Buying a gym pass can be a great motivational tool to keep you working out. However, in these tough economic times, every dollar counts. So what is going to work best for both your bank account and to reduce belly fat? Length of pass A 12 month membership can be a scary outlay on the […]

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There are lots of terms floating around in the fitness and workout world. Resistance training is one of them. So what is resistance training exactly? The true meaning of resistance training is working out in such a way as to force your muscles to contract against a resistance that is external. Resistance workouts can be […]

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No pain, no gain. This is the adage that many of us work out by. If it’s not hurting we are not working hard enough. What causes sore muscles and what part does lactic acid buildup play? There are 2 types of muscle pain. One is the burning that you feel in your muscles while […]

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Are you one of the 50% of the population in the United States who takes vitamins and health supplements on a daily basis? Do you really need to? Are they doing you more harm than good? Do you think they are a good form of insurance? There is never going to be a substitute for […]

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Have you hit a plateau in your training program? Not losing any more weight? Not seeing an improvement in muscle mass? Been doing the same workout for quite some time? If you have answered “Yes” to any of these, it is probably time to reassess your workout program. You may well be working at a […]

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We all know someone who seemingly never stops eating, is always hungry, and never seems to gain a pound. Then there are others who are less fortunate who seem to gain weight just by looking at a serve of pasta. What’s going on? Well it all basically comes down to metabolism. Your metabolism is simply […]

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Want to lose weight or get fitter, but can’t find the motivation? You need to find a reason to hit the gym, or to start a new diet. Saying “I will start on Monday” is for many, just not enough incentive. Try some of these strategies to help yourself get off the couch, restock the […]

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When you first get started on your new workout regime it can be every easy to feel like quitting. It’s a cold morning, it’s raining, the bed is warm, you are tired, or your body is already stiff and sore. The list goes on. After work routines can be even harder to stick with. Drinks, […]

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Have you overdone your workout? Barely able to walk, sit or bend? Can’t face the thought of the gym or the running track ever again? Don’t despair. There are many simple and effective ways of dealing with muscle soreness and stiffness. Read on for some fast relief of that muscle pain. Types of muscle pain. […]

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There are plenty of great reasons why you should think about incorporating strength training, or resistance training, into your workout routine. Some may associate this type of training with body builders, but you need not necessarily become Mr. or Ms Universe. Indeed, many use resistance training as a means to keeping themselves trim, taut, and […]

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Many of us assume the most important part of working out is actually working out. Wrong, those amongst us who are constantly saying “I’m in a bit of a rush and won’t bother with cooling down” are doing themselves absolutely no favors, unless they are looking for injuries. Those extra 10-15 minutes can literally be […]

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Those feel good hormones, or endorphins, that you produce after physical activity can keep you going for hours. Your mood lifts, and you instantly feel better about yourself. Before you know it, it’s no longer an effort to roll out of bed and put on your running shoes. You find yourself looking forward to hitting […]

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Is there a latest time to eat for weight loss and weight management?  We have all heard the theories: no carbs after 6pm, no foods after 9pm, and the list goes on. While many diets, especially those supposedly favored by celebrities, state we shouldn’t be eating after various times in the evening, is there necessarily […]

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One easy way to help with the battle of the bulge, or simply just eating healthy, is to plan your meals ahead of time. How often have you been caught short, hungry, and only greasy take out as an edible option? The apple or salad roll that you could have so easily thrown in your […]

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Are you in the 66% of men, or 50% of women, who will suffer from heart disease in the United States after the age of 40? Pretty scary statistics aren’t they? While cardiovascular disease, otherwise known as heart disease, is the primary killer for American adults there are simple measures you can employ to dramatically […]

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