of social support to help employees get active and stay active. And they’re popping up at job sites everywhere.

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Time-Saving Tips for On-The-Job Fitness

A long commute doesn’t just eat up your time — it can also sap your energy and leave you wondering when you’ll ever be able to squeeze in a workout.

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Travel Fitness: A Plan of Action to Keep You Active

It is easy to let a vacation or business trip destroy your fitness schedule and eating habits, but why let something as rewarding as a vacation or as exciting as a business trip leave you feeling unhealthy upon return?

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Fostering a Workplace Culture of Physical Activity

Whether you’re a small business owner, a corporate human resources manager, or a front-line supervisor, promoting physical activity on the job makes sense. More opportunities for physical activity at work leads to healthier employees, stronger job performance, and a boost to the business bottom line via decreased health care costs and improved productivity.

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Warm Up to Work Out

Suppose you were told that you only had to add an extra five to 10 minutes to each of your workouts to prevent injury and lessen fatigue. Would you do it? Most people would say yes. Then they might be surprised to learn that they already know about those few minutes, which are called a warm-up.

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Three Things Every Exercise Program Should Have

A complete, safe and effective fitness program must include aerobic exercise, muscular strength and endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercise. Aerobic exercise does good things for your cardiovascular system and is an important part of weight management.

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Periodized Training and Why It Is Important

You have the best intentions regarding your workout, but find that your motivation has been sapped. Lately, no matter how hard or how often you work out, you just can’t seem to progress any further. You’re stuck on a plateau. It turns out that the exercise you’ve been doing has worked so well that your body has adapted to it.

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If You Don’t Use It, Will You Lose It?

If you’ve been sidelined by an injury, or you’re considering taking a break from exercise, you might wonder if you’ll lose your hard-earned strength and endurance. Some loss of fitness is inevitable, but there are ways to help minimize it. Here’s what happens to your body when you take a break from exercise.

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Everything in Moderation

When it comes to exercise, we each determine what we can or cannot do, and how hard we push ourselves. Some follow the all-or-nothing principle, believing that if exercise is going to be good for you it has to be hard, even painful. This is a myth and far from the truth.

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Flexibility Benefits

Most people take part in aerobic activity to improve their cardiovascular endurance and burn fat. People weight-train to maintain lean muscle tissue and build strength. Those are the two most important elements of a fitness program, right? Actually, there are three important elements. Regrettably, flexibility training is often neglected.

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