4 Easy Exercises In Less Than Two Minutes

What are some of your most common excuses for not exercising? If you are like most people, you probably think you don’t have enough time. While you may not have much time, you do have some of it, 24 hours each day in fact. What you think you don’t have is free time. What you are really saying is that other things are more important to you than your health.

So how can you still exercise without taking up much time so you still have plenty of it for the fun things you value more than your health? Here are some exercises you can do to get in some kind of workout without taking much time at all.
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The Basics About Quinoa!

We all know what tumbleweeds are. Even if you don’t live in an area where tumbleweeds are prevalent, it’s no doubt that you have seen them on movies and tv shows. But not everyone knows what quinoa is. And yet quinoa is a cousin of the tumbleweed! It isn’t technically a grain, but it is commonly substituted  as a healthy alternative for grain in recipes. According to UN Observances, the United Nations have declared the year 2013 to be “International Year of Quinoa.”

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Exercises To Relieve Back Pain

back pain exercisesIf you’re having consistent and debilitating back pain, you may want to consider exercises that can relieve the cause of your malady. Because the spine is such a critical aspect of human health, you want to take every precaution to keep it in good condition. Too commonly, people experience lumbar discomfort and turn to extreme stretches and exercises that only cause further damage. Be sure to follow these exercises and their guidelines to relieve many types of back pain and bring you greater health.
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Exercise Your Back without Breaking It

The spine is one of the most complicated and important pieces in the human body, with only a little skin protecting it from the outside world, we have to keep it together using only our muscles. If there is one vertebrate out of place everyone within your immediate proximity will be able to see that something is not quite right. Read the rest of this entry »

Low Calorie Diets- Are They Safe?

low calorie dietsLow calorie diets have been at the source of major controversy over the years but what do we really know about the safety and usefulness of diets that operate with very low calories?

Many dieters, fitness enthusiasts and even doctors claim that people who participate in low calorie diets will begin to suffer from various conditions due to lack of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients due to not eating enough of the substances. However with the advent of nutritional supplements, can’t a dieter substitute these products in order to reduce calories?

Another interesting point is that research has actually been done in regards to a very low calorie diet (VLCD) that has shown promising results. The Diabetes Centre, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia conducted a research study of 14 obese diabetic patients of which 7 were insulin dependent to determine the effect of a VCLD. Each patient was allowed less than 500 calories per day for 12 weeks and then evaluated after the study. The results were astonishing, the study showed that all 14 patients lost weight and decreased their waistlines, lowered their cholesterol, lowered their triglycerides and the 7 insulin dependent patients were able to come off the insulin.

Another popular low calorie diet is the hCG diet which combines a 500 calorie per day diet with the hormone hCG. The original ATW Simeons diet specifies the use of hCG shots (not drops) along with a specific low calorie diet plan in order to mobilize fat and also fight off the feelings of hunger. The diet is expected to be followed for roughly 30 days with a 30 day break in case the dieter plans to take the diet again. This plan has been used since the 1950’s and there have been very few reported side effects over 5 decades of use.

The point is that low calorie diets have been proven useful and even beneficial in certain cases. It is also critical to keep in mind that a low calorie diet is intended to be a short term plan in order lose weight as fast as possible before returning to a sensible diet and fitness plan.

About- Pete Kontakos writes for US HCG Injections regarding the hCG diet and other topics.


What is Sports Massage?

Sports massage is a deep massage technique that focuses on alleviating soft tissue aches, pains and injuries that can occur through sports and recreational activities. Sports massage is proven to aid recovery of muscle stiffness, improve relaxation and much more.

How Can Sports Massage Help?

Sports Massage for AthletesAthletes put their bodies through an enormous amount of intense stress when working out, playing, training and/or competing. Muscles are constantly put to the test. Sports massage can have many benefits to an athlete’s performance and muscle durability, often preventing injury and improving performance. Sports massage can also have a positive impact on athletes’ psychological and physiological well-being. Read the rest of this entry »

Spooky Halloween Workout!

Happy Halloween RiseAndExercise.com Readers! Just because it’s a candy filled holiday, don’t think that means you get to skip out on your exercise for the day! Try out this Quick Full Body Workout before the kiddies start arriving!

Enjoy the holiday and don’t forget to Rise and Exercise this Halloween!

Halloween Workout


Cleansing Your Body Before Dieting

If you are considering starting a diet, you will probably wonder whether or not you need to cleanse or detox your body before beginning the diet. Many different types of diet call for a few days of fasting (consuming only water or specially formulated diet drinks like the lemonade diet powder) before the diet actually begins.

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How to Walk Off Weight

Losing weight has become an obsession for some people. If they’re carrying a couple of extra pounds, they may go to extremes to get rid of it, and that’s not healthy. Going on a crash diet or exercising until you drop may shed some pounds, but your overall health may suffer if you do. The best way to lose weight is to do it gradually–cut back on calories, eat the right foods, and exercise moderately but regularly. Walking is a good form of exercise. It’s relatively easy to do, and it isn’t high impact, so your body won’t be overtaxed. Following are a few tips on how to walk off weight.

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Running is a Cheap Way to Work Out!

Though there are some high costs associated with running, there are so many benefits that they certainly outweigh the costs in the long run. Here is a pretty cool infographic  put together by the Treadmill Review Guru, going over the costs of running. Read the rest of this entry »