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Running for weight loss

August 25, 2009 by  
Filed under The Gym Chronicles

woman-joggingHey fitness friends. I recently purchase a health and fitness content package which was mostly a waste of money. The majority of the articles suck, but i decided to share a few with you that I thought was good enough to post.

Running for Weight Loss

When some people decide that they want to lose weight, they join a diet program. Others sign up for aerobics classes. And others go out and buy expensive exercise equipment. These things may very well be effective, but if you want to lose weight, you really don’t need anything more than your two feet.

Running is one of the best forms of exercise for weight loss. There’s no special equipment required, just a good pair of shoes and a place to run. The average person burns 100 to 150 calories per mile when running. And in addition to weight loss, running is also great for cardiac health and muscle tone in the lower body.

No Gym No Problem

July 14, 2009 by  
Filed under The Gym Chronicles

marines_do_pushupsThere are many types of exercise that we can do how ever when ever and where ever. These include:

* Running – This is one of the best cardio exercises there is. All you need to get started is a good pair of shoes, some weather-appropriate running gear, and a place to run.
* Push-ups – Push-ups are excellent for strength training. They work the arms, shoulders and chest, and they also build upper core strength.
* Crunches – Crunches are like sit-ups, but they are not as hard on the back. They are wonderful for toning the abdominal muscles.
* Lunges – If you want to improve muscle tone in the legs, lunges are perfect. They can also provide cardiac benefits if you do enough repetitions.
* Walking – Considered one of the best forms of exercise that just about anyone can do. Walking works the entire body and the participant can go at their own pace. In fact, walking doesn’t have to seem like “exercise” at all to be beneficial – simply incorporating more walking into your daily life will make a difference.