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  1. Sarah's Health & Fitness Blog #12

    I haven’t blogged for a week now, because I haven’t exercised for a week now. Excuses: The Holidays. Shopping. Working extra hours. Snow. Each day I promised myself we would go to the gym, each day, another excuse. I swore that if we didn’t go after a week, I’d order our fitness equipment now, right now, and put it on payments. We’ve saved almost enough. It’s time. And, we didn’t go to the gym yesterday. So, I did it! I ordered an upright exercise bike, not a recumbent. My husband likes the upright better, and he’ll use it more often if it’s something he lkes, and it does take up less floor space. Until we finish the basement and turn it into a proper fitness room, floor space is of importance. So, it’s to arrive in the next week! I’ll be blogging about a piece of fitness equipment that I own. How cool is that?

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  2. Sarah's Health & Fitness Blog #8

    It occurs to me that I tend toward the exercise equipment that allows me to sit down, such as the recumbent bike, the recumbent cross trainer, and recumbent elliptical, and when I started thinking about this, I realized why. One of my jobs—I have three jobs—requires me to be on my feet six hours a day. I work at a bookstore, part-time, and I shelve books, climb ladders, make displays, help customers, all on my feet, never sitting down. Even when I teach (I teach writing) I stand in front of a classroom. So, it makes sense that I like sitting-down kind of fitness equipment, and I’ve been testing them out for over a month now, trying to decide which one to buy, blogging about the ins and outs of different kinds of equipment. And I‘m close to a decision, almost there, but then I remembered the reason that my husband and I started out on this quest for good health and fitness—because of him, his heart surgery, and I haven’t been pay

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  3. The Difference Maker: Exercise in the Morning

    Get your day off to a great start by exercising when you wake up the morning for at least 30 minutes. Studies show that those who exercise for at least half an hour at the top of their morning, are more likely to be productive and alert at their job. Also, those who spend time in the morning on their StairMaster stepper, Life Fitness Treadmill are less vulnerable to stress at the office, than those who do not exercise regularly in the morning. If you are reading this fitness blog and are in search of what types of exercises are best to do in the morning, you will find countless good idead spread across the web, but try and keep it simple. Spend 30 minutes on the treadmill and do 5 sets of 20 push-ups. You will feel so much better than you did before you started working out in the morning that you wil most likely have no trouble conti

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  4. Making the Most of your Workouts!

    For the past 2 months I have been doing a workout which has been great, I have already seen amazing results. I had gotten out of my workout because I was to busy working and making other excuses, I no longer had a ton of time to go to the gym so for a few months I was working out once, maybe two times a week if I was lucky. After a few months of this routine, I started to notice how out of shape I was getting and my energy level was way down. Due to the fact that I stopped exercising as much and had basically given up on my cardio and strength routines, I started to feel pretty lousy. So I made a commitment to get back in shape. Since the gym took up so much time and I didn't want to fall back into old habits of making excuses, I decided the first step would be to buy a piece of gym equipment for the house. This decision was due mostly in part to the fact that it will be much easier to work out whenever I want, instead of having to go to the gym, sit in traffic, hope someone isn't on

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  5. Top of the Morning - Exercise Ideas for the Morning

    Waking up and working out. There is no better time to exercise and get your daily fitness routine in. Not only are you totally rejuvenated from the rest you got the night before, but you also get your day off to a running start, which can make the difference between having a good rest (no pun intended) of the morning, afternoon and night. We all know what it feels like to wake up feeling sluggish and not have that burning desire that we need in order to stay at our best. Therefore, it is absolutely imperative that one exercises in the morning when he or she wakes up. Far too often, we become lazy, and go for the quick fix for our energy boost in the morning, and gulp down some coffee. Don't get me wrong, caffeine in moderation is not the worst thing in the world, however, once we start to habitually substitute drugs (coffee), for natural ways to get energy, we become unhealthy and absurdly overweight in general. You may be thinking, "How in the world did we go from coffee not being the

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  6. Have a Healthy & Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year's Eve to all of you from The King of Cardio! Here's to a great new year, with good health, friends and family. Remember, for the most part, you are in charge of your health. If you religiously follow a regular exercise routine, maintain a healthy diet, don't smoke and get enough sleep, you will be likely to be healthier. Attitude is a choice. Look forward to spreading great joy and love, and you'll get it back. Karma. And staying in good health is certainly one way to be positive–no more complaining, moaning, wishing you were stronger or could lose a few pounds. Make yourself happy. Get into a workout routine. Use that StairMaster, that elliptical, that treadmill, every day if you can. And if you don't have one yet, but are thinking about buying one, well, there is no better time than New Years to finally get in shape. Peace and all good things. -The Kings of Cardio

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  7. We Eat More When We Are With Family & Friends

    It's nice to be home for the holidays and see family and friends. Catching up on what all of your favorite people are doing is always a good thing. The only bad part apart going home for Thanksgiving and Christmas is that we tend to eat way too many calories while we socialize and hang out. Try and imagine the last time you went to a family gathering and did not leave 10 lbs. heavier? The problem with consuming too many calories is that it can be very detrimental towards our health and long term happiness. The recipe for mixing your favorite indulgences while remaining healthy can be easy to follow as long as you live by the code of "moderation." In other words, anything in moderation is fine, and as long as you are active and exercise regularly, those extra calories consumed during the holidays with family will burn off. On the other hand, if you're more sedentary than normal, the extra holiday stuffing is pretty damn bad for you.

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