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How to Exercise without Expensive Gym Equipment

Just because you may not own or have access to any top-notch fitness equipment doesn’t mean you can’t get an effective workout. Gym memberships can cost upwards of $100 or more per month while buying your own treadmill, elliptical trainer or multigym machine can easily run $1,000+ for a quality product. The best solution when on a tight budget is to use alternative ways to exercise, many of which require no special gym equipment at all. Read More…

How to Choose the Right Treadmill Workout for You

(Guest post from Aaron O’Conner of Treadmill Reviews.net)

With a new year always comes the promise of a fresh start, and for many, renewed resolution to start exercising and get in shape. By now you’ve read all the treadmill reviews, selected a suitable machine and have a brand new shiny treadmill raring and ready. Alternatively, you’ve hauled your neglected old treadmill out from its garage exile, dusted it off, made sure it works and are ready to make up for all that time it spent in mothballs. However, one critical step remains before you can really make good on that new year’s resolution. You need to figure out the treadmill workout that best fits your exercise goals, needs and schedule. Read More…

Lift Weights to Lose Weight

Do you lift weights on a regular basis? Most people do not, and that’s a mistake, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations. The CDC suggests that you should be lifting weights, or performing any type of resistance training, at least two times per week. There are several health benefits that weight lifting offers, and one of these is weight loss. It’s actually one of the most effective weight loss strategies out there. Read More…

A Basic Exercise Guide for Adults

This post is a summary of an exercise guide written for men and women ages 18 to 64 and is based on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This important guide explains how any type of physical activity is beneficial to our health, and it’s a good read for anyone looking to improve their health by exercising. This includes activities such as brisk walking, running, dancing, swimming and more. Resistance training is also beneficial in building muscle mass.exercise for adults Read More…

Weight Loss Challenge Update: November 18, 2009

It’s been a rough couple of months in regards to my weight loss challenge progression – most of which I contribute to events happening in my life lately (thankfully no bad ones!) that have gotten me a bit off track fitness-wise. At this point, I’m pretty much back to where I originally started in terms of weight, although I know that my overall fitness levels are higher than when I first started this challenge earlier this year. It’s easy to get off track, but it’s all a matter of getting back my focus.
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Quick Cheating Your Workouts – You Can’t Fool Your Body

dont-cheat-workoutsDo you ever workout – whether it be on a treadmill, elliptical machine or lifting weights – and focus more on the number of reps, miles or revolutions rather than focusing on proper technique? I admit that I have, so I’m sure I’m not the only one out there who has cheated my body out of a good workout (Or at least I hope I’m not the only one!). Read More…

Got Joint Soreness?…Walking can be as Effective as Jogging

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About 1 out of 5  people in the U.S. suffer from some form of docter-diagnosed arthritis which can cause joint soreness, stiffness, and pain. Needless to say, joint soreness and pain caused by arthritis doesn’t make it easy for these people to exercise – especially any form of running workout or jogging exercise. There are, however, alternatives to running and jogging on the treadmill that can be equally as effective at burning calories but without the jarring impact on your joints that running or jogging on a treadmill can cause. Read More…

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