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Three Smart Strategies for Exercising with a Lung Condition

When compared to the average person, individuals with lung conditions (chronic bronchitis, asthma, and emphysema) use way more energy during breathing. Such breathing problems are a result of narrowing and inflammation (swelling) of the lung’s airways. In general, exercise…

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Circuit Training: Efficient and Research Proven Effective

If you’re looking for an enjoyable, convenient, and effective way to exercise, circuit training is something you might want to consider. Whether you’re new to working out or well-trained and just trying to overcome a plateau in your weight loss or fitness…

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Three Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a Heart Attack

In spite of what many believe, a heart attack is not necessarily a “natural cause” of death. It is usually the first symptom of an underlying problem like heart disease, which is a leading cause of death worldwide for…

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How Sit-Ups and Leg Raises Can Be Bad For You

Many people spend large chunks of their valuable workout time repeatedly performing trunk-flexion exercises like sit ups and leg raises in an effort to develop sexy, flat abdominal muscles. These are generally the superficial muscles that people can see like…

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Is It Necessary to Stretch Before Workouts?

There is a widespread belief that stretching prior to exercise improves performance, prevents injury, and boosts recovery time. But, believe it or not, this all-too-common pre-workout ritual may actually do more harm than good.…

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Nutrition Strategies for Women Trying to Bulk Up

While more women than ever before are reaping the numerous health benefits of weight training, most still have an underlying fear of “getting bigger” or “bulking up”. But, believe it or not, there are still many women with the…

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How Consumer Wearables Can Change the Way People Behave

With the widespread promotion of physical activity and other beneficial lifestyle behaviors, new breeds of wearable fitness devices, health monitors, and activity trackers are hitting the consumer market every day. Pedometers, accelerometers, heart rate monitors, blood pressure trackers, and…