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Research Shows a Morning Workout is Different than Evening Exercise

Morning Workout Timing

One of the most common things people ask themselves when they start an exercise routine is whether they should do a morning workout or wait for the afternoon or evening. It’s a reasonable question.  That said it’s not just a matter of when you think it would best suit your daily schedule (though that’s still a big factor, of course).  Instead, research has shown that timing decides other factors as well.

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How to Start Running for Your Mental and Physical Health

How to Start Running as a Beginner

Learning how to start running may be something you’re considering doing for your physical health, but you’ll be happy to know that it is also great for your mental wellbeing.  Even though we’re moderate runners at best when compared with others in the animal kingdom, our bodies were designed to get up on those two legs and get moving. By training to use that design, we can enjoy a slew of healthy advantages.

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What Difference Will You Feel from Getting 10,000 Steps Every Day?

What is the deal with trying to get 10,000 steps every day?  To be completely frank, the number is an arbitrary one. It was chosen in 1965 in Japan as a target for a pedometer called “Manpo-kei”, which translates to “ten thousand steps meter” in English.  It was a marketing tactic for the gadget that was, for whatever reason, accepted as the universal goal for the amount we move around on our feet each day. 

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How Exercise Affects Gut Flora

How Exercise Affects Gut FloraPerhaps you have never considered the connection of how exercise affects gut flora. It’s common just to turn to exercise simply for the fact that it helps you to lose weight or get healthier, but it goes much further than that. What you will find is also that exercise can help you with so many digestive issues, and therefore can benefit you greatly in this way.

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The Benefits of Inversion Exercises for the Spine

Benefits of Inversion Exercises Finding the perfect exercise when you have issues with your spine can sometimes be a difficult task. You need to be careful not to do anything that could make matters worse, but you want to remain as physically active as possible, nonetheless. There are several spinal benefits of inversion exercises, which explains why it is so quickly becoming one of the most popular methods for people who have problems in that area.

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5 Ways to Get Rid of Your Gym Membership

How to Get Rid of Your Gym Membership

Ready to get rid of your gym membership?  It’s a decision many of us face at various times in our lives.  There’s nothing wrong with signing up to classes or to use the machines and equipment at your own pace. However, if you just aren’t using it to the point that it’s worth your while, or you’re looking for areas where you can trim extra expenses from your life, this is certainly an option worth considering.

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The Most Effective Lower Ab Workouts

Effective Lower Ab Workouts

Getting your belly into great shape can be an easy task if you know what you are doing. Sometimes people have a little trouble with that lower ab area, though, and as a result they need to know about the most effective lower ab workouts.

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Calories Burned After Exercise Drops in Obesity Patients

Calories Burned After Exercise in Obesity

Recent obesity research has revealed some shocking and rather frustrating news, which is that the number of calories burned after exercise actually fall in people whose BMI is greater than 30.0.  This was the result of a study into resting burning rates by a team at the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology (SIAT) from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from the University of Roehampton.

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Is Your Weight Loss Strategy Causing Muscle Loss Too?

Is Your Weight Loss Strategy Causing Muscle Loss

Have you started to wonder if your weight loss strategy is causing muscle loss too? Should you be wondering this if you haven’t already?  After all, to be able to burn away unwanted fat, your primary strategy is to consume food in a way that leaves you in a calorie deficit (regardless of what technique you’re using to achieve that goal). On the other hand, when you’re training to build – or even preserve – lean muscles, you usually need to keep up your calories or even eat in a surplus.  See the problem?

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Precautions to Take When Exercising in the Heat

Safely Exercising in the HeatExercising in the heat can be an unavoidable circumstance at times, especially if you live in an area where it is hot most of the year. In addition, being part of certain outdoor competitions can leave you at risk of suffering from heat stroke if you are not careful.

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