Navigating the gym is no simple task for newcomers. Fitness equipment can be intimidating for members who've never used it before. For people who don't already have a workout regimen, the choices can be overwhelming. The following pointers will help gym novices become familiar with their new surroundings in no time.
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Besides a tour of the building, orientation may include important extras, such as health... Read More
Whether you work out at the gym or outdoors, at home or while playing a sport, wearing the right workout attire is essential for staying comfortable and finishing your routine successfully. Wearing the wrong type of clothing can take its toll on your performance and hold you back from doing your best. You may need layers for an outdoor workout, supportive shoes for intensive indoor exercises, and loose-fitting clothing for stretching or... Read More
by Maureen Chapdelaine
Cooler days call for a change in wardrobe, especially if you're planning on taking your workout outside. With fewer hours of daylight and mixed weather conditions, this change in season is the perfect time to think about how to keep safe during outdoor activities. Do you run, jog, walk or ride a bike? Here are some safety tips to review... Read More
The time-honored virtues of hiking have never been more apparent than during these challenging economic and social times. This activity delivers a targeted stimulus to each department of life:
Commerce. Hiking is affordable in that it can be practiced close to home, saving thousands of dollars on vacation airfare and motels. On the trail itself, the only hiking costs are footgear -- which, if... Read More
Cashmere, silk and like materials require delicate laundering to minimize color fading and extend the life of your garments. Even if your washing machine has a gentle cycle, you can't just toss all of your fine fabrics into the washer and dryer and expect them to come out like new. You need to take time and care to give them the proper cleaning they deserve.
Start by reading the label. If your favorite... Read More