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Exercise for busy people

exerciseforbusyFinding time to exercise!  With all that we must juggle in today’s fast-paced world, with many of us connected 24/7 and on the go, it can seem tough to find time to exercise for busy people. While it is true that many of us are busier than ever, it comes down to priorities. And if we value our health and fitness, we must make time to take care of it through regular workouts. » Read Full Story

Stress Reducers

stressreducerTips to Slow Down.  With electronics keeping us constantly connected, and a 24/7/365 fast pace, it’s understandable that people often feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Add in the chronic noise level of urban life, radios, music or TVs blaring in virtually every commercial establishment, lawn mowers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, etc., and stress levels can skyrocket. » Read Full Story

Fast Metabolism

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Ever hear someone who is overweight or prone to gaining weight easily blame their slow metabolism? It is important to properly understand metabolism for overall weight management and health.

Metabolism is the rate at which the body burns energy, which is provided in the form of calories from food. Here are some important facts and how you can change a few things to get a fast metabolism: » Read Full Story

Exercise for Busy People

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How to find time to exercise with our busy lifestyles

With all that we must juggle in today’s fast-paced world, with many of us connected 24/7 and on the go, it can seem tough to find time to exercise for busy people. While it is true that many of us are busier than ever, it comes down to priorities. And if we value our health and fitness, we must make time to take care of it through regular workouts. » Read Full Story

Home Gym Workouts

tinaimageWorkout Whatever the Weather

Although some lucky people are fortunate to live in year-round temperate climates, many of us have to contend with uncooperative weather at times that interrupts our outdoor workouts or activities. Even though the calendar states April, we’re expecting rain, sleet and snow for the next few days but I’m not going to let that side track my fitness plans for the week. » Read Full Story

My favorite workout program – the 30:30

I’m excited to share with everyone my favorite workout program on my Octane elliptical machine – the 30:30 interval program.  Just like everyone else, sometimes it’s hard to push myself when I’m working out at home.  Sometimes it’s because I’m watching my favorite re-run of Sex in the City and I get distracted or I’m just lazy and don’t want to think about how to push myself on my workout that day.  If I’m having one of those days, I change my program to the 30:30.

It’s simple, I put in my max workout time, max level and I’m off.  It’s an interval program that kicks my butt and I love every minute of it…well, after I’m done anyways!  Check it out below and have fun.

From weights to elliptical machines, what is the best time of the day to exercise?

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Is There a Best Time of Day to Exercise? By Chris Freytag
Whether you lift weights, run, or hit the elliptical machine, what time of the day do you like to work out? And is there a specific reason you choose to exercise at that time? Maybe it’s because you’re a morning person. Maybe you’ve found a fitness class you love that just happens to be in the evening. Or maybe you squeeze exercise into your daily schedule whenever you can. » Read Full Story