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Marathon Mania – 10 must-have tips for first-time marathoners

1. Set a comfortable pace on training walks. Many first-timers don’t realize they need to pace themselves in order to last the whole marathon. 2. Increase your distance gradually. Newbie feet aren’t ready for long distance. Too much too soon just means injuries and soreness, not speed. 3. Moderate your pace on your long training walks. Many walkers think they should walk the long training …

Top 10 Fat-Blasting Exercises

Want to get rid of that jiggle on your thighs fast? Try these. Activity Calories burned(per 30 minutes*) Bicycling, vigorous (15 mph) Jogging (10 to 12 min. miles) Swimming, vigorous Cross-country ski machine Spinning class (indoor cycling) Jumping rope, slowly Tennis, singles Hiking, uphill Inline skating Walking, uphill (3.5 mph) 340 340 to 272 340 323 312 272 272 238 238 204 *Calories are based …

Posture 101

Growing taller, feeling lighter These two exercises will help you learn to use your muscles in a new way and take pressure off your lower spine, lift your body, improve your posture and free your hips for a more fluid stride. My clients often report feeling more breathing space, (i.e. less emotionally pressured) when they practice these exercises. Try them and see for yourself! by …

Getting results without weight machines

Q: Is there a way to do leg presses and lat pulldowns with hand-held weights instead of a weight machine? A: Unfortunately, hand-held weights are not the best options for these exercises. But there are other ways to modify these exercises so you can do them without machines. Try exercise bands. These elastic resistance bands are lightweight, easy to use, and great for exercises you’d normally need a …

Workout shortcuts

Q: Some days I’m just too busy to do a complete weight-lifting workout. What should I do? A: For those days when you barely have time to go to the bathroom, a bare-bones workout will have to do! Here are the exercises you just can’t do without: one set of bench presses; one of latissimus (“lat”) pull-downs; and one of leg presses. In three minutes (five if …

Overcoming weight-loss plateaus

Q: What is the best way to break a plateau? I’ve lost 40 pounds, but now I’m stuck. Any suggestions? A: Plateaus are a fact of weight-loss life, so don’t get down on yourself. In fact, now is exactly the time to pat yourself on the back: Look at how far you’ve come and be proud of it! Then you can determine if this is really a …

Exercising together

Q: My husband and I want to exercise together, but we’re at different fitness levels. He gets bored walking, and I can’t keep up if we jog. Any suggestions? A: Whether you exercise at the gym or at home, try working out on treadmills or other side-by-side exercise equipment. Then you can enjoy each other’s company while exercising at your own pace. If you prefer being outdoors, …

Eating low-fat and not losing weight

Q: I want to lose weight, so I’ve been eating low-fat everything. In fact, I eat the same foods over and over again, but it’s not working. Is it even helping me to eat a low-fat diet? A: Low-fat or no-fat doesn’t mean no calories. Reduced-fat products can be helpful when it comes to losing weight, but you still have to be calorie conscious. Just because it …

Best time to exercise

Q: Does it matter what time of day or night a person exercises? I am more motivated to exercise or get things done at night, after I have completed my day and put my son to bed. A: The best time of day to exercise depends entirely on you. You’re only going to stick with exercise if it fits into your life – not the other way …

Toning your butt

Q: I’m doing deadlifts, lunges, leg curls and walking to tone my butt. Are there other exercises I can do? A: A step-up would be a good exercise to add to your routine. You’ll need a bench or step (about eight inches high) and a set of dumbbells (start with 2-5 pounds). Holding the dumbbells at your sides, put your right foot on the step. Make sure …

Can abs machines aid weight loss?

Q: I have been using a machine that focuses mainly on the abs to lose weight. However, I have not been able to reduce my hips and thighs. Could you tell me what the best exercises are to reduce these areas? A: A big misconception about abdominal machines is that they’ll help you lose weight. But the truth is, you burn very few calories – the key …

Winter workout motivation

Q: Finding the energy to exercise is getting more difficult as the days get darker and colder. Do you have any suggestions on how to jump-start my workouts despite the dreary weather? A: You’re definitely not alone. The attraction to the couch just seems to increase as the temperature drops. Not to mention all the yummy holiday treats. But you don’t have to give in to temptation. …