Exercise and Fitness

My Thoughts on Life, Success, Hard Work and Fake People

annoying people on phones at the gym

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Are you a poser, or are you putting in the work to get better? I see people wearing their trendy yoga pants, Under Armour gear, expensive gym shoes, Fitbits, drinking protein shakes, popping supplements, following the next diet craze – and the list goes on… But, what good is all that? Read More…

How to Calculate Calories Burned on an Elliptical at High Intensity

Elliptical machine are not accurate in terms of calories burned
The only highly accurate way to determine the number of calories burned during an elliptical workout is to use indirect calorimetry equipment that tracks your breathing rate as you exercise. This equipment is typically found only at high-level athletic training facilities and doctor’s offices. Since you probably don’t have access to this equipment, the next-best option is to manually calculate the number of calories you burn. This method is not 100 percent accurate, but it will give you a better gauge of your calories burned than will the elliptical’s calorie tracking program. Read More…

How Much Time Will It Take to Reduce Belly Fat?

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Belly fat accumulates just beneath the skin and deep within the abdomen surrounding the organs. The fat is known as subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, respectively. Reducing your caloric intake and exercising regularly are the two ways to naturally reduce both types of fat around your waistline, and both strategies take time to produce results — think weeks, not days. Modifying your diet leads to quicker results compared to exercise, but a combination of both strategies will help melt away the fat even faster. Read More…

Recovery Time for Muscular Endurance Between Sets

muscle recovery between sets
As if exercise wasn’t confusing enough — now throw recovery time between sets into the mix. It’s actually an important detail when trying to maximize your results in the gym. However, optimal rest time between sets varies depending upon your fitness goals – building strength or increasing muscular endurance. In general, short rest times between sets are more effective for increasing muscular endurance. Read More…

What Obesity is Costing? [Infographic]

Today in America about two thirds of the American population is considered obese. That means that a person’s average body mass index (BMI) is over 25. Most of the obesity in America is located in the southern states, with Mississippi having the highest number of obese residents. America is second in obesity only to Mexico.

Obesity brings up a number of costs that many may not have thought of. The most obvious cost is for medical care due to complications from obesity, but there are also other individual costs incurred. These costs can include plus sized clothing, food, weight loss programs and disability payments. Money can also be lost due to a decrease in productivity. Even gas prices are higher for obese people because their car uses more gas depending on the total weight of the vehicle.

While obesity is a serious problem, many have seen this problem as a money making opportunity, particularly in the clothing and weight loss industries.

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5 Ways to Stay Fit Indoors this Winter

A chilly stroll through the park. Source: Flickr, via: Peiyu Liu


When the cold weather forces you inside, it can become all too easy to slow your routine and gain back all those pounds you shed over the summer. Since running around the block becomes a hassle, exercise, as we know it ceases to exist, but it shouldn’t! Keep your mind and body in shape year round with these motivating ideas! Read More…

3 Electrifying Fitness Motivators that Can Turn You towards Indoor Cycling

benefits of indoor cycling

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(Guest Post)

People looking to beat their sedentary lifestyle are often under the impression that staying active means to exercise in a gym all day, every day. However, this belief is only partially true. Although staying active certainly means to exercise, it does not mean exercising in the gym only. You can exercise anywhere – a brisk walk, climbing the stairs, and indoor cycling. The focus is always on movements – just make your body move! Read More…

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