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Exercising with Fibromyalgia

Want to get fit, avoid pain, and know when and what types of workouts to do? What if you have fibromyalgia? Question from a reader; Answer from Fun and Fit plus science and some fun pictures.

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Easy Abs Exercise with No Head or Neck Strain

If you’ve been looking for an abs move that will strengthen your core, but avoid neck strain, you’ve come to the right place. The Diagonal Bug looks like its name (we made it up ’cause we’re just that clever), and is great for the obliques.

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Abs Exercise for Older Adults: No Head or Neck Strain with this No-Crunch Move

Wonder how you can work your abs without lifting your head or straining your neck. Wonder no more, as the “Bug” core move will give you stronger, more attractive abs. Whether you’re a baby boomer, older adult, person with neck or head soreness, or simply someone who wants a great option to strengthen your abdominals without rounding forward into spinal flexion, this video post will show you what to do.

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Exercise, Food, Weight Loss & Menopause (and Water for People): Notes From the IDEA Personal Trainer Institute:

What are some of the important upcoming fitness trends? What does the latest research indicate is the “best” way to get and stay healthy? Can someone really give you a cold or are you taking the cold from them? And what do menopause and HIIT have in common?

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Do You Fear Falling as You Age?

Have you ever had a bad fall that affected the way you live your life? Fear of falling starts to haunt us as we hit middle age. We (and our parents) stop doing things we once enjoyed because we fear injury. When an activity feels risky after a fall, and we then avoid that activity, our worlds shrink just a little.

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Obliques Side-to-Side Abs Exercise with the Stability Ball: Right and Wrong Way to “Trim the Waist”

Many exercisers want to know how to “trim the waist.” One great way to do this is with the side-to-side oblique move with the stability ball, which we demonstrate in yet another fabutastic video showing the right and wrong way to work this move! BYOB (Bring Your Own Ball)!!!

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Want Oscar-Worthy Abs? Right and Wrong Way to do Crunches on the Stability Ball

If you want look as good in your evening gown as the Oscar winners did, you’ll want to tone your abs up properly. With that in mind, we have a video that shows 3 tips for doing crunches the right way on a stability ball, and the 3 most common mistakes. Bonus: A strong core will help you keep your balance in case you trip on your dress on the way up the stairs!

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Abs and Core Exercises Safe for the Lower Back

Got abs? Got low back pain? A reader asks us for core exercise options that are safe even with lumber spine issues. We have a few suggestions, but find out which one got top billing.

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Lunges to Shape the Tush and Lower Body: Right & Wrong Way

Lunges are the second-most popular exercise (after squats) for toning the glutes, lower body and core, plus they’re great for improving balance. But how do you know if you’re doing them effectively? The BEST way to do lunges is to…

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Foam Rollers: They Hurt So Good

Foam rollers are an excellent tool for a group fitness class or personal training session, especially for muscle (myofascial) release. In essence, a foam roller can be used for self-massage, using your own body weight. You don’t know how to use the foam roller?! No worries – there’s an app for that!

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