How Can I Tell If I Am Working Out Too Hard?

There are certain tell-tale signs that you are working out too hard. You just have to look for them and then adjust your training routine, before they take their toll. You are probably over training if you suffer: Sore Joints If you do a new routine that works muscles...

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Strength Training Can Lead to Healthy Bones: Here’s How

People strength train for different reasons: toning muscle, burning fat, losing weight, improving sleep, just to name a few. However, one important reason to get involved in weight training - especially for women – is to build bone density. Bone density loss numbers...

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How to Set Realistic Fitness Goals

Setting a goal can keep you focused and help steer you toward a particular objective. However to be successful at reaching your goal, it has to be specific, realistic and achievable. For example, let’s take the goal “I’m going to go to the gym every day”. Specific: To...

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3 Benefits of Working Out in Cold Weather

Getting out of a nice and cozy warm bed to go outside and exercise when it is freezing cold may not be your idea of a good time. But exercising in the cold has several benefits over doing it in warm weather. Specifically, it: BURNS MORE CALORIES It’s true, exercising...

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Should You Exercise When You Have a Cold?

Research has shown that it depends on the type of cold you have as to whether you should exercise or not. If your symptoms are no more than having a runny nose and sneezing, then it is probably O.K. to exercise in moderation. In one study 24 men and 21 women, ages 18...

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How to Set New Year Fitness Goals That Are Actually Attainable

We’ve all done it – set a New Year’s fitness resolution and after a few weeks or months failed. But have you ever stop to think why you failed? Most likely it was because your goal was either too lofty or not well enough defined. This year when you set your new...

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How Exercise Can Help Beat the “Winter Blues”

During the winter many people are afflicted with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) commonly called the “winter blues”. Thought to be caused by a decrease in the hours of sunlight, typical symptoms of this mood disorder include a lack of energy, sleeping more,...

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How Many Calories Do You Consume Through Alcohol?

With the holidays fast approaching, the annual parties, get-togethers and big meals will mean consuming more calories. Many of those extra calories are hidden in alcoholic drinks. Just how many? Let’s take a look. Generally, you’ll consume between 97 to 168 calories...

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Kids Can Help Prepare Your Family’s Holiday Dinner

Eating a holiday dinner is fun, but helping get everything ready for the big meal can be a lot of fun too. Here are a few things that kids can do to help out. Plan the menu. Talk with your family about what to have for your holiday dinner. Pick a couple side dishes to...

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