How Much Exercise is Needed for Weight Loss?

how much exercise for this dumbbell rowing man?

For the new year, many people have started a fitness program in a gym or committed themselves to an exercise plan only to back out after a few weeks. Usually this happens because they don’t know how much exercise they need to lose weight. At times, the number of workouts seem endless, it can sometimes seem like too many to count. Before long, you feel it’s time to rest. Furthermore, knowing how many days to work out can be confusing, especially if the amount of time you are training doesn’t align with your lifestyle – work, family, hobbies, etc…

Whether your goal is to exercise until you lose a few pounds, get stronger, gain muscle, or any other fitness goal, worry not. Here are some training tips you can use to determine how often you should exercise.

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How to Fit In a Workout On Vacation

fit woman workout on vacation

Most vacations mean people take a break from their everyday life. Vacations can be great for health as well, by eliminating the daily stress from working 8-10 hrs, commuting, and having stressful responsibilities. They leave their routines at home and go away to have some fun. It’s great to get away and not think about work, but it may not be so great if you’re trying to stick with some daily habits. You’ll want to attempt to workout on vacation to keep your muscles limber and your blood flowing.

One of the most popular routines is a full-body workout. It can be difficult to keep up with this routine while you’re away for various reasons such as lack of equipment and training facilities. No matter the reason why you think you can’t get it done, here are a few tips to help see that you do.

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The Impact of Exercise For Addiction Recovery

girl doing exercise for addiction recovery

Looking to give your addiction recovery a good boost? Recovering addicts should not ignore the positive benefits of exercise for addiction recovery. Exercise has an impact on just about every aspect of our lives: from our mood, self-image, and even energy levels.

This COVID pandemic lockdown of 2021 (and now 2022) did nothing to help addicts and it definitely helped a bunch of folks slip into a habit of addition. If you’re one of them, and you’ve been struggling to keep the pounds off and avoid relapse, it’s time to hit the gym.

Addiction is all about control: the loss of it, the hunger for it and finally getting back in control after beating your body’s dependency on substances or behavior. Achieving sobriety means learning how to deal with temptations head-on and finding healthier ways to cope when things get tough. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools for changing your life around.

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The Sounds of Disco and Workout Tempo Are a Perfect Match

matching disco and workout tempo

It can be difficult to garner the motivation to work out. Between finding the time and overcoming the fatigue of day-to-day life, it isn’t hard to understand why committing to a regular exercise routine is so challenging. That said, no challenge is without a solution. Introducing some fun and excitement to the mix could be all you need to help make your routine effective and fruitful. Adding music to your routine is a proven way to elevate your experience and get you on the right track. Given the intense tempo of your typical workout and the righteous beats of disco, we can’t help but think the sounds of disco and workout tempo go together perfectly.

While music is highly subjective and a matter of taste, you may be surprised to learn that certain styles have characteristics that lend themselves to ensuring a fiery workout time and time again. Universally loved for its driving tempos, motivational lyrics, and energetic nature, Disco seems to be tailor-made for cardio, weight training, and more! 

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New Year, New You! Try These Workouts in 2022

workouts in 2022

The start of a new year is the perfect time to improve yourself. Hitting the treadmill day after day can start to feel tedious and repetitive. This year, try something new to help you stick to your resolution. Of course, you can use a full-body workout routine, you can add HIIT to your daily routine, and you can try 3×5 workouts in 2022, but if you think outside the box you’ll realize there are a ton of other classes you can try.

Yoga, spin, kickboxing, jump rope, and even the hula hoop have conditioning benefits. If you’re ready to get in shape, here are the best workouts to try in 2022.

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How Much Fat Should I Eat in a Day?

How Much Fat Should I Eat

Almost all nutritious food has fat in it. Fats are used for a variety of purposes including transporting vital nutrients to cells, assisting in the digestion of certain foods, and providing us with energy in times of nutrient depletion. To be healthy you can’t, and shouldn’t, stay away from fat. Still, we find ourselves asking: how much fat should I eat in a day? What are the pros and cons of eating low-fat or fat-free? What kind of fat should I be eating most? Which foods provide healthy fats and which foods will kill me quickly?

As with my other articles how many carbs to eat in a day and how much protein to eat in a day, all depends on a couple of factors:

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  • current bodyweight
  • dietary goals
  • cholesterol profile
  • activity level
  • lifestyle
  • time of day

The American Heart Association recommends limiting dietary fat to 30% of total calories. Take into consideration, however, if you are overweight, need to lower blood cholesterol, or have another medical concern, you may need less than the recommended 30%.

Let’s stop to consider all of the factors that go into determining how much fat we should eat.

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How Much Protein Should I Eat in a Day?

How Much Protein Should I Eat

Hardcore bodybuilders, powerlifters, weightlifters, and even most other athletes eat a ton of protein in a day. OK, they don’t eat a “ton”, but they do eat more than the average person. There are myths and stories about professional bodybuilders and strongmen who eat 300-500 grams of protein each day. Most of us can’t follow that prescription so we end up with the nagging question, “how much protein should I eat in a day?” This leaves us with a number of additional oft-debated questions, such as:

“How much protein do the professionals eat?”

“Exactly how much protein do I eat?”

“How much protein is appropriate for me?”

“Can I physically eat ‘too much’ protein?”

“If so, what are the side effects?”

“Exactly how much is ‘too much’?”

Let’s stop to consider all of the factors that go into determining how much protein we should eat.

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How to Improve Your Body Composition With Diet and Exercise

improve your body composition like this fit man

Carrying extra weight around has many negative side effects. It can lead to everything from serious health conditions to unnecessary pain. If you’re considering trying to shed some extra weight this year, dieting and exercise are crucial for long-lasting change. The effort should not necessarily be about “losing weight” thought, right? You want to focus on how to improve your body composition by losing fat and gaining muscle in order to keep your metabolism as high as possible.

Let’s think about a few of the most important lifestyle habits we’ll need to change in order to get our body composition moving in the right direction.

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Looking For A Fitness Center 101 – 6 Things You Must Consider

looking for a fitness center?

There are different reasons to join a fitness center, and some people might want to improve their general health, while others might be looking to tone their bodies or lose weight. Either way, the important thing is that you will have to find a workout plan that suits your needs. When you begin looking for a fitness center you should keep a few factors in mind, from class times, equipment availability, fees, and hours – all of these considerations should factor into the final decision.

Below are six things to look for before enrolling in a fitness center:

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How to Structure Eating Habits For Maximum Workout Efficiency

Eating habits to build muscle

Your workouts and meals are directly connected. What you eat and when you have it can impact the effectiveness of your exercise routine. Eating correctly based on your training is the best way to get the results you want to see. What we need to do is structure eating habits based on our sleep and training schedules.

Here are some tips to help you eat right to maximize the results of your workout sessions. 

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