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Exercise and Fitness

Get fit, stay fit: Do you have the right fitness tracker for you?

2015-07-20 21:42
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The variety of fitness trackers on the market today can make it hard to know which one suits your needs. Is there an ideal tracker for biking or running? Does a better app for tracking sleep and other health metrics exist? The following tips about a few of the top fitness trackers on the market can help you pinpoint the right product for you.

Step Counting Master

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Researchers find key to developing consistent exercise habits

2015-07-09 19:48
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One of the most common problems for people who want to exercise more is the inability to stick to a routine and workout on a consistent basis. However, researchers believe they may have found one of the key factors that can help people develop better exercise habits. A new study from Iowa State University reveals that you can focus on specific cues and track them to build better habits.

Researchers found that specific cues help people form habits that make them more likely to exercise on a regular basis.

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The physical benefits of taekwondo

2015-05-23 16:29

When most people think about taekwondo or other martial art disciplines, they typically focus on the self-defense and mental health benefits. However, you do not want to overlook the physical health benefits. Taekwondo offers students of all ages a broad range of health benefits and can contribute to a better overall lifestyle. A few examples of the benefits are below.

Cardio and circulation. Taekwondo requires you to engage all of your muscle groups, so it offers a good cardio workout.

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Walking two minutes every hour can reduce risk of early death

2015-05-07 11:42
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Previous research has found that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to poorer health and premature death, but a new study suggests that walking just two minutes every hour a day can offset the risk of death linked to prolonged sitting.

Prolonged sitting has also been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic health problems.

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Improve Your Mental Alertness and Body Awareness Through Exercise

2015-03-27 14:23
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What comes to mind when you hear “benefits of exercise?” Most of us think something along the lines of; weight loss, lose the muffin top, tighten the glutes. Others may be aware of the general health benefits; decrease blood pressure, improve joint mobility, decrease resting heart rate. However, did you realize that you could also improve your mental alertness, body awareness and focus through a quality exercise program?

Most of your typical gym strength training programs will not improve mental alertness and focus. Why?

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Avoiding foot injuries during sports

2015-01-05 23:34

The new year encourages many people to create their list of resolutions, and fitness tends to be at the top. However, starting a new sport or exercise routine can lead to foot injuries if the proper precautions are not taken. There are several easy tips you can follow to prevent injuries, but you should not hesitate to seek help from a podiatrist for serious problems.

The most common tip is to find comfortable, new shoes that fit your foot type and support your arches.

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Make Your Butt Smaller with This Exercise Trainer Advice

2014-08-29 11:27
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Is your butt bigger than you like? Do you find that no matter how much you diet that your butt remains the biggest part of your body while the rest of you gets smaller? If so, then here is some help with a glute-focused exercise that can make your butt at least looker smaller and put a smile on your face.

Genetics can be unfair - especially when it comes to where excess fat stores on your body.

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New Popular Weight Loss Exercise Burns More Calories than Running

2014-08-26 13:08
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Are you tired of running or jogging for weight loss because of the punishment such jarring exercise takes on your knees, hips and ankles? The good news - according to the August issue of Oxygen magazine - is that a NASA study shows that one new popular type of weight loss exercise is more efficient than running. And better yet, it’s fun and places significantly less stress on your joints.

Dieters who cannot run because running places too much impact pain on their knees can literally jump for joy (and lose weight at the same time) with a new popular weight loss exercise called “Rebou

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If you think exercise is fun it will help you lose weight better

2014-07-21 11:27
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The obesity epidemic has a lot of people justifiably more concerned than ever before about their weight. Being overweight and obese can be killers. The increasing awareness of the potential for harmful side effects from many diet pills has more people than ever looking towards exercise and eating nutritious low fat, low calorie foods as the best way to help them maintain a healthy weight. New research has shown if you think fun things while you are exercising you may eat less later.

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