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Has Your Weight Loss Been Sabotaged by These Top 10 Weight Loss Myths?

Has Your Weight Loss Been Sabotaged by These Top 10 Weight Loss Myths?

You have tried the diets.  You have taken the pills.  You have read anything and everything that the popular magazines and skinny celebrities have to say about losing weight.  But you still just cannot seem to take those extra pounds off.  You become frustrated, and this leads to eating calorie-rich comfort foods and gaining even more weight.  Are you relegated to a body that you just do not like?  Of course not.  The problem is … Read entire article »

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4 Tips for Getting a Flat Six-Pack Abs Stomach

4 Tips for Getting a Flat Six-Pack Abs Stomach

Fact: If you want a “six-pack abs” flat stomach, what you put in your mouth (and when) is far more important that what you do at the gym. In 33 recent clinical trials, Brazilian researchers found that diet controls 75% of weight loss.  The other 25% comes from the burning of calories either through cardio or strength training workouts.  Most of … Read entire article »

4 Healthy Supplements for Building Muscle

4 Healthy Supplements for Building Muscle

Any trip into your local health and nutrition store will reveal hundreds of bodybuilding supplements.  So which ones are healthy, and which ones should you avoid?  The following list of five healthy supplements for building muscle will max out your bulk and strength, while minimizing the negative and possibly dangerous side effects that come from unhealthy supplementation.  Be forewarned, this … Read entire article »

How to Warm-Up and Cool Down Before A Run

How to Warm-Up and Cool Down Before A Run

  Although you may be mentally ready to go for your much anticipated run, whether it is to relax and unwind, or is part of your exercise routine, a proper warm-up and cool down before you begin your run is important. Stretching Your Arms and Legs Either before or after lacing up your running shoes, start your pre-run warm-up with hamstring (back of … Read entire article »

How To Improve Posture While Sitting At Your Desk

How To Improve Posture While Sitting At Your Desk

Most of us know that our posture is very important for the future health of our backs, but when you work at an office every day, it’s easy to fall into bad habits.  Here are 5 quick tips on how to improve posture when you sit at a desk. Support Your Lower Back You can reduce the strain on your back with lower back … Read entire article »

What is Plyometrics Training?

What is Plyometrics Training?

Coaches and athletes these days are becoming aware of the importance of plyometrics training to enhance power and performance.  Although this form of exercise has been around for many decades, there are many people who only have a vague idea what plyometrics training is. What is Plyometrics? Plyometric exercises are activities that involve movements which lengthen and contract the muscles in quick … Read entire article »

Rowing Machine, Exercise Bike or Treadmill: Which Is Best For You?

Rowing Machine, Exercise Bike or Treadmill: Which Is Best For You?

When it comes to indoor exercise machines, there are a variety of choices out there.  Treadmills, rowing machines and exercise bikes are firm favorites for those who want to get fit at home, and all are good machines for cardiovascular exercise; however, they do have distinguishing features. The rowing machine, treadmill and exercise bike are each great workout tools, so it’s … Read entire article »

Symptoms, Causes and Effects of Insomnia and Other Sleep Disturbances

Symptoms, Causes and Effects of Insomnia and Other Sleep Disturbances

On average, humans spend one-third of their lives sleeping. This shows how important sleep is to our health and well-being. It’s not only the length of sleep that matters; sleep quality also has a huge impact on our lives. If you have trouble sleeping, you may want to know the causes of sleep disturbances and the effects they have on your mental and … Read entire article »

3 Things To Do Before You Start A Bodybuilding Routine

3 Things To Do Before You Start A Bodybuilding Routine

Bodybuilding can mean different things to different people.  Whether you want a way to improve your appearance, you want a hobby that’ll keep you disciplined, or you want to enter bodybuilding events, there are some things you need to do to prepare yourself as a beginner.  Going about things the right way will ensure that you avoid injury and take … Read entire article »

Get A Full Body Workout With Body Weight Exercises

Get A Full Body Workout With Body Weight Exercises

Did you know that it’s possible to strengthen the muscles in your arms, legs and core with little or no equipment? Body weight workouts are exercises that use your body weight to provide the resistance needed to develop your muscles without the use of dumbbells, barbells, or weight machines. Many people, especially men, believe that you have to lift weights and work … Read entire article »