| Sep 13, 2010
To maintain flexibility in your hips and back, practice seated twists on the floor in a cross-legged position. If you have tight hips, sit on a firm yoga block or try sitting on a thick telephone book.
Sit upright with your right leg crossed in front...
| Oct 18, 2010
Here are two versions of back arches that will help stretch your chest and shoulders while strengthening the muscles in your upper back. These are both excellent moves to help prevent you from developing rounded shoulders or a hunched back.
| Feb 21, 2011
Add an extra challenge to your elbow plank exercises by balancing on one leg at a time. It helps to strengthen your core, spine, legs and the deep muscles in your upper back.
1. From a kneeling position, place your forearms on the mat with your elbows...
| Feb 14, 2011
The fronts of your thighs and hips can become very tight if you perform a lot of lunges and squats or if you run or hike. Here's a great way to increase the flexibility in those areas while working on your core strength.
Kneel on a padded level surface...
| Jan 17, 2011
This stretch is a great way to unwind after any workout. Focus on letting the pull of gravity help to elongate the muscles in your back and in your legs.
Stand about 8 to 10 inches in front of a sturdy wall with your feet hip-width apart. Bend forward at...
| Jan 17, 2011
I have heard that Viagra is effective for altitude sickness. Is this true?
Viagra is best known as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. But there are reports that it has off-label uses in treating a number of other conditions, including pulmonary...
| Apr 4, 2011
This seated spiral twist will strengthen and stretch your spine, but a common mistake is to round your back, which causes your chest to cave in. If this happens to you, try elevating your hips on a yoga block. You will find it easier to sit up straight...
| May 9, 2011
Barefoot running has become a hot fitness trend thanks to evidence that it can reduce injuries and strengthen feet. But ironically, many "barefooters" prefer to keep their feet covered. Fear of injuries from broken glass, rocks and other sharp objects...
| Jun 13, 2011
Build muscular endurance with yoga moves like this one, called "plank pose into chaturanga dandasana." Practiced correctly on a regular basis, you will strengthen your chest, shoulders and arms as well as your core muscles.
Begin in a straight-arm...
| Jun 27, 2011
The fronts of your thighs can get very tight, especially if you play sports, train with weights or engage in any other physical activities. Remember to regularly stretch these muscles to help prevent knee, hip or back injuries. Here's one stretch that...
| Jul 4, 2011
Get strong and balanced rear shoulder muscles by including this exercise in your weight routine. Sitting on a bench or chair makes it easier on your lower back when you lean forward. Begin with 3- to 5-pound dumbbells, then progress to heavier weights...