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Do squats every day for good health

Squats should be a part of your fitness routine every day. When done properly, squats have many benefits that we may not realize. When most people think of the reasons to squat, they are likely thinking of building leg muscles or toning the legs. Squats not only strengthen your legs, they prime the whole body to get stronger. Many researchers...

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What's the best time of day to work out?

A question I often hear is, “When is the best time of day to work out?” The answer I give is probably predictable. The best time of day to work out is whenever you can fit it in. However, I have seen some pros and cons to the different times of the day to exercise. Morning workouts are great because when you start your day with a tough...

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Give yourself 10 minutes of physical activity per hour

Are you someone who sits for several hours at a time? Do you find yourself sitting in a car, an office chair or the couch for most of the day? Hopefully you understand the value of exercise and complete a moderate to intense workout for 30 to 45 minutes most days of the week.However, even when you do a 30-minute workout, there are still good...

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Are you tracking your minutes?

When it comes to physical activity, do you ever think about or track the total minutes of activity you do? According to the American College of Sports Medicine, adults should be getting at least 150 minutes per week of exercise to be healthy and maintain weight. For weight loss, the recommendation is 250 minutes of exercise per week or more...

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Working Out 101: Cardio vs. resistance training

There are many misconceptions about cardio and resistance training. One is the belief that cardio is good for weight loss while resistance training is good for toning. In reality, both forms of training work well together for both weight loss and toning. Cardiovascular training is anything that gets you out of breath by working your heart...

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