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Core Strength Training on a Budget

by Mackenzie M. February 28th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
Not everyone has the time or the finances to invest in expensive weights and exercise training equipment. While the machines and accessories may be successful in building your core muscles if used regularly, frankly, they are just an unnecessary financial expense. Workout equipment that is just as effective can
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Racing Strategies for Runners: Mental

by Louise February 27th, 2013| Fitness Expert
One of my favorite statements about running is that you get out of it what you put into it. This truism is usually thought of as referring to mileage and physical effort; if you don't do the work, you won't get better. This much is absolutely correct. However, the
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The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet

by Kimberly Hays February 26th, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet was developed by Barbara Rolls who is a nutrition professor at Penn State University. The diet consists of interpreting food’s energy density, and it is broken down into four categories. Category 1 includes low density foods such as fruits and vegetables that are low in
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Cardio Walk on a Treadmill

by Bea February 25th, 2013| Cardio
Talking effective cardio walks in the winter can be a difficult activity to manage. When there is snow and ice on the ground, and it is cold, it is hard to motivate yourself to go outside and get your workout in; however, if you can go to a gym,
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Best Headphones for Workouts

by James Maynard February 22nd, 2013| Exercise Wear
Listening to music or talking on the phone are great ways to pass time while working out at the gym. Whether you use an iPod, tablet, phone, or other personal device while working out, part of integrating these devices into your workout regimen is choosing the right set of
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Head for the Hills!

by Mackenzie M. February 21st, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
As part of my weekly exercise routine, I head to the Mississippi River Levee system that encloses the New Orleans area from the lakes, rivers, and bayous that border the city. These steep levees make for a great tool for cardio workouts outdoors. For example, lunges, sprints, and even
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15 Minute Fat Blasting Circuit

by Melissa Koerner February 20th, 2013| Fitness Expert
Get the maximum fat burning results in the least amount of time with this 15 minute circuit.

With circuit training you rev up your metabolism and put your body in fat blasting mode.  You not only build lean muscle with this style of training, but you boost your cardio respiratory
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Healthy Dairy Treats to Love

by R. Carnavale February 19th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Dairy products are a great source of calcium, protein, Vitamins A and D, and Vitamin B2 (riboflavin). According to the USDA, children ages 9-18 need three servings of dairy products daily to build strong bones. Adults need dairy products, too, to maintain bone strength and to prevent osteoporosis. Milk
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Strength Training with Power Yoga

by Kimberly Hays February 18th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
Power yoga is a dynamic workout that has more of a fitness approach instead of yoga that includes chants and meditation. It is also called gym yoga, and is based on the Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga methods of movement. Power yoga is not a set sequence of poses, so
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Fit & Firm with Rigorous Indoor Workouts

by R. Carnavale February 15th, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
Maybe the weather outside is frightful, or maybe you just don’t want to exercise outdoors or head to the gym. No matter, as there are lots of ways to get a rigorous cardio workout indoors. Working out indoors is convenient, far less embarrassing than working out in a gym
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Breath of Fire

by Denise Druce February 13th, 2013| Fitness Expert
A student recently asked me about the breathing exercise that makes you sweat. I had to clarify, “you mean Breath of Fire, right?” She said she had been told by a yoga teacher that there was a breathing technique that makes you sweat. You don’t need to do any
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Superfood Review: Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

by Kimberly Hays February 12th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Coconut oil used to be thought of as an unhealthy oil to cook with because of its high fat content. In recent years, however, studies have proven that theory wrong over and over. Extra virgin coconut oil, though it is 90% fat, is different from animal fats. It is
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