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Smoothie Drinking Tips

by Bea September 8th, 2021| Diet Strategy, Workout Fuel
Smoothies are starting to become a big hit. A lot of people prefer smoothies over solid foods because they are easier to eat and you can blend in foods that you might not normally eat, such as spinach or flax seed. Smoothies come with their
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Herbs for Winter Fitness

by Jennifer Rowe November 21st, 2014| Mind & Body
 Winter is soon upon us! Now, you would think this would either drive people inside, or make them stop their fitness routine altogether, but most people just keep on going. It’s easy to stay inside where it is warm and there is a lot of delicious food to be
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Portable Protein

by Louise October 23rd, 2013| Fitness Expert
You've probably heard that after a hard run or workout you should be looking to replenish your body with foods as soon as possible. You've probably also heard that the best foods are the ones that have the golden 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein. For that reason, low
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Tabata Workouts

by Jessica B. September 26th, 2013| Cardio, Indoor
Are you interested in some basic home workouts that are great for cardio, but do not need any equipment, then you might want to give a Tabata workout a try. A Tabata workout is a great way to build up cardio, you do an exercise
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Upper Body Exercise Routine with Dumbbells

by Jessica B. September 23rd, 2013| Strength Training, Upper Body
Here are a few simple exercises you can do with dumbbells at home that can help build upper body strength. Make sure you have a variety of weights, from 5-20 lbs., so that you can vary your training and focus on different areas. This is
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Trim Down Fast with Pilates

by James Maynard September 20th, 2013| Exercises, Video
Pilates are a great way to flatten and tone abdominal muscles. This is an area of the body with which many of us are not happy. But Pilates offer a simple, easy workout routine designed to make us look better around the middle. In this
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Train: MMA Fighter Style

by Mackenzie M. March 5th, 2013| Lower Body, Strength Training
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighters carry an incredible amount of strength in their lower bodies, but still remain agile enough to out maneuver their opponents in a fight. While their training to build up their lower body muscles is very tough, many of their key lessons can be applied
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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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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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