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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quick Tip: Buddy Up For a Private Lesson

Private lessons aren't something you sign up for on the fly. While they are effective, they can be an investment — thousands of dollars spent in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
Many gyms or studios, however, have an option where you can sign up for personal classes with one or two other people. Whether you're jonesing to take a few sessions with a personal trainer or want private Pilates lessons, gather a few friends to split the cost. You'll still get the personal attention, but without the price tag.
Have you ever taken a "private" class with friends?
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Friday, November 18, 2011

What's the Best Piece of Fitness Advice You've Ever Received?

When starting any new fitness routine, you often look to the experts for tips and advice. But the sheer amount of advice out there can be daunting for any fitness newbie.
Beginning runners, for example, often find taking up the pastime difficult because the sheer amount of advice out there gets confusing, according to a New York Times article. Figuring out the best running form, the type of shoes to buy, or the best time to work out can be confusing for a novice, and running studies have confirmed that there isn't just one answer for everyone.
Every piece of advice you hear may not work for your specific situation, but a tip from a friend or a helpful magazine article can be just the motivation you need during workouts. Whether it's a pre-workout snack recommendation or a pal teaching you correct push-up form, what's the best piece of fitness advice you've received?
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Sneak in a Little Diet and Fitness With These Easy Tips

A healthy lifestyle isn't just about how many miles you've logged on the trails or how many cookies you didn't eat this week. It's also all the small choices you make that add up to big results. Want to sneak in a few saved calories or extra exercise? Here are three easy ways to sneak in a little dieting or fitness.
Save a few calories, here and there: Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean perpetually being on a diet. Whether you live by your cheat days or give yourself a few treats a day, you can always benefit from shaving a few calories here or there. To save calories with only a little thought, make a few, but still tasty substitutions, like nixing mayo for yogurt, getting the sauce on the side, or grilling instead of sautéing meats. Here are more ways to shave calories at every meal.

Walk a little (it adds up):
Vigorous exercise may be the most effective type of workout for weight loss, but don't knock those little things you should be doing to keep yourself active and out of your desk chair. It all helps you burn those calories, stay healthy, and keep the pounds off. Looking for creative ways to keep you up and walking? Save phone calls until you have time to take a walk or park farther than you need to so you're forced to move more.

Slow down: Whether you're wolfing down your lunch or imbibing drink after drink at happy hour, here's a reminder that eating and drinking quickly is never a good idea. Not only does eating slower allow you to focus on what exactly you are eating, it's also better for being able to gauge about how full you actually are — which means less overeating. And if you can't get enough of happy hour, alternate drinks with club soda or a glass of water — not only will you be saving on calories, but you'll also be hydrated (not to mention hangover-free).
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Since there are many people are not sure about colon cleansing, such as effectively employing a particular method. Here are the frequently asked questions that might help you to get the information you need.
What are the different kinds of colon cleansers?
There are numerous products that are available in the market today, and each one is different from the other based on the methods being employed and the main ingredients of the product. However, they can be generally classified into two forms: oxygen-based products and fiber-based products. Oxygen based cleansers use oxygen to clean the colon. On the other hand, fiber colon cleansers use fibers to push all impurities and toxins out from the body. Both of these products have their very unique benefits and the only method of telling which one will work best is to try it for yourself or consult a medical expert.
What are the benefits of colon cleansers against other colon cleanse recipes?
Fiber cleansers are just as effective as colon cleanse recipes because most of these products have psyllium husk as the main ingredient. Psyllium husk is one of the highest sources of fibers that are necessary in colon cleansing. On the other hand, oxygen-based cleansers are slightly more effective than fiber cleansers because oxygen has been proven to cleanse the colon faster. Another benefit of colon cleansers is that they are more convenient to take.
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