Know Your Protein Sources: Build Muscle to Greater Heights

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You probably know the importance of adequate protein intake to build muscle, but how much do you know about where you get your protein? The source can matter nearly as much as the quantity, but few give much more thought to their intake than checking to be sure they’re getting ‘enough’. Today, we’re going to talk about the six most common forms of protein for the fitness-savvy and what each can offer to you in your pursuit of strength, health, and general fitness. (more…)

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Getting Enough Sleep: Is It Really THAT Important?

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Getting enough sleep is a rare and sought after commodity in our society today. Nearly half (around 40 percent) of adults in the United States are sleep deprived, getting fewer than 5 hours of sleep a night. Sleep research has shown that fewer than 6 hours of sleep can cause cognitive impairment. If sleep is that important for your brain function, what about your body? If you are trying to lose weight, get more fit, or become a better athlete then sleep is absolutely vital to your efforts. (more…)

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Best Post-Workout Foods

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You have just finished exercising. You think you have burned a lot of calories during your workout. Knowing that you lose one pound every time you burn 3,500 calories, you think that you will be able to lose at least one pound per week as you strive to lose weight. (more…)

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5 Ways to Burn More Calories Doing Cardio

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When it comes to cardio workouts, it's natural to want to maximize the impact of your workout and feel great. All too often, people make common cardio mistakes when they're at the gym that can actually sabotage their ability to meet fitness goals and leave the scale stuck at its present numbers. Boost your performance with these 5 ways to burn more calories during a cardio workout. (more…)

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6 Quick and Easy Weight Loss Tips

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It’s 2015, and you might just need to lose a few pounds like most of us. Here are six quick and easy weight loss tips that could help you start the New Year off right. Everyone is different, so don’t get discouraged if one of these tips doesn’t apply to you. One of your best weight loss techniques this year will be acquiring a variety of options for weight loss. (more…)

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