By Jim Fisher
Want to get in shape without joining a gym and without the expense of purchasing exercise equipment for your home? No problem. Here are 10 home exercise routines that require no equipment.
1. Jumping Jacks -- Yes, good old fashioned jumping jacks-the same exercise we did as kids. They are an excellent warm-up... Read More
If you're like most people, you've been doing the usual set of workouts and exercises to get into shape. Push-ups, sit ups, crunches and lunges are great exercises when you're first starting out, but your body will adapt to the routine fairly quickly. The result? Fewer calories burned and little or no results with your workout routine.
Fortunately, there are a number of exercises designed to target key muscle... Read More
The strong muscles of your legs help you walk, run, jump, skip, dance and hop your way through life every day. Finding the best leg exercises to shape and tone the legs can be a challenge. Maintaining your leg shape can be just as difficult.
Variety is the key to making your legs looks their best. If you focus too much attention on one muscle group, then you might neglect the other muscles of the legs. Changing up the most effective leg exercises... Read More
We all want a shapely behind. What we don't want is the massive effort it takes to get a curvy derriere. We can attack this typical trouble spot with target exercises to tone and define the muscles of the butt.
We spend so much of our days parked in a chair. This inactivity tends to cause our bottoms to "blossom" a little, losing firmness and shape. It's a fabulous idea to combat the lack of muscle tone in the butt area with aerobic activity,... Read More
by Kevin O'Connell
If what you are after are aesthetically shaped and toned legs and calves, there are exercises and routines to favor and to avoid.
The primary exercises for the quadriceps and the glutes -- thigh and butt muscles -- are squats, leg presses and extensions. The primary movements for the leg biceps are leg curls and stiff-legged... Read More
Who would have thought a set of dumbbells and a training mat is all you need to start losing weight and gaining muscle?
Of course, you can go the whole nine yards and buy a set of gloves, a weight-lifting belt and a bar bell with a full set of weight disks, but it really is not necessary in order to set you off on the path to burning that excess fat and adding that all-important muscle.
As a beginner the most... Read More
Fitballs. Swiss exercise balls. Stability balls. They are three different names for one very effective piece of exercise equipment. Originally used to assist physical therapists, this giant inflatable ball adds entertainment to your workout. You can sit on the Fitball, lie on it, roll on it, put your feet on it, and place your tummy on it. Imagine that!
Incorporating a Fitball into your exercise routine increases... Read More
While shaving is considered a key part of the female primping and pampering routine for most of the Western world, it isn't usually a relaxing or fun activity for women who do it everyday. If asked to choose a personal care practice we would never have to do again, a majority of women would probably pick shaving.
Shaving your legs can be a drag for a variety of reasons. Common complaints include skin irritation, missed spots (darn... 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
Winter and the presence of cooler weather means trading in those sexy summer dresses and flirty cocktail shorts. But just because the mercury is dropping doesn't mean you have to drape yourself in shapeless parkas that mask your assets and creativity.
There are plenty of practical, winter-friendly styles that will let you show your flair for fashion, all while protecting your tootsies from frostbite when you have to duck out for a... Read More