Considering how simple stability balls are — they’re really just big, tough balloons — they’re incredibly versatile. Adding a stability ball makes any exercise more challenging, and you can even use the ball to do bodyweight versions of a few exercises that would normally require specialized equipment. The really great
Kids make swimming look like a lot of fun, and the best competitive swimmers make it look downright effortless. Both aspects are true: Swimming is challenging but relaxing; it can be full of glee, yet it’s still a great workout for both fitness and weight loss.
If you’ve never lifted weights before, all types of strength training — from bodyweight exercises to weight machines to free weights — can seem like an intimidating mystery. Just to make it even more confusing, almost everyone you speak to is going to have a different opinion about which exercises
Most of the trainers and fitness gurus you see on TV want to sell you the next big secret to easy exercise or weight loss. Some of that exercise equipment really is worth a look — here are some of my favorites. But if you’ve never exercised before, you might
Those darn desk jobs can get you every time. Most people notice a substantial weight gain after becoming sedentary with a desk job. Stamina decreases. Energy levels plummet. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are exercises to do at your desk on a daily basis.
One of the hardest things to do is to get motivated to exercise. It is always so much easier to stay on the couch and enjoy the latest round of shows on the television. Yet you can get motivated to exercise and be glad you did.