This holiday season, consider giving fitness equipment as a gift for a family member or your entire family. Exercise machines are a wonderful present that everyone in your home can benefit from, with a valuable return on investment, including greater fitness and health. While some premium equipment indeed may cost more than a new TV or another sweater, these items last for many years with quality performance and the ultimate in convenience.
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With the added stress of juggling multiple responsibilities and obligations during the holiday season, itâ€™s no surprise that workout programs often get derailed. Even with the best intentions, it can be challenging to maintain a consistent exercise routine in the face of endless shopping, school concerts, end-of-the-year work commitments and parties. » Read Full Story
Tis the season to give gifts, and rather than offer more calorie-laden treats, why not deliver a unique present that keeps on giving? A fitness gift that encourages your family and friends to exercise is a terrific investment in their health and can help instill lifelong good habits. » Read Full Story
Today, everyone is pressed for time to exercise, with constantly busy schedules and endless demands 24/7/365. Despite good intentions, weâ€™ve all had to skip a workout when something unexpected interrupted our plans. But hopefully that is the exception and doesnâ€™t become a habit. » Read Full Story
In some popular workouts, the legs get all the glory. Think running, cycling, inline skating, stair climbing and barre sessions. Here, the arms pretty much go along for the ride. While these modalities certainly are great ways to shape up, they really miss one-half of the body. Why skip your entire upper body when you exercise? » Read Full Story
Anyone over age 40 knows that the body experiences multiple changes as you age. While you may become wiser and more content upon getting older, physical changes arenâ€™t quite as welcome. Although genetics and lifestyle play a role what happens as you advance in years, Web MD lists common changes of aging as:
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Most of us know that eating too many calories causes weight gain. A calorie is a measurement of the amount of energy that foods produce in the body, and if we donâ€™t use that energy, our bodies store it as fat, which can add pounds. The best way to use calories and help prevent weight gain is through daily activity and exercise. Consider the elliptical machine, which is a great way to exercise and burn maximum calories. » Read Full Story
Belly fat is what many exercisers want to lose the most â€“ including beer bellies and muffin tops. No other body part seems to attract more attention than the abs. And yet, confusion and misunderstanding abound about the best ways to shape up the center of the body. Here, we address smart ways to slim and strengthen the core; but note, these methods yield the best results when done together and consistently over time.
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Who doesnâ€™t want great-looking legs? Although the abs seem to command the most attention, toned legs powerfully impact your shape â€“ from long, lean runnersâ€™ legs to the muscular legs of gymnasts and speed skaters. » Read Full Story
High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has grown quite popular in recent years because of the many benefits it offers. Due to its rigorous nature, however, HIIT is not recommended for all individuals and should be performed carefully to minimize risk of injuries and maximize results. » Read Full Story