Exercising for Longer: The 45 Minute Workout Routine

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We all know we should workout more, but with the hustle and bustle of daily life it can be difficult. Exercise and fitness methods that break workouts down into smaller blocks have become increasingly popular, like four minutes or seven minutes. Although short workouts can be great, to get the best results you should also try to include longer sessions every so often. To get stronger and fitter, you need to push closer to your physical limits. Regularly working out for a period of 45 minutes is an excellent way to gain strength and burn more calories. In this article … Continue reading

Exercise for Fitness and Health, NOT Just Weight Loss

Exercise for fitness and health

Too many people either don’t exercise enough, or are simply exercising for the wrong reasons. The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are so wide ranging, and yet people still seem to focus on how they look. By thinking about fitness and health, as opposed to just weight loss and appearance, you can make marked improvements to your lifestyle and happiness. In this article we’ll look at: Tracking things other than your weight The key benefits of exercise Tips to get started Thankfully people are starting to focus on fitness more, and are choosing to pursue sports that have really great … Continue reading

Zumba: Why Workout When you can Party!

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We’ve all seen it right? Whether it’s at the local dance studio, by the pool on vacation or on DVD at your local Walmart, Zumba is everywhere! Easily the biggest dance-fitness craze to happen this century, Zumba offers a range of classes that make getting fit fun again. But what exactly is Zumba and what makes it so awesome? Well, in this article we intend to find out exactly that! What is Zumba? Zumba is a dance-based fitness workout which offers an array of different classes suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Originally created by Choreographer Alberto ‘Beto’ … Continue reading

Why Can’t I Lose Weight? Top Six Reasons Revealed

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The road to successfully losing weight can be long and challenging, and if you don’t start your journey with the right tools and mind-set, it can be very difficult to lose the weight, and more importantly, keep it off. You’ve probably found this article because you’ve been asking yourself, “why do I always fail?” and need some clear, to the point answers. Fear not, this article will tell you everything you need to know about why diets fail, some of which may surprise you. It’ll also give you some invaluable advice on how to overcome these obstacles and maintain the … Continue reading

Surviving 500 Calorie Days: Removing Temptation

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If you’ve experimented with intermittent fasting as a weight loss or maintenance technique, perhaps something like the 5 2 diet, you’ll be well aware of how difficult it can be getting through the “fast” days. Limiting your calorie intake to 500 calories a day is certainly not easy. You’ll be forgiven if you found this page while frantically searching for hints and tips for the 5 2 diet, and hopefully you’ll leave feeling a little bit better! We’ve spoken previously about things you can do to help get through those difficult days, but in this post we’ll focus specifically on … Continue reading

Is Climbing Stairs Good For You?

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You may be wondering about the health benefits of climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator, or perhaps you’ve heard that taking the stairs can be bad for you because of the extra strain it puts on your joints? This article will cover both sides of the argument, looking at the benefits and the drawbacks of using stairs for exercise. Specifically we’ll cover: The benefits of stair climbing Options for taking the stairs Tracking your progress Things to be wary of Read on for the details… Simply walking more can have a massive positive impact on your health, but … Continue reading

Doing More With Less Time to Exercise

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This is a guest post from Josh Anderson, founder and Editor of DIY Active. In this article Josh talks about the disastrous impact a lack of exercise can have on your health, and encourages readers to make the most of even small blocks of time to get some exercise in. We’ve spoken about the importance of finding and creating time for exercise before, and here Josh calls out a specific exercise routine that you can do in just 20 minutes…. If you are like many of us, you have less and less free time… From work obligations to barely having … Continue reading

Walking to lose weight – A Journey of a Thousand miles

Walking to lose weight

You might have lost weight in the past using different diets, but you weren’t able to sustain it over the long term? Or perhaps you’re looking for a healthy way to lose weight naturally and you’re asking yourself “will walking really help me to lose weight?” In this article i’ll cover some of the many reasons that simply walking more is a great way to lose weight, and will hopefully inspire you to think about how you can incorporate walking into your everyday life. In short, while the calories you burn on any individual short walk may be relatively low, … Continue reading