Category Archives: Fitness & Weight Loss

Low-Impact Workouts That Torch Calories

8 Low-Impact Workouts That Torch Calories Fun workouts are tough on fat but oh-so-easy on you! Want to torch more calories—while keeping tender knees and joints intact? Get low. The key to having the best of both worlds is keeping your workout impact low while bumping up intensity, says certified personal trainer Neal I. Pire,…
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Don’t be Afraid of the Gym – Tips for Gym Newbies

Joining a new gym can be intimidating — it feels like everyone but you knows what they're doing and where to go, while you're just trying to figure out how to find the water fountain. But fear of feeling embarrassed in the gym is no reason to avoid it, especially if it means you're not…
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8 Workouts For Small Spaces

There are 101 wimpy excuses for not working out—and I know because I've used all of them. I'm tired. My favorite show is on TV. I'm hungry. I really should reorganize my kitchen cabinets. But when the weather is really nasty or you're super-busy, you have a valid reason for forgoing exercise, right? Wrong. Here…
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Stability Ball Exercises

Stability Ball Exercises have become a staple in most gyms. Talk of strengthening the “core” for more functional training is heard more and more often. Because of the unstable surface, Stability Ball Exercises have been shown to improve balance, coordination, core strength, and flexibility, but how do you progress in the level of exercising on…
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The Top 5 Exercises For Killer Abs

It’s hard to miss the fact that six-pack abs are huge all over the US (and even globally). For the common man and woman, we salivate over tight abs in the media on stars like Beyonce and Hugh Jackman. As a whole, society has placed a certain sex appeal and mystique on the truly toned…
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A Bowl of Oatmeal for Breakfast Will Boost Weight Loss

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when you're trying to lose weight. According to a study published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, a bowl of oatmeal is the best choice for breakfast. The study included 36 men and women divided in three groups, who consumed about 350 calories for…
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Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat

Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat My friend Sam is always complaining about her belly fat. She claims it’s the only place she gains weight and often refers to her tummy as Tina. Tina the talking tummy to be exact. Let’s be clear here, she is not overweight, but her fat does seem to accumulate around…
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Fitness Basics – Running

You don't have to be an athlete - or even aspire to be one - to start running Maybe you just want to run around your neighborhood, or explore a new one. Maybe you want to challenge your body in a different way, to tone up, or lose weight. Whatever your goals are, running is…
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Best Science-Supported Flat Tummy Tips

Many people want that perfectly toned, sculpted beach body – but it’s more than that; obesity has been linked to shorter lifespan and numerous health conditions. While a flat tummy is certainly easy on the eyes, it’s not an easy feat to achieve – but it could be important for health reasons and not just…
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Burn Fat and Get Ripped With HIIT Workout

Many people tend to believe that cardio is the most effective way to shed fat: running, jogging, swimming. But you may be surprised that many personal trainers may beg to differ. The new kid on the block – High-intensity interval training (HIIT) – is a form of exercise that’s rocking the fitness world hard. Using…
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7 Laws of Building Athletic Muscle

I almost quit. Twice. I failed as an athlete trying to build athletic muscle and as a college meathead trying to re-establish some semblance of athleticism. I wasn’t’ happy with my porous results and I wouldn’t be happy unless I had the best of both worlds—being athletic and muscular. Not one, not the other, but…
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Chest Exercises – 6 Common Mistakes

Are you trying to build a bigger chest, but are not getting the results you desire? Building a big chest requires challenging training and consistency, but there are many other factors as well. Some people make mistakes in regards to nutrition, training, or rest when they are focusing on building more muscle mass in the…
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Proteins, Carbs and Fats – Balance Them and Fix Your Diet

Proteins, Carbs and Fats - Balance Them and Fix Your Diet The old saying is you can't out-train a bad diet. The easiest way to fix your diet is to understand all the myths that surround the foods you love. Here's what you need to know about proteins, carbs and fats in your diet. The…
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5 Must-Do Morning Workouts

5 Must-Do Morning Workouts What is the first thing you do every morning? Checking the newspapers while sipping tea?Drinking water or hitting the gym? Well, whatever your morning ritual, making time for the gym is an amazing way to start the day. It may seem difficult at first but it is the best way to…
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Strength Training: Building Arm Muscles

The most famous technique for building arm muscles is the curl, which increases the size of the biceps. Some trainers, however, make fun of this exercise as “curls for the girls” because men often neglect other muscle groups in their rush to build biceps suitable for display in tight T-shirts. But building strength and muscle…
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Do Plank Exercises Work?

This static exercise works just about every muscle in your body The plank is an exercise that works the body’s core, specifically the abdominal muscles and lower back. The exercise is traditionally performed as part of yoga and Pilates regimens but is effective for anyone looking to improve core strength and balance. Performing a plank…
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