• Portion Control: Getting a Head Start on the Holidays

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    If you struggle with keeping your weight down (simply because you love food!) the fall may present a tough time for you, food wise. That’s because everywhere you go, pumpkin scones, Halloween candy and decadent, calorie rich ‘dessert drinks’ seem to be everywhere! It’s time to get your portions under control, so that you can […]

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  • Workout Tracking: the best metrics to keep up with

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    One of the excuses workout slackers offer is lack of progress. Let’s face it – when we work out we want to see some results from all that sweat and effort. The best way to see how far you’ve come is to keep track. Here are some things to measure. Weight and inches Use your […]

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  • Love Handle and Muffin Top Melting Exercises

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    The way you look weighs heavily on the way you feel. If you’re serious about slimming down, losing your love handles and altogether (and once and for all) melt away your muffin top, there’s only one true remedy that works for the long haul—work them out, and see the results! When you switch up your […]

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  • 3 exercises that improve your blood circulation

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    Circulation, or the flow of blood throughout our bodies, is important for good health. Normal circulation promotes all of our biological systems by delivering oxygen throughout the body and helping to eliminate waste. When circulation is inadequate, or the blood does not flow vigorously, symptoms can include tired or heavy legs, cold fingers and toes […]

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  • How Trapezius Exercises Make You Stronger

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    There are many ways you can minimize your risk of injury—stretching before you work out, ensuring you have the correct posture before you lift weights, and strengthening your trapezius muscle! As one of the most powerful muscles in your body, the trapezius (which is the muscle that spans most of your upper back and down […]

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  • 3 reasons women should weight train


    Maybe you don’t lift weights because you’re worried about being Arnold Schwarzenegger buff. Don’t be. One big reason men are able to gain so much bulk with weight training is testosterone. Women have far less testosterone so we don’t have to worry about looking like Rocky (the fictional prize fighter for those younger than women […]

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  • Cut Up Calves Exercises to Build Up Your Lower Leg Muscles

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    Calf muscles are unique—in fact, they are so unique that you might be able to identify someone by their calf muscles, alone! Are yours short and stocky? Long and lean? Muscular or limp? When it comes to a sexy lower body, strong (not skinny) is in, and that goes double for your calves. Here’s how […]

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  • Sore Subject: Icing Sore Muscles vs Heating Sore Muscles

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    There’s no two ways about it. Sore muscles demand attention and you don’t always want to pop a pill. Heat and ice are probably the most common alternative options that come to mind. Are there advantages of choosing one form of relief over the other? Let’s take a look. How ice helps sore muscles According […]

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  • The Carb Cycle: How High Carbs and Low Carb Days Can Help Your Workouts


    Oh man, it’s hard to resist a great baked potato, or a second helping of lasagna. According to carb cycling, you might not have to.  In fact, when you plan it out right, you can award yourself a piece of grandma’s lasagna or a fluffy, steamy potato without setting yourself back. Here’s what you need to know, […]

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  • Effectively incorporating weights into your cardio routine

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    Let’s face it. No matter how much we wish otherwise there are only 24 hours in each day. If you are already having trouble fitting in at least 30 minutes of cardio 5 times each week into your schedule, the idea of incorporating weights might seem impossible. Actually, it is quite possible. Here are some […]

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