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You too can become a morning exerciser!

You don’t have to be a natural early bird to start up a morning exercise routine. But you do have to accept one thing: It’s not necessarily going to be easy to crawl out from under your blanket an hour…


Your daily workout in four minutes flat

All too often, we feel forced to sacrifice our trips to the gym to make time for career, family and friends. But we know regular exercise is vital to our physical and emotional well being. As a result, we’re constantly…


Make fitness a game kids will play on their own

Nearly one in three 10- to 17-year-olds in Michigan are overweight or obese, enough kids to fill Ford Field to full capacity almost seven times.  Though it’s easy to place full responsibility on parents, they can only do so much. …

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A reminder of just how good walking is for our health

“Sometimes we all need a simple reminder of just how good walking is for our health.” That was one of the comments made to me by an individual I met during a conference held earlier this month at the Walter…


Full body functional exercises: push-up variations (with video)

Push-ups are a great workout because they build strength in many areas of the body especially the forearms, shoulders, back and chest. Push-ups are also great for pushing your body a little hard than it is used to, which will…


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Full body functional exercises: functional lunges (with video)

Functional lunges are a great way to get a full body workout, and have many different variations to stress on different muscle groups. Your core, however, is the main focus no matter which variation you choose. The workout can be…



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Full body functional exercises: Turkish get-ups (with video)

The Turkish get-up is great full body functional exercise which does not require a lot of space, and gives you the option whether you want to use weights or not. The get-up works your core, back, legs and arms. It…


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Full body functional exercises: burpees (with video)

A burpee is an easy exercise and can be done in almost any location because it involves no workout equipment and only requires a small amount of space. Burpees workout your entire body and are great for building strength and…


Getting back into the gym

Making time to work out can become difficult because of added responsibilities. Working long hours or an inconsistent schedule can cause a lack of will to exercise. Children are another reason why people stop their fitness regimen. A family needs…