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Improve Your Body And Boost Your Self Image

Improve Your Body And Boost Your Self Image

Too much emphasis is placed on looking good, even at the expense of being healthy. Everyone wants to look fantastic, like a movie star, but not everyone has the makeup artists, hairdressers and clothing designers that stars have. What everyone does have is their own unique self and their own brand of charm and beauty. […]


Facing Your Fitness Fears

Facing Your Fitness Fears

Everyone has some fear when they first start a fitness program. Maybe they worry they’ll look silly and not be able to do the exercises. Sometimes, they worry about the potential health risks of exercise, fear failure or not know where to start and actually make things worse. People also worry that they’ll fail or […]


Are You Properly Cooling Down After Workouts?

Are You Properly Cooling Down After Workouts?

Properly cooling down after workouts can help your body temperature, breathing rate and heart rate get back to pre-exercise levels. It lowers the risk of fainting from your blood pressure dropping too quickly and lets the muscles get back to the pre-exercise optimal length to tension relationship. It restores your body back to baseline or […]


Sugar VS Sweeteners

Sugar VS Sweeteners

Which is better for you in the contest of sugar VS sweeteners. While artificial sweeteners have no or lower caloric value, they were voted the worse sweetener by Cleveland Clinic dietitians. That’s because they don’t satisfy the hunger for sugar, plus several other factors. Artificial sweeteners are better for you than sugar if you’re diabetic […]


Diet Soda Adds Inches To Your Waist

Diet Soda Adds Inches To Your Waist

An interesting study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society showed that diet soda adds inches to your waist if you’re a senior citizen. It used information from the San Antonio Longitudinal Study on Aging that followed 749 subjects of both Mexican-American and European-American heritage for 12 years. The study started in 1992 and […]


Set Smart Goals And Achieve Them

Set Smart Goals And Achieve Them

If you want to change any part of your life, set smart goals and achieve them. That’s especially true for weight loss or fitness goals. Smart is actually an acronym for a goal setting strategy that outlines how to create the goals to ensure you create a map that’s specific enough to achieve them. Setting […]


 Is Sugar Ruining Your Health

 Is Sugar Ruining Your Health

Is sugar ruining your health? The answer lies in how much sugar you eat and in what form. Do you eat processed foods? Are soft drinks the main way you hydrate? Is a candy bar your favorite mid afternoon snack? Some sugar is healthy. Lactose, sugar from milk products can be healthy. Fructose, the sugar […]


What's Your Holiday Fitness Plan

What’s Your Holiday Fitness Plan

If you’re dreading the holidays because you know you’ll be exhausted, exercise less and eat like there’s no tomorrow, you can avoid all that with a holiday fitness plan. Your holiday fitness plan should include not only times to exercise scheduled in, but also options for exercise. You should plan ahead for those parties where […]


Do You Need A Break?

Do You Need A Break?

There are two reasons that you might need a break from your workout. The first is that you haven’t given your body adequate time for recovery between sessions and it’s taken its toll. You’re out of sorts, cranky, exhausted and running on empty. Instead of busting stress, the workout is creating it and leaving you […]