Fitness Basics

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Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. After all, physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — even boost your self-esteem.

And the benefits are yours for the taking, regardless of age, sex or physical ability.

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that healthy adults include aerobic exercise and strength training in their fitness plans, specifically:

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Fitness Basics

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Stocking a Heart-Healthy Kitchen

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If you want to eat a heart-healthy diet but are not sure what staples you should

keep in your home, check out this heart-healthy kitchen essentials guide.

 

With the help of this guide, you can start stocking up on nutritious foods

to help you reduce your risk of heart disease.

 

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Stocking a Heart-Healthy Kitchen

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Throwback Thursday

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According the CBS This Morning, it is Throwback Thursday!

I had no idea. But, here at Health-Recipes-Fitness we just

love to play along.

So, here is your Throwback workout of the day.

Let us know in the comments if you ever did this.

I need to go get my legwarmers!

Enjoy.

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Throwback Thursday Workout Video

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Kate Middleton Seen Shopping and Sporting Skinny Jeans

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Now, before you start commenting that this is a health blog- not a gossip blog, hear me out first,

this is going to be about health, we are just using the fabulous Kate to prove a point.

First off, hats off to you Kate! Having a baby, especially as a first time mom,

is hard, even if you have a lot of help. It would seem to me that it would be even harder if you are in the public eye. So on that note, let’s get down to business!

The rumor is that she is using a combination of breastfeeding and Yoga to get her pre- baby body back. Breastfeeding is always best for not just baby, but mom too, and it does have a lovely side affect of using a lot of calories, a whopping extra 500 or so a day is needed in order to feed baby, so go on ahead and have that piece of chocolate cake if you like, you have earned it.

Yoga, is also well-liked and proven as a tool to not only get back in shape but to help post partum moms cope with the stresses that come along with that precious little bundle of joy.

All under the supervision and with the permission of your doctor of course.

Right after having a baby is not the time to be counting calories or trying to lose weight. Your body has performed quite an amazing feat for the last 10 months and deserves a little time to rest and right itself.

IF you are breastfeeding- Good for you! Your are giving your baby the best start possible and this time will be some of the most precious memories you will ever have.

Use exercise as a way to Feel Better- not to get thinner. That will come with time.

Right now should be about you and baby.

So, for those of you who want to know more about Princess Kate you can read this amazing article from the Today show.

If you are more interested in Post Pregnancy Yoga check out this great post

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Yoga for Post Pregnancy

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