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Strength Training: An Underutilized Aspect Of Exercising

fitness Jun 18, 2015

Like in all things, there are common misconceptions that occur in the gym or when exercising.

Unless you're in constant communication with a trainer or someone who knows their stuff, you probably don't know the ins-and-outs of developing your body and improving when training.

One common misconception amongst people who are novices is that working on cardiovascular activity is the best way to improve. But, in fact, unless you diversify your workouts, you won't see much improvement.

People often believe that cardio workouts are the best way to shed weight and improve oneself. However, that's not the case.

Strength Training

Most of us go to the gym to get stronger. Doing just cardio --whether it's running on the treadmill or using a stationary bike -- simple won't get the job done.

Strength training is probably the most overlooked aspect of working out amongst people who are just starting out, even though it's arguably the most important. Cardio alone will help you shed some weight,...

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Realizing The Positive Change

fitness Jun 12, 2015

Most people go to the gym to improve their physical appearance. Whether you’re looking to get your body ready for the summer or want to reach a certain goal, the gym is always the go-to place to get the job done.

While most people focus on improving their physical status, the gym can undoubtedly be a place where your mentality changes and improves your overall mental state.

As I alluded to earlier, going to the gym and exercising is often treated like a chore rather than a positive experience. Personally, when I’m at the gym, I like to treat it like an event.

Even though I view the gym in a positive manner and actually look forward to working out, it can often become difficult to have the same drive you had on day one. If you’re a regular at the gym, chances are you probably aren’t as excited to be there as you were when you first started to go.

Still, even more frustratingly, it can become difficult to consistently go to the gym when you’ve seen...

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Making Fitness Routine

fitness Jun 09, 2015

Getting through a day is tough. If you're like most people, you probably follow some sort of routine -- whether it's getting up early, making your bed, eating breakfast, etc. Fitness may or may not be a part of your daily routine, but if it is, you'll more than likely be successful at other things throughout the day.

The law of attraction isn't something that should be taken in a literal sense, but it's certainly applicable in a fitness context. For instance, if you wake up and spill your morning coffee all over your brand new outfit, chances are the rest of your day will be impacted negatively by that single event.

Working out and focusing on improving yourself works in the same sense, but instead it garners positive results. Some who work out tend to get their exercise "out of the way", essentially removing the entire basis of the work out itself. In fact, some even view working out in a negative light, often considering it a chore or a hindrance instead of what it...

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Supplement Your Workouts With Fun

fitness Jun 08, 2015

Let’s face it: Working out is tough. Whether or not you enjoy working out, there are going to be days where you just want to lay in bed, watch Netflix and spend your time aimlessly. After all, everyone has days where they just don’t feel like doing anything productive.

There are ways to avoid that urge to becoming unproductive, though. While working out is certainly tough and could be difficult depending on your capabilities, it doesn’t always have to be dreadful.

When people talk about working out, some express how difficult it might be -- essentially taking all of the fun out of it. That doesn’t have to be the case. Here are two tips on how to supplement your workouts with some fun, so you can avoid that persistent unproductive feeling which will eventually hinder your entire day.

Find a Workout Group or Partner

If you’re a motivated individual, you will more than likely find yourself surrounded by other motivated people. What better place to find...

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5 Quick Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

fitness nutrition Dec 03, 2014

With the Holiday Season in full swing, it's really easy to forget about your health and fitness. That's why we thought we'd take a second to give you five quick tips to prevent you from completely losing track of your fitness goals and stumbling head first off the ledge and into an egg-nog- gingerbread- sugar cookie- I'll hate myself come January 1st- food coma.

Schedule Your Workouts

Be proactive and schedule your workouts for the remainder of the month. This is an excellent way to hold yourself accountable and ensure that you have time for the gym. Anyone can fit in an hour a day--trust me, there will still be time for everything else that you have to/want to/should do this holiday season.

Eat Protein Prior to the Parties

Did you know protein can act as an appetite suppressant? Foods high in protein make you feel full longer so eating protein before attending a party is a great way to prevent yourself from over eating or eating something you will probably regret when you step on...

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