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The Prairie

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Green country to live a happy and healthy life!

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Water Aerobics : Aqua Aerobic Exercises for Beginners

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Beginners in water aerobics should not have fears about participating in this activity. Choose the variation of the exercise that fits your ability level and get your body moving as advised from a fitness trainer in this free video on water aerobics.

Expert: Stephen Taylor
Contact: www.sttrainer.com
Bio: Stephen Taylor is a professional endurance coach.
Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

Series Description: Water aerobics is good exercise and can be done by anyone, including kids regardless of size, shape or fitness level. Learn techniques for a better workout from a fitness trainer in this free video series on water aerobics.

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Benefits of a Health and Fitness Center

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There are many benefits that you can get just by visiting a health and fitness center, and it is well worth taking out time from even a busy life to go and do some fitness exercises in a fitness center as it will provide your immune system with a much needed boost and you will also feel more energetic as well. What’s more, there is also a wide variety of equipment that you can use at a fitness center that will allow you to do different things including lifting weights, performing aerobics and even swimming, amongst a host of other activities.

Fitness clubs are perfect places for people who do not get the proper amount of physical activity during the day. These clubs have drawn many members who flock to the facilities to keep in shape. The health and fitness clubs usually have all of the tools that people need to keep in great shape. Some of these clubs have beautiful swimming pools where people can relax or swim laps for cardiovascular fitness. The health and fitness clubs often have experts who will monitor the people in the pool and help them use these facilities for the most benefit.

A good center will provide many different kinds of equipment and services for the clients. Usually a good center will provide classes to help the members improve their physical health. These classes might include swimming, yoga or aerobic exercise. Other centers have kickboxing and cycling classes for the members. A good center will usually have highly trained personal trainers who can help the members of the center. These people usually charge extra for their services, but they provide expert knowledge to their clients.

A good center will usually have many different types of equipment for the members. There is usually an array of machines that will help the members improve their cardiovascular fitness. These machines include treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bicycles. There is usually a section for muscle toning.

This area usually has some free weights and machines for improving muscle tone. There are luxurious clubs that have steam rooms, saunas and Turkish baths. There are often shops in the centers where people can buy fitness equipment for use at home. The shops often have nutritional bars and foods that should help clients improve their physical fitness. Some centers have facilities so the members can relax and socialize with others. Most clients are very happy that they have a place to improve their physical fitness.… Read More

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Weight Training Tips

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Weight training properly is known by few. If it was easy then you would see a lot more muscular and lean physiques on the streets. Before you learn how to weight train properly, it is critical that you learn these five weight training tips before you even step foot in the gym.

1. Write down a realistic short term and long term goal.

2. Make a commitment to stick to one program for at least 12 weeks.

3. Educate yourself prior to starting.

4. Hire a trainer to teach you proper technique.

5. Focus on gradual progress.

Weight Training Tip # 1: Goal Setting

Inch-by-inch life is a sinch. Yard-by-yard life is hard. Treat your goal setting the same way. Do not expect to be on the cover of Men's Health by next summer. Decide how much muscle weight you wish to achieve in three months. Six months and one year. Decide where you wish to finish and work backwards. If you wish to gain 50 pounds by the end of the year, than create a game plan that allows to gain at least one pound per week.

Weight Training Tip # 2: Commitment

The only reason you will fail is if you are not really committed to your goals. Do your homework and find a weight training program ideal for your specific goals and situation. Study the program fully prior to listening. Comprehend each detail of the program and if you do not, contact the author of the program to ensure you have no excuse to misunderstand or perform the exercise incorrectly. After you chosen a program, take responsibility for your decision and follow it to it's full completion. Do not try it out for three weeks and than say, "It's not working …" and try another program. This will create a failures attitude and begin the deadly bad habit of program hopping.

Weight Training Tip # 3: Education

How much do you really know about building muscle? Let's put it this way, if you had to teach someone else how to transform their body in the next twelve weeks, could you help them? Never mind, could you transform your body in the next twelve weeks? If not, you probably do not know enough about how your body works from a training, nutrition and recovery stand point. Order a book, visit a reputable website and find out everything you must know, about proper weight training, before you start the guessing game.

Weight Training Tip # 4: Proper Technique

You would not try and drill your teeth? You would not try and do your own taxes? You would not try and fix your own car? Assuming you have no expertise in dentistry, accounting or automotive repairs. So why would you try and teach yourself proper weight training technique? It boggles my mind why so many people across North America sign up for a gym membership and jeopardize the health of their tendons, ligaments and joints with the attitude of "I … Read More

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Weight Loss – A Self Help Project

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Weight loss as a self help or self improvement project. The thought process is between the two are very similar. A person decides that something needs to be changed, identifies the reason for the change and finds a way to make the change.

The reason for the change is usually the driving force that determines the level of commitment to achieving the change. It does not matter whether the change is weight loss or any other type of self improvement. If a person is not committed to the project and does not follow a program to achieve his or her goals, any gain will be short lived.

So, what do you need to do if you are thinking about a weight loss program?

1. Think about the reason you believe you need to lose weight. There are as many reasons as there are people in weight loss programs. It could be a cosmetic reason (you want to look better on the beach) or health reason (you need to try to control your blood pressure or reduce your chloestorol). There is to be a reason that makes you willing to work for a long-changing change.

2. Realize that permanent weight loss requires some king of lifestyle change. At a minimum, you may have to change your diet and / or eating habits. You can not expect permanent loss if you use a program to achieve your weight loss goals and then go back to your old habits. Your old habits are what got you here in the first place. Keep the new habits that helped you get the benefits you wanted.

3. Establish some kind of plan. Your goals may be reached with a change in your diet or eating habits. Many times, it is not what you eat, but how much you eat that makes a difference in the amount of weight you carry around. The old saying "You are what you eat" has some bearing on your weight. If your weight loss is more significant, you may have to include some kind of exercise in your program. The metabolism must be changed to achieve real and permanent weight loss. If you want to make significant changes in your appearance, you should consult with your doctor and find out if there are any underlying medical conditions that would change the plan.

Weight loss is a billion dollar business. There are many, many commercial plans available and many websites that are devoted to helping people lose weight. You can not watch television without seeing some celebrity pushing this plan or that plan. They all encourage a lifestyle change in habits and they all work. They all include diet (sometimes you have to buy the food from the plan) and they should include some form of exercise to strengthen and tone the muscles. You can not get six-pack abs just by dieting. It takes hard and consistent work. If you can afford a commercial program, this might be the way to go. … Read More