Category Archives: Fitness Plan

Exercise and Longevity

Exercise and Longevity

Can Exercise Really Add Years to Your Life?

Regardless of your current fitness level or workout regimen, adding some exercise to your weekly routine can prolong your life and improve your health. As with any health-motivated plan, your level of commitment can dictate the results. However, even something as simple as parking in a far spot at the grocery store to get more steps in can boost your longevity.

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Cardio Workouts Without Equipment

Cardio Workouts Without Equipment

Five Exercises You Can Do

Whether you can’t make it to the gym or bad weather has you indoors, there are still a lot of good cardio workouts that you can do. Some of the best cardio workouts include these exercises, as they are all excellent ways to increase your heart rate and burn calories. The best part is that none of them require any expensive equipment. In fact, with the exception of a jump rope, they don’t require any equipment at all. Here are 5 cardio workouts you can do without expensive equipment.

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Treadmill vs Elliptical

Treadmill vs Elliptical

What's the Best Choice for You?

Treadmills and ellipticals are both great forms of cardiovascular exercise. Studies have found that one hour on the elliptical can burn close to the same number of calories as one hour on the treadmill. While these machines operate differently, they still both offer an excellent cardio workout. You’ll find that there are different pros and cons for each, so one may well be a better fit for your specific goals than the other. Here are a few things to consider.

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CrossFit Exercise

CrossFit Exercise

What Is CrossFit and Is It Safe?

CrossFit is an innovative strength and conditioning workout that utilizes your own bodyweight to build all-over muscle and strength. CrossFit exercise does not use high-intensity cardio workouts or require a long time spent at the gym. Depending on how you choose to practice CrossFit, you could work out at home with only your own bodyweight or use a variety of weights and tools to maximize your workout. If you have questions, we may have your answer.

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Isometric Exercise

Isometric Exercise

Is Isometric Exercise Effective?

Isometric exercise has been around since the 19th century. NASA has researched the use of isometrics in preventing muscle atrophy experienced by astronauts as a result of living in a zero gravity environment. These are exercises that can be done without any additional equipment, in very little space, just about anywhere you happen to be. They can help tone your muscles and gain strength without needing to participate in long, high-impact workouts, and they can be utilized as part of other workouts.

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The Keto Diet

The Keto Diet

Is Keto Right for You?

The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is low in carbohydrates and high in fat, and designed to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. Depending on which research you delve into, keto can offer benefits for patients dealing with epilepsy, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. While the diet seems simple on paper (low-carb and high-fat), it can be a little intimidating to start. What does every beginner or fitness enthusiast need to know about the keto diet? We're glad you asked.

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Too Much Exercise

Too Much Exercise

How Much Exercise is Too Much?

Could you be getting too much of a good thing? Just like most things in life, there can be such a thing as too much exercise. Unfortunately, many avid fitness enthusiasts don’t find that out until they’re feeling tired and overwhelmed during workouts. How much exercise is enough to reap the health benefits of regular activity? How much exercise is just excessive wear and tear on your body? We'll try to help you figure that out, and to find your own personal sweet spot.

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On Becoming a Runner

On Becoming a Runner

So ... You Want to Be a Runner

Should you become a runner? Running is undoubtedly our oldest form of exercise. It’s a highly effective, all body workout that has benefits that extend outside the physical. It’s a great stress reliever, brain booster, energy increaser, and much more. No wonder so many people are still running and enjoying it today. Some scientists even contend that running may well be “the fountain of youth.” But, how should you go about getting started on becoming a runner? We have a few tips.

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Six Pack Abs

Six Pack Abs

The Fastest Way to Six Pack Abs

Getting six pack abs is actually simple, but it requires patience and consistent effort over time with self-discipline and dedication to your plan. The storied six pack has been the benchmark of fitness success for decades. Six pack abs are considered a standard of fitness and beauty for men but they're also very impressive on women. In fact, almost everyone looks better with a six pack. If six pack abs are something you’ve always dreamed of but thought were just impossible to achieve, you need to keep reading.

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Stay Fit While Traveling

Stay Fit While Traveling

Looking For a Way to Stay Fit While On the Road?

Whether you’re on a business trip or on vacation, there are a lot of things to think about while on the road and how to stay fit while traveling is not usually one of them. You might not have a problem eating right and working out when you’re at home, but as soon your environment changes, the order and routine that went with it seems to be forgotten. But managing to stay fit while traveling is actually not the arduous task it might seem. And staying fit while on vacation is vital to keeping yourself in shape.

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