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What’s Better: Walking or the Elliptical?

When you’re looking for an effective cardiovascular workout, the array of machines at the gym can quickly become overwhelming. It can be hard to decide which machine will give you the best outcome and help you get to your goals. Do you go for the treadmill, the elliptical, or just head outside for a walk? […]

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5 Awesome Exercises That Won’t Hurt Your Joints

Getting into a consistent exercise habit is difficult for anyone, but those of us who have physical challenges that limit our exercise options, such as a bad knee or hip, are faced with additional challenges. When going out and taking a jog around the park, or running on a treadmill isn’t an option, what alternatives […]

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Don’t Even Think About Losing Weight By Doing This…

The weight loss fad is an on-going trend that millions of workout enthusiasts try to conquer as part of their customized exercise regimens. While losing weight is a definitive goal, it’s important to realize that weight loss will not happen overnight. Rather, it’s a steady process that requires commitment to intense bouts of exercise, and […]

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Is Spot Reduction a Myth?

The concept of “spot reduction,” that is, the seeming phenomenon of being able to concentrate fat loss in a particular segment of the body, is impossible to accomplish. This popular myth is shared among a decent percentage of active gym-goers. While it could simply be a psychological ploy that some exercise enthusiasts may adopt for […]

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The 4 Best Arm Exercises

It’s almost summer time! How are you preparing for the season of tank tops and T-shirts? While it is impossible to “spot reduce” body fat (i.e. losing fat specifically from one part of your body) you can definitely give your arms a little bit of a boost by developing the muscles that will help you […]

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3 Reasons to Try a Plus-Sized Gym

The essential concept of the plus-sized gym is to eradicate “gymtimidation,” allowing those struggling with weight loss, and those who might be self-conscious about their bodies, to exercise in an environment that doesn’t boast beefy weightlifters and magazine-esque ab obsessors. While improving appearance might be your ultimate goal, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the most […]

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The 4 Best Leg Exercises

Hips, legs, and booty are the trifecta of trouble areas for so many people. While targeting certain areas specifically will NOT guarantee fat loss from that area (remember that you can’t pick and choose where you lose your weight, just like you can’t pick and choose where you gain it!) working these large muscle groups […]

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How Exercise Can Make You Happier

Weight loss is definitely one of the most popular motivators for beginning an exercise routine. But what happens when your progress slows? What happens when you reach your “goal weight”? Are there other benefits to exercise other than a more slender physique? Absolutely. Think about your last workout. It may have been hard and difficult […]

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The Best Exercises to Shrink Your Stomach

The key to shrinking your stomach is to complement aerobic and anaerobic exercise with a balanced nutritional plan customized to decrease the prominence of fatty tissue in your abdominal region. It’s important to realize that spot reduction is a myth, which means that fat cannot be reduced in one area of the body; rather, you […]