Crunch Your Workout in Half

Lack of time is consistently one of the major barriers to committing to or maintaining a fitness program. For this reason, it’s important to have an efficient workout which incorporates super sets. Super sets are 2 exercises performed back to back without rest. Super sets will also get your heart rate up burning more calories. […]

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4 Stretches to Prevent Injury

Should you stretch before exercise, after exercise or not at all? Good question. Over the past 30 years, stretching has transitioned from a must-do before exercise, to a must-do after exercise to a shunned exercise. Today, however, some are promoting it as an effective injury-prevention practice. So, does stretching prevent injury? A short disclaimer before […]

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Why Do We Eat When We Aren’t Hungry?

This may sound funny, but do you often eat when you’re not hungry? Well, it is a funny thing we humans often do—eating when we are no longer hungry. I have grandchildren say they are “full” and want to stop eating at dinner, and then ask for ice cream or chocolate a few minutes later. […]

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Benefits of Jumping Rope

Are you looking for a way to add a little fun and creativity to your workouts? Then consider adding jump rope intervals. A good jump rope is one of the best investments you can make in your own fitness because it is an extremely effective form of cardiorespiratory exercise and doesn’t require much more than […]

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Forever Fat Loss for Women

Do your jeans feel tighter? Has your doctor’s scoldings become increasingly stern and your self-image has slowly retired to the basement? Your role as a mother, daughter, employee, boss and more has siphoned your time and energy away from your own health. As a result, your imbalances of stress/recovery, eating/exercise and yourself/others has manifested in […]

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Forever Fat Loss for Men

Have you ever said to yourself “Who is that guy in the mirror?”? If a blanket of body fat now hides your once lean, chiseled physique, you’re not alone. An analysis of large population medical-assessment data comparing body mass index and percentage of body fat suggests the average American male is now about 28% body […]

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Exercises to Counteract Too Much Sitting

What’s your day like? How long is your commute? How do you spend your workday? What do you do once you get home? Do you have a desk job? Add up those hours and see how you compare. The research is clear on the dangers of sitting for too long: • Enzymes that help you […]

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Your Obesity Impacts Your Kids

Do you have a weight problem? It might be affecting your kids. Obese parents, it’s time for a dose of reality: beyond the health risks associated with the excess weight you’re carrying, you’re also doing a major disservice to your children, suggests new research. According to the study, children of obese parents are more likely […]

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Couch Potatoes: Increased Risk of Dementia?

Are you a couch potato? Now there’s one more reason to exercise. Sedentary older adults with no genetic risk factors for dementia may be just as likely to develop the disease as those who are genetically predisposed, according to a major study that followed more than 1,600 Canadians over 5 years. The findings, published in […]

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Fat Loss Myths

Do you believe in the fat loss pill? You know, the one where you take it for 30 days and lose gobs of weight? If you’re still a believer, you’re undoubtedly in a state of permanent frustration with the “magical” fat-loss pills, programs and potions that have resulted in a lifelong roller-coaster ride with body […]

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