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04

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Family Friendly Fitness

One of the biggest excuses we have for weight gain is having a family; and it is not just a ‘mom’ excuse. There is no doubt that parents have a million responsibilities in a day and exercise seems like nothing less than a luxury. This can often give way to unhealthy habits long past the infant years and unfortunately instill these habits in our children. Don’t worry, it is not your fault and there are a lot of family activities out there that can be both fun and exercise in order to get your family back on track. Family Walk Going for a family walk is an excellent way to [...]

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Sep

04

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How to Build Your Home Gym

The home gym is a luxury that not everyone can afford, but what is more of a tragedy is those who can afford it often do not utilize the space they have to the best of their ability. Some people may have misconceptions about what they really need in their home gym while others may just have no idea where to start and end up piecing together an abomination of a gym that is packed with so much equipment that you cannot even move around. Building the perfect home gym has a lot less to do with the equipment that you put in it and a lot more to do [...]

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Sep

04

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5 Household Items that can be used as Weights

Weights can be expensive and take up a lot of room which is not an option for some people and it leaves those people at a disadvantage when it comes to starting a weight loss program. It is not the most desirable option but there are many items sitting around your house right now which can be used as substitute weights if you have nothing else. The downside is that you will not know your exact weight in most cases and increasing weight can be difficult, however if you are truly in a bind these alternatives are better than nothing. Soup Cans Soup cans have long been touted as a [...]

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Sep

04

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Transform Your TV from a Time-Waster to a Fit-Maker

The TV is constantly being blamed for big butts and round midsections, but how much damage can a stationary piece of furniture do? The TV does not make us fat; it is our own habits based around the moving picture box which make us sit sedentary instead of burning calories. Even though the TV gets a bad reputation it can actually be an ally in your fight against fat; it is up to you to to transform your TV from a time waster to a fit maker. The TV can actually be a great distraction from your workout. Many high end cardio machines are coming with built in TV or [...]

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Sep

04

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Jump into Fitness

Jumping exercises have many unique qualities from sports specific training to increases in cardio work. Some individuals use jump exercises to increase their vertical while others are just looking to “shred” their legs and make the muscles really stand out. No matter what the reason behind it is there is no doubt that jumping exercises are effective at some level 100% of the time. Here are just a few examples of ways that you can build muscle power and cardiovascular fitness through jumping. Squat Jump The squat jump is one of the most widely used jumping exercises because of its effectiveness. To perform this simple movement you perform a normal [...]

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