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Elliptical Trainers

Elliptical Trainers

Why Have Elliptical Trainers Become So Popular?

A visit to your local gym will likely reveal that treadmills appear to be falling off in terms of popularity and elliptical trainers seem to be replacing them. We're also seeing the same trend in terms of sales growth. The question you may have at this point is, "Why have elliptical trainers become more popular than treadmills?" There are actually a couple of good reasons.

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Healthy Snacking

Healthy Snacking

Teaching Yourself to Eat Easy, Healthy Snacks

Learning to identify and eat healthy snacks plays an important role in your overall fitness regime. Ask any bodybuilder, nutritionist, or model and they’ll confirm that concept. If 80% of your body is made in the kitchen, it’s essential that you make it as easy as possible to eat right. It's as critical to your goal of getting fit as your workout routine.

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Fall Exercise Tips

Fall Exercise Tips

Changing Your Fitness Routine for Fall

Goodbye summer, hello Fall! After the often blistering days of summer, the cool touch of Fall is a welcome change. Fall is symbolic of a new start. Given that analogy, Fall is a great time to begin your exercise routine anew. Cooler weather doesn’t have to mean giving up outdoor activities. Leverage our fall exercise tips to make your transition to a new season much easier.

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Stretching Away Pain

Stretching Away Pain

Can Stretching Relieve Neck and Back Pain?

We previously posted an article about stretching exercises and how they can help keep you flexible and reduce muscle pain due to over-exercise, stress, or just plain inactivity. The stretching routines outlined here are designed specifically to target neck pain and back pain. If you put these stretches to work in your regular workout routine, they may go a long way in helping to reduce or even eliminate your muscle pain.

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Mind-Body Exercise

Mind-Body Exercise

The Heart Health Benefits of Mind-Body Exercise

Mind-body exercise is explained by The Cleveland Clinic as follows: "the mind-body connection means that you can learn to use your thoughts to positively influence some of your body’s physical responses, thereby decreasing stress." If you're looking for an exercise regime that can help you achieve a fit body as well as a healthy heart, you should perform exercises that target the body and mind.

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The Food Pushers

The Food Pushers

Effective Strategies for Dealing with Food Pushers

Food pushers are everywhere. As the saying goes, 90% of getting fit occurs in the kitchen. What you put in your body is essential to getting fit and achieving your fitness goals. However, it can be hard to eat right. Between daily living and the struggles of social obligations, we are confronted with a barrage of choices when it comes to food. How do you get people to respect your nutritional choices? Here are some tips!

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The Home Gym

The Home Gym

What Are the Advantages of Having a Home Gym?

Joining a gym and getting in shape may seem like a great idea, but actually finding the time to get there regularly is what causes many folks to give up on it. Setting up your own home gym is the best way to get your workout in when you have the time in your day, and without having to work around the operating hours of your local gym.

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Fat Burning Myths

Fat Burning Myths

Why Conventional Wisdom May Not Always Be The Truth

Check out the average treadmill and you may well see a button labeled fat burning. This is typically the reason most people start exercising in the first place, so it makes sense that these specific types of workouts would be in place. The big question is whether or not they actually work.

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Body Fat Percentage

Body Fat Percentage

Why Should You Care?

You might have heard bodybuilders, or other fitness "enthusiasts" who seem to be obsessed with muscles and bulking up, talking about body fat percentage. The lower the body fat percentage, the greater the bragging rights and the more respect garnered in the weightlifting world. These peculiarities, mostly associated with bodybuilding, are often lost on the average person. However, that doesn't mean that body fat percentage is unimportant, even if you’re just starting your fitness journey.

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The Early Risers

The Early Risers

Who Are They and Why Do They Do It?

What's so great about waking up early? There's a lot of truth to the old cliché, “the early bird gets the worm.” Even if you're the kind of person who is loathe to give up even five extra minutes of sleep, you may want to keep reading. If you can get over the mental block against waking up early, you can cultivate a habit that can help you achieve your goals (fitness or otherwise) and help you become happier, healthier, and calmer.

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