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Best time to work out: morning or evening?

Are you a morning person or an evening person? When it comes to working out, people have different preferences. While some would not mind waking up at five in the morning to start exercising, some would much rather sleep in and just train after work. For those people uncertain about when to fit in a […]

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How to exercise after giving birth

New moms face a million and one challenges when transitioning to a life of motherhood, including finding time to get back in shape after pregnancy. With a new baby, you’ve so many responsibilities to worry about, not to mention requests for time from friends and family, that squeezing in a workout can seem impossible and […]

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How to eat more consciously to lose weight

In a world with a fast food joint on every corner, lumberjack portion sizes, and heavily processed microwavable meals, it can be an ongoing fight to maintain a healthy diet. And for many of us, let’s face it, watching what we eat just isn’t a priority – especially when there are bills to pay, family […]

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How much cardio should you be doing?

One of the biggest fitness myths out there is that you should do as much cardio exercise as possible. In theory it sounds good, but the reality is that overdoing it on cardio can actually hinder your ability to reach your fitness goals. So, how much cardio should you be doing? Well, it all depends […]

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How to lose weight without counting calories

There’s one simple rule to weight loss: eat fewer calories than you expend. One pound of fat is equal to about 3,500 calories, and to shed one pound of fat in a week you need to eat about 500 fewer calories every day. But more often than not we can’t be bothered to count our […]

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Cardio myths every woman needs to know

Cardio workouts, such as hitting the treadmill, exercise bike or elliptical, are a definite calorie burner and popular among women. Yet after sweating it out continuously for long hours, you barely seem to shed a pound – all of that effort and so little reward is enough to discourage any woman and lead into abandoning […]

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Best workouts for overweight exercisers

You’ve probably heard that starting and sticking to an effective exercise plan will be easy and fun after a period of time. But the fact is that if you’re very overweight and out of shape, you’re likely going to face massive obstacles – both physically and mentally – that will be hard to overcome. They […]

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Here’s why you should drink more wine

It sounds unlikely – a recommendation on a health and fitness blog to drink more wine. But there’s truth in it, at least in part. Most of us have heard various wives’ tales about the health benefits of red wine, but we tend to pay them little attention. The science backs up the claims, though: […]

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Here’s why you should keep a food diary

Losing weight the healthy way can be a very frustrating and time-consuming goal to achieve. Sometimes we lose track of what we eat on a day-to-day basis – the daily life activities we engage in during the day make it hard for us to recall what we’ve eaten. And that’s where a food journal comes […]

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Wondering why you’re not losing weight?

You’ve done cardio workouts and been at the gym all week. You’ve been counting your calorie intake carefully, and yet the weight just won’t come off. What’s going on? The answer may well be hiding in the random things you do over the course of the week. Some of your small habits may not appear […]

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