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Tuesday
May122015

How-To Fitness: What to Do with 10 Minutes

Maybe it's about running short on time. Perhaps it’s about adding to your daily exercise investment.

Whatever the case, when we find ourselves with a few strategic minutes, we can do more than kill time on our phones.

How about fitting in more movement - even an intense, albeit brief, round of cardio or resistance work instead?

While we should be shooting for several hours of overall workout time each week, how we divide that is up to us. Ultimately, it’s not about the length of each workout but the full extent of our fitness commitment.

In the midst of that overall goal, ten minutes matters. Let’s look at several ideas for making that happen. 

 

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Saturday
May042013

When Does Cardio Become Too Much of a Good Thing?

This post is Part 2 of the Mastering the Art of Stress and Recovery Series

What do you do for cardio? What do you think it adds to your exercise routine? To your health? In the fitness world, the terms aerobic training, cardio and endurance training are often used interchangeably. Although a professional triathlete would argue that his/her training is dramatically different than someone trying to lose his/her muffin top working on a stepmill, what we’re really referring to in both cases is aerobic activity. You may remember from The Three A’s of Intensity, aerobic exercise burns mainly fat for fuel and relies heavily on type I (slow twitch) muscle fibers. As part of a balanced fitness program, cardio has a lot to offer. When we rely on it too much, however, or pursue it to the exclusion of other kinds

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