Establishing a Workout Routine

It’s springtime and you are suddenly reminded of all the junk food you binged on throughout the long, cold winter months. Instead of jumping up and going for a run, you ridicule yourself and take the unnecessary journey through a pointless guilt trip. Please stop doing this, it only makes things worse. Take a deep […]

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An Interval Workout for the Treadmill

Via Locke Hughes over at Greatist comes this really smart workout idea for the treadmill.If you’re like me, the idea of running on the treadmill for 30-45 minutes straight isn’t the most pleasant experience. I have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill. On one hand, I know that getting in my cardio routine is an […]

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Why the Slow Carb Diet is Brilliant

Many of our readers are probably already familiar with Tim Ferris, who really is a terrific writer and fascinating guy. He’s probably most famous for his 4-Hour Work Week book, and he’s built an entire brand around the idea. Really interesting stuff.Well, one of Tim’s ideas that has really taken off in the fitness/nutrition community […]

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How to Build the Ultimate Home Gym

For a lot of people, myself included, the hardest part about working out isn’t the actual physical exercise — it’s simply getting to the gym in the first place.Once I’m at the gym, in my workout clothes, getting in a good sweat becomes second nature to me. It’s easy. I know which exercises I want […]

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Should You Be on the Paleo Diet?

Unless you’ve been living in a bubble these past few years, you’re surely familiar with the Paleo Diet. It has taken the diet community by storm. What exactly is the Paleo Diet?Basically, it’s supposed to mimic the way we used to eat — and by “we” I mean our ancestors, from way back when — […]

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5 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail

If you are reading this, you are either going on a diet, just got off a failed diet, or thinking about a new diet to try. Let’s face it-the concept of failure is not exactly a strange concept when diets are concerned. Indeed, it comes with the territory.Most people who get on a diet don’t […]

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The Missing Ingredient in Most Diet Plans

Did you know that the global diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry? At numerous points from Manhattan to Manila and from Toronto to Timbuktu, diet products, whether in the form of pills, capsules, powders, dietary shakes, or books, are bought, sold, and championed.After all this annual activity, are people any slimmer? Sadly, no. In […]

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The Real Reason Why Low Carb Diets Work

It’s been over a decade since the wildly popular Atkins entered the American popular imagination. Back in 2000 to 2005, it seemed like everyone and his dog was on a low-carb diet. All sorts of otherwise sugar- or starch-intensive snacks and meals were rolled out in low-carb versions. TV talk shows frequently mentioned low-carb diet success […]

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Fat: Not the Dietary Evil You Thought It Was

Starting in the early 70s, there was a tidal wave of bad news hitting the popular media regarding the evils of fat. Study after study suggested that there was a link between high fat diets and diabetes, heart disease, and some other health problems. It seemed that subsequent studies just reinforced the earlier studies that […]

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