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February 2012

Qualities of a Successful Fitness Instructor

Qualities of a Successful Fitness Instructor

With obesity on the rise and more people living a sedentary life, physical fitness and exercise become exceedingly important.  Unfortunately when it comes to exercise, many people have an excuse as to why they cannot work out. Citing they don’t…

10 Workouts that Burn Fat Quickly

10 Workouts that Burn Fat Quickly

Keeping fit is very important for most people, and if you are overweight, my guess is you are looking to slim down. The best way to do this is to incorporate workouts that burn fat quickly into your exercise regimen.…

Why is Swimming Good for You? Benefits of Swimming

Why is Swimming Good for You? Benefits of Swimming

Having a defined, toned and muscular physique may seem unattainable to a lot of people, but it can be done without having to fork out an exorbitant amount of money on gym memberships. Taking up a sport regularly can play…

Salt Reduction: Eat Less Salt for Better Health

Salt Reduction: Eat Less Salt for Better Health

It’s worrying how much salt we’re eating. Yes, sodium (which is part of salt, but not all of it) is vital for controlling the amount of water we have in our bodies, but we’re currently eating about 50% more than…

Metabolism – The Engine of the Body

What is Metabolism? Good question thanks for asking :- ) Think of it as your body’s engine and the fuel required for it to function correctly, in this case the fuel is calories. No matter what you are doing you…

5 Reasons Smoking Is Bad For Your Workout

5 Reasons Smoking Is Bad For Your Workout

With all of the supplements, powders and specialized diets available to those who want to get the most out of their workouts, smoking is one of the most counter-productive decisions possible. There are few other things that an exerciser can…

How to Become a Personal Trainer

For some, the dream job means sitting behind a desk in the biggest office in the building. For others it revolves around traveling abroad, working outdoors, helping the underserved public, or making policy in Washington. But there are a select…

Practices to Follow to Ensure Good Health of Your Nails

Nails not only add to the beauty of your hands as, they help you perform specific tasks such as picking up small things, clearing the dirt off something, scratching, etc. Some doctors also look at nails to indicate your health,…

Working Out for the Physically Disabled

Physical fitness is taking the forefront of public health as reports on America’s obesity problems continue to roll in. Medical and academic literature cites the benefits of fitness and its tendency to reduce or prevent problems like obesity, diabetes mellitus,…

4 Tips to Break Through Workout Burnout

Hitting the proverbial workout wall can happen in any number of ways. For those who exercise often, it can often become difficult to find the motivation to lace up the running shoes or make a trip to the gym. It…

How to Minimize and Prevent Common Weight Training Injuries

There are a lot of good reasons to incorporate weight training into your life. For one thing, it’s great for your health. Whether you’re adding light hand weights to your cardio routine or pumping some serious iron in your quest…

The Benefits of Exercise to Cancer Patients & Survivors

As a fitness professional interested in a holistic approach to health and wellness, and also as a family member and close friend of cancer survivors, I have wondered how many people are told by their healthcare professionals about the benefits…

5 Ways for Bodybuilders to Save Money

If you watch TV, then you know that you can save money on your car insurance (Allstate), your health insurance (Aflac), and pretty much every other kind of insurance (Geico). And anyone who’s been around for a while knows that…

The Best Foods to Eat Before and After a Workout for Maximum Benefit

A healthy and well-balanced nutrition is an essential part of any workout program. Depending on the specific nutritional and energetic requirements before and after a workout session, there are certain types of foods that may help one achieve maximum results.…

Treadmill Insanity High Intensity Interval Workout

Treadmill Insanity High Intensity Interval Workout

Treadmills are often viewed and used as a single exercise machine (i.e for jogging in a continuous fashion). It doesn’t help that the treadmill machine has been marketed for decades as a cardio machine that has a single purpose in…

4 Tips to Protect your Body from Alcohol

Quick question: How long do you think a hangover lasts? If you answered several days to a week, you’re correct. Although alcohol itself is processed at a rate of about one drink per hour, the effects it can have on…

5 Pitfalls of Bodybuilding and Their Solutions

Successfully building impressive muscles requires dedication to a training program and diet regimen. Bodybuilders that are lackadaisical with regards to either of these two components will fail to achieve the results they are striving towards. To build powerful and impressive…

Health & Fitness Vacation in Majorca Spain

Are you looking to rev up your health and fitness this year, but don’t know what to try? Perhaps you need a change of scene to freshen things up and get you out of the gym. The island of Majorca…

Exercise on Vacation – Working Out While You Travel

Exercise on Vacation – Working Out While You Travel

Vacation is supposed to be a time of relaxation to provide a respite from the usual grind of responsibilities like work, bills, and everyday life, which can take a toll on you after a while. The only problem with vacation…

Quick Diet and Training Tips for Busy People

Quick Diet and Training Tips for Busy People

About the Author: Hi, my name is Ricky, I am an internet geek, fitness buff and entrepreneur. When I’m not busy running around like a headless chicken I try to keep fit and live a healthy, happy and exciting lifestyle.…

Do you love WHO and WHAT you See in the Mirror?

Do you Love WHO and WHAT you See in the Mirror?

I’m Laura Fenamore, and I am thrilled to be sharing my story, which offers hope and guidance to women worldwide. I was a compulsive eater out of my mother’s womb. The youngest of eight children in an abusive home, I…

How Zumba Makes Your Heart Healthy and Strong

How Zumba Makes Your Heart Healthy and Strong

Like any workout, it’s hard to know when something that you are doing is working or not in regards to weight loss, weight retention, or accomplishing your health goals. If your overall goal is to become healthier and decrease health…

Tips For Strengthening Your Joints

Joints are multifaceted structures in your organism that are designed to carry the weight of the entire body allowing it to move. Movement is required to keep your joints healthy; otherwise, they become stiff and the tissues around them atrophy…

Can High-Tech Workout Gear Improve Athletic Performance?

Working out has changed considerably over the years. The ways of traditional pushups and jumping rope are slowly fading away, due in part to recent high tech workout gear that has helped improve athletic performance. If what you wear to…