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  1. 3 Facts About Weight Control

    Weight control is possible, in spite of it all - and that revelation has something to do with ice skates, and swim fins. We'll get back to that. Unintentional weight gain in the modern world is easy, and intentional weight loss is hard. Weight control over time is even harder.

  2. Metabolic Effects of HIIT

    High-intensity interval training is enormously popular in the fitness indus- try this year. HIIT workouts typically include short bursts (6 seconds to 4 minutes) of intense exercise (≥ 90% maximal aerobic capacity) alternating with relief breaks of varying lengths (Kessler, Sisson & Short 2012; Boutcher 2011). The workouts include a limitless ...

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  3. Functional Fitness for Pregnancy

    A woman’s body will change more in 9 months of pregnancy than a man’s will in his lifetime—and she needs an exercise program to match the transformation. So says maternal exercise expert Farel Hruska, national fitness director of FIT4MOM® (formerly Stroller Strides®) in San Diego. “The biomechanics of motherhood are ...

  4. Major Consequences of Physical Inactivity

    In the fifth century BC, the famous Greek physician Hippocrates observed, “All parts of the body, if used in moderation and exercised in labors to which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy and well developed and age slowly; but if they are unused and left idle, they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly”...

  5. How to Motivate Yourself When You Feel Lazy AF

    If you feel like you're in a bit of slump right now, you're not alone. These unmotivated, uninspired times can occur when we lose our focus and rush through our day-to-day life without a grounding intention. And they can happen to anyone, usually taking us by surprise. It's so easy to do.

  6. Nutrition Facts Panel Puts Spotlight on Added Sugars

    It’s been more than 20 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the Nutrition Facts Panel on packaged foods a major retread; the current one was long overdue, say nutrition experts. Among numerous changes, the revamp includes a line disclosing “added sugars,” along with a corresponding % Daily Value—based on a...

  7. 16 Healthy Eating Rules You Should Always Follow

    Dessert isn't just allowed - it's encouraged!

  8. Fitness and the Free Market - Some Thoughts About Our Industry - Pete McCall Fitness

    The IDEA World Convention, which just occurred in Los Angeles, is one of the largest fitness industry events where personal trainers and group fitness instructors gather to receive continuing education, participate in workouts led by some of the industry's most popular instructors and connect with other like-minded professionals.

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      RT @mbmcneese: @PeteMc_Fitness' EXCELLENT recap of the @ideafit conference & the state of fitness.

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    • RT @mbmcneese: @PeteMc_Fitness' EXCELLENT recap of the @ideafit conference & the state of fitness.

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  9. What it's really like to be a work-at-home blogger and mom - Snacking in Sneakers

    Here's how the conversation usually goes when someone asks me what I do for a living: Other person: "Do you work or stay home?" Me: "I stay home with my little guy full time, but I also run a food & fitness blog and do sports nutrition coaching."

    • @ChrissyTheRD

      What it’s really like to be a work-at-home blogger and mom! #sweatpink #fitfluential

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    • Annmarie Licatese

      What it’s really like to be a work-at-home blogger and mom - Snacking in Sneakers via @ChrissyTheRD

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  10. Hour's activity 'offsets sedentary day' - BBC News

    An hour's "brisk exercise" each day offsets the risks of early death linked to a desk-bound working life, scientists suggest. The analysis of data from more than a million people is part of a study of physical activity published in the Lancet to coincide with the Olympics.

  11. 10 Ways to Get Yourself Motivated to Workout

    It's no secret that I've been struggling a bit in the motivation department. I seem to have no issues getting myself to barre (I'm at five classes of 20 I need to make it to, one week into my six week challenge) but when it comes to lacing up my shoes and getting out the door, I just don't wanna.

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      Ange has 10 get trips to get you moving and out of your work out rut! #WildWorkoutWednesday via @cowgirlruns

      Via: Jul 28, 2016
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  12. 6 Reasons Eating Healthy Is Harder Than You Think. [Plus Strategies To Make It Easier.]

    Lots of people in health and fitness roll their eyes at the idea that eating healthy is hard. The stark reality they're missing: For many folks, constraints with time, money, transportation, etc. make good nutrition seem out of reach. Read on for some hard truth about healthy eating.

  13. What to Do Tonight to Have the Best Day Ever Tomorrow

    Waking up groggy and unprepared does not make for a happy morning. Incorporate these bedtime rituals into your evening routine, and you'll immediately reap the positive benefits. Sip different: While a glass of wine or another boozy nightcap can make for a nice night, it is not supporting your goals for the next day.

  14. Consumer Reports Highlights Dietary Supplement Dangers

    A daily supplement or two has become routine for many Americans, but a report is highlighting how these substances can sometimes be harmful. Consumer Reports outlines in a extensive report how producers of dietary supplements face little regulation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and why that can be dangerous for those taking supplements.

  15. Short-Term Effects of Different Loading Schemes in Fitness-R... : The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research

    Abstract: Eifler, C. Short-term effects of different loading schemes in fitness-related resistance training. J Strength Cond Res 30(7): 1880-1889, 2016-The purpose of this investigation was to analyze the short-term effects of different loading schemes in fitness-related resistance training and to identify the most effective loading method for advanced recreational athletes.

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