What is your primary reason for training in the martial arts? There are as many different styles of martial arts as there are instructors teaching them. Read the rest of this entry »

The 14th Annual Project ACES Day will occur across the United States and around the world at 10 a.m. local time on May 1, 2002. Since 1989, millions of children, parents and teachers have participated in Project ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) in an effort to promote physical activity as a means of unity and health. Read the rest of this entry »

Practicing the Yang Style Large Frame Form of Tai Chi is basically building the foundation. These are primary skills, which will enhance your performance while practicing all forms of Tai Chi Chuan. Read the rest of this entry »

The causes of macular degeneration are poorly understood and may reflect contributions from genetics (family history) and environmental influences such as diet, smoking and sunlight exposure. Most ophthalmologists recommend a balanced diet possibly with an ordinary multi-vitamin supplement. Read the rest of this entry »

To build muscle, you must have two ingredients, lifting and eating. It is important that you are pushing your muscles to work harder and harder with each workout, but this must happen slowly. Don’t push it or you’ll get hurt, and have to stop and wait until the muscles heal, bad news! Read the rest of this entry »

You’re sure to find yourself holding your breath when you go out surfing. This is why you’ll want to work on cardio-vascular endurance. You should also try to maximize lung capacity and your body’s comfort with holding your breath. Some legendary big-wave surfers are rumored to have the ability to hold their breath for two or three minutes without being completely freaked out. You don’t want a big wave holding you underwater to be the first time you’re holding your breath. Read the rest of this entry »

Anyone who surfs knows there’s a lot more to it than standing on a board, looking cool and trying to hang five, or maybe even ten. Surfing is hard work. Yet, there are some ways to make it a little easier on your body and soul. Read the rest of this entry »

That question heard so often from your members: “What are the best ab exercises?” can be answered with “bicycle maneuver, captain’s chair and crunches on an exercise ball,” according to a recent study. The American Council on Exercise (ACE), San Diego, Calif., sponsored the study, which was conducted by San Diego State University, to determine the most effective abdominal exercises. Read the rest of this entry »

Muscular Fitness Exercises
Where two exercises are given for the same muscle group, choose one.

1A. Bent-over Barbell Row
Targeted muscles: upper back With your body bent forward at the waist, and your head supported by a stool or the back of a couch (to relieve pressure on your lower back), pull the barbell up to your chest in a rowing motion. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello, Paula!

Congratulations on your commitment towards improving your health. I would like to emphasize that even though losing weight may be a goal of yours (and one that you have achieved before), a lifelong regimen of regular exercise and healthy eating will bring about significant changes in your health, energy, and confidence — regardless of how¬†much weight you lose.

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