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Cold Weather Walks

by Bea January 29th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Getting your walking workout in while in the cold weather can prove to be difficult. It is hard to get that right balance in which you are warm enough when you start, but not too hot toward the end. Luckily, you can always take off layers as you walk,
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Burpee: A Key to Core Strength

by Mackenzie M. January 28th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
High school gym class can seem like four years of punishment. The running drills, mediocre games of baseball, and seemingly pointless exercises often do not have a positive lifelong impact; however, one exercise used as an actual punishment in high school gym classes is actually one of the most
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The Flexitarian Diet

by Kimberly Hays January 25th, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
I became vegetarian about seven years ago. I remember how I put off starting when I would think about giving up my favorite meat dishes. The Flexitarian diet is a great way to ease into vegetarianism if it is something you are considering. Aside from that, this diet is
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Breaking Monotony: Intervals for Runners

by Louise January 23rd, 2013| Fitness Expert
Imagine the following scenario. You've been tallying up the miles on a weekly basis. You enjoy your runs, but the pace is starting to bore you. You want to pick up the pace, but think it would compromise the length of the run. Your race times have
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Workout at the Beach!

by Mackenzie M. January 22nd, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
Even though most of the country is in the midst of a deep freeze, before long it will be time for a long day out in the sun by the seashore. For those fortunate enough to live near a balmy beach all year round, the sand and
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Weight Training for Beginners

by Kimberly Hays January 21st, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
It’s a new year, and we have all made resolutions. Many of us have resolved to lose weight and get in shape, and we are determined to stick with it and get results this time around. The trick to sticking with any new routine is to start
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Dance, Video Games, and Indoor Cardio

by Jessica B. January 18th, 2013| Assorted Workouts, Cardio
There is no end to the different options you have for practicing and improving your cardio from home. There are Zumba videos that get you dancing, and all sorts of cardio videos to get you jumping around, but dance video games are perhaps one of the most
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A Firmer Butt and Stronger Core

by Melissa Koerner January 16th, 2013| Fitness Expert
If you’re limited on time and you don’t have access to a gym, here are four simple compound moves that you can do right at home.

If you don’t know what “compound moves” are, they’re basically exercises that involve using a variety of muscles at once to give
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Using the Gravitron

by Jessica B. January 15th, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
I am not a huge fan of weight machines at the gym, as I tend to find them boring and repetitive. After a while, I find it difficult to find the motivation to keep going back. The Nautilus Gravitron is the exception. Maybe its because I am
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Arm Workout During a Walk

by Bea January 11th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
If you are using walking as a form of cardio, you might also want to start to incorporate arm workouts as well. There are many ways to incorporate both a cardio workout and an arm toning workout while you walk. You do not have to do those
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Active Isolated Stretching

by Denise Druce January 9th, 2013| Fitness Expert
For several decades, many fitness experts, myself included, have encouraged clients to hold static stretches for 30 to 60 seconds in order to get maximum benefit. We went from preaching that everyone should stretch before workouts to stretching after workouts, or doing stretching as a stand-alone activity,
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Building Calf Strength Using Hills

by Jessica B. January 8th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
If you are looking at building your lower body strength, and getting toned calves for the summer, here is a chance to take advantage of the snow covered hills and skiing you are doing during the winter. Take a little break, and use the steep inclines to
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