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Starting Your Diet Plan

by James Maynard March 29th, 2013| Video
How can you get weight loss started when you are feeling unmotivated or don't know where to start? Many people want to lose weight, but don't know where to begin on a diet plan. There is no simple way to lose pounds, and not one plan is ideal for
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The Fiber 35 Diet

by Kimberly Hays March 28th, 2013| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The Fiber 35 Diet was developed by Brenda Watson. It appears to be a difficult diet when you first start, but if you can stick with it, you can lose 8 pounds in the first month, and then an additional pound each week thereafter. It offers a free membership
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Benefits of Keeping a Runner’s Log

by Louise March 27th, 2013| Fitness Expert
To start things off, I should clarify what I mean by a  runner's log. A workout/runner's log is generally a physical notebook where you jot down all of the relevant details and commentary on your workout, but it doesn't have to be. I don't know about you, but despite
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Plant the Seeds for Strength

by Mackenzie M. March 26th, 2013| Core, Strength Training
The permafrost that has blanketed much of the United States for five months is finally beginning to thaw. This means that gardeners are gearing up for the spring planting season. While many understand that a day of gardening is hard work, few realize that gardening is actually a great
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Snowshoeing vs Walking

by Bea March 25th, 2013| Cardio, Walking
Will the snow ever stop? Maybe not. Well, if it does not, you could switch over your walking workout to a snowshoe powerwalk. Snowshoeing can have major benefits when it comes to going for a walk outside.

A study done by the University of Vermont actually showed that showshoeing about
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Workout for More Energy

by James Maynard March 22nd, 2013| Video
How do you get enough energy to last through the day? We all need endurance to get through a typical day of tasks, including work, friends, and family. But many people feel rundown and sluggish, making it difficult to get through the day without artificial boosts, such as caffeine.
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Tai Chi for Your Heart

by Mackenzie M. March 21st, 2013| Cardio, Outdoor
When one takes an early morning stroll past public parks in China and Taiwan, it is commonplace to see large groups of older citizens performing their ritual exercise of tai chi. This centuries old mind body exercise has been used by Chinese citizens of all ages to increase strength
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Secret Weapon: Burn Fat

by Melissa Koerner March 20th, 2013| Fitness Expert
A great way to burn off unwanted body fat and get lean is to use interval training.  With interval training the metabolic adaptations are similar to the effects of resistance training but you don't get the same muscle mass development.

How it Works

Training in intervals means that you
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Snack Boxes for a Healthy Treat

by R. Carnavale March 19th, 2013| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Maybe your New Year’s resolution was to lose some weight, or maybe you’ve decided to start eating healthy foods. Given the endless variety of junk food in your supermarket’s snack food aisle, it can be hard to determine what’s good for you. Fortunately, food manufacturers are developing new snack
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Spring is Here: Get Outside and Play

by Kimberly Hays March 18th, 2013| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
With the weather about to get warmer, it is a good time to start switching up our strength training a little and get outside to get some fresh air while we work out. Incorporating some quick and easy moves will motivate you again, and you will feel like you
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Measuring What Makes You Up

by James Maynard March 15th, 2013| Exercises


Weight used to be the end all and be all to measure whether or not one had a healthy physique. Modern thought in fitness is now more concerned with body composition than with just weight. Body composition is made up of the amount of material included in your bones,
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Clean for Cardio

by Mackenzie M. March 14th, 2013| Cardio
In another article for My Fitness Tunes this week, I wrote about the different ways that doing demanding chores around the home can actually increase upper body strength. This can be used as a workout, especially for older women, who often want to go to the gym,
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