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Children and Chocolate

Research reveals that children in the 1950s ate less junk food than today’s kids, who are hooked on sweet soda, potato chips and candy. Parents […]

Types of Muscle Contraction

Muscle contraction is essential for the proper functioning of your muscles. When you run, the movement is made possible by the contraction of some of […]

Running Suicides

What are Suicides? Suicides are a notoriously difficult and punishing exercise sure to exhaust even the hardiest athlete in no time. They involve running back and […]

Dealing With Acute Muscle Soreness

What is Acute Muscle Soreness? Acute muscle soreness is the normal muscle soreness you feel during or immediately following exercise. It’s often known by its […]

How to Exercise for the Perfect Hourglass Figure

The hourglass figure is often idolized as being the ideal figure for a woman. It implies that a woman should, literally, resemble an hourglass. This […]

4 Tips for Preventing Exercise Overexertion

We all know that exercise is good for you. Its benefits are innumerable. It makes you healthier, happier, more fit and energetic. However, it’s more […]

Assisted Stretching

What is Assisted Stretching? Stretching is any action you take to deliberately improve your muscle’s flexibility and elasticity.  It’s an important part of any workout […]

What is PNF Stretching?

PNF stretching is an abbreviation standing for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. With a full name like that, you can understand why most people prefer to use […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Static Stretching

What is Static Stretching? Well first of all, you probably know that a stretch is an action that elongates your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This […]

Passive Stretching vs Active Stretching

Stretching is an extremely important part of exercise, and is often overlooked. You should always take time for a full warm up, including an extensive […]

Ballistic Stretching: Helpful or Dangerous?

Like almost all other fitness-related subjects, stretching has as many myths and misconceptions as truths. Ballistic stretching is one subcategory which is often misunderstood, and […]

Common Ways to Measure Athletic Ability

The kinds of athletes out there are as varied as the sports they play. So how can you compare them or tell if they are […]

Benefits of Ballet Exercise

  Many people know about ballet only for its artistic purposes. But ballet is also an extremely demanding and rewarding fitness activity. Ballet exercises can […]

Advantages of Doing Large Trampoline Workouts

Having a big round trampoline in your yard might seem immature and childish because it looks more like child’s play than exercise. But large trampoline […]

Sports Drinks vs. Water: Sports Drinks Benefits and Disadvantages

There are arguments on both sides of the sports drinks vs. water debate. There are some useful facts that you can use to make your […]