Category Archives: Fitness

Tone Your Muscles

Tone Your Muscles

Tone Your Muscles Without Getting Bulky

Are you one of the millions of women who worry about spending too much time strength training due to a fear of becoming bulky? You can tone your muscles without becoming a female Arnold Schwarzenegger, and we have some tips that will help you achieve that goal.

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Jump Rope Exercises

Jump Rope Exercises

7 Jump Rope Exercises and Resistance Band Workouts

Some people think getting a good workout requires a gym membership or a pile of expensive fitness equipment in their home. In fact, if all you have is a jump rope and resistance band, you can get one of the best workouts of your life. We've collected a few jump rope exercises and resistance band workouts that you can do anywhere. Are you ready?

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Is Weightlifting Good for Women?

Is Weightlifting Good for Women?

5 Benefits for Women Lifting Weights

Why do people lift weights? Your first answer is probably simple — to build muscle! However, lifting weights has a wide range of additional benefits for women. Strength training can even become more important than cardio as we age, and muscle loss becomes a concern. What are the benefits for women lifting weights? We've put together a list of five in this post, and that just scratches the surface.

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Group Workouts

Group Workouts

How Group Workouts Can Help Make You Stronger

Are you someone who normally hops on the treadmill, puts in your earbuds and tunes out the rest of the world? Group fitness classes are about more than just saying hello to others. They are also a surprising way to make you work harder and longer than you might independently. How can group workouts enhance your fitness program? We're glad you asked.

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Sugar Free Diet

Sugar Free Diet

Adjusting to a Sugar Free or Almost Sugar Free Diet

The growing awareness around the dangers of a diet heavy in sugar consumption, combined with the growing rate of type 2 diabetes, means that many Americans are exploring a sugar free or almost sugar free diet. If you are one of the many people looking to say goodbye to sugar in 2020, here is what you need to know to prepare.

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Kettlebell One-Leg Deadlift

Kettlebell One-Leg Deadlift

Step by Step Instructions for the Kettlebell One-Leg Deadlift

Below are step by step instructions for the proper execution of the Kettlebell One-Leg Deadlift exercise. Like all weightlifting routines, this kettlebell exercise should be executed with caution and proper form. The muscle groups most affected by this kettlebell routine will be the latissimus dorsi, abdominals, quadriceps, and hamstrings.

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Post Workout Soreness

Post Workout Soreness

How to Reduce Muscle Pain After Your Workout

Post workout soreness can be an unpleasant side effect of a vigorous workout session. Sometimes, after hitting the gym, maybe not until the next morning, you may experience some degree of muscle pain. It can range from mildly annoying to almost debilitating. Fortunately, the reality is probably not that serious. But what can you do to alleviate those aching muscles? We've put together a couple of tips that may offer some sweet relief.

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Stay At Home Parents

Stay At Home Parents

Effective Workout Routines for Busy Stay at Home Parents

For busy stay at home parents, there are countless things you need to worry about over the course of a day. When your time is spent helping your child with homework and cleaning up spills, it can be hard to take time for yourself. However, your health is just as important when you're a stay at home parent as when you were not, which means that squeezing in a workout is essential. There are many simple and effective workout routines that are perfect for busy stay at home moms and dads.

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Holiday Eating

Holiday Eating

Enjoy the Holidays Without Derailing Your Fitness Program

The time is here for gathering around the holiday table to enjoy plate after plate of stuffing, cranberry sauce, turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese and a piece of pie (or two or three). While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying yourself once or twice a year, you never want holiday eating to derail your fitness progress in the last month of the year! How can you enjoy the holidays to the fullest while fitting in your jeans on January 1st? We're glad you asked.

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Music for Your Workout

Music for Your Workout

Taking Your Fitness Soundtrack With You

These days, it seems that everyone is “plugged in” all the time. The gym is no exception. However, listening to music while working out isn’t just an exercise (no pun intended) in shutting out the world. Studies have found that music is a positive distraction while exercising. In short, music really can help you get more out of your workout.

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