You’ve decided to pursue a more active lifestyle. Great!
Everyone was once new to exercise and fitness. Weights, cardio, eating too little, or eating too much. It’s hard to know where to begin. Lucky for you, many of those before us have already made mistakes for us to learn from. Now, we are giving you a plan of attack to avoid most, if not all, of the most common pitfalls.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise and participate in strength training exercise at least 2 days a week.  This recommendation is just for general health benefits, but weight loss efforts may take more than this amount of exercise.
Unfortunately, most Am...

Every single person who goes to the gym wants bigger, more defined muscles but no matter what they do they fail to see the gains. Fitness consultant Akshay Chopra tells us five tips to make the most of our time in the gym:
To grow a muscle it has to be stimulated often either by working it out directly or indirectly. For e.g. a compound exercise like a barbell squat stimulates th...

You've heard the phrase "you can't out-exercise a bad diet," and this is the bottom line when it comes to maintaining a healthy body. Nutrition and exercise are both important parts of losing fat and gaining strength.
Nutritional habits will have a far greater impact on your body composition and physique goals than any other fitness component. When a combination of exer...

There are perks to morning and nighttime exercise. The best time to workout depends largely on you.
Finding time to exercise is really a challenge for many people. Exercise is important, but everyone also has lives with jobs, families, significant others, friends, household duties, errands and, you know, the need for rest and sleep. 
Where do...

It's the ultimate chicken-and-egg conundrum: Sleep can give you energy, repair your muscles, balance your hormones, fuel your workout, and get you through the day. Working out can help improve your sleep, boost your energy, enhance your mood, and bolster your metabolism. So if you only have 30 minutes to dedicate to sleep or exercise, which should you choose?
First, it's importan...

When it comes to fitness, there’s a great deal of value in making sure your goals and approach are tailored to what you need as an individual. But that doesn’t mean you have to go it alone. An online fitness community is a fantastic way to stay connected and motivated.
“Just because you might be doing a workout alone in your living room doesn’t mean you’re on your own,” says Open...

Over sixty percent of the population in the US as overweight or obese, and weight loss is a health goal for many people.  The concern with carrying extra fat is the increased risk for chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  The solution many researchers and health professionals have for lowering risk and losing fat mass has been to focus on lowering energy intake and inc...

How to Choose the Best Gym for You

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How to Choose the Best Gym for You

Whether you're beginning your fitness journey or simply looking for a change of scenery, choosing a gym can be a complicated decision. If you live in a larger town or city, you may have multiple facilities to choose from, all offering similar equipment and training options. And with the rise of focused, single-activity facilities such as Flywheel or Pure Barre, the selection process is only getting harder. How d...

If your goal is to strengthen your heart and reduce your risk of heart problems, exercising can have dramatic benefits, like lowering your resting heart rate (RHR), cholesterol, and blood pressure. You don't have to exercise for hours a day to get the benefits, either. A little movement can make a difference.
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Exercise has many health benefits, but is there more or less benefit to working out on an empty stomach?  The pros and cons of working out on an empty stomach has been debated for a while, and you can find arguments for both sides.
Keep in mind, there isn’t one perfect time of the day for working out.  Whenever someone chooses to workout, timing meals before and after e...

If you are interested a purchasing a treadmill for your house or apartment, you are in good company. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association, treadmill sales exceed a billion dollars annually. Having your very own machine is an important investment in your health, but it will set you back some serious coin. New treadmills generally cost several thousand dollars. But before you decide whether th...

Spinning has become a massive fitness craze in recent years. Many people now talk about their spin classes and spin instructors and the impact that spinning has on their weight loss or health. But what is spinning? As far as the novice observer can tell, they are using exercise bikes. But, these bikes definitely don’t look like the ones that we have been using at home for the last 30+ years. So what is it about ...

You have ever pondered what would it be advisable for you to pick: treadmill, cross-mentor or exercise bicycle? The pondering is over, as we have gathered a few bits of knowledge for you which will help you locate the best gym equipment for your objectives and requirements. In the event that you need an approach to practice and get fit yet inside in an agreeable domain, why not consider any fitness equipment? Wi...

You’ve decided to train at home — so now what?
Are you just embarking on your fitness journey? Maybe you’re ditching the gym membership to train at home? You owe it to yourself to develop a game plan that accounts for the subtle (but very important!) nuances of training at home to achieve the results you want.
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