February, 2015

The Best Exercises for Playing Tennis

The Best Exercises for Playing Tennis

Tennis is a popular and widely played sport in the World.  Usually played in singles (one player versus another), tennis is a tiresome and difficult sport to play and it is a great way to get bountiful physical activity.  In a single match, a tennis player runs, sprints, changes directions, swings, balances, and back pedals.  […]

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The 5 Popular Exercises That Aren’t As Beneficial As You Think

The 5 Popular Exercises That Aren’t As Beneficial As You Think

Too often, it seems, you are told you should do particular exercises in order to expect a particular result.  You hear some of your co-workers, who are also “experts” in fitness, say they lost weight from doing a particular exercise routine or workout or got stronger from an exercise.  Sounds pretty cool and now you […]

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Boulder Shoulders: 5 Exercises to Build Your Delts

Boulder Shoulders: 5 Exercises to Build Your Delts

Ripped and toned shoulders help add definition to the upper body and it helps men achieve a mesomorph look.  In addition, the shoulders perform a wide range of movements used in everyday life, making this muscle group crucial to everyday living. The shoulders, also known as the deltoid muscle, are responsible for lifting the arm […]

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Top Functional Chest Exercises

Top Functional Chest Exercises

Functional training is a popular trend in the fitness industry. Mainly because of the results it offers.  In this particular style of training, the body is pushed to its limits while moving the body through functional motions, using mostly body weight for resistance.  In other words, the exercises are geared towards improving aspects of functionality […]

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Top Exercises for a Bigger Butt

Top Exercises for a Bigger Butt

Having a defined butt is something many individuals strive to have.  Men want a defined, bigger butt to help increase functionality and to help other aspects in the gym.  Women want a shapely, defined butt to look good in jeans, skirts, or to help with other aspects in the gym as well.  Regardless of the […]

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How To Make Your Takeout & Frozen Meals Healthier

How To Make Your Takeout & Frozen Meals Healthier

The busy schedules that we often keep can have an adverse affect on our our appetites which can affect our fitness. Now the best way to plan for this is to shop in advance and have all the ingredients necessary to prepare a healthy meal. However, there are those times when you have to rush home from work and head right out after dinner. That’s when we are most tempted to order takeout or heat up a frozen entrée.

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The Gluten Free Diet Explained

The Gluten Free Diet Explained

What is all the recent hype about being gluten free?  Is this another diet fad?  Can one lose weight from the diet?  The gluten free diet poses many questions and honestly shoppers are still wondering if it is good.  Some shoppers are simply purchasing gluten free foods because they heard it is good for them […]

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Subway: A Potential Caloric No-No

Subway: A Potential Caloric No-No

Ever since the late 1990’s when the U.S. was swept away from Jared losing all that weight while on the Subway diet, individuals have flocked to this popular restaurant chain for a healthy option for eating out.  One reason the chain has been successful is because the offerings taste wonderful and is generally healthier than […]

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Avoiding Hidden Calories at Starbucks

Avoiding Hidden Calories at Starbucks

One of the most common coffee shops individuals flock to regularly is Starbucks, the bringer of caffeinated beverages.  Known as the home of the latte and macchiato, Starbucks has been flourishing for over a decade and there is no sign of slowing.  What makes this place so wonderful?  Is it the caffeine?  Is it the […]

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Top 5 Paleo Diet Foods for a Lean Body

Top 5 Paleo Diet Foods for a Lean Body

You may have been looking up a recipe online and saw a title that says “Paleo friendly…”  Paleo, what is Paleo?  For one, Paleo refers to the Paleolithic era, the time when cavemen roamed Earth.  During this time, food was only available when it was hunted and gathered.  This was the primary job for cavemen, […]

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