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Purchasing Fitness Gear – Important Things You Might Not Be Aware Of

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Getting back in and staying in shape doesn’t come without cost. At its barest minimum, you need to be able to fork out some dough for shoes or the apparel you need for your chosen workout regimen. If you have money to burn, then you can definitely go for mini home gyms or choose to pay for premium for a fitness club membership. Whatever fitness program you plan to engage in, these tips will surely come in handy the next time you visit a sporting goods store.
1. Determine the sport that you want to engage in. This is the first step that you have to take, especially if you’re on a budget. If you’re only going to undertake a walking routine, then a quality pair of cross-trainers that absorb shock well, has good cushion and good tread will do. If you’re monitoring the number of steps you take everyday, an inexpensive pedometer will also be a good investment. Apart from jogging pants and a sweater for cold mornings out, these are all you need to complete your walking gear. If it’s swimming or water aerobics, you might want to invest in a well-made streamlined swimsuit, swimming cap and goggles. … Read the rest

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Fitness Equipment Tips – Essential Details You Need to Be Aware Of

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For most individuals, doing home exercises using home fitness equipment available in most sporting goods stores, online websites or home television shopping networks is the most convenient method of physical fitness. The pressures of daily living oftentimes make going to the gym almost impossible. To meet the demands of regular physical activity, home exercises are the way to go.
For those who simply want to engage in bodyweight exercises, there’s really not a lot of equipment involved except perhaps for a non-slip mat. However, for those who wish to do workouts with exercise equipment, then purchasing a set becomes a necessity. However, there are a few things that you must consider before buying a new set of fitness equipment.
For starters, you have to carefully evaluate the advertising claims of the resistance training equipment or cardiovascular exercise you want to buy. Some of these products claim to burn off fat with a minimum of effort. Any form of weight loss can only be achieved through proper diet and regular exercise. Some manufacturers may use testimonials from highly-satisfied customers to back their claims. However, this does not necessarily represent a wide demographic. When your fitness level stands at a virtual zero, … Read the rest

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Your Fitness Goal Has Been Reached, Now What?

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Over the past couple weeks since I have been spreading the news of my involvement with Team Beach Body. One question has been asked more then any other. “I reached my goal(s) and then I fell back into my old rut and lose everything I gained! I’m frustrated, what do I need to do to make me happy?” When I first heard these stories, I was confused. If you reached your goals, then continue doing what got you there. Seems like the simple answer, but it is not the case.
After talking to numerous people this past week, they talked about things such as boredom, lack of support, weak nutritional habits (no accountability) and time commitment. These are just a few reasons for their down fall. At the end of the day like I told many of them, they are making excuses of not breaking their old habits. On a positive side there are ways to keep the momentum going once you have reached your original goal(s).
1) BE PROACTIVE: This is something my Dad told me when I was very young. Know where you are going before you get there. Look at new goals that you might want to … Read the rest

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How To Design Your Own Fitness And Exercise Program

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When it comes to your overall health, nothing can derail it quicker than being even slightly overweight. The added weight puts added stress on your bones, which causes pain whenever you take a step. Before you know it, you are unconsciously walking differently in order to relieve some of that pain, which, in turn, causes a domino effect of muscle strain and unnecessary strain on your spine to compensate. All of this can be avoided by practicing a good fitness and exercise program. But how do you find one that works for you, and is enjoyable enough to keep doing?
Size Does Not Fit All
There are hundreds of volumes available today that tout a particular diet, fitness and exercise program. This is an ever growing market, and it may be that one of the reasons that there are so many is that not everyone finds that they work for them. To get the most out of any personal regimen, it has to speak to you on some desirable level and contain something within it to keep you motivated enough to stick to it. Why not cut to the chase and just create your own instead? That way, there should … Read the rest