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How Active Dads Stay in Shape

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Recently, Fitness Concepts and The Star Online announced the winners of the “Forever Young Dad” contest. Basically, readers are asked to submit in photos of their dads who have stayed active in order to win the following price. The list of winners were announced and published on 10 July 09. It is well worth to [...]

How to reduce a hunched back through exercising

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Due to occupational hazards, some people are developing a hunched back prematurely.  When we think of a hunched back, or a gradual forward bending body, we normally think of seniors at the age of 60 or above. But I am beginning to observe younger and younger people having a hunched back due to: occupational hazards [...]

Victoria Principal’s The Body Principal- Exercise Program for Life

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When I was a teenager, my mom bought the book “The Body Principal” written by Victoria Principal. Victoria Principal is well known for her role in the soap opera Dallas. This book hit the market during the time when aerobics were popular and mega gyms are probably not around yet. But the emphasis is different- it offers a [...]

How to Make the Best Out of Your Weight Training

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When it comes to weight or strength training, which one you think will be more effective? A. Doing 2 sets each time 2 times a week, or B. Doing 1 set each time 3 times a week (every alternate day)? The answer- you will benefit more from 2 sets (or better still 3 sets) each [...]

Seniors Can Exercise Without the Gym Too!

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 Exercising in a non gym environment There are also many who opt to exercise in the outdoors such as parks or in the neighbourhood. Or exercising in the privacy of one’s own home. Gym is not for everyone and should not be the only solution to get active. With determination, motivation and creativity, one can [...]

Kudos to Seniors Joining the Gym

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Recently, I’ve noticed an increased number of seniors and retirees joining gyms. I can see them working out at the cardio and weight area – this really gladdens me. It’s great to know that they are willing to invest and make the commitment to exercise as there are more awareness now to the benefits of [...]

My Home Gym Equipments

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Currently even though I am a member of a gym, I still purchase a couple of equipments for home training. Some may ask that with the steep gym membership, why add more cost to purchase equipment? Reasons: due to work commitments, unable to make it to the gym as often as I would like to [...]

Enjoyable Exercises You Can Do at Home

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Here are some enjoyable exercises- where it raises your heart rate, at the same time, it is enjoyable: Paula Abdul Hip Hop Cardio Dance Gospel Dance Aerobics Dance Aerobics (if you don’t understand the language, just follow the movements) Aerobic Dance (learn to isolate body parts when dancing) Arabic Belly Dance Fat Burning: Part 1, [...]

Exercises Using Resistance Bands

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Resistance bands are elastic bands that you can use for exercising at home. Information about exercise bands from the web: Complete list of exercises with illustrations Sample exercises from American Council on Exercise Here are some exercise samples that I got from YouTube: How to Use a Resistance Band for Exercise Body workout using resistance [...]

My workout today…

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This morning, I decided to squeeze in a workout before going to work. It lasted about 40 min. First, I selected my favorite songs from the list of my MTVs that I’ve compiled from YouTube. I played them in my exercise program: Track 1 : Do light jogs, jumping jacks and jog with raised knees [...]