Do you have Fitness Off Days? It happens to the best of us. A few great weeks of following your fitness and nutrition plan and then—BANG—life happens. A late night out with friends, a last-minute business trip, a sick child at home, or something as simple as a bad mood can derail you. Maybe you missed your fitness session or you simply don’t have the energy (or desire) to prepare a healthy meal. Regardless, you’re having an “off” day.

Sometimes an off day is just that: one day off track. You wake up the next morning back to being motivated and focused on your goals. Other times, it may take several days to regain your fitness mojo. Off days can be vicious—but they can also be stopped.

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Have you Considered Working out as a Couple? Hitting the gym with a workout buddy is not only a great company but can be incredibly motivating, too. Countless studies show that working out with a partner will maximize your results.

According to a study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, working out with your partner can double your performance and give you your dream body twice as fast. Isn’t that great! Working out as a couple is a significant team-building activity, and you’ll want your partner to be on your team forever.

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resting heart rate

 

What is Resting Heart Rate? How Are You Affected? You may already know that resting heart rate (RHR) is the number of times your heart beats or squeezes in the absence of exertion. You might also know that, generally, the fewer beats your heart makes during periods when you’re awake and relaxed, the better. But beyond that, it’s probably not something you think a whole lot about.

Your resting heart rate is worth paying attention to for the myriad of ways it can be an indicator of your overall health. Here’s the nitty-gritty on this little number.

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Starting a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. Physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose weight — and even improve your sleep habits and self-esteem. And there’s more good news. You can start a fitness program in only five steps.

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fitness gadgets

 

Healthy Head Start with these 2018 Fitness Gadgets. January means hitting the gym — hard. Your already depleted list of new year resolutions inevitably involves notes to lose a few pounds and raise your fitness levels: the marathon is only four months away, and that new road bike isn’t going to ride itself.

It feels a little daunting, but there is an upside: new year means new gear. Those miles will go more quickly when you’ve got a personal trainer in your ear, and a new pair of smart scales is the incentive you need to push a little harder in the spinning studio.
From jackets that heat up for cold runs to water bottles that glow to remind you to drink, here’s the smartest fitness tech you need in 2018.

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benefits of resistance training

3 ways your Fitness Benefits from Resistance Training

Strength training or weight training is commonly referred to as resistance training. Resistance is utilized to build muscle strength, increase muscle size and increase muscle endurance. The utilization of resistance allows the muscles to contract. Thereby, causing microscopic damages or tears to muscle cells. Furthermore, the body acts on it and promotes regeneration of the muscle cells. Hence strengthening the muscles, growing more stronger muscles.

Resistance training tends to be focused on power and tends to be anaerobic (intense) in nature. Anything with maximal exertions can be considered resistance training. Things like Tennis and racquetball show some benefits as well due to some strides being full exertion, but weightlifting tends to have the most dramatic effects.

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