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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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Why Dieting Doesn’t Usually Work

Are you about to start a new diet to lose weight? You might want to take a second look before you do. According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt, diets don’t work. In her TED Talk and research , she explains how our bodies gain and lose weight, why dieting isn’t the best way to get healthy, […]

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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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8 Stunning Salt Alternatives

Sodium, the nutrient we get from salt, is necessary and good for you. It’s an electrolyte that helps regulate electrical impulses and water retention. Too much salt, though, can cause problems with blood pressure, makes you retain too much water (bloating, yuck), and creates kidney problems, just for starters. You might need to cut back […]

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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 […]