Category: Fitness

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Using an Event as a Fitness Goal

If you have made the decision to get fit, congratulations are in order, but unfortunately making the decision is only half the battle. Keeping motivated is the single most difficult part of the road to fitness, and often a lack of motivation can lead to us slipping right back into the same old, unhealthy habits. So...

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Tricking Yourself Into Fitness

I enjoy being fit, but I have never been the sort of person who enjoys getting fit. I hear lots of people talk about how much they love running or cycling or being at the gym, but I just can’t seem to get into it on that emotional level. I have been on a regular daily...

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The Ins and Outs of Gym Classes

Modern gyms don’t just have treadmills and dumbbells anymore. Now gyms offer a variety of classes like boot camp, Pilates, spinning, and the list goes on. Working out in a class setting will motivate you more than if you were working out on your own — you feel more obligated to go to every class, you...

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Five Essential Steps to Training with an Injury

When an injury sidelines your workout schedule,it’s easy to fall into a funk. You feel disheartened. You feel defeated. You may even feel like giving up and wallowing in self-pity all day. Unfortunately, this method of recovery simply doesn’t work and your life will likely only become even more depressing. You need to view this incident...

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Many Ways You Can Benefit From Doing Pilates Regularly

When Joseph Pilates created a physical fitness regimen named after himself, Pilates has become a famous activity among gym enthusiast of all abilities and ages. Today, Pilates is synonymous with toned and lean bodies. However, the benefits that come with Pilates go far beyond simple flexibility and core strength. Described as an art of controlled movements,...

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Keeping Up Your Fitness Level over the Holidays

It can be incredibly difficult to convince yourself to get out and exercise during the holidays, especially if you live in an area where the weather is cold and wet in December, or if there’s lots of good food and a warm fire at home. The period surrounding the new year is one of the biggest...

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How to Know if You’re Exercising Too Much

Most of us have the problem that we don’t exercise enough. Desk jobs, excessive tiredness, and simple inertia can often keep us from hitting the gym as often as we should. Some people, however, have the opposite problem — they get on their exercise machines as often as they can, sometimes to the exclusion of many...

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Finding The Best Recumbent Exercise Bike For You

When you are already at a weight you feel extremely uncomfortable at, it can be difficult to begin the process of trimming down. While every piece of exercise equipment seems to be tailor made for folks who simply want to knock off 10 or 20 pounds, if you have a lot packed on it can become...