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For the Best Results Work Out in the Early Evening

If you head to the gym daily (or at least a few times a week), this tip will help you get the most out of your cardio workout. Not only will you be more alert than if you go early in the morning or late at night, your lungs are also using oxygen more efficiently, and you’re more coordinated, which […]

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Another Reason to Try Something New…at the Gym

Think it’s just your mind that’s bored on the treadmill? Turns out your body is actually “bored,” as well. After doing the same strength or cardio routine a few times in a row your body actually acclimates to it and burns fewer calories. What’s the solution? Vary your workouts. If you’re a die-hard fan of the elliptical, switch it up […]

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3 Tips to Soothe Aching Muscles

If you overdid it at the gym (or maybe rearranging furniture or helping a friend move), here are three simple ways to soothe those aching muscles and get on the road to recovery faster. Drink lots of water, which will increase blood flow to your muscles. Go for a long walk. It’s important to keep moving, but you don’t want […]

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Adding in Exercise

Sloth: A definite diet devil, and the personal bane of my existence. One thing that made me happy when I first met with Heather (and she says the same thing in Bread is the Devil) was that I didn’t have to start exercising if I wasn’t doing it already. Well…I wasn’t doing it already. And hadn’t been consistent with exercise […]

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Not sure how to put this, but…you smell

This week’s reader question comes from a spin instructor named DanaD123, who teaches a weekly Saturday morning session. One class regular has a serious body odor problem: “The minute she enters the room, the smell is overpowering.” Worse, DanaD123 says, “It’s getting to the point where several other members have either complained, or stopped coming altogether.” And although another gym […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Cycling

After enjoying my fair share of spin classes over the years, I finally decided to start exercising on a bike of my own a couple of months ago. So far, biking on the open roads hasn’t disappointed me—in fact, it’s simplified my life. It satisfies my need for cardio, and it happens to be a great mode of transportation—not to […]

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