The Link Between Fitness and Watching Television

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Studies confirm a link between watching TV and a reduction in fitness level. The result is people gaining weight ranging from a few pounds to being obese. And the reason is basically two-fold: 4678 1. Mindless eating With their focus on watching the program on TV, it is easy to sit down and consume a whole bag of potato chips ...

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Why You Should Run Your Long Runs Slowly

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When training to run a full marathon, a long run is usually at least 18 miles, but less than 23. Rarely do runners run a full 26.2 miles during their train-up. Running your long runs at a slower pace than for other types of runs does 4 things

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What Should You Look for in a Running Watch?

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While you can easily upload an app onto your Smartphone that allows you to track your runs, nothing compares to the performance and benefits of an actual running watch. Running watches offer more features than running apps and provide vital real-time tracking information that is easy to view. They also happen to be more reliable and accurate than running apps. So, if you are looking for the best way to improve your runs, a running watch is the way to go.

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How to Make More Time in Your Day to Exercise

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A common excuse for not exercising is a lack of time. However, when analyzed most people have the time to exercise if they choose to make it a priority in their lives. Increasing the amount of exercise 15 minutes each day reduces the risk of premature death by 14% and adds three years to your life expectancy. In this article we discuss ways to “make time” to exercise so you can live a healthier life longer.

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What is a Wall Sit and How Do You Do Them?

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If you're looking for an exercise that will strengthen your legs and core without having to have the equipment, wall sits might be a great choice. Wall sits promote strength, balance, and can be calming. They can be done normally, or you can add variations to them. If you're not doing wall sits currently, it's worth giving them a try to see if you like them and if you get the results you want from them.

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How to Tone Your Legs (Rather Than Bulk Them)

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For women who want to get into a regular exercise routine, a common concern is that they will build too much muscle and end up looking bulky and masculine. Not only is it very difficult for a woman to get to the stage where she looks ‘bulky’, but there are plenty of things you can do to avoid building too much muscle and to make sure you concentrate on toning rather than gaining masses of muscle. If you’re focusing on your legs and want a toned and defined look, here are some things to try out.

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Can Caffeine Boost Your Workout Performance?

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While most of us think drinking a cup or two of coffee in the morning is a good way to relax and start the day, the caffeine in the dark liquid can cause some side effects if too much is ingested. For instance, caffeine can increase your heart rate, cause jitteriness, and heartburn from increased stomach acid production, and make you more anxious. Regular consumption of coffee or other liquids containing caffeine however can reduce these symptoms as the body gets used to the same amount of stimulant on a regular basis.

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