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Monthly Archives: August 2013

  1. Exercise Tips for Living a Fast Paced Life

    Let’s not get it twisted, for the majority of us, the reason we exercise is so that we look good. Being in awesome shape and looking like you have been conditioning with Kobe Bryant, is what makes the months of June, July and August, so fun and exciting! In the wintertime, it is too cold to wear less clothes in order to show off our fantastic bodies. But the problem is, it is close to impossible to turn your body into a lean, mean, fighting machine, in a matter of months, let alone days. Therefore, one must dedicate themselves to getting on the treadmill, lifting weights on the home gym and climbing steps on a stair-climber, long before it is time to put away the sweatshirts and sweaters for the summer. Way too often, people are looking for the quick fix when it comes time to put those shorts and tank top on. One way to make sure your body looks healthy, fit and trim, is to use home fitness equipment on a regular basis, to increase agility, endurance, strength, while toning and

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  2. Rowing Machines - A Buyers Guide

    Indoor rowing machines give people a total body workout through stationary physical training. Used to simulate watercraft rowing, stationary rowing machines were developed for collegiate rowing teams in the 1950's, and by the 1960's, indoor rowers were quintessential for all college level, or professional rowers. While providing the same cardiovascular benefits as running, rowing machines are great because they do not put the same high impact pressure on your body that running on a treadmill does. Rowing machines are traditional pieces of exercise equipment that have been used for decades and their longevity can be attributed to many things, one of which is their simple drive system that controls resistance. Resistance created from a spinning flywheel, controlled by a braking system, is a very common on rowing machines. Indoor fitness rowers, controlled by braked flywheel resistance, are powered through a flywheel that is connected by by some kind of strap, rope or chain. Stationary

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  3. Put Your Foot On Obesity's Throat!

    Obesity has reached an all time high in America. This is due to poor eating habits, as well as inactivity caused by laziness. Exercise and physical fitness are typically moved to the back of the mind once people mature, become fully employed and have family responsibilities. However, one should realize, as we become older and we are less active throughout our everyday life, we must dedicate more time, rather than less, towards exercising and doing as much as possible to stay healthy and physically fit. Unites States citizens eat too much, don't exercise enough and rely on pills for their well being, this has to change. People in America need to fully understand the importance of using gym equipment regularly, in order to reach optimal levels of health and fitness. Parents have a great responsible to keep their children healthy and fit. Shopping for exercise machines excites people. They wonder how much better they could look and feel if in fact they used fitness equipment daily, or on

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  4. Home Fitness Equipment Tips: Your Home Gym Buying Guide

    Hippocrates once said, "that which is used develops, and that which is not used wastes away." That statement perfectly describes the human body and its need for continual exercise and movement. One must exercise and challenge themselves through intense physical conditioning and regularly working out if they want to be in top form. Exercises that increase our pulse, such as lifting weights on strength training equipment and using cardiovascular equipment such as exercise bikes and treadmills, are quintessential exercises for people seeking optimal health. Cardiovascular exercise on treadmills and elliptical machines, as well as physical strength training with

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  5. The Best Elliptical Machines of 2013

    Elliptical sales have increased with regularity over the past several years. Manufacturers, retailers and consumers have focused on the terrific health benefits provided by the elliptical machine, more so than other cardiovascular training machines such as exercise bikes, treadmills, stair climbers and rowing machines. Elliptical machines provide users a way to really push themselves without creating pressure on their knees and other joints. Treadmills are great for shedding weight and building endurance, but they do a number on our knees too and you don't want to suffering from the painful  pressure on your lower body that constant  running on a treadmill potentially causes.  Elliptical machines, also referred to as cross-trainers, line the floors of health clubs and many of us either have an elliptical at home, have had one at home, or are considering getting one. Here are the top-of-the-line cross-trainers in 2013. 1.) Precor 885® AMT Adaptive Motion

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  6. Danger!: Obesity Reaching Epidemic Proportions in the United States

    Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a detrimental effect on health, resulting in reduced life expectancy, while increasing health problems on a grand scale. Approximately 1 out of every 3 adults in the United States are obese or overweight. Obesity is defined by ones body mass index, or BMI. A measurement that compares someones height to their weight, is how we can accurately determine whether or not someone is obese. If someone has a BMI of over 25kg/m^2, they are considered to be overweight*. One reaches obese status if their BMI is greater than 30kg/m^2*. Before asking yourself whether or not you are overweight or obese, first ask yourself questions regarding your exercise and eating habits. How many miles do you walk every week? Do you run? What kind of food do you fill your body with? Your cardiovascular system must remain in good heath if you want to be fit and in shape. It is amazing that we as a society chose

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  7. A lemon a day keeps the Dr. away?

    The health benefits of lemons have been clear for centuries. Yet when we are growing up learning how great apples, oranges and carrots are, we weren't taught to pack a lemon with our lunch. But why not? Lemon juice aids in digestion and detoxifies our liver. Lemons are full of pectin, anti-oxidants, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and citric acid. Next time you remind yourself to not forgot the fruit isle at the grocery store, remind yourself to buy some fresh lemons. Lemons have many nutrients needed for a healthy body and mind. When you are at home, cut up a lemon in four slices, pour a cup of cold water, squeeze the lemon juice out and drink up!

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  8. Exercise to Relieve Stress, It Works!

    Stress comes at any time. Morning, lunchtime, midnight. Stress has no limitations. Therefore, your ability to eliminate stress should not be limited either. Although I remain a huge proponent of exercising in the morning, as I believe working out at the top of the morning provides a great jump-start to our day, I also like to workout at night sometimes. I like my body to get accustomed to working out at all hours so I do not feel like a fish out of water when I have a long day at the office and need some time to myself at the gym to shake it off. Exercising at night is definitely recommended if you want to relieve the stresses caused by working hard all day. Working out at night is especially recommended if you have a burst of adrenaline at night and just feel like you could really get a good workout in if you were at the gym. The last thing you want to do is pass up an opportunity for a good session of weight lifting and running! When your body wants to lose some weight and build som

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  9. How to Get the Most out of Your Exercise Routine

    As I travel around the country, going from place to place in order to transform the unhealthy into the fit, it is alarming to see how many people are truly obese and overweight, and seemingly do not care at all.  It is understandable for the weight of a human being to fluctuate due to lack of exercise, or excess eating from time to time, but what I have seen is not normal, by any standards.  When I say, "What I have seen is not normal", I am referring to the disproportionate amount of overweight people versus the amount of people that would be considered healthy by national standards, and yes, there are set standards of how much Joe Johnson should weigh based on his height and age. The question is, why are we so fat? How did it get to the point that every time I am in a mall, baseball game, or movie, there are more overweight people than people who are in decent shape? Is it because we do not exercise as much as our European friends? Are the United States

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