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Walking:

Walking Basics
Walking is one of the best ways to maintain good physical health, especially for today’s stressed out workers. Increasingly, people are taking time out during lunch or in the evenings to take a walk. From improving the mood to decreasing heart disease risk, walking is a low-impact activity for everyone, young and old...
Walking & Personal Health
Walking as a daily can be a key source of personal health and help prevent the occurrence and lower the prevalence of many diseases. Our lives depend on a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Walking can help to keep your heart and arteries clean and able to circulate blood and oxygen to your vital organs, and keep you looking and being younger...
Walking & Stride Mistakes
If youíre not walking properly you could be creating excessive wear and tear on your joints and end up with tendonitis or even arthritic conditions...
Walking & The Heart
Stories abound on the topic of how walking has helped save lives by lowering blood pressure and reducing obesity in those who have taken walking seriously. High blood pressure or hypertension is a silent killer because of its lack of symptoms...
Walking & Seniors
Sometimes a walking program is a good idea to get you started and keep you consciously motivated. If you’ve been sedentary for some time you may notice the body has a type inertia that needs to be overcome...
Walking Benefits
Socrates once called walking the best medicine and he was very wise. Humans have been walking for tens of thousands of years so it’s not surprising it is a key component of a healthy mind and body...
Walking Techniques
The foundation of a good walking stride is posture and stride length. The spine should be elongated, straight, upright, and relaxed. Itís not a rigid pose, it is natural and balanced...
Warm Ups for Walkers
Doing a little warm up before your walk is a good idea because you need to prepare your body for activities, including walking. If youíve just woken up in the morning, take a little time to walk around the house to get the circulation going...
Stretching
The aim of stretching is to improve the range of movement in your joints. This is joint flexibility and itís an important part of workout routines and athletic performance. Performed correctly, stretching helps to prevent injuries and ease wear and tear on joints...
Walking & Heart Disease
There are genetic or inherited conditions that contribute to heart disease along with lifestyle and dietary reasons for acquiring this dangerous condition...

Training:

Physical Fitness
Rising levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are alarming trends that we can all do something about. Mild forms of physical fitness such as walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming are all people need to stay in good physical condition and prevent the onset of the life endangering effects of inactive lifestyles...
Jogging
As a precursor to strenuous sports like football, soccer, track and field, basketball, and even hockey, walking and then jogging is important to avoid injuries and to let the body warm up...
Cycling
The mountain biking revolution spurred strong growth in bicycle development and sales over the last 16 years. The big tires and the higher handlebars are actually better for the average cyclist...
Mountain Biking
Many people enjoy the exhilaration of mountain biking. Others enjoy the level of fitness they achieve from training and racing. A growing number of mountain biking clubs are drawing in new participants who are finding the camaraderie and experience with the outdoors hard to resist...
Weight Training
Weight training is more often associated with bodybuilding than it is with physical fitness, yet the cardiovascular system is improved by rigorous weight training. Training with weights also produces stronger muscles, which translates to improved fitness levels...
Cross Training
Cross-training is a collection of exercise types which provide athletes with a complete workout. Many athletes excessively train one group of muscles in a particular way, while other muscle groups are unused. Cross-training provides better all round conditioning and muscle strength which may translate to improved performance and lessened chance of injury...
Heart Zone Training
Professional athletes take heart zone training seriously. Many of them go through extensive fitness tests every playing season and when they are traded to another sports team. Theyíre familiar as are their sports trainers, with the role of heart rate and respiration rate in athletic performance levels...
Target Heart Rate
You may have seen wall charts in gyms and trainers rooms that show an array of diagonal zones that carry a specified heart rate for people of different ages. They are a general guide as to an expected heart rate for people of a particular age range...
Maximum Heart Rate
To determine your maximum heart rate, you need to walk for about one mile at a brisk pace (not racewalking). That means 4 laps of a high school track. The first 3 laps or 3/4 of a mile is to get heart rate stabilized and then you can actually measure your heart rate during the last lap or 1/4 mile...
Heart Rate Zones
The key thing is to use your heart rate monitor frequently to keep yourself in tune with your conditioning levels. It tells you in a real, measurable way what your fitness levels are, how you can best improve them and what your physical limits are...

Dieting:

Dieting Basics
Almost everyone considers doing some form of dieting to lose weight. Diet programs such as the Adkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Weightwatchers Diet, Mayo Clinic Diet, and the Zone Diet are popular. Then there are non-commercial diets on medical or food themes such as low carb diets, cabbage diets, grapefruit diets, high fiber diets, and diabetes diets...
Dieting Problems
Some major drawbacks to dieting have to do with inconsistent eating and depletion of certain nutrients. For instance, if a dieter isnít getting adequate intake of protein or calcium in their diet and they are in need in a particular area of the body, the body will simply extract that protein or calcium from another area of the body...
Calorie Burning Chart
Calories Burnt in Various Activities...
Calories Burned Walking
Calories Burned for 1 hour of Walking...

Triathlons, Duathlons, & Marathons:

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US Marathons
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US Duathlons
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Canadian Triathlons/Duathlons
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Sports Timers:

Sports Timers
Those looking to host a track and field event or a cross country racing event will be glad to know Bodytronics.com has some excellent electronic timing and display solutions...

Books:

Triathlon Books
Top Triathlon Books...
Cycling Books
Top Cycling Books...

Aerobics:

Aerobics Exercise
Though most people associate the word aerobics with a set of exercises in fitness classes, the word actually describes a physiological state of your body...


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