Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Best Ways to Get In a Workout At a Crowded Gym

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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There’s nothing worse than feeling motivated and ready to work out, then going to the gym and finding out it’s crowded. Motivation dives when you see the equipment you were hoping to use all filled, and you may stare out at the crowd wondering where you can squeeze in to get your workout. When you’re trying to workout at a crowded gym, you need to have a plan to get in, get fit, and get out efficiently. Perhaps the frustration gets to you and you leave, feeling dejected and disappointed. A lot of people have been there, and although it seems daunting and disappointing, you can still have a great workout, even if it’s not according to plan.

With the new year coming and resolutions about to hit, you can believe your gym is about to be crowded, so pay attention! Read on for some tips on how to survive the crowded gym and still get your workout in.

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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
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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
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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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7 Effortless Tips To Stay Fit And Healthy In College

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
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College can be an amazing time for young adults, but it can also be extremely stressful. Instead of turning to healthier solutions for stress like exercising and eating well, most college students resort to negative coping habits. These habits typically involve drinking alcohol, choosing greasier and more calorie-dense meals, and neglecting physical exercise altogether. These factors combined explain why 70% of students gain weight during college. This phenomenon commonly referred to as the ‘Freshman 15’ is very real. When the Freshman 15 sets in, it becomes harder to stay healthy in college, so best to squash that 15 before it accumulates.

If you want to be the exception and stay fit throughout college, here are seven effortless ways to incorporate healthy habits into your student routine. 

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The 5 Best Boot Camp Exercises

Friday, October 29th, 2021
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Boot camp exercise is high-intensity interval training. We are talking about highly intensified full-body training that promotes functional fitness. Accept this challenge and set a time for the workout! Put together your own boot camp workouts by stringing together some of the best boot camp exercises into an intense circuit.

You will get an excellent shape as long as you work hard, but exercise is not all you need. Since nutrition is responsible for roughly 75% of your progress, it is better to control your food habits than to rely on exercise alone.

While you can practice BootCamp workouts at home, we do encourage joining a gym offer group BootCamp classes. They will also typically offer additional classes such as kickboxing, weight lifting, and TRX circuits. The main benefits of group classes are:

  • structured workouts
  • community participation
  • accountability

Experts say boot camp exercises work like magic. Are you willing to learn how? Hold on; you need to know preliminary exercises and lifestyle habits before you get started. With no need to join a gym at first, you can just do this at your own pace. Spend an hour a day, five times a week, and prepare for your 3-month journey towards metamorphosis. 

Here are 5 of the best boot camp exercises and variations you can use to begin your journey.

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Change Is the Key to Overcoming a Fitness Plateau

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
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You have made a lot of healthy changes in your life. Perhaps you’ve changed your diet, taken steps to reduce stress, and started a consistent workout routine. In the beginning, you reaped the benefits of your efforts quickly and noticeably. But now something has gone wrong. Perhaps the weight loss has stalled or the growth in strength has slowed or even stopped. You’ve hit a fitness plateau.

This is a frustrating time for any health aficionado, especially those that are new to a fit lifestyle. The biggest danger of a fitness plateau is that it can lead to a loss of motivation and cause you to give up on the positive habits you’ve just developed. Don’t lose heart. A plateau is just a message from your body that it has adapted to what you are doing and that something needs to change. If you are experiencing a plateau, here are a few changes you can make to your current routine to get things moving again.

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Benefits of Working Out from Home – A Beginner’s Guide

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
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Exercise is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But it can be hard to find the time and motivation to go to a gym or fitness studio, especially if you’re not very good at socializing. Luckily, there are many benefits that come with working out at home. Let’s unpack what we mean by “working out from home.” 

It doesn’t matter how old you are – your exercise routine should always include some form of physical activity such as walking or running (or even doing crunches) for at least 20 minutes per day. If this seems like too much work, think about all the things you could do during those 20 minutes! You could walk laps around your block, jog through your neighborhood, or even do squats and lunges in your living room. If you’re feeling motivated enough, you could create an entire workout routine using either online video exercises or checking out this article for some workout ideas.

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Does Social Media Motivate or Discourage You to Work Out?

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Introduction 

This question is often asked by people. Does social media motivate or discourage our workouts? The answer to this question stays unclear mostly. 

According to researchers, a new study has been found where for some people social media is very helpful when it comes to working out.

For some people, media posts that include images of other people or friends doing workouts motivate them. 

People get motivated when they see good working out clothes, or others checking into gyms, and also people sharing their fitness achievements.

The other half does not like or get motivated even though there are hundreds of posts about working out.

 It leaves a negative impact on them, and they start feeling bad about their body, as they think to fit in the society or earn the ‘perfect body’ tag is very important. 

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The 6 Best Exercises To Do If You Sit All Day

Thursday, October 21st, 2021
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It’s not surprising that sitting long hours causes some problems for our bodies. The research found that excessive sitting has been linked to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. While this doesn’t guarantee you won’t get heart disease if you work at a desk, sitting is not good for your health.

On top of the medical issues linked to inactivity, people who sit all day and don’t add regular exercise into their lifestyle, tend to suffer from a weak core, high hip flexors, back pain, neck pain, and sometimes wrist pain for those who type excessively. In order to alleviate these problems, it is recommended to participate in 30 minutes of intense exercise at least three times a week along with warm-ups and cool-downs with stretching.

Here are some tips along with a few great exercises you can do at home with minimal weight to help keep your body healthy and functional. As you read this piece, keep in mind it is proven to be beneficial to exercise with others in a group setting to leverage the community for accountability and sometimes even friendly competition.

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