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3 Truths about exercise you should know

Did you think that by running miles each day will put you in good health and shape? Think again. You might be exaggerating the necessary exercise and causes more negative than positive effects. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that excessive running can be fatal in the end.
Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy runners and non-runners in a span of 12 years. They found that those who ran for more than four hours a week and those who did not exercise at all practically have higher mortality rates. This seemed a testimony to the word "too much of anything is bad."
If you are someone who spent too many hours to run, exercising or performing any type of exercise, but not seeing results, then it may have been the victim of misinformation. It is likely that these data are not outright lies, half-truths. Here are some facts to consider.
1. Running on the treadmill is the best alternative to reduce stress on the knees. Running, either o…

workouts: break through a motivation slump

I was talking to a lady who had never seen before in a beauty salon. After discovering that I was a Pilates teacher and personal trainer, she proceeded to tell me about his ongoing battle with weight loss.

This woman was a true inspiration, having she managed to lose over 60 pounds by changing your diet and increasing exercise to your life. But as many of us know, motivation does not come with an endless supply; however, comes in waves of ups and downs. She explained that she was experiencing a low point and simply could not begin to exercise in recent times.

That's often the case when we get out of the groove of a routine that can be very difficult to find our rhythm again established.

Here are the suggestions I made to her. If you are at the lower end of motivation at the moment, hopefully it will be of help to you, too.

1. Make a playlist of 30 minutes of your favorite songs and dance with them.

2. Run or walk away from your home for 15 minutes and then run / walk back home. B…