12 Ways To Burn More Calories While Running

Running is one of the greatest, and cheapest ways to improve your cardiovascular health. You can find avid runners going for their daily run regardless of the temperature, or the conditions outside of their window. If you’ve been stung by the running bug, you’ve probably not only felt the physical benefits, but also experienced the mental ones. It can be a great time to escape from your stress, and completely lose yourself. But after a while, your body adapts to this form of exercise just like any other that you do on a regular basis. When that happens, it’s time to bust your running rut by increasing the intensity and furthering your fitness health.

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The Difference Between Toning Muscle and Bulking Muscle

What Is Toning?
When most people say that they want to “tone up,” what they usually mean is that they want to become leaner. Basically, they want to lose fat, and add a little muscle definition—but not so much muscle mass that they look like a bodybuilder (much more on that later).

In the fitness world, there is no real definition for toning that is greatly recognized. Rather, toning is a term used to describe the end goal, which usually results from a combination of basic weight-lifting and fat-burning.

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What about Bulking Up?
Typically, men want to “bulk up” and women usually wish to avoid building big, bulky muscles. Although there is no strict definition, “bulking up” means adding a lot of muscle mass to the body and possibly (although not always) reducing one’s body fat, too. Bulking up harkens images of bodybuilders and big football players—usually male and usually beefy!

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5 tips for starting a new healthy life

Our thoughts govern each and

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every aspect of our lives. Many people go about their lives in mainly a non-thinking mode. Their thinking is non-thinking simply because they have a tendency to let other people manage them rather than taking manage themselves. I see a lot of people get caught up with some reality Television show once they might be focused on taking care of themselves. They have a tendency to reside their lives via the individuals on the shows. Read more »

6 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism

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Studies such as those conducted by Laval University, East Tennessee State University, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of New South Wales have shown that shorter, high-intensity cardio sessions result in greater fat loss over time than low-intensity sessions. Research has also shown that high-intensity training is more muscle-sparing than low-intensity cardio. Read more »

10 Trainers Share Their BEST Strength-Training Tips

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In 2011, I was both shocked and honored to be named America’s Top Personal Trainer to Watch in the first-ever contest of its kind, which was run by Life Fitness and the American Council on Exercise, and I have continued to be involved as a judge and consultant for the contest in recent years. It has expanded outside of America to search for and name the best trainers across the globe. A few weeks ago, Life Fitness crowned 2014’s top personal trainers to watch and a new winner in yet another amazing competition. Read more »

Staying Patient in Your Weight Loss Journey

Haven’t we all wished at one time or another to have a magic wand and make things appear or disappear? A wave of the wand could make unwanted pounds vanish, a washboard stomach appear, or instantly have sculpted, muscular arms. The thought of getting what you want when you want it, as appealing as it sounds, is actually not as rewarding as you might think. Your desire for instant gratification can actually hinder your progress to live a healthier life. But with a little shift in your thinking and patience, you can slow down that driving need for instant results but still see progress in your weight loss journey!

 

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Treadmill Tips to Burn More Calories

A prime tool for achieving a complete cardiovascular workout, a treadmill enables a person to carry out any exercise, be it walking, jogging or running, to burn calories effectively. While a treadmill helps in burning off unwanted calories, it requires the right approach to work towards it. A good treadmill offers variable speeds and inclines, thereby allowing you to burn more calories in a short span. Alternately, the treadmill workout can be maximized for shedding even more calories and reaching fitness goals quickly. To know the tips for burning more calories and making the most use of your treadmill, go through the following lines.

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How to Transform Yourself in 6 Weeks

This is a guest post from Trent Bender, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Nutrition & Supplement Specialist and Fitness Athlete of PIT Fitness. The three most common comments I get from moms who begin training with me are:

  • I don’t have much time to spend working out.
  • I want to lose weight.
  • I want to tone up.

I tell moms all the time that these are easy fixes that can be done in as little as six weeks if they can stay on track.  Not falling off track is the hardest part, but if you can do it, you can get results.

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The Benefits of Shorter Workouts

The duration of your workout session is not as nearly as important as the physical and mental benefits that you gain from exercising. We all area aware of how much we benefit mentally and physically from a great workout, regardless of the length. However, we may not always have the time or motivation to get to the gym, or any other physical activity, or if we do, it would be short. Is that short workout work it? Let’s find out.

 

The Benefits

 

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According to international health professionals, longer training may not be necessarily better. There is benefit to short training sessions throughout the day. This don’t mean a “5 minute power workout” but a 25-35 minute session, 3 times a day. This can be something as simple as a walk, stretching or yoga, or an ab/core workout or isolation weight training. Read more »

Mental Rules Of Fit Women

Attitude plays a big part to whether you thrive with your fitness goals or you fail. Here are 10 mental rules that fit women…

Attitude plays a big part to whether you thrive with your fitness goals or you fail. Here are 10 mental rules that fit women follow that helps them continue being successful in their fitness journey.

 

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