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What is a HIIT workout?

What is a HIIT workout?

Last year, the HIIT workout was one of the top fitness trends. This year it stays steady as one of the most popular fitness plans. The high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a training technique that involves a step where you give 100% of your energy in quick bursts of intense exercise followed…

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What is kettlebell training?

What is kettlebell training?

Long before gyms were packed to the gills with futuristic looking machines, those who wanted an explosive way to build muscle had the kettlebell. Kettlebells are heavy metal balls with a single handle at the top and have been around in some form for literally centuries. Given their low-tech design…

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Exercise therapy can reduce surgical knee repairs

Exercise therapy can reduce surgical knee repairs

The menisci are the shock absorbers in the knees and provide a cushion between the shinbone and the thighbone. Severe traumas can result in the rupture of a meniscus, which might lead to surgery. However, many professionals agree that some surgical knee repairs are unnecessary. This is due to a…

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World Health Organization Recommends Fitness Regime for 18-65 Year Olds

World Health Organization Recommends Fitness Regime for 18-65 Year Olds

Conforming to the World Health Organization's "Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health" program, this specialized United Nations agency came up with a set of fitness recommendations for three age groups. These are comprised of 5-17 year-olds, 18-64 year-old and 65 years…

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What are the best exercises to do at home after sitting all day at work?

What are the best exercises to do at home after sitting all day at work?

Sitting all day during the 9 to 5 is slowly killing you by making you more prone to back, hip and other physical issues. Fortunately, there are some exercises that can offset this effect. They are easy-to-perform, simple exercises that can actually save you from a lot of suffering. Plank The plank…

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Four exercises using a foam roller.

Four exercises using a foam roller.

Foam rolling is a type exercise that provides myofascial release, which means that it gets rids of some knots that form in your muscles that if left untreated can affect your mobility. Here are four exercises that you can practice at home. All you need is a yoga mat and a good foam roller. Foam…

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30-Second Bursts of Cardio Exercises Beats an Hour of Lower Intensity Exercise

30-Second Bursts of Cardio Exercises Beats an Hour of Lower Intensity Exercise

Do you spend an hour walking at a steady pace as part of your fitness routine? Do you jog on the treadmill for 45 to 60 minutes while reading a magazine or book? While it is good that you have an exercise routine, you might be doing it the wrong way. According to exercise experts, 30-second bursts…

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Rebounder exercises followed by recovery and relaxation

Rebounder exercises followed by recovery and relaxation

For many, rebounders – the tiny, taut trampolines found in some gyms – are not a part of their fitness routine. Their benefits aren’t as immediately apparent as those of cardio machines and weights, but make no mistake, rebounders have their virtues. Step 1: Warm-Up The easiest way…

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Michelle Obama’s Workout with Friends – 4 Exercises

Michelle Obama’s Workout with Friends – 4 Exercises

During her stint as the nation’s First Lady, Michelle Obama introduced the Let’s Move initiative. She said that she often hosted boot camps for her close friends during weekends during her time in the White House. She continued that routine even when she is no longer the First Lady. Even…

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What a 30-Minute Spin-Class Should Include

What a 30-Minute Spin-Class Should Include

Before you join a spin class, you should first know what to expect. A spin class is a high-intensity cycling workout that uses a stationary machine. Your legs are moving constantly and you can’t stop pedaling during the 30-minute session. One of the things that a spin class should have is an…

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How Can Dehydration Hinder Your Workout Routines?

How Can Dehydration Hinder Your Workout Routines?

The human body is made up of roughly around 50 percent water. This is why we need to drink lots and lots of it. Our cells require water to be activated. Water helps jumpstart the transportation of materials throughout the body. It acts both as a solvent and lubricant. It helps regulate our…

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How Can Sprinting Help Your Fitness Regime?

How Can Sprinting Help Your Fitness Regime?

Sprinting provides many benefits to your body. It can help you lose weight, improve health, and build muscles. Regular sprinting can also promote healthy living. There’s no reason why you should not include it in your fitness regime. If you want to shed weight, you should consider sprinting.…

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Four Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain

Four Exercises You Can Do At Your Desk to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain

When you start feeling tension on your shoulders and start experiencing a stiff neck after sitting hunched on your desk, you ought to take a break and do the following four exercises to alleviate the pain. Behind the Back Neck Stretch Stand with your feet hip-width apart and arms by your sides Reach…

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Glutes and hamstring exercises

Glutes and hamstring exercises

In order to work a muscle or section of muscles, you have to isolate that section in order to focus on it. In this instance, we will show you four exercises that work on both glutes and hamstrings. These two muscle sections can be considered together as working on one will usually apply pressure on…

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