By Gary D Richards

Stretching is a vital part of your program and is often neglected by many. Exercise actually has the effect of tightening your muscles, so it is of great importance while your muscles are warm to stretch them after exercise returning them to their original lengths. This will prevent the risk of injury and stiffness and maintain good flexibility. Remember to hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds.



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What is CrossFit and why is it turning the fitness world on its ear? If you've paid any attention at all to the recent trends in the fitness world, you've probably caught wind of the emphasis on the importance of constantly varying your workout routine. You may even have noticed a lot of coaches and trainers focusing more on shorter duration, high intensity programs over the more traditional long, drawn-out sessions on weight machines, followed by 30 minutes or more on a stair climber or similar piece of "cardio" equipment.

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In the mid-nineteen nineties a Colombian Aerobics Instructor called Alberto Perez was about to take a class, when he realized that he had forgotten his musical backing tape. He improvised with the class by using a tape of upbeat Latin dance music, and the idea for Zumba was born. In 2001 Zumba Fitness was launched as a highly energetic dance-fitness program based on Latin dance styles, and danced to an international high-tempo musical soundtrack. Instead of the traditional aerobics method of doing repetitions to music, Zumba is all about moving to the music.

Yoga for a Healthier Life

There is nothing like Yoga for keeping your body, mind and emotions in good shape! I have had much experience with various forms of exercise and in fact taught Physical Education in schools for a while as a younger woman. I now know that Yoga is the best exercise program out there. To start, it is very important to learn how to breathe deeply and then to focus on your breath throughout your entire program. A good Yoga teacher will be sure to show you how to breathe deeply and will direct you in the co-ordination of the breath with each position and movement.

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By careful training and precise control over the smaller muscles in the lower abdominal region and lower back region Pilates is able to improve your core stability. This can result in better control of the small spinal joints during movement of the spine and better control of the pelvis and hip regions. This can have many beneficial effects including improving pelvic stability, lower back pain reduction, better control of the bladder and stronger pelvic floor muscles.

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