The 10 Best Foods for Fitness and Weight Loss

The 10 Best Foods for Fitness and Weight Loss

Anybody will tell you that what you put into your body is every bit as important to fitness as what you make your body do. There’s very little point in working out if your diet doesn’t give your body what it needs to build muscle, burn fat and function properly. This is especially true if […]

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Fitness Advice You’ll Actually Feel Like Taking

Fitness Advice You’ll Actually Feel Like Taking

You get a lot of fitness advice. I give you a lot of fitness advice. You hear a lot of things like work out harder, work out longer, work out more often. Eat this, put that back. Lift more, go faster. It can be discouraging, I know. But HuffingtonPost.com has an article out today that […]

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Too Much Endurance Training Can Shorten Your Life

Too Much Endurance Training Can Shorten Your Life

As I’m sure all of you know, I’m a huge advocate of high-intensity interval training, not only for weight loss and fat burning, but for endurance-building as well. I’ve seen firsthand that short sessions of interval training are far more effective than long and exhausting cardio sessions. But a new article from the Boston Globe […]

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Is Your Post-Workout Meal Making You Fat?

Is Your Post-Workout Meal Making You Fat?

There’s so much information and debate out there about post-workout nutrition, including what to eat to refuel and what you need to eat after a workout to build lean muscle. Post-workout nutrition is really important for a variety of reasons, but a new study says that many people are making some serious mistakes when it […]

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Katy Perry and Jennifer Anniston’s Extreme Diets – Are They Healthy?

Katy Perry and Jennifer Anniston’s Extreme Diets – Are They Healthy?

For whatever reasons, we women love to hear about celebrity diets. I think we look at those toned and sexy bodies and think that celebrities hold the answer to how we can look just like them, or at least reasonably close. In two separate articles this week, Katy Perry and Jennifer Anniston revealed their recent […]

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8 Fitness Myths and The Truth Behind Them

8 Fitness Myths and The Truth Behind Them

There are some credos about exercise and fitness that just won’t die, no matter how much evidence there is to refute them. These fitness myths have been around so long that they’re accepted as fact by most people, even the people we count on to stay up on the latest research. The Shine page on […]

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New Study Shows Exercise Can Actually Help People with Anxiety

New Study Shows Exercise Can Actually Help People with Anxiety

We all probably realize that working out can help us to relieve the stresses of the day, get our anger out or just lift us from a down mood. A lot of that has to do with the endorphins (happy hormones) that are released when we exercise. But a new study from Princeton University says […]

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Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?

Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?

I’ve posted about some of the cool gadgets that are on the market now, thanks to smart phones and computers and other technology. Although I’m not especially gadget-savvy, I know that some of these tools can be a great way to stay motivated or track your fitness progress. Among the gadgets I’ve talked about are […]

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3 Common Exercise Problems Solved!

3 Common Exercise Problems Solved!

We all go through a lot of the same issues, setbacks, obstacles and problems when it comes to getting fit and making exercise a consistent and successful part of our lives. Though we are each individuals, we run into the same issues from time to time. HuffingtonPost.com shared an article this week from NextAvenue’s Linda […]

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The 3 Best Social Networks for Fitness Fanatics

The 3 Best Social Networks for Fitness Fanatics

Like everyone else, I indulge in a little Facebook or Twitter here and there, mainly to keep up with friends and family. But awesome website Mashable.com just put out a list of the 8 best social networks for fitness fanatics and I thought you’d like to check them out, too. There are some great sites […]

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