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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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Belly Fat: Five Ways to Lose the Pooch

These days belly fat is indeed one of the most widely targeted areas of the body among men and women alike. Walk into any gym and you’ll find countless people spending a large majority of their workout time engaging…

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The Secret to Great Abs

Seems like everyone these days complains about their midsection. In fact, one of the most common questions I am asked by clients, friends, and family is: “How do I get rid of this?”—Of course, referring to the infamous belly protrusion. Interestingly enough, regardless…

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The Ultimate Cure For A Saggy Butt

Not satisfied with the lower half of your body, namely your rear end? Do you have a mild-to-severe deflation in this area with surrounding skin that appears loose and lax otherwise known as a “saggy butt”. You’re certainly not…

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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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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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How to Lose the Gut and Not the Butt

Are you one of many women who are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much weight will reduce the size of your butt? You might even be one of the “lucky” ones who are naturally…

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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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3 Ways To Rid Your Body of Stubborn Back Fat

Not satisfied with the overall appearance of your back? Do you have excess ‘flab’ lingering around your lower back and sides that you simply can’t get rid of? What about your upper back? Are you tired of turning around…

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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…

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A Practical Approach to Exercising During a Juice Fast

I’ve recently been getting flooded with emails in response to one of my more popular articles: “Intense Exercise Training During a Juice Fast? Is This Even Possible?” While this article was largely based on my own personal experiences, insights and reflections,…

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Amp Up Your Workout Routine with Vibration Training

I always emphasize the importance of regularly switching up your workout routine. But, funny enough, I sometimes have a hard time doing this myself. Personally, l love resistance training, running, and cycling. They are hobbies of sorts. So, in…

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Losing Weight Without Losing The Boobs

Many women are skeptical about weight loss for a fear that losing too much will reduce the size of their breasts. Since a large majority of breast tissue is comprised of fat (adipose tissue), this is an understandable concern.…

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The Sketchy Logic Behind Cheat Days

Time and time again I’ve seen fitness gurus and weight loss enthusiasts proudly posting images depicting tons of unhealthy foods on various social media platforms during their so-called “cheat days”. You too may have ascribed to occasional cheat days…

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Target Heart Rate: Are You Working Out Hard Enough?

As if getting motivated to work out isn’t difficult enough, there’s also the question of whether or not you’re working out hard enough. This is generally described in terms of “intensity”. While you can achieve significant health benefits with…

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Free Weight Training Anatomy: A Book Review

I always emphasize that weight training is an absolute must for weight loss, long-term weight management, and overall good health, as it is critical for building and maintaining adequate muscle mass. In addition to improving your general physique, muscle…