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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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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?

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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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Is HIIT Alone Enough to Meet Your Fitness Goals?

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HIIT is high intensity interval training, which is a style of exercise where there are bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by short breaks. After a HIIT exercise session, you will burn more calories throughout the rest of the day, longer than you would with other styles of exercise.

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3 Tips for Exercising in a Colder Climate Than You’re Used To

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When the weather turns cold outside, you can still exercise outdoors; you just have to be smart about it. Cold weather exercising brings with it some considerations not found in warm weather, such as footing, breathing in cold air and dressing in layers 2487. Footing Running, jogging or even walking on ice and snow can be a recipe for an ...

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Why Exercise Cannot Offset Poor Lifestyle Choices

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You’ve been working out in order to lose weight, but are not seeing the results you are hoping for. What is going on? You are doing all of the exercises that the “gurus” tell you to, but the weight simply is not coming off. You actually think you may have gained some weight. If you aren’t sure about what is ...

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The Danger of Overhydration When Working Out

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Usually, when people talk about hydration, they focus on becoming dehydrated due to exercise. This is obviously because in most cases, people do not get enough water. But, there are some people out there who have issues with overhydration. You do not hear about overhydration as much because fewer people suffer from it, but it can be a major issue ...

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