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Simple Circuits to Stay Fit on Vacation

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Fitness | Comments Off on Simple Circuits to Stay Fit on Vacation

Spring has finally arrived and that means vacation time is just around the corner for many of us! Unfortunately, it also means time away from the gym. And while many hotels may offer a small workout facility, there are usually a lot of other people vying for time on the equipment. You may find yourself in a long line waiting for an elliptical rather than sunbathing down by the ocean. Instead of reworking your vacation schedule to find time for the gym, why not do a quick workout in your room or on your balcony before heading out for the day? Today we will go over a few circuits that require no equipment and very little time – making it easy to stay on target with your fitness goals without going to a gym. The All-Around Fitness Circuit This...

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How To Teach Your Children To Love Swimming

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Fitness, Toddler/Child | 2 comments

You have kids, you have a family swimming pool, and you want to combine the two. As a parent, you’d like to show your children how much fun the pool can be, but you’re aware that not all kids respond the same way when they are first around the water. So how can a parent teach their children to enjoy swimming, and have them consider it a positive experience? Recognize their individuality. Some kids will be naturals in the water, and take to it from the very first. Encourage that child and just let their fun continue. Another child might be hesitant around the water. Be on the lookout for signs of that reticence, and address it. The old “throw them in the deep end” concept could really be scarring for a child who already is ambivalent about the...

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5 Best Aqua Aerobics Exercises

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Fitness | 1 comment

Aqua Aerobics Exercises Trying to pick the best of anything is really a matter of personal preference. But for me, the challenge is really to narrow my favorite aqua aerobics exercises down to just five. While I have so many water exercises I love, if you force me to pick 5 I like the best, here they are: 1) The plank This is the core building exercise every trainer I’ve worked out with includes in the menu. It just really works that well. On land, you get in a pushup position, and sink down to your elbows. Keeping your back straight, you just tuck in your butt, and hold that position for as long as possible. In the water – no, you don’t try to hold your breath and do this at the bottom of the pool. Just get...

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5 Surprising Foods that Promote Weight Loss

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on 5 Surprising Foods that Promote Weight Loss

Whether you have simply gained a few pounds over the festive season or you have decided that you want to achieve a healthier body weight, the New Year is a popular time to make dietary changes to aid weight loss. A balanced calorie-controlled diet used in combination with regular exercise is the key to losing those excess pounds. However, if you have tried to follow strict “diets” in the past, where certain healthy foods are banned, the concept of including all food groups is probably welcome news. You may still wonder though whether it’s really possible to lose weight merely by following a sensible eating approach. To demonstrate that this is the case, here we take a look at five foods traditionally excluded, which have actually been proven to help with weight loss. Yogurt You may have heard that dairy...

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Why You Should Ditch The Alcohol For Weight Loss

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Why You Should Ditch The Alcohol For Weight Loss

When a individual is looking into proper ways to shed excess weight, they will want to take a closer look at the alcohol they are consuming. Many don’t realize that alcohol does have a lot of calories, and when you’re drinking, this can easily add up to many calories real fast. In addition, the more you consume, over time the more you could actually be sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Alcohol And Your Liver If you are consuming a lot of alcohol, the contents from these drinks go straight to the liver. What many may not further realize on why they cannot shed weight is down to the way our liver is actually functioning for us. The liver is actually responsible for the way that our body handles the calories that we consume over time. If this vital organ is...

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Try New Food For Additional Health Benefits

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Try New Food For Additional Health Benefits

The Many Benefits of Eating Weird and Wonderful Foods Anyone with an interest in health and nutrition should know about the health benefits associated with a balanced diet. At the risk of generalizing, health conscious people are basically the same underneath. We all aspire to the same goal – optimum vitality for ourselves and our loved ones. In today’s fast paced society, health and wellbeing have never been more important – and understanding the delicate balance of vitamins and minerals required by the human body is one way of helping to safeguard against illness and disease. Are You Stuck In A Nutritional Rut? Unfortunately, even the most health conscious people can get stuck in a ‘food rut’, gravitating towards the same healthy snacks in the grocery store and cooking the same meals every day. Not only is this painfully...

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Exercise And Weight Lifting Routines For Extreme Fitness

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Fitness | Comments Off on Exercise And Weight Lifting Routines For Extreme Fitness

Exercise and Weight lifting Routines for Extreme Fitness If you want a toned and fit body, then you should work for it. Day in and day out, people wake up feeling sluggish and blaming themselves for putting on weight. What most people fail to realize is that the journey to extreme fitness begins with their goal to become healthier.If you are looking for an effective way to tone up and get along, then you should familiarize yourself with the best weightlifting routines that will get you closer to your goal. Here are some exercise and weight lifting pointers that you can utilize in order to remove excess fat and tone up the key components of your body. Tone Your Upper Body For you to bring more definition on your upper body, you should subscribe to weight lifting routines that...

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A Few Excellent Benefits To Using Saffron For Weight Loss

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Spices & Herbs, Weight Loss | Comments Off on A Few Excellent Benefits To Using Saffron For Weight Loss

For any person who might be currently struggling on losing weight, they will be pleased to learn that saffron can actually help them with their weight loss efforts. This herb has further additional benefits, that can help the body with several functions, and thus help to get it back onto its proper metabolism level. However, before adding this new supplement into your daily diet, it will be essential to discuss this over with your health care provider. Health Benefits of Saffron The herb Saffron has long been used in many cooking dishes, however more recently it has taken hold as a new way to help with weight loss. While the herb can be very costly, it is also possible to get this in a supplemental pill form, for sometimes a fraction of the cost. Many supplements that have the...

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