CategoryFitness

Why Walking for Exercise is Worth Your Time

Walking is one of the best things we can do to improve our overall health, yet somehow it’s not always seen as “real” exercise. Maybe it’s because you don’t get as sweaty as you do during your cardio sessions? Or maybe because there is no workout equipment required? Whatever the reason, what we do know is that now is as good as a time as ever to start walking. This is because the COVID-19 pandemic has not only been a […]

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The Best Workout Shoes for Women [For Every Workout]

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Buying a new pair of workout shoes is a great way to stay motivated and stick with your exercise plan. I just started a new program, so I decided that my reward for completing this will be new shoes. I’m planning ahead for my win and rounding up the best workout shoes for women. This roundup includes crosstraining shoes that are perfect for any type of workout, whether it’s a Beachbody workout, running, or weightlifting. I don’t buy shoes often, […]

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How a Dog Can Inspire You to Walk Every Day

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Looking for motivation to stick with your walking routine? A furry companion may be your answer. We all need a boost in motivation from time to time and research shows that dog walkers are more likely to meet their daily physical activity goals (source).   In fact, a 2017 study found that people who owned a dog walked 22 additional minutes a day at a moderate pace. That adds up to about 2,760 additional steps per day! These additional steps can […]

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Is it True that Muscle Burns Fat? Myths vs. Facts

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There is a lot of misinformation out there about exercise and fitness. People regularly take advice from outside resources, whether from friends and family or from people trying to sell us workout programs. And some of these myths can affect the way you exercise. Here’s the deal… I just started the new Beachbody program called “Muscle Burns Fat” and I am loving the workouts. However, when I first heard the name of this program, Muscle Burns Fat, I was skeptical […]

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25 Fitness Motivation Quotes to Inspire You

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These 25 motivational quotes are great for those days when you don’t feel like working out.  There are plenty of distractions and excuses to keep you from exercising. And some days it feels difficult to take that first step. So, what I like to do is workout in the morning so I begin my day proactively. These fitness motivation quotes always give me the positive perspective I need to get moving. Motivational quotes have been shown to dramatically raise confidence, […]

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10 ROUNDS by Beachbody on Demand: Review and Tracking Sheets

10 Rounds is Beachbody’s first-ever boxing and lifting program. Today I’m sharing all the details of the program along with tracking sheets! I know what you’re thinking. This a grueling workout that I’m going to try to talk you into. You’re going to sweat and cry and hate it so much you’ll want your money back. But, nope. Sorry, you’re not going to be able to use any excuses for not trying this workout. And I’ll tell you why. 10 […]

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Short on Time? Try a HIIT Workout At Home [13 to Try Today]

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Do you want a great workout, but don’t have a lot of time to exercise? Then a HIIT workout at home is a great option! High-intensity interval training (HIIT) may sound intimidating at first, but it’s simply a workout where you perform a cardio move for a short amount of time (usually 30 to 60 seconds). Then you rest and repeat. The key is to push yourself as hard as you can during the cardio moves to get the most […]

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27 Easy Indoor Activities for Kids to Get Them Moving!

These are fun and easy indoor activities for kids to get them moving! Our schools in Ohio are closed as of last week as a precaution to stop the spread of the coronavirus. So, I need a lot of ideas to keep my daughter busy and active. These are all easy to set up and don’t require many materials. And they are great ways to have fun with your kids! You could use these anytime your kids need to burn […]

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21 Day Fix Real Time Review and Tracking Sheets

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Every winter my motivation to workout seems to not be as strong as it is the rest of the year. Maybe it’s just natural for people to want to hibernate in the winter and not move as much. But, I do not want to lose the progress that I have worked hard for. So, I chose to start a new workout program called 21 Day Fix Real Time with my accountability group. Accountability groups are a great way to keep […]

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How to Boost Endurance and Performance on a Budget: An Alternative to Beachbody Energize

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I absolutely love Beachbody On Demand workouts and was very tempted to try the Beachbody Performance supplements. However, being a researcher and health geek I always look at ingredient labels and research the active ingredients to determine their purpose and if they are necessary for my performance. By doing this I can find less expensive alternatives and make sure that I am not ingesting anything that is not necessary, such as preservatives, sugar, etc. My goal is to save money […]

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