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Do you over-exercise?

Years ago, when I went to a store where herbs, supplements and various tinctures are sold the herbalist asked me how much I exercised and when I said “an hour a day,” he replied, “that’s too much.” An hour a day is ideal, but many people spend three or more hours a day exercising. Unfortunately, […]

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Fat for Fuel?

A triathlete told me he is drinking butter coffee before running, his timing has improved and he’s not hungry even after a hard training session. He said the butter coffee he drinks has over 400 calories so he asked me if it’s possible to use fat for fuel. After your body depletes glycogen it will […]

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Make Money to Lose Weight

Would more people lose weight if they got paid every time they lost ten pounds? I’m betting they would. Some folks spend hours every week clipping coupons. Motorists will drive an additional five miles to save ten cents per gallon on gasoline. Smokers have cut back on cigarettes due to the high taxes. People are […]

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Diet Review of “Inches off! Your Tummy. The Super-Simple 5-minute Plan to Firm Up Flab & Sculpt a Flat Belly.”

While out shopping I saw a diet book titled, “Inches off! Your Tummy. The Super-Simple 5-minute Plan to Firm Up Flab & Sculpt a Flat Belly.” The author, Jorge Cruise, is not a doctor, a nurse or a nutritionist. Right away, you should be skeptical. We should all know by now that we cannot spot […]

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Don’t Let Exercise Make You Fatter

Adding exercise and cutting back on calories is supposed to lead to greater weight loss, but many studies don’t support this theory. What?!!! Those studies are flawed, right? Well, some people may have been eating more calories since exercising leads to an increase in appetite, but there’s more to this. Let me explain. When some […]

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Best time to exercise

“When is the best time to exercise?” I was recently asked. It really depends on the individual, when they have the time, and the most amount of energy. I know that if I don’t exercise first thing in the morning, it will never get done. Some people are not morning people, or they don’t have […]

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How often should I exercise?

Back when I was in high school I would go to the gym and jog on the treadmill every day. A senior male gym member told me that I shouldn’t exercise every day so I stopped going as often. I think back and wonder why I listed to him. He was overweight, didn’t work at […]

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Why you shouldn’t test your blood sugar during or right after exercise

I’ve found that blood sugars levels are inaccurate during exercise or right after exercise. The reason for this is if you are testing your blood sugar from drops of blood taken from your finger instead of from your arm (such as when a nurse draws your blood), there is a lag time when it comes […]

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Insanity Exercise Video Review

If you’re wondering if you should buy Shaun T’s Insanity exercise video series, don’t buy it if you are new to cardio or if you want to build muscle. The first DVD I tried, I had to pause half-way through because I was certain I was going to throw up. I was dry-heaving for about […]

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Trainer Tip – Calves in 8 minutes

If working your calves for eight minutes sounds easy, I have news for you. It’s hard! Grab two heavy weights, set your timer for 8 minutes, and do 25 calf raises without stopping. Rest for 15 to 30 seconds and repeat until the timer goes off. You should do at least four sets of twenty-five. […]

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