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4 Proprioception Exercises to Improve Balance and Strength

How is it that professional dancers can glide across the room, without looking where they are going and not bump into each other along the way? Proprioception. How can we walk down a flight of stairs at night when the lights are off? Same. Proprioception, simply put, means sense of self. The …

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Walking to Lose Weight: How to Make It Work!

According to recent survey results, it’s estimated that around 80 percent of Americans (and those living in the U.K. too) between the ages of 25 and 64 don’t work out enough each week to meet the recommended levels of government-specified daily physical activity. (1) While fitness is definitely on the …

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Hip Flexor Stretches Are Key to Both Hip & Knee Health

Our hip flexors aren’t very well understood and often ignored when we exercise. However, if it weren’t for the hip flexors, we would not be able to sit down. The hip flexors form a very important group of muscles allowing us to bend at the waist. These muscles are found …

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5 Natural Herniated Disc Treatment Options

[embedded content] [Below is my transcript of my video about herniated disc treatment, along with supplemental information on the topic.] Back pain is something a very large number of people have to deal with at one point or another. In fact, there are some 31 million people in the U.S. …

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What Are the Best Fat Burning Workouts?

As many of you know from my burst training through my BurstFit program and videos, exercise is one my favorite things to do and share with others. Exercise is essential to good health as well as to lose unwanted fat, even losing 20 pounds of fat. Of course, not everyone is capable of …

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5 Ways Foam Roller Exercises Can Improve Your Workout

If you’ve ever been in a gym, sporting goods store or even the fitness aisle at Target, you’ve probably seen a foam roller. If you felt confused about how to use one, you’re not alone. While becoming more mainstream, foam rollers still remain a mystery to many people and even …

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Ab Workouts, Including the Best Exercises that Are NOT Crunches

There is nothing like standing in line at the grocery store only to be surrounded by glossy magazine covers of perfect, chiseled abs. Glistening, rippling six-packs all blur together into one massive reminder that your waistline could probably stand some improvement. And perhaps it sends you back on your mission …

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Pinched Nerve Symptoms, Locations & Treatments

A pinched nerve is a common source of pain among the elderly, people who perform a lot of repetitive movements, those with arthritis and anyone struggling with obesity. Although they sometimes heal on their own, pinched nerves can cause significant disability and sometimes even permanent nerve damage when left untreated. Determining …

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Barre Workout: Can It Give You a Dancer’s Physique?

One of the hottest fitness trends right now is barre. If you don’t believe me, cross the street and you’ll probably find a barre fitness studio, usually in a trendy or up-and-coming suburban mall a few doors down from Starbucks or maybe a semi-gentrified neighborhood. With the proliferation of studios …

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