Are Intense Workouts Right for Everyone?

The term “intense” when related to fitness can be a subjective one. What one person can view as a merciless workout, another could view it as basic. In reality, it’s a person’s physique that will determine whether an exercise is intense. While more focused routines can be greatly beneficial, they do often come with greater risks. However, your goals for fitness may be the most contributing factor when considering intensive workouts.

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What Bad Habits Prevent You From Being Healthy?

It seems to me that most people have a vice of some kind that prevents them from reaching optimal health. Whether it’s an addiction to food or cigarettes, there’s always something that throws a wrench in the works. In fact, I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t have bad habits or faults of their own that affect health. For instance, I know several “fitness experts” who smoke. Isn’t that a contradiction in a sense?

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How You Can Become a Weight Loss Expert

An expert in any topic is determined by the knowledge he or she acquires. The more you learn, the more expertise you’ll exude. If you want to slim down the waistline, it may not be a bad idea to become a weight loss expert. No, I don’t mean that you need to enroll in health classes or try to get a certificate as a trainer. But increasing your knowledge will help you reach greater levels of health.

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Are Fitness Apps Worth the Effort?

The wonders of technology make many facets of life much easier. Mobile devices and wearable tech offer many benefits, especially when it comes to your health. However, these fitness apps may not be as grand as you might believe. While few apps will fail due to inaccurate programming, most will fail because of the human element. Yes, it is individuals who will determine if an app is successful or not.

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Do Steps Really Matter When Trying to Be Fit?

Every where you look today, step counters are attached to people. Whether it’s the Fitbit like I wear or smartphone apps that track your movement, so many people are wrapped up in how many steps they take in a day. But is it really a measure of fitness? While any movement is beneficial, step goals may not be as important as you might think.

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Accomplishments: Any Victory Is Still a Victory

One of the things I try to teach my children is that any victory is still a victory. No matter how small the accomplishment, there is still a layer of success that one could be proud of. A lot of people will give up on fitness because they don’t meet certain expectations. It’s this form of surrender that makes it a failing. Instead, relish in the accomplishment as it will affect how you proceed.

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Know Your Body to Achieve Better Health

The Internet is full of ways you can improve your health from mainstream fad diet plans to grueling exercise routines. As each claim to be the best, there is one important facet a lot of people tend to forget: everyone is different. Although we are all humans, each of us has a unique physiology that will influence diets and workouts. Knowing yourself is the first step to better health.

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The Difficulty of Eating Healthy When You’re Poor

My Dad recently began dating a nutritional expert. She had me try some gluten-free bread after toasting it. Although the slice of toast was indeed filling, it was a shock when she said it had cost her $6 per loaf. In my household, we spend less than a dollar for wheat bread at Walmart. This got me thinking, there are many difficulties to eating healthy when you’re poor. A lot of this may have to do with manufacturers and how they view success.

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How to Stay Fit When the Summer Comes to a Close

The summer months give everyone a chance to burn calories whether you’re swimming at the lake or playing a few rounds of golf. But when the summer comes to a close, there are several things that can slow down your fitness regimen. Between colder temperatures and the seemingly-endless barrage of holidays, it can be difficult to stay fit. Here is how you can keep the figure you created for the summer through the most difficult months of the year.

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