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5 Tips for Working Out When You Have No Motivation

What motivates humans to repeatedly do something that we might not even like to do? Like working out? That is a question many health professionals have been trying to answer for years. Yet, they don’t have a solid theory, however, there are some things (hacks if you will) that seem to work as motivation for most people.

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5 Tips for the Perfect Taper Before a Race

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For those new to running the term “taper” refers to the point in a running training program where fewer miles are ran and more recovery takes place in preparation for race day. As counter-intuitive as it may seem, running less before a race can improve your time.

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Can Walking Improve Your Fitness?

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The beauty of walking is that it can be done anywhere and with minimal equipment. Usually all that is needed in the beginning is a pair of good walking shoes and some comfortable clothes. As you become more used to walking, you can add a pedometer, or one of the newer accelerometers, and a pair of light hand weights for an even better workout.

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How the Sun Can Help You Live Longer

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Usually, when you think of things that can make you live longer, you think of things that require a lot of time and effort. Things like exercise and strict dieting can add years onto your lifespan, but they also require a lot of effort. However, there are some things that you can do to increase your lifespan and make you healthier that do not require you to put any real effort in. One such example is staying out in the sun. The sun is one of our chief sources of vitamin D and yet, despite being very easy to get, around 75% of American teens and adults are vitamin D deficient. In this article, we are going to explain just how beneficial the sun can be for you.

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Ten Steps to Better Oral Health

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When your mouth is healthy, it means that your body is healthy too. Infections in your mouth are able to spread to the rest of your body. Through swallowing and through your blood you can quickly transmit infections to your digestive system and blood stream.

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Does Eating Too Many Carbs Cause Belly Fat?

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One of the reasons people believe they are gaining belly fat is because of carbohydrates, so it's important to understand the role they play in storing fat around our stomachs.

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The Pros and Cons of High Impact Exercise

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High impact exercises can be intimidating even for someone who is in relatively good shape. Yet, people pursuing fitness are increasingly opting for this form of exercise over steady, low impact workouts. Since it can be hard to keep up with intense workouts for long periods without giving into fatigue, most high impact fitness routines alternate with periods of rest or low impact exercise. This has given rise to what is popularly known as High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT in short). So, is this workout method right for you? To help you answer this question, let’s have a look at the pros and cons of high impact exercise.

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Why Not Planning Fitness into Your Schedule is a Mistake

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Exercise is one of the proven ways to maintain good health. Unfortunately, many people overlook the importance of living a physically active lifestyle, citing lack of time as the main reason why they don’t exercise. The irony of this 'excuse’ is that people always make time for things that they believe truly matter in their lives. Good health is vital for long term success in life and hence it shouldn’t be ignored. In the following post, you will learn about 5 reasons why not planning fitness into your schedule is a mistake that can have grave consequences on your health.

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Should You Use Pills That Claim to Reduce Fat?

weight loss pills

Before you make a decision about fat loss pills, you will need to understand how fat is reduced. After you understand the process, you'll be able to make a better decision about pills that claim to reduce fat. The good thing about fat loss is that once you remove the emotions and will power it takes to achieve, it's a simple process.

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Why Do People Develop Beer Bellies?

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You’ve either got one or you’ve seen somebody with one, but there’s no mistaking the infamous ‘beer belly’. Usually seen on males rather than females, a protruding belly which is usually out of proportion with the rest of the person’s body is never a good look. 2887 Is it caused from drinking too much beer? Not necessarily beer, but any ...

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