If you are unlucky enough to have inherited those bits of DNA called “obesity genes” a new study shows 5 exercises can help keep those predisposed pounds off. It seems you can run away from genetics after all!
Squats work a variety of muscles in your lower body, including your quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves and even your core muscles. Using a resistance band at various levels around your legs can amplify the workout certain muscles get. This week we'll focus on a basic squat, with the band wrapped around the ankles. Loop a… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Resistance Band Squat
Stay active. It's much easier said, than done. During the hottest months of the year, it can feel as though activity outside of the earliest hours of the morning is not possible. Avoiding the heat doesn't mean you have to avoid physical activity.
Leg raises work your hips, glutes, thighs, and abs. Utilizing a resistance band helps increase the difficulty. If you find that using the band is initially too much, start doing the exercise without the band and after a week, try again. Adding even a few reps with the band, in addition to the rest of… Continue reading Exercise Of The Week: Side-Lying Leg Raise With a Resistance Band
You’ve heard for years that physical activity is important for your health. Now, a new study from researchers at the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute links exercise with a lower risk of 13 specific types of cancer.