Top 10 Tips for Eating Healthy

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Remove all the non-essentials from the kitchen of your home

You know what we are talking about. Cut out all of the cookies, candies, sweets and sodas from the kitchen and when you go shopping next, make sure to avoid those items. If you live with people who are unable to remove temptations from their lives, move onto tip number 2. Read more »

Tips For Preventing Late-Night Snacking

Dinner has long been over and you’re sitting on the couch, relaxing in front of your favorite TV show when it hits you — that craving for something to snack. While eating late at night doesn’t trigger weight gain, it can if you overdo it and inhale huge portions. Follow these tips if you want to eat a little something at night without expanding your waistline.

 

Save some for later
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10 foods for a flat belly

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Here is a list of the top 10 foods that will get you a tummy to be proud of![no_toc]

 

Baby spinach

 

Replace the iceberg lettuce in your sandwich with baby spinach- its low in kilojoules and rich in vitamins A and C, folate and iron. It’s great with pasta, quiches, juices and salads.

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Reasons to Cancel Your Gym Membership

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The gym used to be the premier location for fitness. It’s where people go to lift, sweat, burn, blast, tone, strengthen and build their bodies. The gym has it all, but you don’t use it all. Maybe you don’t have the time, or you only want to focus on specific things. Reality is that the gym is optional, and it might be time to move on! Read more »

Exposing the Top 10 Fitness Myths

With so many people offering advice on weight loss, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. All too often you’ve overheard a hardworking gym-goer sharing a well-meaning but ill-informed tip with another exerciser or even yourself. And
you’re not the only one who’s heard fitness folklore being swapped on the training room floor. In this article, trainers share the common fitness myths they hear from their clients. From the pseudo miracles of the “fat-burning” zone to the misguided magic of working out on an empty stomach. Here are the fitness falsehoods you should never follow:

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5 Tips to Build Big Arms

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Ashley Hoffmann has one of the best physiques in the biz. Here are 5 of her favorite arm-building tips you can use in your workouts or in Ashley’s own arms blitz! Read more »

How to start exercising again

 

If you’re sitting there feeling lethargic and assessing your growing waistline, your thoughts may be turning to actually doing something about it. However, it may be that you’ve not been to a gym in quite a while, or worse still, you may be paying for your gym or health club membership but not even using it.

So, if you want to get motivated and start going to the gym again, check out our 10 ways to shake yourself out of your inactivity and begin going to the gym on a regular basis.

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5 Elements of a Perfect Workout

Whether you’re a novice taking the first steps toward fitness or an exercise fanatic hoping to optimize your results, a well-rounded fitness training program is essential. Include these five elements to create a balanced routine.

1) Aerobic fitness
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13 Fitness Hacks That Can Simplify Your Workouts

How many times have you had your mind set on exercising, but talked yourself out of it? It’s easy to justify skipping daily exercise when you are busy, tired or sore. But unless you work out consistently, you won’t get great results. Here are some fitness hacks to simplify your workouts and make exercise plans stick.

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5 Ways to Stay Motivated to Exercise Regularly

Sometimes the hardest part of working out is getting started. I know that we have all had days where you are tired or have a lot going on and the last thing that you want to do is squeeze in a workout.

 

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Well, here are 5 tips that will hopefully motivate you to get your workout on!

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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.

Exercise

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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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