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Free Weights vs. Machines – Which Are Better For Strengthening?

With so many strength training options available, it’s no surprise that people fall into analysis paralysis when choosing which weights to use.  Free weights vs. machines and which one is “better” is a very common question. Both free weights and machines offer unique individual benefits, and there are other considerations (such as your fitness level and …

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How To Get More Flexible When You Always Feel Stiff

Do you feel like you never get more flexible no matter how hard you try? Then this article is for you.  Stretching longer or “harder” isn’t the answer. In reality, that works against you. Here are my top tips to get flexible fast. (That actually work.) Be consistent First of all, flexibility gains don’t happen overnight.  …

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How To Burn More Calories While Walking

Walking is one of the most accessible, low-impact workout activities.  Whether you’re outside or on a treadmill, this low-impact aerobic exercise can help support a healthy fitness plan and meet daily physical activity goals.  10,000 daily steps is a popular goal (with questionable scientific roots) but when it comes to burning calories, quality matters more …

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Why The Apple Watch And Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor Are An Awesomely Accurate Combination

For a serious fitness junkie, few things are more irritating than a fitness tracker telling you your heart rate is 93 bpm while you’re busting your butt (or worse, endless searching for a connection). You did the work, but still… Fitness trackers have come a long way in recent years, but wrist-worn technology still has …

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Step Aerobics For Beginners – A Complete Guide To Getting Started

You might think that step aerobics went out with colorful leotards and big hair, but this low-impact cardio blast is still very much alive.  Other than the fun factor, what I love about step aerobics is that you don’t have to try that hard to get your heart rate up. It just happens naturally and …

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