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Eating Out, Without Packing On The Pounds

Eating Out, Without Packing On The Pounds

Eating out means good food together with convenience for those short of time, but it is not the best for your health or a weight loss program. To eat out without packing on the pounds, follow some simple rules: Limit the number of times you eat out. Make a rule that you eat out no […]

Running On A Treadmill And Running Outside: What's The Difference?

Running On A Treadmill And Running Outside: What’s The Difference?

When you choose to run for daily exercise and fitness, you have two basic options. You can run indoors on a treadmill, or hit the pavement outside for a quick run. Either option can provide a great workout. However, each option for running has distinct benefits and demands. Most people develop a preference for the […]

Gain Healthy Body Weight And Bulk Up By Exercising

Gain Healthy Body Weight And Bulk Up By Exercising

It’s often misunderstood that gaining weight is a necessity to gaining muscle. In order to gain weight in a healthy manner you’ll need to exercise and have a balanced, healthy diet. You’ll need to increase your caloric intake by 500 calories at least. The key is to make sure these calories are not from sweets […]

Three Reasons Not To Skip Your Breakfast

Three Reasons Not To Skip Your Breakfast

You have probably heard the old saw; breakfast like a king, lunch like a commoner and dine like a pauper. This one still holds true in that you must have a healthy breakfast every day, it is the one meal you should not be skipping. It should be a healthy but hearty combination of carbs […]

White Bread: The Danger Lurking In Your Kitchen

White Bread: The Danger Lurking In Your Kitchen

That one item that has long been a constant at our breakfast tables, has earned quite a bad rap in recent years. Keep being told that white bread is bad for you, for your health; why exactly is this so? What is it about white bread that is so bad for you? There are several […]

Tips To Improve Core Strength

Tips To Improve Core Strength

Athletes, trainers and coaches all over now understand that training and working hard at a discipline may mean nothing, if an athlete has not worked on strengthening the core of the body, on improving the core strength and muscle power of that region of the body. The abdominal muscles, the hip muscles and the spine […]

Post Workout: To Shower Or Not To Shower

Post Workout: To Shower Or Not To Shower

After a hot sweaty work out, a cold shower may sound great, but not so fast. There are some dos and don’ts about showering post a workout which one needs to keep in mind. Showering is not only a very attractive option after a workout, it is also a hygienic thing to do since it […]

Free Weights Versus Machines: What Gets You Maximum Gains?

Free Weights Versus Machines: What Gets You Maximum Gains?

This is a topic that body builders debate from time to time; whether it is the so called low tech free weight work outs that give you the maximum gains or the high tech machines. Free weights are those implements that you can manipulate three dimensionally, since they are unattached to any machine or apparatus. […]

Steroids: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Steroids: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Like it or not, one has to accept the presence of steroids and their large scale use in the fitness and body building space. Anabolic Steroids do have the following benefits and uses: They help pack on the muscle mass and improve bone density They are used therapeutically in medicine to stimulate bone growth and […]

Dance Your Way To A Leaner Body

Dance Your Way To A Leaner Body

As Tae-bo is a boxing-based fitness program, the latest fitness crazy Zumba is a dance-based fitness program. Zumba is an absolutely awesome, invigorating and energetic way to get your heart rate going, burns nearly 1000 calories per hour and completely tones your muscles. Zumba is basically an hour long class that begins with a warm […]