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Clean Eating: 5 Traps to Avoid

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It seems that just about everyone is jumping on the clean eating bandwagon lately – and with good cause. It is super healthy and a great way to lose weight. However, not all clean eating plans are created equal. Some seem to fudge the rules a little and stray from the core of this wonderful, pure, way of life. If you really want to eat clean, avoid these common clean eating traps. (more…)

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Proper Supplement Use

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Supplements are formulated to provide additional nutrients the body needs either for daily use or when extra nutrition is needed for workouts, strenuous periods of activity or during an illness. An understanding of proper supplement use will ensure you gain the maximum benefit possible. Supplements come in different forms, potencies and dosages so they can accommodate almost anyone's individual needs. There are also different types of supplements. From general health to intense physical exercise, there are supplements to help ensure that adequate nutrients are received at all times. (more…)

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Interval Training on a Stationary Bike

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Cycling is a wonderful endurance workout that keeps your heart healthy, your weight maintained and your muscles tone. Cycling can also get a little repetitive, since there is not a lot of variety to the exercise- you sit on the saddle and pedal your legs. If your find you are feeling a little bored with your cycling workouts or keep making excuses not to exercise, try an interval training workout to boost your enthusiasm. You can use this training program on stationary bike and approach it very scientifically or emotionally. (more…)

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Muscle Pain and You: 5 Tactics to Tame Your Soreness

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Nothing takes the joy out of a hard exercise session quite like the agony of muscle pain long after you’re done. Even If you’re doing everything right, you’re still going to have to face the demons eventually: after all, the whole point of exercise is damaging your body just enough to motivate it to come back stronger. That doesn’t mean you have to let muscle pain run rampant, however, as we’ll show with these five simple tricks for taking the edge off of your post-workout agonies. (more…)

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Dig Deep: Finding Workout Motivation

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Extra weight isn't going to just fall off while you’re sitting in front of the television, and your pecks aren't going to get any firmer unless you put in the work. No matter how bad you want to get fit, lacing up those sneakers and hitting the gym isn’t always as easy as it seems. While it can certainly be challenging, finding workout motivation is important if you want to see your fitness goals come to life. (more…)

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Want to prevent bone loss? Get moving!

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Osteoporosis, or bone loss, is one of the biggest fears most women have about growing older, and for good reason: statistics from the International Osteoporosis Foundation show that one out of every three women over 50 worldwide will sustain a bone-loss related fracture in her lifetime. Many of these fractures eventually result in deaths from complications. Osteoporosis is believed to affect over 75 million people in the USA, Europe and Japan. (more…)

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3 Arm Curls That Benefit the Biceps

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Increase the size and strength of the front of your upper arms, by varying your hand position during your workouts. The Biceps Brachii is a two-headed muscle that is located on the front of your upper arm. The Biceps are strengthened when you perform elbow flexion. Elbow flexion is most commonly known as arm curls or biceps curls. When you flex your elbow, your bring your hand toward your shoulder, which is a single-joint movement. Since the only way your Biceps contract is when you flex your elbow, your exercise selections are limited. Instead, you add variety by changing the hand

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