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You wonder why your attempts at losing weight always seem to miss the mark. It’s not for lack of knowing what it takes to shed the pounds. You understand the importance of eating right, exercising, and drinking plenty of water. You also recognize the need to stay dedicated to the plan. And therein may lie the problem: despite your best efforts, you simply get bored with the day-to-day regimen of following strict weight loss protocol. But before you let boredom derail your motivation and progress, why not try putting some excitement into the endeavor? These eight ideas will show you how to make your weight loss journey interesting and fun so you can stay the course, drop the weight, and meet your goals once and for all. [Read more]

Anyone can be injured during exercise, no matter their level of experience, fitness, or age. However, older adults are at greater risk of injury because of bone and muscle loss, which comes with age, making them less agile and steady on their feet. To avoid exercise-related injury and the accompanying pain, discomfort, and inconvenience, observe the following precautions: [Read more]

Did your New Year’s Resolution revolve around weight loss? According to researchers at Scranton University, starting a new diet is statistically the most popular way to start the New Year, yet around 60 percent of people quit within the first month. So if you haven’t yet quit the diet that you started on January 1, you are part of an elite club. To salvage your resolution, you’ll need a real game-changer. Enter boxing. Here are three ways to lose weight with boxing and meet your weight loss goals this year.  [Read more]

For all the positives that could be listed of reaching retirement age, there are certainly a few negatives as well. One such negative is how much more difficult it becomes to exercise, and the aches and pains that follow any attempts. However, retirement from work is not a reason to also stop exercising, in fact, doing exercise regularly as you get older is crucial for your body, and will help you stay healthier, stronger, and more flexible as you get older. The important thing to remember is that you won’t be able to do as much as when you were younger, and you may even need to learn to love different forms of exercise in order to get the amount you need. Below you will find four of the best exercises you can do as a senior that will be kind to your body, but hugely rewarding. [Read more]

So, you go to the gym every day, exercise with the same equipment day by day, using the same routine. Perhaps you go for a daily walk, using the same route, the same distance, possibly even wearing the same gear. Are you surprised that you are demotivated and are finding it so hard to continue with your workout? It’s time to do things differently. Like everything in life, you need to introduce variety into your keep-fit regime. Varying your workout brings a number of benefits.  [Read more]

If the gym is not accessible and you want to continue your strength training, there are many yoga poses that can help you. Yoga is a useful exercise for stretching muscles and reducing anxiety. You don’t need to have weights or equipment to build your muscles. A yoga mat can be used, but is not necessary. You can do these exercises from home. [Read more]

Most of want to get regular exercise — or at least we think we do. But when the moment comes to actually commence a workout, inertia and lack of motivation often win out. The solution may lie within you already. Leveraging your own mind against the problem is a good idea. Here are five practical, psychological tricks to employ to get you to exercise more. [Read more]

Whether you’re a veteran gym-goer who knows your way around some free weights, or you’re a newcomer who’s trying to reach a fitness goal for the first time, you may be wondering whether a personal trainer is worth the money.  Depending on what your goals are, your personal ideas and tendencies when it comes to fitness, and where you’re at in your fitness journey, a personal trainer may be someone who can help you reach those goals faster and in a safer way.  [Read more]