Simple Exercises for a Full Body Workout

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Manassas Personal Trainer Charles Thomas says, “Exercise is simple. Why complicate it?” And if his examples are any indication, he is correct. Thomas recently described two simple exercises that contribute to a full body workout, no equipment needed. The first exercise Thomas calls “the walkout.” The walkout begins with a Yoga stance called the “downward…

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Functional Exercise: Helping Seniors Stay Independent

Functional Exercises for Seniors

Do you know an older adult? Did you know that functional exercise can help increase mobility, flexibility, strength, balance and more? Functional exercise is a kind of exercise that sprang from the rehabilitation model in which therapists incorporate activities specific to the needs of the patient. Goals are set, and as they are reached, new…

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Resolve to be Functional in 2015

It’s almost 2015, and everyone is at least thinking about resolutions, even if it’s deciding not to make any this year. Inevitably, though, people consider their health. Some even set the goal to improve their health. Still, according to researcher Richard Wiseman, 88% of New Year’s resolutions fail completely, with most never even getting off…

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