Monthly Archives: April 2017

20 Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work

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How can you know if weight loss advice you read or hear will actually work?  Any weight loss suggestions should be backed by science, and the more research the better.  Scientists are still working on narrowing down nutrition advice to tailored individualized recommendations based on someone’s genetics and medical history. In the meantime, for best weight loss results stick with

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10 Gym Fails That Will Make You Cringe

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We’ve all been there. We’ve looked around at the gym and saw someone doing something weird and thought, “that doesn’t look right.” Perhaps that someone was you—take pleasure in knowing that you’re not alone. But please, be careful out there. 1. Not Understanding How to Work Your “Core” People think the more instability you add into your workouts, the more

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How Fit Are You Really?

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You may be able to bust out burpees all day every day, but spoiler alert: That doesn’t mean you’re in great shape. Yes, burpees are a great total-body exercise (one that you definitely shouldn’t stop doing). But there’s a lot more to evaluate when it comes to your overall level of fitness. Pete McCall, M.S., C.S.C.S., an exercise physiologist for

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The Struggles of Being a Night Workout Person

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There are two types of people in the world: The ones who can wake up early for a workout, and the ones who think sweating before sunrise is torture. There’s no shame or judgment for not being a morning person, but working out at night has some serious drawbacks, doesn’t it? 1. When you go home to change and then

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5 Reasons Exercise Machines Are Cheating You Out Of a Real Workout

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While exercise machines are useful in some situations—you have an injury, for example, or a personal trainer is there to guide and challenge you—too often these machines act as an inefficient crutch, holding you back from getting the most out of your workouts. We asked Nikki Warren, co-founder of Kaia FIT, for five reasons exercise machines are the. actual worst. and what

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How Diaphragmatic Breathing Can Change Your Workout

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Yogis know it best: Focusing on breathing while exercising can completely change your training. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing can boost your immune system, ease your blood pressure, improve your heart rate, combat stress levels, and help with asthma. That’s reason enough to give it a try, right? We should be naturals at deep breathing. It’s mainly seen in babies and children—and

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How Many Calories Should I Burn a Day to Lose Weight?

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From my experience a lot of people hesitate to even try and lose weight because they don’t know from where to start. They know that they should go on a diet and exercise regime but the lack of measurable goals creates uncertainty and this leads to failure before to even begin! To bypass this problem and have clear goals on

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Low Calorie Alcoholic Drinks

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With the party season fast approaching, our alcohol intake can start to increase. So how can we enjoy a few drinks without piling on the pounds? Calories in alcohol How many calories are you drinking? Alcohol itself is relatively high in calories with 7 calories per gram, second only to fat, which provides 9 calories of energy per gram. The

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How to Start Exercising and Stick to It

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You already know there are many great reasons to exercise—from improving energy, mood, sleep, and health to reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. And detailed exercise instructions and workout plans are just a click away. But if knowing how and why to exercise was enough, we’d all be in shape. Making exercise a habit takes more—you need the right mindset and

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15 Best Workout Tips of All Time

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Want to know the secrets to getting a toned, trim body in record time? We did too, so we went straight to the top personal trainers, exercise physiologists and fitness instructors for the ultimate moves and motivation tricks to kick a fitness routine into high gear. Put a few of these tips into action each week and you’re guaranteed to

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