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Fitness

7 Tips To Prepare For Your First Long Distance Bike Trail

If you’re planning to go on your first long bike ride, you have a lot of work to do. As the saying goes -”Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” Whether you’re going solo or with a group, you need proper training to make sure that you have an enjoyable experience rather than something that you’d dread to do again. You need at least eight weeks of two-hour rides per day with increasing distance and intensity. More extended preparation is required if you’re just new to cycling. It’s always a good idea to check in with your physician before committing to any strenuous physical activity unless you’re a practicing athlete. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the ride of the century: Be Realistic With Your Goal Before...

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3 Stellar Ways to Stay Active While Watching Your Favorite Television Shows

A decade ago TV enthusiasts were stuck with basic cable or paying a premium for television from a dish such as Dish Network or DirecTv. Viewers would set reminders in their phones or make sure to be in front of the television every Wednesday at 7 pm to watch their favorite show. Those were the days. Right? Nope. Today’s world has shifted so much from the traditional way of watching TV.  We now have streaming options such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Movies/TV, Hulu, Vudu, Sony Crackle, Tubi, Crunchvroll, and probably a hundred more. Point of all this is each and every year the United States ranks highly in the worlds list of obese countries. Not only is it because the lifestyle we live, but because generations have...

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The Benefits Of Using A Pedometer In Achieving Your Fitness Goals

All of us have our fitness goals. Experts say that at least 30 minutes of active exercise in a day will help us live a healthier lifestyle. But a lot of us go beyond that – which is even better! We go running, hiking, bicycling – whatever it is we do, we have goals. Along with these goals are gadgets to help us track our progress, and even set our goals. One of these gadgets is the pedometer! Here’s a list of some of the benefits of pedometers in attaining our fitness goals: It Keeps You Motivated Let's be real and honest. No matter how much of a fitness addict you are, there are some days when you don't just feel it. But you can't stop! Using...

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5 Ways to Spice up Your Strength Training Routine

It is not easy to make your exercise routines exciting for a long time. You might feel like a week is amazing, the second week is okay, and the third does not give you the satisfaction that was the driving force of you making your way to the gym in the first place. There are plenty of ways you can change your regime without compromising on the intensity of it and ensuring that it does not bore you out. Check out these amazing ways you can stay motivated and bust boredom during your workout. Change Your Routine So many of us feel we are stuck in the general exercise routine that we did years ago. It’s the same sets, the same reps, and the most disheartening -...

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5 Simple Tips To Help You Prevent Injuries During Workout

Have you just started a fitness program? Or perhaps you are in it for years already? Either way, you should know that avoid injuries is quite important. That is because it can help you maintain and reach your fitness goals. As you can see, people tend to become more vulnerable to injuries when they get older. It is not rocket science really. It is just that the human body is less agile during this state. Keep in mind, too, that Recovery from injury also tends to slow with age. In other words, it can take a serious amount of time for you to recover even from a minor injury. So, as much as possible, you need to find a way to prevent injuries from happening. Here...

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What Is Pre-Workout Nutrition and Why Should You Consider It

If you are serious about your health and fitness there is every chance that you take nutrition seriously too. You will already appreciate that your body is a complex biological machine and that it works at its best if you supply it with the best available fuel. Due to the changes that occur in your body during and after exercise, nutrition has a very important role to play. To get the most out of your workouts, whether you train for fitness or muscle tone, you need to have at least some understanding of exactly how when and what you eat affects your outcomes. Just like a motor vehicle, if you put the wrong fuel into your body, it may still operate to some degree but it...

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Why Is it Important to Keep Fit & Healthy

So much dedication and hard work, and the famous phrase “no pain no gain.” Maybe you have wondered why not sparing yourself all that trouble and lay back after a long day at work. You look just fine, or perhaps you’re not interested in dazzling anybody with your ripped abs. But the truth is that fitness is not only about good looks. They are only a part of the physical, mental and even emotional health benefits you attain from being more active. So, why is fitness so important? Fitness is an important exercise for your heart The first good thing people say about fitness is that working out improves your cardiovascular health. But what’s that? Your cardiovascular system refers to your blood-delivering system as a whole. It’s...

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Kettlebell Workouts for Beginners

It wasn’t long ago that kettlebells were practically unknown, and nobody knew anything about how to train with them. These days you can find kettlebells at almost any gym in the world, and they have become an incredibly popular tool for fitness. One could argue people still don’t know how to train with kettlebells though, which is why this series of articles exists: to eliminate the mystery around how to safely and effectively start training with kettlebells. The kettlebell may seem intimidating at first glance, especially for the beginner or novice. After all, a kettlebell is basically a cannonball welded onto a thick handle that you swing around your body in a ballistic manner; it’s natural to have a bit of fear! Learning how to use a...

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8 Benefits of cycling: why cycle for exercise?

Most of us were taught how to ride a bicycle when we were children. While some of us still use it as a daily means of transportation, others seem to have completely forgotten all the good times and adventures it gave them. Therefore, we are here to remind you that cycling has plenty of benefits for both you and Mother Nature, and here are just some of them. Low impact Along with swimming and hiking, cycling is a low-impact type of workout. These kinds of exercises don’t put a lot of stress on your knees, hips, and ankles but they increase your stamina. This is an amazing way to get in shape while the risk of getting hurt is very small. Riding a bicycle is great for...

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Elliptical Hacks That Can Help You Shed More Pounds Faster Than the Norm

Ways to Lose Weight Faster On Elliptical In order to lose weight, you need to ensure that you burn more calories than you consume on a daily basis. That calorie deficit you create will result in weight loss. One way to achieve your goal is to limit the number of calories you consume each day. However, the problem is that you cannot go very low here because you need some calories to ensure that your body keeps functioning in a healthy way. Therefore, you have to think of burning calories in the gym through physical activities, and one great option is to opt for an elliptical trainer. You can easily find the best elliptical trainer under 1000 and start burning calories in the comfort of your home. You...