Exercise of the Month – Bird dog
The Foot Plant
Looking for a great new core exercise? Try out the Bird Dog, as demonstrated here by Body + Soul Fitness Personal Trainer Vicki. The Bird dog is a great exercise to strengthen core muscles, improve posture and balance, and decrease lower back pain.
Try out 3 sets of 15, 2-3 times per week as a part of your fitness routine. Or try it with the below routine
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Sexual Activity and Heart Disease
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1) Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is a narrowing of small blood vessels. Changes may be confined to blood vessels in the heart, reducing the blood supply for the pumping heart. This is called "ischemic heart disease." If the heart's pumping action is increased during exercise or stress, the blood supply through the coronary arteries may not be sufficient, and pain (angina) occurs.