Losing Weight And Toning Up For Women

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For losing weight and toning up (and keeping the weight off!), you have to follow a program that combines a healthy diet and effective exercise. In order to do this, you need a balanced regime that includes smart nutrition, cardiovascular exercise, resistance training and cross training. Here’s what you need to know to to lose weight and tone up.   Getting … Read More

Why You’re Not In Shape

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If you fail to put exercise time on your schedule, you will not get in shape. If you think you need a gym to get in shape, and because you don’t want a gym membership you don’t exercise, you will not get in shape. If you’re waiting for “things to calm down at work” or for life to become less … Read More

Why Losing Weight Is So Hard

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By now you probably know that a high-sugar diet contributes to weight gain by adding calories without adding nutrition (“empty calories”), by increasing appetite and desire for more sugar, and by elevating insulin levels that promote fat storage. But there are other reasons our bodies like to accumulate fat, so if it seems like the more fat you put on, … Read More

Overview of Muscles

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by Dan DeFigio, Nashville personal trainer and author of Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies. What exercises work which muscles? In order to put together a complete weight training routine, you must learn which exercises work which muscle groups. We’ll start with the muscles of the legs and hips: The muscles in the front of the thigh are called the quadriceps … Read More

How to Warm Up Before Exercise

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by Dan DeFigio, Nashville personal trainer and nutrition counselor How should you warm up for a workout? The purpose of a warmup is to prepare the body for the activities to come. A proper warmup increases your core body temperature so that the muscles and connective tissues become flexible. Joints become lubricated, and the nervous system gets excited to facilitate … Read More