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Best Body Weight Workouts for Beginners

Body Weight Training for Beginners FREE 4 Week Program for BEGINNERS Featuring Jen Sinkler. She has 13 years as a fitness editor, writer and personal trainer, with another two full decades also training as an athlete (many of those on the U.S. national rugby team)....

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Short Intense Kettlebell Workouts

Kettebell Training Exercises for Beginners This is a great workout to do when time or equipment are is limited. Remember, the faster you work (shorter rest) the more of a fat loss/metabolic workout it will be. Slower/heavier load will be more strength focused. BodyFit...

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The 9 Habits of Reasonably Fit Women Over 40

1. Show up everyday. I have found that 80% of the battle is being self motivated & disciplined. So work out with a team, then you'll have a good reason to show up everyday. I love the support and camaraderie of having women to compete against at my training...

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The High Fructose Corn Syrup Story

Have you seen the ads by the agribusiness public relations departments describing high-fructose corn syrup as "healthy" and "all-natural"? According to the Corn Refiners Association, high-fructose corn syrup contains the same amount of calories as cane and beet sugar,...

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Your life will be better if…

How many times have you said, “My life will be better if…?” My life will be better IF I had more time to workout, or IF I could lose 40 pounds, or IF I could stop feeling tired all the time or IF I could get motivated to start working out again. What is your IF?...

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Paleo Works, but only if you do it

"Paleo works, but only if you do it", says Robb Wolf one of the leading authorities on the Paleo Solution, the Original Human Diet. One of the questions I can imagine "healthy" people might ask ( like I did) is why do I need to this "diet" and what will the benefits...

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Why be upside down?

Handstands, hand walking, and pressing to a handstand are excellent exercises to developing your athletic potential. Even my Mom remembers doing handstands & cartwheels as a kid, yet today hand balancing seems to have fallen out of favor. Of course, we think we grow...

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Why You Should Start Your Fat Loss Regime with a Colon Cleanse

Like many people at the New Year, I'll bet some of your goals include: lose weight, burn fat, get fit, get stronger or any number of things. Well I would add to that list, Do a Colon Cleanse and here's why. Since about 80 percent of your immune system is located in...

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Why Women Need More Omega-3’s

Most people get too many omega-6 fatty acids in their diet in the form of processed oils and fast foods and not enough omega-3s. Because of this, the majority of Americans suffer from an imbalance of omega-6s to omega-3s. The ideal balance of omega-3s to omega-6s is...

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The Top 5 SuperFoods for Increased Energy & Total Health

Stop taking petroleum-chemical-based vitamin and mineral supplements and start eating these super-concentrated, nutrient-rich foods. What are “SuperFoods”? SuperFoods have the ability to tremendously increase your energy levels, they boost the immune system, elevate...

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What’s in your refrigerator?

Have you ever wondered what a fat loss expert and bodybuilder like Tom Venuto has in his kitchen? Does he have ice cream hidden in his freezer? 🙂 What's in his kitchen cupboards? What appliances does Tom use to create his tasty (and waist-line friendly) 'Burn The...

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What the new “low carb study” REALLY says

A news media feeding frenzy erupted recently when a new diet study broke in the New England Journal of Medicine... Almost all the reporters got it wrong, wrong 'WRONG!' So did most of the gloating low carb forumites and bloggers. Come to think of, almost everyone...

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Top 10 Best Brain Sports

In case you missed this, Ping London organized a promotion of the sport of table tennis, and to mark the two year countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, by putting a hundred table tennis tables all across London's landmarks, squares, shopping...

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Lee Austin from Gympie, Queensland. About to turn 49 and can honestly say lifting weights so far has given me awesome results. Yes nutrition is 70% but with dedication & commitment its all achievable. I am also currently studying to be a Personal trainer here in...

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"Weight training transformed my body. I've been recycling 30-40 lbs for most of my life by yo-yo dieting and exercising."  "Until recently, I have had size 14 clothes in my closet. Now I am a size 2-4. I never found something I could live with until now. I never made...

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Hi my name is Tina I just turned 47 in March and I'm a Mom, my boys are 24, 21, & 14. My fitness journey began about nine years ago when I started working out in my community gym. Even though I've never struggled with being "overweight," I was still self conscious...

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Rose Flower says: "Just wanted to share my transformation."  40 is the new 20! I started my journey in May 2013! So I'm going on 3 years this May! Hard work does pay off!" I started my in May 2013 because of my health my doctor told me in a nice way that I was obese...

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SUCCESS STORY Nancy Reinhardt

Nancy Reinhardt is a stay at home mom of 5 turned highly successful entrepreneur. Like many, she lived a fit athletic life in her teens and early twenties. Was a known aerobics instructor and trainer and from there was a successful health club manager. She chose to...

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Mary Dent, is 53. She is a mother of three, and a personal trainer.  Mary's advice to women over 50 that want a body like hers……. "Have a goal. It’s never too late to start working out. Get a medical clearance, especially if weight is an issue." "Next, they should...

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Joyce Bell - I am a 15yr cardiac nurse I barely exercised because I would become fatigued and hyperventilate with minimal stress I was introduced to a daily nutritional cleansing system that changed my life. With dedicated meal planning, exercise and rest. I went from...

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The before was in 2012 at age 39 and left is me now at age 42!! Removed 65 pounds and have kept it off for 2.5 years!   SEE MORE SUCCESS STORIES >>

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Over 40 Amateur Of The Week: Age: 47 Height: 5'4" Weight: 120 lbs. Felicia used to watch people lift weights from the treadmill. Eventually, she got tired of wishing her body looked strong and went into action. What Is the Most Important Bodybuilding...

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The Top 10 Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

For thousands of years, indigenous cultures worldwide have understood that cooked & fermented foods are more feeding & nourishing to the body than raw foods. Raw foods are cleansing and detoxifying to the body because they are harder to digest. Whereas,...

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Feel better by modifying your diet based on your body type

What should you believe these days when everywhere you look there are contradictions in every nutrition & health book and article you read? Your Mom tells you one thing, your friend tells you another & then you read something else in a health magazine. Most advice...

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“Stop drifting, start rowing”

Our friend and fellow water person extraordinaire, Roz Savage, who is the First Woman To Row Solo Across the Pacific Ocean and has logged 11,000 miles, 3.5 million oar strokes, 352 days alone at sea, has just been officially selected as an "Adventurer of the Year" by...

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Exercising on an empty stomach can boost muscle building

Working out on an empty stomach can boost your overall health and fitness. Simply skip breakfast and exercise first thing in the morning and then have a protein recovery meal 30 minutes after your workout. Whether you choose to exercise on an empty stomach or not,...

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Build Your Own (BYO) EarthBox Salad Gardens

I love fresh greens everyday in my salads and since I work at home a lot, I enjoy walking out onto my deck and harvesting my lettuce greens fresh from the garden everyday. Since my actual garden is down in the back yard I decided to make it more convenient by creating...

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Life certainly begins in many ways after 40

This is a follow-up to a story I did last summer on USA Canoe/Kayaker, Pam Boteler. See the article, World-class athlete, activist and raw food vegan at 40. Boteler is the top American woman in sprint canoeing, a high intensity flatwater sport that's a growing craze...

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H.A. Joint and Skin Super Formula

I heard this radio broadcast with Bill Sardi talking about how this Japanese Village has a remarkable history of people living to a ripe old age. One of the factors they found was an excess of something called H.A.. It supports healthy joint flexibility, healthy...

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The Dark Side of Vitaminwater

Just found this Article in the Huffington Post: Written by John Robbins Author of The New Good Life, Diet For A New America, and many other bestsellers Posted: August 5, 2010 07:00 AM "Now here's something you wouldn't expect. Coca-Cola is being sued by a non-profit...

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Oh No! I’m Sick. What do I do Now?

There are many things you can do to recover, too many to put them all in this blog, but I will list a few of my favorites for you. 1] Go to Bed! YOU NEED REST FOR YOUR BODY TO WIN! The sooner you give yourself what you need, the quicker you will heal. It’s really that...

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What would Michael Pollan eat?

I loved Michael's Book the "The Omnivore's Dilemma. Now he's got a new book out called, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (The Penguin Press, $21.95) went on sale last week, advance copies inspired the magazine Edible San Francisco to publish haikus riffing on...

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The Five Healthiest Foods to Eat on Thanksgiving

• Cranberries. They are loaded with the antioxidant vitamin C and also provide a fair amount of dietary fiber and manganese. Cranberries also contain proanthocyanidins, a type of antioxidant that can prevent the adhesion of bacteria to the urinary tract sometimes...

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

National Women's Health & Fitness Day Women's Health & Fitness Day. This unique event, set for Wednesday, September 29, 2010, is the largest national health promotion day for women. Similar in concept to the successful National Senior Health & Fitness Day,...

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8 Steps to remove your rust in your body

Oxidative rust is one of the many factors that contributes to aging and diseases such as, heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, macular degeneration, and wrinkles…These diseases are all manifestations of unchecked free radical...

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CrossFit is an amazing fitness regime…

CrossFit is my new fitness regime of choice. Simple & sweet, here is their mantra... World-Class Fitness in 100 Words: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat....

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A few startling facts about our health insurance system

Just a few startling facts about our health insurance system. 1. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. spends more than $2 trillion a year (roughly 16% of the gross domestic product) on health expenditures yet has a healthcare system ranked 37th in...

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At 52, Exercise guru Denise Austin is always in motion

and she suggests ways you should get moving too. She's sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, starred in fitness television shows since the 1980s and written 10 books. And at 52 she's still going strong and she's still helping women to achieve their...

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