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Running vs Walking

 Spring has sprung. So, there's no time like the present to get movin' on your health and physique. Committing to run a 5K can do just that. You may never have pictured yourself wearing a race number and standing in a huddle at the starting line, but life shouldn't be a spectator sport.If you've been walking, it may be time to kick things up a notch and progress to running. It's the things in life that you DON'T do that you regret, so read on to find out how you can train for your first 5K.

How To Get a Flat Stomach - Fitness Tips To Lose Unwanted Belly Fat

If you turn on the television, you may see tons of infomercials about the latest machine or diet that is supposed to melt away unwanted belly fat and keep it off.

Exercising in the Heat

Signs of heat exhaustion include general fatigue, weakness, nausea,

Heart Healthy Benefits of Exercise

Your Body Benefits from Your Hard Work"Exercise improves your health." You hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? How much of a difference can exercise make in your life, and how much do you really need to do? You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need to spend countless hours in the gym to achieve the heart-health benefits of getting active. Lower Blood Pressure

Fitness Tip:

Fitness Tip: See exercise as a stress reliever - A simple shift in attitude can do wonders for your stress levels. If you've had a long, hard day at work, exercise is something that helps to relieve your stress and revive yourself. Change your attitude about exercising and look forward to it as time just for you, instead of a chore to be done.

Fit tips:

Some great success gurus tout changing your inner world before you see results in your outer world. Meaning you must change 'you' before you can expect your life around you to change; this consists of the way you view the world, the way you perceive reality, the way you interact with others. Planning to lose weight without having a firm hold on your current beliefs and mindset (or inner 'you') can spell disaster.

Workout Shoes - Shoes for Strength Training

HEALTH & FITNESS ARTICLESWorkout Shoes - Shoes for Strength Training  I've always worked out in just a plain pair of tennis shoes. Rarely to I see or even think that using special shoes would make any difference at all. However, I began to think of better shoe support when I started doing heavy squats. This prompted me to do a little research in specific type shoes for working out that would give me better ankle support and put my feet in a more level position for squats and leg presses.

Travel & Training

Fitness Tip: Business Travel Training - When traveling out of town, book a hotel with a gym. It's the next best thing to training at home. And if there's no gym, make your own! In lieu of a stair stepper, try the stairs! In lieu of a treadmill, try the sidewalk. In strange areas always check with the front desk about the safety of the surrounding area, particularly at night.  

How to Eat Healthy At A Barbecue

How to Eat Healthy At A Barbecue 

Setting Up a Gym at Home

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