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Entries in exercise advice (9)

Sunday
Jan242016

5 Game-Changing Fitness Commitments

When we only think of exercise as health routine, we miss out on so much—like challenge, adventure and motivation.

Taking on fitness commitments can help us upgrade our program to whole new levels and keep us engaged in exercise for the long haul. 

Wondering how to expand your fitness horizons beyond the same old routine and equipment? Check out these 5 inspiring challenges that can move your fitness—and weight loss—into brand new territory.

 

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Thursday
Sep242015

Top 6 Fitness Myths

If you asked a hundred people at a gym what information sources influenced their current fitness routine, you’d likely get a broad mix of good conversations and blank stares.

Some people do a version of what they see other people doing. Some do what they read about in a magazine or what they were told to do in gym class many years (or decades) ago.

Still others choose a blend of guidance from a trainer and ideas they gather from their favorite fitness websites.

What nearly all of these people would agree on, however, is the importance of efficiency. No one wants to spin their wheels during their workout time. They want results! This said, not all fitness routines will get you there in the fastest (or safest) way with the best outcomes.

 

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Tuesday
Aug112015

7 Tips for Fitness Motivation

Maybe you're just getting started on your fitness expedition - or looking for some insight on how to kickstart a new level or renewed commitment?

In any health and fitness journey, there are a few key factors that contribute significantly to our success in the long run, but we may not know which practices they are right away.

Some of us start off impressively strong, (probably too strong) and fizzle out quickly due to lack of proper planning. Others start rather willy-nilly and never get enough of a spark to achieve the results they want to see.

Whatever boat you're in, see which of these points speak to you, and use their messages to spur your success!

 

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Sunday
Jun282015

Upgrade Your Walking Workout

Of all of the weight loss means out there, walking is one of the most effective ways to shed pounds.

Many people assume that in order to decrease body fat they have to log considerable miles running, spend numerous hours lifting at the gym or cut calories until their stomachs talk back. Not only are those tactics unnecessary, but they’re generally ineffective!

In addition to appropriately personalized workout sessions, daily movement like walking offers countless benefits. You can even “up” the physical (and mental) advantages by adding these variations.

 

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Sunday
Apr122015

12 Spring Fitness Challenges - for Every Exerciser

Spring is often the perfect time to take up a new exercise goal. The weather is better, which means there's more incentive to be out and active. 

Why not seize the new beginning with a personal fitness challenge?

More than a regular exercise routine, a challenge pushes us to train for a particular performance goal and offers that rewarding finish line effect. 

This time of year you'll find all kinds of events that serve as challenges - or you can create your own using nearly any kind of exercise.

Choose the perfect challenge for you to reinvigorate a stagnant fitness routine or to kick off a new level of performance - all while adding fun and competition to the mix! Check out these 12 challenge ideas that span the full fitness spectrum.

 

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Tuesday
Sep302014

8 Ways to Branch Out at the Gym 

Think for a minute about where you spend your gym time.

What areas, machines or rooms do you frequent? What tools do you use? How much of the overall facility do these encompass? Finally, how long have you been limiting yourself to this circuit? 

The fact is, Life Time members literally have hundreds, if not thousands, of different equipment pieces, classes and other offerings to choose from. The concept behind this variety, of course, is to ignite interest and maximize workout productivity.

The tough thing, however, is that we're creatures of habit. We find our groove in life and often get stuck there. The same applies at the gym. This pattern can lead to plateaus and frustration, but a few tweaks can change your outlook on your current regimen. Expanding your fitness horizons will inevitably boost your enthusiasm – and your workout productivity. Consider these several ways to branch out at the club today.

 

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Tuesday
Sep162014

How Often Should I Exercise?

It seems like such a simple question, but the answer is far more complex than we assume. When club members ask me this, they’re often frustrated by the necessary response: “It depends.” Given that exercise is such a key component to health, a basic formula here would be convenient, but recommended frequency can vary based on everything from particular goal to health condition or even other lifestyle behaviors. In truth, the best routine correlates with a full composite picture and not a single consideration. For today, we’ll examine some of the most common factors that influence optimum frequency and sample regimens geared toward those scenarios.

 

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