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Where to Find New Year Health and Fitness Motivation

Friday, December 30th, 2022
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There is no telling how many people will resolve to lose weight, get in shape, and pursue better health and fitness at the turn of the calendar year, but it’s a good bet that the number includes most of the people reading right now. The problem for most of us is in finding our New Year Health and Fitness Motivation. After the marathon eating and loafing characteristic of the holiday season, most of us enter the New Year feeling like sloths, and those few extra pounds around the middle are not helping the situation.

This might not be quite enough to motivate you to make a change that will reverse your situation, especially if you’re feeling a little depressed about it already. So here are just a few tips that will help you to find the motivation you need to set goals and improve your health and fitness in the coming year.

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Why You Should Have Personal Fitness Goals?

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
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The best time to stay fit is today. Human strength will deteriorate when becoming older. And now that you can still endure working out, better grab a fitness coach to get started. A coach will help you flesh out your personal fitness goals so you can get a head start on your healthy lifestyle. Most of the individuals who chose to exercise alone did not finish well due to a lack of accountability. You can have a glimpse of the attributes of a reliable fitness trainer in the rest of this post. 

One of the common reasons for failing fitness goals is setting unrealistic objectives. This won’t motivate a person to excel but will instead start to doubt their progress in the midst of training. Meeting a fitness goal should be a fun experience and if you feel exhausted, learn to take a pause. 

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Flat Stomach?

Thursday, October 13th, 2022
The man wanted to get a flat stomach, so he did.

Losing stubborn belly fat can be a huge dilemma for most people. Setting out to get a flat stomach is not rocket science but involves several steps like creating a calorie deficit, exercising, and staying consistent. Each individual is different, and how a regimen works for one may produce different results for another.

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Losing all the fat in your belly is not necessarily healthy. Only losing extra weight is essential for good health. 90% of body fat is subcutaneous, which is present right under the skin to keep the body warm and aid other functions.

The remaining 10% is visceral fat that accumulates beneath the abdominal walls and in the empty spaces between organs. This fat is dangerous and can lead to health issues like cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

Crash diets and supplements may work at eliminating fat, but this could be a loss of healthy fat instead. Even spot reduction is impossible with these.

Your best bet is to lose excess body fat healthily to tone your body and achieve a flat tummy. This also helps eradicate visceral fat, which you need to eliminate.

So, if you are interested in achieving a flat stomach and are willing to put in the right amount of effort, you are at the right place. Today, we shall look at the science behind stomach fat loss and the factors that come into play. Let’s get started!

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Top 2022 Fitness Trends You Need to Try

Friday, October 7th, 2022
2022 Fitness Trends

Over the past few years, we have seen an explosion in fitness trends. Especially since the pandemic hit, more and more people started caring about their health and figuring out new ways to exercise. We started picking up virtual home gyms such as Peloton and Mirror, and wearable devices like FitBit and Apple Watch; we started training outside more and utilizing high-intensity circuits for conditioning. These were emerging trends in 2021 and they are now legitimate 2022 fitness trends that are here to stay.

In the athletic community, these exciting fitness trends are on the rise, and they will surely boost the effectiveness and efficiency of your workout routine in 2022. We are here to give you the ins and outs of these fun new trends.

Update Oct 2022: Let’s take a look back through our list of fitness trends and see how they played out the past 10 months.

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How Should I Exercise During Pregnancy?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
Exercise During Pregnancy

Regarding fitness and pregnancy, it’s easy to get caught up in the myths that it’s unhealthy or harmful for women to exercise during pregnancy. It’s understandable to have concerns, especially for women who’ve had difficulty getting pregnant or experienced previous miscarriages. They don’t want to do anything to put their babies at risk.

Unless a pregnant woman has a specific condition or complications, she should most definitely stay physically active throughout her pregnancy for the health of her baby and herself. There have been many studies confirming best practice is for pregnant women to exercise PROPERLY throughout most of the pregnancy, discontinuing only towards the end of the last trimester or in the case of complication.

Let’s examine some important points about exercising during pregnancy to determine if it’s the right course of action for you.

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How to Stay in Shape When You’re Busy – 6 Effective Tips

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Shape When You're Busy

When you’re balancing work, home, family, finances, relationships, and more, it’s easy to put your health and wellness on the back burner. With so many pressing obligations, you may find it difficult to find time to get in a good workout or to prepare a healthy meal from scratch. Maintaining your fitness can be challenging when you’re busy, but it’s not impossible. In fact, it can be easy to stay in shape when you’re busy once you build healthy routines through simple lifestyle changes.

Let’s take a look at 6 awesome, effective strategies that you can begin to work into your routine today.

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5 Tips to Energize Your Workouts

Sunday, February 27th, 2022
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Do you want to get into better shape and keep up with your new routine? Do you find yourself lacking the energy to complete your workout? It is difficult sometimes to figure out new ways to energize your workouts and keep the motivation high to make progress. Perhaps you’ve hit a plateau. Perhaps you’ve run into a life challenge such as changing jobs or struggling with children. There’s no limit to the struggles we face but fortunately, there are also no limits to our options for exercising and staying fit.

Here are five simple ways that you can boost your energy levels and energize your workouts so you can easily tackle your health and fitness goals.

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10 Fitness Accessories to Always Keep in Your Gym Bag

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Now that we are coming out of pandemic lockdown, people are starting to return to the gym. Keeping a gym bag packed and ready with oft-used fitness accessories makes it easy to get in a quick workout. Clean clothes, snacks and hydration, and personal hygiene products are vital tools when you’re running to the gym on the quick to squirrel in a workout.

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Here are ten things that should always be in your gym bag before you head out the door. 

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Heavy or Light: Shoulder Workout 101

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
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Just like you should not skip leg day, you definitely shouldn’t go easy when it comes to your shoulder workout. Not that you need a dedicated “shoulder day” but at least try to hit them from all directions with proper intensity.

Properly building shoulder size and strength makes for a vital part of that lusted-after “V-Shape” body physique. That physique starts with a wide top, and big shoulders make up a wide top.

But despite the importance of training shoulders, they are often done wrong, which makes you vulnerable to injury and a frustrating lack of growth. It is very easy to stumble into a pretty severe injury if you train shoulders wrong.

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How to Fit In a Workout On Vacation

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
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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 Sounds of Disco and Workout Tempo Are a Perfect Match

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
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

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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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 to Improve Your Body Composition With Diet and Exercise

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
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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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How to Find An Effective Muscle-Building Workout on YouTube

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022
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YouTube is a great resource for free workout videos that anyone with a steady internet connection can use. Of course, it is important to know how to tell whether a video is more likely to help or hurt your workout routine. Below are some red and green flags to look for when trying to find an effective muscle-building workout on YouTube. You could obviously read some of the reviews to gauge the popularity and success, but these tips will help you formulate an initial first impression.

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Happy Swole New Year 2022

Saturday, January 1st, 2022
Happy Swole New Year 2022

You’re going to have a happy Swole New Year in 2022 because you have all the resources here that you need to turn the corner and live a healthier life. Live your best, fit life by adopting a maintainable nutrition strategy, a reasonable full-body fitness plan, and upgrading your healthy lifestyle habits to be even healthier.

Whatever You Choose, Give it 4 Months to Gauge Results

Start slowly, phase in more complex habits, don’t make yourself sick or sore in your first week. This is the only way to position your lifestyle enhancements for success. Too much, too soon, is a recipe for burnout. No need to go all-in, all-out, on January 1st – start slow, but start seriously. No need to wait until the next day, next week, or next month. Just start slowly, but start tomorrow (nearly no one starts anything on January 1st).

Once you are able to workout 3-4 times a week… once you understand basic macronutrient breakdowns… once you finally grasp calories in vs. calories out, you will be on your way to success in the Swole New Year 2022. Don’t start fast, but don’t wait to start, the faster you commit to healthier habits, the faster you’ll feel healthier.

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6 Activities Students Can Use To Stay in Shape Over the Holidays

Monday, December 13th, 2021
Stay in Shape Over the Holidays

Sticking to a fitness routine and staying in shape is important to your health, but if you’re a student heading home for the holidays, it can be tough to do so. It’s hard to find outdoor activities in the winter and you may not have access to the same fitness resources at home. Here are six activities students can use to stay in shape over the holidays.

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How Can I Stay Active During the Holidays?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021
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The holiday season is such a fun time of year. There are parties, decorations and so many reasons to enjoy life. But a lot of times, all the celebrations come with a cost. It can be easy to fall out of your fitness routine and healthy eating habits during the holidays. Here are some tips on how to stay active during the holidays. 

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Maintaining a Healthy and Strong Body All Year Round

Sunday, November 28th, 2021
Healthy and Strong Body male and female

When you are busy working, sometimes you may find that your levels of health and fitness can take a backseat. Often they take a backseat unintentionally. To regain and take control of your body and your overall health, you have to put in the legwork. Maintaining a healthy and strong body all year round requires dedication to a few lifestyle fundamentals.

  • you have to prepare for results – mentally and by keeping your body healthy
  • you have to follow a healthy, maintainable diet and nutrition plan
  • you have to follow a proven workout routine customized for your personal needs

If you do not have a mix of all of these elements, then you will struggle to get your body looking and feeling how you want it to. When it comes to getting in shape, there is no overnight fix. You need to put in the work, and you need to maintain the work to get visible results that last.

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9 Tips to Maximize Your Holiday Season Fitness

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021
holiday season fitness

Indulgence is often synonymous with the holiday season. You stuff your face during Thanksgiving and then attend various Christmas parties through the end of December. You may also skip workouts because you are too busy gift shopping and planning your own holiday bash. The best way to maximize your holiday season fitness is to pay attention to your habits each and every day.

It is no wonder that many people gain weight toward the end of each year. You do not have to fall victim to this pattern, however.  Here are nine ways to stay fit during the holidays.

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10 Healthy Ways To Build Muscle

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021
ways to build muscle

Building muscle does a lot of positive things for you in general. It helps you look great, feel more energetic, and maintain your vitality as you get older. It also helps guard against injury and increases your metabolism. It’s important to design the right muscle-building routine for your age, fitness level, and stage of life. Get together with a licensed trainer to put something together that’s right for you.

Want more tips? Read on for healthy ways to build muscle. 

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