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Think working out is too tough? Not with these simple exercise tips for beginners. Watch this video to get started!
Transcript: Getting started with exercise can feel like a huge undertaking, but Coach Kendra has some great ideas...
Getting started with exercise can feel like a huge undertaking, but Coach Kendra has some great ideas to get you off the couch and into better shape! Let's get started-it's easier than you think! Slow and steady wins the race when you are trying to get into the exercise habit - I want you to keep it simple, and begin by focusing on just one simple exercise. I'm going to show you five different exercises to choose from - pick the one you like best, and commit to doing it two or three more times in the next week. At the end of the week, you can reward yourself for your hard work by choosing another simple exercise to add to your routine. During the second week, do both of your exercises three times. Do them one after the other, so that you only need to set aside three times during the week. At the end of the second week, add a third exercise, and do all three exercises in a short session. Maintain a frequency of three exercise sessions a week, adding more exercises when you feel comfortable doing so. Now, I'm going to show you some simple exercises so that you can get started! The first exercise I want to show you is called Thin Tummy. You can do this exercise at the grocery store or while walking down the street. Let's move into some simple cardio exercises that you can slowly integrate into your life. Walking or running in place, at a moderate pace, is a great way to get your heart rate going and move you into fat-burning land. Start with a few minutes and gradually work your way up, adding a few minutes each week as you feel stronger and more comfortable. easy cardio exercise that you can incorporate is: I like to tell my clients to write down their weekly goals and put them up where they can see them, like on their bathroom mirror. It is a good idea to provide yourself with a constant reminder of what you've accomplished so far-it will help keep you motivated. Beginning an exercise program is a great first step towards living a healthier life. With careful planning and commitment, you can do it! Want to learn more? Check out other videos and sources on this site for more information.More »
Last Modified: 2013-05-16 | Tags »
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Finger stretches are extremely important for maintaining strength and motion for those living with arthritis. Here are 10 quick and easy stretches to help loosen the joints in your hands and reduce pain.
Transcript: Finger stretches are extremely important for maintaining strength and motion for those living with arthritis....
Finger stretches are extremely important for maintaining strength and motion for those living with arthritis. To help loosen the joints in your hands and reduce pain I am going to show you a series of 10 quick and easy stretches. You may want to warm up your hands a little bit by soaking them in warm water for maybe five or 10 minutes. That will help them feel a little bit better, but also get them ready for range of motion. Let's start with tendon glides. The first one we will want to start with is the open palm, then we will move to the duck position, then the straight fist, then the full fist, tucking the fingers underneath, and then the hook fist, kind of like a claw. Then you can repeat these. I would say do these five times. Then we can move onto the gliding exercises to work on some other tendons. Start it straight, hook fist, full fist, back to hook fist, back up straight. Five times. These are going to be good exercises for you for repetitive range of motion, which is better for arthritis. You don't want to just crank through joints, you want to get things moving. Mobility is what is important with arthritis. For more tips on stiffness associated with arthritis watch the other videos in this series.More »
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It was once thought that you have to stretch in order to warm up, but the truth is you really want to warm up before you start stretching. See why it's even more crucial if you've got arthritis.
Transcript: It was once thought that you have to stretch in order to warm up, but the truth is you really want to...
It was once thought that you have to stretch in order to warm up, but the truth is you really want to warm up before you start stretching. And it's even more crucial if you've got arthritis. So we're going to show you a couple of exercises that can get you going. We want to get your heart rate moving when you warm up, we want to get some blood flowing. So we're going to start with the standing alternating arm and leg. So what we'll do to start is lift your left arm and your right leg at the same time, hold for a second, and then switch. Do this for about 30 seconds. You can go longer, but we're looking to get your heart rate moving a a little bit, this is just a warm up. Hold for a second or two at the top. The next one we are going to do is the standing mini squat. This one also we can do for about 30 seconds. Raise your arms up as you squat back. Keep your knees apart, about shoulder width. Don't drive your knees forward over your toes, keep them back. Your weight should be back on your heels. And don't go too low so you don't injure your knees by going too deep. The next move we are going to do is big arms overhead and also behind you. So we're just going to raise both arms all the way up and big stretch and then all the way back. Don't bend too far forward. All the way up, all the way back. We can do five or 10 of these. All the way up, all the way back. Good. Key into your breathing too. Deep breath in and blow out. Now you're warmed up just before you start exercising. Again you want to warm up before you stretch, don't stretch to warm up. For more tips on easing stiffness associated with arthritis watch other videos in this series.More »
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When you have arthritis, you’re likely to wake up with joint stiffness. Fortunately, these 3 stretches that focus on gentle repetitive action, will get you out of bed and moving in no time.
Transcript: When you have arthritis, you're likely to wake up with joint stiffness. Fortunately, with the right...
When you have arthritis, you're likely to wake up with joint stiffness. Fortunately, with the right stretches that focus on gentle repetitive action, you'll be out of bed and moving in no time. Let's start with shoulder circles. So we're going to start, just lift those shoulders up and back, up and back. You always want to start with small ranges of motion. It can help loosen up the tendons and muscles comprising all around the shoulder and helping increase range of motion. We just want to get things moving. Small ranges to start gradually go a little bigger if it feels ok. We don't want to start off too big. Now let's move down to the core region with sitting pelvis tilts. What I want you to first do is sit up tall with your ear lined up with your shoulder and lined up with your pelvis and your hip. Start with good posture, and then we're going to gently slouch back down and then gently sit back up tall. Start with gentle ranges, sit up tall, gently slouch back. Rolling backward, rolling forward. Gently sit back down. These are just called pelvic tilts; you are rolling your pelvis back, rolling your pelvis up. Your pelvis is rolling backwards, we call that a posterior pelvic tilt. Then it's going to toll forward, we call that an anterior pelvic tilt. Thirty times, that's a good number for these. Gentle repetitive movement. Don't go too far in either direction if it hurts. Again, we want to start with small ranges of motion. When you have arthritis, you may be uncomfortable going in one direction or the other, so just ease into those directions. Don't try to force it or push real hard. The last one we are going to show you is when you first get out of bed sometimes it's uncomfortable putting your feet on the ground, so to help you soundly get your feet down on the ground before you even get out of bed, where you're just hanging off the edge we can do the ankle alphabet. So what you're going to do is draw letters of the alphabet with your feet. Draw the letter A, then a B, C, ok, D. just like you're drawing letters as you would with your hands in the air. You may not want to go through the entire alphabet, that's 26 letters, but you could certainly go through the first bunch if you want. And do it for both feet. For more tips on easing stiffness associated with arthritis, check out the other videos in this series.More »
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Simple range of motion exercises are crucial for joint health, particularly when keeping arthritic joints mobile and flexible. Here are 3 repetitive, but gentle, stretches.
Transcript: Simple range of motion exercises are crucial for joint health, particularly when keeping joints mobile...
Simple range of motion exercises are crucial for joint health, particularly when keeping joints mobile and flexible. The key to the following three exercises that I am going to show you is repetitive, but gentle. Let's start with the butterfly for hips and knees. The butterfly is a simple range of motion movement that promotes flexibility in the hips and eases strain on the knees and lower back. Sitting on the floor or on an exercise table with your back straight up and your legs up front, put both feet together facing each other and with your elbows you can gently press your knees out to the side. Put both feet up, heels touching each other and gently flare your elbows out to the side, push your knees down. Be gentle and repetitive, don't strain or jerk, breathe while you're doing this. Hold for a light 20-30 seconds, then release. To stretch a little bit more, gently tuck your head down and lean forward toward your feet. Be gentle, hold 20 to 30 seconds. If you have problems with a stiff neck or tight shoulders, try neck rotations. It can have a big and positive effect on your range of motion. Sit in a chair or stand up, but stand with good posture, gently pinching your shoulder blades back together. Gently turn your head to one side. Start to the right. Gently turn as far as you can to the right, going only as far as comfortable. Then turn back straight ahead and keep going just in one direction. Do 20 in a row, back and forth, as far as is comfortable and then back straight ahead. When you finish with 20 in one direction, gently go in the other direction. Only turn as far as is comfortable, keep your shoulders steady. The next range of motion exercise lower trunk rotations. Start with this one lying on your back with your knees bent. Gently rotate your knees off to one side, keeping your hips relatively steady. Then rotate back to the other side. Go only as far as comfortable, don't over rotate. If your back moves a little bit, that's okay if you are gently stretching it. If it hurts, don't go quite so far. Do 20 in one direction, then go 20 in the other direction, back and forth. Lower trunk rotations are going to help with your range of motion through your lower back and hips. That's important when you have arthritis. For the upper body and shoulders, a good exercise I like to give out for range of motion is a cane for a over the head stretch. Use a cane or long umbrella, or even a golf club. Start on your back with your knees bent, your back flat and head down. With your arms about shoulder width apart, gently reach overhead with the cane. Only go as far as is comfortable. Once you get as far as it feels okay, stop there and gently go back up toward the ceiling with the cane. Then go back overhead again. These you can do 20 times, gentle and repetitive. Don't try to force that range of motion. You're just trying to lubricate the joints, gently stretch your shoulders out. But if you got some arthritis, this might be a little uncomfortable, so start slowly. For more tips on easing stiffness associated with arthritis check out other videos in this series.More »
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Hip and knee pain due to stiffness in complex joints can become an issue when living with arthritis. Here are 4 stretches to loosen the muscles surrounding these joints.
Transcript: Hip and knee pain due to stiffness in complex joints an become an issue when living with arthritis....
Hip and knee pain due to stiffness in complex joints an become an issue when living with arthritis. You'll begin to realize how important these muscles are when it comes to maintaining balance. I'm going to guide you through four stretches that will loosen the muscles surrounding these joints. Let's start with the basic IT band stretch. This stretch focuses on the iliotibial band, a big piece of soft tissue that runs down the outside of thigh, down around you knee and attaches below the knee. You want to grab a chair or position yourself near a wall for balance. For this stretch you're going to cross your right foot over your left and then we're going to sit into your left hip and reach your left arm up and away. As you sit onto that hip you should feel a stretch on the outer thigh, right along here. Most of her weight ought to be on that left side, it's important not to forward bend too much. If anything I'll tell people to sit back into it a little bit. That's going to stretch that front area the most. Now this is a big piece of soft tissue, it's going to feel different than stretching a hamstring or something else, so it should just feel like a light pressure on that part of the hip. For these stretches I would say hold for about thirty seconds and you can do it three times. What you can do is stop and alternate sides. Thirty seconds three times. The next stretch we're going to do is lying on a bed or a table. This is for the hip flexors. The hip flexors are deep muscles in the front of the hip. Most people don't stretch these and they ought to. Lie on your side. Let's have you bend both knees up and what you can do is grab that ankle on your top leg. If you need to you can use a stretching strap or a towel to reach that ankle. Keeping this leg up here, we're going to push this one back. Now it's important not to have this leg drop down too much or too high up. We want it at a nice alignment. You ought to feel a nice stretch right through the front thigh. This is the hip flexor and quadriceps muscles. Very important muscles when it comes to posture. Especially for someone who is leaning forward a lot and has spinal senosis or arthritis in their lower back. Keep your back from arching by keeping this leg up and incorporating a little bit of a pelvic tilt to keep your abdominal steady. Hold this stretch for thirty seconds. You can do it three times on this side and then we can switch over and do another three times on the other side. Another hip stretch is the piriformis stretch. This stretch can be done sitting in a chair. With this stretch what we can have you do is scoot forward in the chair, cross one leg over the other and then from here gently lean forward toward that knee. Ideally you should feel a stretch back down into that hip, down along here. The piriformis is a very deep hip rotator, very important muscle group when it comes to arthritis in the hip and lower back. Hold this stretch for thirty seconds, you can alternate sides. 30 seconds on one side, 30 seconds on the other side and do it three times. The last stretch in this series is a seated hamstring stretch. This stretch you can do on a bed or even a couch if it's somewhat high up and a little bit firm. Put your left leg up on this bed, from this position the hamstring is in a nice long position. Gently lean forward, not rounding your back too much. If anything stay a little bit arched. You should just feel a light stretch in your hamstring and maybe into the calve muscle a little bit. This is a great way to stretch the calve as well by adding the foot and flexing that. Hold this stretch for 30 seconds and do it three times. This is good for arthritis at the knee, the ankle, the hip and even the lower back. Just be careful to go gently and slow. For more tips on easing stiffness associated with arthritis check out other videos in this series.More »
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Good posture is essential when you have arthritis. Learn why posture matters by checking out this video.
Transcript: How important is it to have good posture when you have arthritis? VERY. POOR posture is often a result...
How important is it to have good posture when you have arthritis? VERY. POOR posture is often a result of weak muscles and lack of flexibility. And it makes arthritis pain worse by putting added stress on your sore joints. The spine can support up to 35 pounds by itself-but what supports the rest of your body weight? Your abdominal, pelvic, thigh and calf muscles. When these muscle groups are WEAK or TIGHT and ACHY, your shoulders may hunch or droop forward, your head may protrude, and your lower back may strain to hold you upright. Your core weakens or sags and you lose your core strength. The result is strain on the upper back and shoulders, and downward pressure on the hips, knees and ankles. That can increase friction within arthritic joints, causing added pain. To develop good posture you need to strengthen your abdominal muscles-but that doesn't mean doing crunches! Instead work on simple leg lifts, lying down or standing, while you contract your lower abdominal muscles. And don't forget to breathe! For good posture, you'll also want to do regular stretching exercises. Tight muscles and decreased flexibility can keep you from getting regular physical activity. And that just makes your muscles weaker, and your posture less healthy. Good posture can't cure arthritis, but it CAN lower the stress that your body puts on your joints -so head up, shoulders back and RELAXED, gaze directly ahead, and contract your stomach muscles. That's standing tall!More »
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Don't let sore, achy feet keep you from doing what you love! Find out how to avoid arthritis foot pain by watching this video.
Transcript: Even occasional arthritic foot pain should be addressed right away. If you ignore it, foot pain could...
Even occasional arthritic foot pain should be addressed right away. If you ignore it, foot pain could keep you from the activities that help control arthritis pain and stiffness. There are over 30 joints in the foot, but most arthritic foot pain is centered around the toes, especially the big toe, and around the mid-foot. If you're sore or stiff in these areas, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis, and possibly a foot x-ray. Depending on what's found, treatment can include taking pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications, wearing specially cushioned shoes or shoe inserts, physical therapy or a weight-control program. Weight has a big impact on foot pain, as each step brings down one and a half times your body weight. That can hurt! Physical therapy is essential for lasting relief of arthritic foot pain. It focuses on strengthening muscles around affected joints and improving your range of motion. It can also help you avoid balance problems that can result from pain and stiffness in the feet. Common exercises include picking up marbles with your toes and using stretch bands to increase flexibility through your toes, arch and ankle. To learn more about easing pain and stiffness associated with arthritis, watch the other videos in this series.More »
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Belly fat getting in your way? Check out some of the best belly fat busters in this video.
Transcript: Despite what most infomercials right now will have you believe, the only way to get rid of excess belly...
Despite what most infomercials right now will have you believe, the only way to get rid of excess belly fat is through significant nutritional changes and and increased aerobic exercise. However, you still want to have a strong, stable and solid core so here are the best exercise you can do to get just that. First off, we have the medicine ball crunch. if you don't have a medicine ball available, grab a hand weight--it'll do just the same. Bend down, lay on your back, dumbbell stays right over your chest. Feet are on the floor for that starting position, come up into a crunch, pause and then come down slowly. As you get more advanced with this exercise, you can raise the dumbbell further over your head. It's going to increase the work that your abs have to do. Now if you're looking for an even greater effect, pull your feet up off the floor. Be very mindful to make sure that your back stays flat the entire time. If your back arches, you set yourself up for back injury as well as for less work on your core. The mountain climber. So, not only is this going to be an effective aerobic exercise--one that you do need to get rid of this fat--but it's also going to challenge your core like nothing else. So, get down into the pushup position. Hips are even with your shoulders and abs are engaged. Slowly start by driving your knees up toward your chest with no movement of your lower back. I'm already starting to feel this in my arms and my core and my legs. Once you get the hang of this and the form looks perfect, then you should increase your pace. You should go for 30 seconds at a time, of course, making sure that your form looks impeccable. The next exercise is a lunge twist. So, this is a standing core exercise. Who knew it's possible? But it absolutely is. So, dumbbell or a medicine ball--whatever you have available. Hold it right at your chest with your posture upright. Descend down into a lunge. Once you get into that good solid lunge position, rotate over that front leg. pause as far as your spine will take you, come back to the center through your stomach and then kick back up to the starting position. Repeat on the other side with that good lunge position, rotate over as far as your spine will let you, come back to the center. Remember, never let your knee pass over your ankle on this exercise. So, we're working our legs and we're working our core. For other great workouts just like this, check out other videos in this series.More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-16 | Tags »
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Setting fitness goals can be tough, especially when you don't know where to start. Watch this video to learn what your first steps should be.
Transcript: If you're looking to boost your fitness, success depends on setting REALISTIC fitness goals that CHALLENGE...
If you're looking to boost your fitness, success depends on setting REALISTIC fitness goals that CHALLENGE you, but aren't so out of reach you'll never get there, such as winning the Tour de France if you don't know how to ride a bike. In order to reach YOUR fitness goal, here's a fail-proof 4-step plan. Step One: Understand YOUR current fitness level and physical ability. You can talk with your doctor, go to a physical therapist for an assessment, or talk to a trainer at your gym if you're new to exercise. They can offer you guidance on just how hard YOU can safely press it. But I'll let you in on a secretMost of the time you can safely push yourself much harder than you think you can. Step Two: Test yourself-if you don't have any diagnosed health problems. Try jogging for two blocks, walking up 7 flights of stairs, doing 5 push-ups or 10 crunches. See how you do. Step Three: Set a specific goal for the next 6 months. Less time doesn't give you the chance to expand your abilities. More time makes it too easy to goof off. AND make your goals measurable. Knowing how many crunches you want to be able to do or how much weight you want to lift, will help you set up a training schedule, and gauge progress. Step Four: Keep a diary to track your progress over time so you'll be able to see what you've achieved and what you still need to do. It's important to remember that results take time, patience and commitment. This is true of every fitness goal, whether you want to drop a few pounds, increase your muscle tone or run a marathon.More »
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Choosing a workout routine is not as easy as you think. Your routine should interests you and be something you can tackle physically. Learn the basics of choosing a workout routine here.
Transcript: Choosing a workout routine is like picking a significant other-you want to be alike but not TOO alike....
Choosing a workout routine is like picking a significant other-you want to be alike but not TOO alike. That's boring. But when you find a mate OR an exercise routine that feels comfortable AND keeps you challenged-you've got the right one! So if you're looking make a good match with a workout, ask yourself these questions. 1. What do I enjoy most? Exercising outdoors? In the Gym? At home with a DVD? 2. What do I want to achieve? Weight loss? Muscle building? Strength? Or a specific health goal, like lowering your cholesterol or blood pressure? 3. Am I interested in swimming? Running? Cycling? Walking? Playing Tennis? Working with weights? Select one or two activities and set up a schedule. Decide how much time can you PROMISE to spend on your chosen activity. Write it down as a contract with yourself. Post it on the fridge. Stick to it! And after all that-be prepared to change your mind! If jogging in December is not for you, find another activity you can enjoy. Set new goals and make a REcommitment to yourself. The important thing is to get regular exercise month after month-whatever it is and wherever you do it.More »
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Your waist size can tell you a lot about your health. Check out this video to learn exactly why your waist size is such an important fitness measurement.
Transcript: When it comes to measuring fitness, one of the most important measurements is your waist size. It can...
When it comes to measuring fitness, one of the most important measurements is your waist size. It can tell you MUCH more than what size pants to buy. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, as well as the CDC and diabetes organizations, says a healthy woman should have a waist of 35 inches or less. A man's should be 40 inches or less. If your waist is bigger than those guidelines, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT OVERWEIGHT, you could be at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, some cancers and dementia. What makes a large waist such a health risk? Belly fat--or visceral fat--surrounds your organs, triggers body-wide inflammation, and makes your body resistant to the appetite-controlling hormone leptin. And that can lead to even more weight gain. To measure your waist size, run a tape measure around your naked body, just below your rib cage and right above your hip bone, usually around the same level as your belly button. Make sure you're not sucking in, or pinching or pulling any skin--or fat--with the measuring tape. After all, you want an accurate number, right? If you discover you need to REDUCE your waist size, making lifestyle changes is essential. You'll want to cut back on saturated fats in red meats and poultry skin, and avoid all trans fats, as well as sugar-added foods and drinks AND diet drinks. It's also important to increase the amount of veggies and fruits you eat. Then you'll want to do at least 30 minutes of heart-rate-increasing aerobics 5 days a week. When you get rid of your belly fat, you will feel better, be healthier, and look great! For more tips on getting fit and building the best body possible, watch the other videos in the series.More »
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Your heart rate is a strong indicator of your overall health. Learn what your heart means and how to measure it in this video.
Transcript: One of the best measurements of physical fitness is your heart rate. It can indicate your cardiovascular...
One of the best measurements of physical fitness is your heart rate. It can indicate your cardiovascular health as well as your endurance level. Your heart rate is the average amount of times your heart beats per minute, either when resting or doing physical activity. Your RESTING heart rate indicates your level of physical fitness. The HIGHER your resting heart rate is the more likely it is you have hypertension and elevated blood lipids, like cholesterol and triglycerides, and are overweight. The lower it is the greater your endurance and the better your heart health. A normal resting heart rate for an adult is anywhere between 60 and 100 beats per minute. A highly conditioned athlete has a lower resting heart rate--somewhere between 40 and 60 beats per minute. IRONICALLY, to lower your heart rate and increase your stamina, you can try endurance training--or exercise that RAISES the heart rate for 20 minutes or more. Aim for exercising at 70-80 percent of your maximum heart rate. You determine maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from two hundred and twenty. Building both physical and cardiovascular endurance can make it much easier to be active, whether you're training for a marathon or taking a stroll around the park. To learn more about achieving your fitness goals, watch the other videos in this series.More »
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