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2 proven methods to lower diabetes risk

Listed below are 2 proved methods that assist individuals to lower diabetes risk Did you know that excess fat is just about the # 1 risk factor for diabetes? Yes, variables, including genes and aging do are likely involved in type 2 diabetes. But a major international Obesity Task Force estimated in 2002 that 60 percent of diabetes cases all over the world were due to weight gain, plus Western nations it had been nearer to 90 percent.
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Be party smart - simple rules to avoid calories

With the abundance of parties this time of year - from the holidays to Mardi Gras - it can be easy to over-indulge and see the result in your waistline. Even so, it's possible to enjoy party favorites with the right approach.
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Is Walking an Effective Weight Loss Strategy?

We hear about the need for exercise constantly. Everyone knows they need to do it. Especially with over 60% of Americans falling into the overweight category.
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Walking your Way Healthy

As a woman, I can tell you that we lead hectic lives. Some of us hold down a full time job that might often go past the traditional hours of 9-5. In fact I know some women who work 12 hours or more a day. Some of us are raising a family which can be just as challenging. More and more of us however is doing both. With our careers and families being so high on our priority list, it is not surprising that many women put themselves and their health
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Improve Your Running with Proper Breathing

There seems to be a great deal of confusion these days over the proper way to breathe while running or jogging.
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Getting Started With A Walking Routine

A warm-up activity that uses the same muscles you will use during your workout is the best choice. If you are going to take a brisk 30-minute walk, walk slowly for five to 10 minutes to warm up.
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Does Circuit Training Exercise Burn Calories?

There's no doubt that hydraulic circuit training health clubs are more popular than ever before. With over 10,000 of these gyms dotting the American landscape, men and women alike are finding circuit training exercise to be relatively easy and certainly effective.
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Why Pilates Can help You Get Fit And Stay in Shape

There are so many good ways to get fit and maintain good health through exercise and no one method works for everybody. That's why it's good to have a choice of fitness methods to use. One home fitness exercise that has been gaining in popularity in recent years is pilates. A lot of people have heard of pilates but don't really know much about it though.
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How To Run Safely

Susan was a slave to her schedule. Rain or shine, she laced on her running shoes and set out on her daily jog. She left at the same time, ran the same route, and arrived home at the same time.
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How Pilates Can Promote Good Health In Both Mind And Body

It's been known for some time that a good daily exercise routine can help both improve a person's physical health and also their mental outlook as well. The body just seems to respond well to being kept in tune. But even further advancement in mind/body health has been brought about in recent years through the use of the pilates exercise method.
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5 Mistakes New Runners Make

Running seems to be one of the easiest exercises available, yet many are not doing it perfectly. No wonder why many people suffer injuries and other problems. The point here is that running is not simply placing one foot ahead of the other. It is more than meets the eye.
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Who Can benefit From A Pilates Home Fitness Workout?

Have you been thinking about adding a pilates exercise routine to your daily workouts? If so, you aren't alone. Millions are turning to pilates exercises to help get in shape and manage their physical health. In case you don't know much about pilates though, lets see who can expect to benefit most from a pilates home fitness workout.
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Yoga Versus Pilates - Which Should I Do?

Many have heard of yoga and Pilates. But, not everyone realizes that there are several differences between these two types of exercising regimens. In fact, yoga is hardly classified as just an exercise program. Each of these methods are quite powerful tools to allow you to feel and look better. But, they are also very different. In order to help you to make a choice between yoga and Pilates, let's explain them a little further.
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What Is The Best Running Shoes?

When you visit shoe shops to purchase running shoes, chances are you'll be faced with a wide variety of sports shoes. It's a good thing though that most markets today have provided labels that it's easy to identify which are especially made for running or for what sport. But often times, even if you've located the displays of running shoes, you're still faced with the dilemma as to which pair you should choose. It is a given fact that the purchasing part can be very intimidating to both begin...
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What Is Pilates?

It is undeniable that many people today have prodigious interest and intensity to fitness programs, and one of the most popular fitness programs that have swept the continents by storm is Pilates.
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31 Tips For Running A Marathon

Running a marathon, whether you are doing it for charity or for your own health and fitness levels, can be very rewarding. Though popular, the marathon is perhaps the toughest among all of the races. Sincere effort from the part of the runner is highly important to ensure success in running a marathon. Below you will find 31 tips to make marathon running eventful and successful.
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Training during pregnancy

There are many myths surrounding the subject training during pregnancy. Therefore many pregnant women find it difficult to know what to do, and what not to do. Here are some examples of myths about the consequences of training during pregnancy:
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Circuit Training Exercise Equipment And Progressive Overload

Many people who have turned to a circuit training health club seeking quick weight loss get discouraged because they find that, once they start exercising consistently, they do achieve some results. Sooner than expected, however, they reach a plateau and have their progress grind to a halt. These folks aren't doing anything wrong; they just lack the weight loss information needed to continually make headway toward their fat loss goals.
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A Recovered Treasure: The Pilates Method

In a way, he's a lot like Edgar Allen Poe. The famous writer had been deceased for many years before he miraculously cracked super-stardom, his once-buried work revamped from the ashes to be relished by millions and millions of literature fans. Well, Joseph Pilates is not Edgar Allen Poe. The German immigrant is hardly a household name in 1999, but just like Poe, some thirty-two years after his death, his lost treasures are now being discovered as genius works of art.
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Avoid These Common Training Errors When Running and Your Body Will Thank You

Running is one of the most heavily participated sports and recreational activities in the world. However, from a young age we are told to go out on the streets and run until we are tired. This may be alright for a while but further on down the road you will be likely to sustain an overuse injury that takes away your passion for running.
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Pilates For Weight Loss

If Pilates is not an aerobic exercise that is sustained for over 20 minutes how can Pilates for weight loss be effective?
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The 10,000 Step Program To Better Health And Fitness Part Ii

Continued from "The 10,000 Step Program To Better Health And Fitness Part I"
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Diet eating, what is the math?

For a long time dietitians have had a rule of thumb saying that a diet eater needs to cut 3.500 calories, in order to lose one pound. However recent studies indicate that you cannot calculate this through a simple formula.
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The 10,000 Step Program To Better Health And Fitness Part I

Is gentle physical activity enough to achieve fitness when compared to more intensive activities?
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Some Of The Important Points To Consider When Looking For Running Shoes

There are a lot of different shoes you can pick from for different activities. One of the styles of shoes that you may have thought of already is the running shoe. So if you are looking to buy new pair of running shoes consider the following guidelines to help you choose the best pair for you.
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Healthy eating year round for head-to-toe beauty

From award shows to a simple coffee run, movie and television stars are known for looking photo-ready at any moment. While their appearances may seem difficult to maintain, experts behind the scenes say achieving head-to-toe beauty simply starts with the foods we eat.
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Going the Extra Mile: Long Distance Running Tips for Beginners

Long distance running is a thing of beauty: The graceful stride, the sheer power in motion - not to mention the lean and muscular pistons that are a long distance runner's legs.
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Like patients in pain, Olympic athletes turn to doctors of chiropractic

You might not think you have anything in common with the world-class athletes competing in this year's Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, but if you're seeing a chiropractor for aches and pains from shoveling snow, training for a local marathon or lifting your grandchild, you're more alike than you think.
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Simple steps to help your heart stay healthy

Americans know what they need to do to keep their hearts healthy. But is their heart really in the effort? A new survey seems to indicate many of us aren't as diligent about making heart healthy choices as we know we should be.
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Jogging - Health Benefits and How to Do it

Performing regular jogging gives better physical condition and other health benefits. Jogging also gives physical and mental pleasure.
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Wondering about nutritional supplements? How to choose

Few people, including you, actually get all the nutrients they need from the food they eat - hence the major market for nutritional supplements. But how do you sift through the plethora of information out there to choose the right supplement from the thousands on the market?
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Cats found to offer support to breast cancer patients

Women facing breast cancer report that their cats rank among the most important of the many loyal, loving and understanding supporters they rely on to help them through their treatment. In fact, cats rank alongside parents and siblings as an important source of daily support, according to a recent survey.
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Hydration Is Vital While Running

At some point during a marathon, a runner might begin experience headaches, muscle cramps, and delirium. These ailments are associated with the loss of vital body fluids. The importance of hydrating the body with fluids has become very evident with the number of casualties that have occurred during recent marathon events. Event officials have had to take a closer look at hydration principles in place at every meet and ensure that athletes are prepared for adverse weather conditions.
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One Thing To Do To Lose Weight - Are You Interested?

On any given day I have no idea how much food I eat. Who keeps track, right? Thanks to multitasking, eating on the run, eating at my desk while working, cramming food in my mouth as I run errands, or watching a movie while eating popcorn, I do not even realize I am destroying my diet with all the food I cram into my mouth during the day.
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Self-Defence Products for Joggers

Did you know that joggers are almost twice as likely to become victims of attacks as the population at large? And that doesn't refer only to attacks by other humans; joggers are also at a higher risk of attacks by animals depending on where they live, most commonly: dogs, cougars, and bears.
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Powerful Motivation Tips For Great Looking Abs

Can you see your self walking down the street at your best-loved location looking and feeling great. Or as you stroll down the beach and you detect persons glance over there shoulders to admire your fine-looking ripped abs that belong to you. Can so confident in your self that your vacation seems perfect like a dream. You pinch yourself and realize that you have arrived.
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How Sports Shoes Have Evolved Over The Years

We find ourselves in the midst of Olympic Games fever once again. Our top athletes are competing at the highest level and strive for top honours in their chosen fields. Most of the older will remember the rubber-soled plimsolls that were traditionally worn in PE lessons throughout most schools in Europe. These were available in any colour you liked as long as it was black or white.
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Tips for starting and maintaining a fitness program

Here are some tips for creating an effective plan for a healthy lifestyle change: * Determine your health/fitness goal. Call it a resolution if you wish, but don't limit yourself to trying it only on Jan. 1, and don't make it a goal that's frankly just too boring to keep. A goal of losing 10 pounds is a lot less exciting than an alternative goal to get fit and have fun while doing it.
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I Have Painful Knees After Running - What Should I Do To Protect Myself?

The sport of running is supposed to be a relatively safe form of exercise, right?
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Healthy hints for active living

As Americans age, staying healthy and as independent as possible is a big goal. Whether you suffer from a chronic ailment or the usual aches and pains brought about by the stresses of everyday life, there are plenty of health and wellness options to consider this year.
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Knee Aches After Jogging - Special Report On Knee Relief

Are you suffering from knee pain as a result of running?
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Food safety: Protect your family's health this year

Every January people make New Year's resolutions that focus on exercise, diet or other ways to stay healthy. But the best resolution to keep the entire family healthy is by focusing on food safety in the kitchen.
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Knee Pain Relief : Running Knee Braces - Some Tips To Help You Find One

When you run the brunt of the impact falls upon your knees. Whether you are an experienced runner, or casually enjoy running, you may have experienced pain in your knee joint.
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Break through the top weight loss myths of 2010

It's not too late to resolve to live a healthier lifestyle in 2010. The road to sustainable weight loss can begin when you get rid of weight loss myths that might be standing in your way.
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Start Running, Keep Running with These Running Tips

If you have decided that you want to start running, you have made a wondrous decision! Running is amazingly beneficial to total human health. You will improve your cardiovascular fitness, improve your physical strength and stamina, sleep better, enhance your mental abilities with increased blood flow to the brain, handle stress better, increase your self-confidence, and (if you need to) help yourself to lose weight.
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The benefits of dieting: not just weight loss

It's that time of year again. When most people make a New Year's resolution to lose weight, they're thinking about looking more attractive and having their clothes fit better. Both are admirable goals, but right-sizing yourself provides a number of other equally important benefits.
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Running on Seek4Fitness!

Seek4Fitness has today launched an entirely new function for the users on Seek4Fitness . A running module, which will make it easier for you to organize and control your running
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How to make your New Year's resolution last

Failed New Year's resolutions are a dime a dozen. That promise to go to the gym every day dwindles to three days a week, then two days a week, before falling into "whenever I can make it" territory. Diet and weight loss resolutions are among the most common, year after year, which says a lot about what kind of results people are getting from the promises they make to themselves.
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How to create your own motivation - and reward - for a new you in 2010

If you're like many people, you might have a history of unmet New Year's resolutions. It's common to set big goals and then disappoint yourself by falling short. A wise and more positive approach is to set a series of small, realistic goals that deliver easy successes and quick rewards.
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Make a limitless resolution to get fit

Many of us make grandiose New Year's resolutions that we mean to follow through on and never do. Sometimes we might know that what we're doing isn't sustainable over a year, and other times, we underestimate exactly what we need to stick to a resolution. You often need more than just will power to really see results, especially when it comes to the popular resolution to get fit.
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Fun, tasty ways to get fit in 2010

If you resolved to get healthier this year, you've probably started evaluating exercise programs and healthy foods to eat. But don't forget to include fun and enjoyment in your resolution, because that is the best way to keep it going all year long.
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Resolve to be regular: New years tips to get your digestive system 'back on tract'

If you haven't been kind to your body over the holidays, you'll definitely feel it by the start of the new year. Activities like jetting cross-country to see friends and family, overdoing it on eggnog, and generally being a couch potato can cause digestive discomfort. If you wake up on January 1st feeling bloated, constipated, or crampy, rest assured you are not alone.
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Start the new year with a healthy approach to eating

After indulging during the holiday season, many people start the new year with the best intentions to eat well. But imposing a too-strict New Year's resolution diet can backfire and when you don't see immediate results, it's easy to slip into unhealthy eating habits.
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Winter skin care - even tougher with acne? What to look for in your treatment

Winter brings its own set of skin challenges. Although you might associate breakouts with summer months when your skin produces sweat and excess oil, acne can be just as troublesome in the winter.
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User poll: Have your say in the next expansion of the exercise programs on Seek4Fitness!

On Seek4Fitness we are constantly working to improve the offers for our users. Therefore we are always working on giving you more options, but also improving on the functions already present on Seek4Fitness. Soon we will expand the database with even more exercises, but because it takes a lot of time and resources to translate all the exercises to the various languages on Seek4Fitness, we want to ask you – the users – which exercise package you want to be the next!
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Acai Berries - What is Your Weight Goal?

How would your life be different if you were able to lose 10, 20, 50 or 100 pounds? I'm sure you've thought about that a lot, but I believe it's a good idea to "keep it alive".
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Bodyweight Exercise for the Business Traveler

When it comes to health, it truly feels like the deck is stacked against today's mobile executive. The typical business traveler is mildly to significantly overweight, bloated from an excess of restaurant food, puffy-eyed from jetlag and not enough sleep, and hardened into the shape of a chair from too much sitting in meetings and on planes. The suggested remedy for this-tiny, archaic hotel gyms, and the mind-numbing boredom of treadmills-requires an incredible tolerance for the repetitive si...
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How To Run A Faster 40 Yard Dash In 2 Easy Steps

For many high school and college football players, running a faster 40-yard dash is all that stands between them and moving up to the next level. No matter how solid a player's on-field resume, a slow time in the 40 is sure to scare off scouts and recruiters. Here are two easy corrections you can make to your technique to get the most out of your body's power and run your fastest 40-yard dash.
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The Atkins Diet and How You Can Lose Weight Quickly and Easily

How does steak with eggs and bacon or cheddar cheese omelet sound to you? Or what about avocado cream soup made with real cream? These rich foods are allowed as part of the Atkins diet, which was developed by Dr. Atkins some years ago.
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Weight Gaining Diet - All You Need To Know

Are you looking at gaining some serious mass? Well this article is going to take you through how to do this and show you how to gain quality mass rather than just fat!
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Nature fitness – health and exercise in the open

A new fitness trend has started in Denmark. The environmental ministry in cooperation with the forest-and nature control, is beginning to install training environments in the Danish forest. The point is to use the objects around you in nature, to create a good and varying fitness exercise.
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So You Want to Eat Carbs with a Low Glycemic Index

All carbohydrates are not created equal. A food's glycemic index, or GI, describes this difference in the way carbs act in your body, by ranking them according to their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels.
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Biking Can Help You Lose 10 Lbs Or More

So you want to lose weight. All of us do at some point and losing weight is a great way to both look and feel better. Not only that, but you'll feel better about yourself and have more confidence.
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How the Heck Do Those Spinning Bikes Work?

I recently got an email from my client, Cindy, regarding Spinning bikes. Cindy asked if she could take a spinning class to add some variety to her workout. I said sure assuming she had looked into it a little bit or at the very least glanced into the window of the room while a class was going on.
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Now we are ready!

Seek4Fitness is now taking a big leap towards becoming the world's best fitness community! The first renewal of the site is ready, with a comprehensive improvement of the training program. There has been added a lot of new exercises, the usability has been improved and we have added videos to enhance your experience when using the training program.
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The Benefits of Using a Treadmill for Your Cardio Exercise

Everyone knows that to maintain optimum health we all need a certain level of exercise. The benefits that can be derived from a moderate and consistent work out regiment are numerous. Cardio vascular exercise is an absolute requirement for maintaining the health of your heart and lungs. A consistent exercise program will also help you control your weight whether you need to lose weight or just want to maintain your current healthy weight. Exercise will also have a beneficial effect on your ch...
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Using An Elliptical Trainer To Burn Mega Calories Safely And Lose Weight Fast

We all know that if you want to lose weight or tone up you need to exercise. Well, aerobics requires a trip to the local YMCA or gym and can be quite inconvenient not to mention some people do not want to be on display at a crowded gym. running is great, but it has two major downfalls.
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Best Elliptical Machine - Top Features When Buying an Elliptical

Looking for the best elliptical machine? Ellipticals are one of the most popular choices in fitness equipment today.
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Target Heart Rate Zone Training

Target Heart Rate Upbringing is a systematic method of rising your cardiovascular suitability. The embody's meat and muscles change in salutation to the demands set on them. By sweat at sufficiently terrible levels, you can overload your cardiovascular method. During rest, your body adapts to modify the cardiovascular group. Over instance, your heart becomes author competent at delivering the gas and carbon required by the muscles to hold this higher construction of show. The skeletal muscles...
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Impact Of Aging On Male Fertility

Any debate on advancing age and its effects on fertility has always been linked to women as if men do not get impacted at all. This understanding or the lack of it has been exposed thoroughly and research indicates that men too experience significant changes related to fertility in terms of decreasing sperm count and motility as they grow older.
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Weight Lifting Routines for Dummies - Foolproof Weight Lifting Workouts Guaranteed to Build Muscle

Weight lifting routines can fit into anybody's workout and they're an important part of keeping muscles strong. There are hundreds of workout routines that can be tailored to fit individual needs.
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Proper Lifting Technique and Back Brace Use

Are you asking a lot of your back? Do you bend or lift frequently? Do you have recurring back pain that flares up with use? If so, proper bending and lifting, and wearing a back brace can help you to both prevent back injury and lesson painful flare-ups.
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How to Stay Injury Free When Training for a 10K

Knowing how to stay injury free when training for a 10K is thus as crucial as knowing how to run faster. There are a number of reasons why runners get injured, but most injuries can be traced back to a violation of the principles below. As one running coach once told me, running does not cause injuries, running badly causes injuries.
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Success In The Weight Room

What can build and sculpt muscle fast? It can be really confusing for the regular Joe. I mean what are you supposed to do? Dedicate all of your free time to workout strategies? Maybe if you read some of my secrets as a fit pro, it will make more sense. Be aware that in this article, I am approaching the subject as though I am talking to professional trainers, not people who frequent the gym. But I am quite certain it will hit home to you all the same.
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Biceps Workout For Strength And Size

When people begin working out, either for the first time or after a "leave of absence" from the gym, chances are that the arms will be one of the first areas of their body that they will begin to train. After all, other than the chest, the arms represent one area of the body that serves as a clear indicator that a person is working out and lifting weights.
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How I Recover From A Marathon

Are you searching for the quickest route to recover from a long run or a strenuous race? I have my own special regimen that speeds my recovery, and once again has helped me progress to almost complete resolution of muscle pain and weakness after just 48 hours.
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Preparing to Run a Marathon

If you've ever run a marathon, or even been a spectator, you'll appreciate the motivation and commitment involved. If you're not prepared when it comes to race day you can expect many hours of suffering and struggle!
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Understanding The Different Terms In Aerobics

Aerobics is a type of physical exercise. It combines periodical exercise with stretching and strength. The purpose is for improving all elements of health. Aerobics bluntly means with oxygen. Oxygen is the major fuel that is used to sustain bulky muscle motion over long periods of time.
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Why Is Aerobics Exercise So Popular?

Since 1970, the aerobics exercise has become increasingly popular. Hundreds of aerobics exercise videos were sold. There are many different kind of aerobics exercise being performed all over the world.
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Target Heart Rate Zone Training

Target Heart Rate Upbringing is a systematic method of rising your cardiovascular suitability.
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6 Pack Quest Secret: Lose Weight Or Burn Fat

A lot of people don't seem to grasp the difference between losing weight and burning fat. Not understanding the difference between the two can be the difference between getting the body you want and actually getting less fit. Keep reading any you'll understand the difference. You'll also know how to get what you want.
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Get Those Sexy Ripped Abs and Flaunt Them!

The situation you are in, trust me, I have been there before and I have failed to get those flat abs going from gadget to gadget, machine after machine. You have probably, like I did, spent tons of money on so called ab machines that promise abs with just 5 minutes a day or whatever catch phrase they use.
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3 Secrets for Ladies To Get Flat, Firm Abs

What lady doesn't want flat, firm abs and a sexy stomach? What busy woman and mom doesn't want to lose stomach fat and finally feel good wearing her swimsuit or tight tank top and skinny jeans? I can count on one hand the number of women I've trained who were totally satisfied with their stomachs, and I've been training women for years and have logged thousands of personal training sessions. But what does it take to get that flat, firm stomach? How does a woman lose stomach fat? Does...
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Effective Six Pack Abs Cardio That Will Burn Tons of Belly Fat

If you are looking for a good cardio routine that lasts only 20 minutes this will be something for you. What you can do is really easy, and fun, but it will give you great results when done 3 times per week.
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8 Proven Muscle Building Tips

Building muscle requires the right combination of training and nutrition information. That includes muscle building tips that are proven to work. Using the wrong information can be detrimental to your progress. So be careful who you listen to in the gym. Even though everyone has an opinion, not everyone is right.
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The 5 Fastest Ways To Tone Your Stomach And Build A Defined Mid-Section In Less Than A Month

If you want taut, toned abs, you're not alone. A lot of people do and don't know how to get them. However, it's pretty simple to do so, as long as you know what you're doing.
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Isometrics Is The Easier, Softer Most Effective Way To Fitness - Beginners And Pros, Kids and Senior

There's absolutely no need to torture your body into the shape you want. Isometric exercise is effective, safe and perfect for all ages and all body types - even for those who face certain physical limitations.
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Know How To Relax At Work

Coffee breaks aren't the only times when you can take a moment for yourself. Experience has actually taught me that coffee (or smoke) breaks can actually add to the stress you feel when you're at work.
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Starch Sugar And Cellulose

Starch, suger and cellulose - 3 important carbohydrates.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Weight Loss Plans

Losing weight is one of the greatest concerns of society today. With this fact comes the reality that almost every day, a new program comes out. As a result, it is now difficult to find the right one among these many weight loss plans and the assurance of effectiveness is not guaranteed. In effect, the generally simple task of losing weight is made very difficult and complicated.
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Tips for Healthy Weight Loss for Women

We are all aware that women, to put it bluntly, are biologically different from men. That is no great revelation. Yet, those differences between the genders imply a number of variable guidelines for such things as diet, exercise and health matters in general.
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Top Safety Tips For Mountain Biking Holidays

Going mountain biking is one of my favourite ways of keeping fit and keeping my weekends busy. In particular mountain biking down hills and nature parks is my favourite pastime. When riding down trails in wooded areas, one must always be cautious of their own safety and become accustomed to wearing the right gear for when doing the trails. As much as they may seem exciting and wild to be involved with, it makes sense to be prepared to protect yourself.
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Back Pain - The Epidemic

Back pain is the number 1 cause of job related disability in the United States. Back pain accounts for ¼ of all workers compensation claims. Back pain is also the 2 nd most common reason to miss work. It is 2 nd only to "cold symptoms". Have you ever hurt your back and still had to go to work? What happens? Do you slow down? Do you get as much work done? Do you have to get a fellow employee to help you with certain tasks?
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Real Female Bodybuilding Facts

First you should know that no amount of physical activity can give you your desired body if it is not coupled with bodybuilding nutrition and a total body workout. Actually, it is the bodybuilding nutrition that is the most vital factor in building the best body that you can have.
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Eight Mistakes I've Made In My Training and How You Can Avoid Them

I've been training for more than 13 years and I've made mistakes. I want to help you avoid making those same mistakes in your training. It could save you years of frustration!
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Detoxification and infrared sauna

You have to have been buried the last year or so, if you has not heard about cleansing, detoxification and detox.
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Three Simple Steps To Build Muscle Mass

There are 3 simple, proven steps you need to follow in order to build muscle mass. This article will reveal all three in just a moment. But first, let me ask, are you sick and tired of training every day, with little or no results to show for it? Are you sick and tired of looking in the mirror and seeing that same skinny person staring back at you day after day? Are you simply fed up with being skinny?
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Food allergy, intolerance and sensitivity

What is the difference, and how does it affect your health?
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Gain energy for the whole day

If you have a wrong position in the spine for a longer period at a time, not only the spine is affected negatively. Shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and joints of the foot can also be highly affected of the fact that the back and its nearby muscular system is not working correctly. Unnecessary muscle tensions result in a reduced blood flow in the concerned muscles, which means lack of oxygen and nutrients to these muscles. Furthermore, waste products are accumulated to a greater extent.
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Strengthen your running

Running demands much of the collaboration between almost each and every muscle in your entire body.
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Workout for optimal symmetry

If you are too plump on the wrong places on your body, you can model it with exercise so it will look smaller in the big places – without losing weight
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How to Really Make Your Diet Work For You

First of all, you need to understand, that your body needs a proper Balanced Nutrition Diet, with a proper daily amount of: vitamins, proteins, minerals and carbohydrates.
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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Physical Activity Independently Linked to Insulin Resistance

Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and physical activity levels are each independently liked to insulin resistance in adolescents, according to the results of a cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, collected by the National Center for Health Statistics, reported in the April issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.
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FAQ about exercise and health

Can you reduce your abdomen doing abdominal workouts?
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Jogging

Spring is just round the corner, summer is soon to follow, the New Year's resolutions are forgotten, and the wish to get fit pops up in your mind again. Our jogging school can make your thoughts materialise.
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Your First Training Plan for Running

Everything depends on your level of fitness. Lance Armstrong said running a marathon was the hardest thing he ever did, I'm just happy to finish one. His sub 3 hour marathon equate to my 1/2 marathon time give or take some minutes. The Basics of running are simple, efficiency of stride, lactic acid treshold, base training, patience and determination.
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Voluntary Translators

Seek4fitness.net is expanding to many users all over the world. We wish to communicate and spread the message of fitness and health to our users globally. Therefore we need users to help us translate training programs, articles, and much more.
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Exercise and fat metabolism

For many years, we have been told that a walk is more fat metabolising than a run. Exercise at low intensity when you want to lose weight. Exercise for a long time, then you metabolise etc. etc. It is correct that if you go for a walk, your metabolism is good as a percentage of your total energy consumption. If you run, your metabolism declines as a percentage of your total energy consumption, but you consume much more energy all in all. You stress your circulation much more and your metabol...
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How to avoid injuries

Exercising is a great way to keep yourself fit and healthy, but there is also a risk of injury. However, if you follow some basic guidelines, and stay within your physical limits, you can ensure that you'll have an enjoyable and safe workout.
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The Lazy Way To Fitness

Here's how to make losing fat easy and convenient - and why you're probably making it hard on yourself without even knowing it.
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20 Minute Home Work Out

If you are busy, not able to get up early morning or have no time for gym just follow this 20 minute home work out to stay healthy and fit.
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Strip and shake those pounds away

Going to a gym, or an aerobics class is just not the same as it use to be. Striptease, chair-dancing, pole dancing, belly dancing and boot camps are popping up in gyms and dance studios around the world.
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The Swing - Kettlebell Training

As kettlebells are becoming more and more popular, it is time to learn how to perform correctly the most basic exercise: the swing. The swing comes into play every single time you lift a bell off the floor, rack or un-rack the bell, or execute a snatch. Most of the moves done in juggling competitions are based on the swing The swing is a compound lift, meaning it is a lift that stresses two or more body parts at once. This type of training involves the whole body, developing functional...
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Lottery on Seek4Fitness.net

Seek4Fitness.net now offers you a chance to win an engraved iPod Shuffle.
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How To Motivate Yourself To Get In Shape

Back in high school I lifted weights a few times per week with a friend of mine. One day a third friend named Jason joined us. But it would only be for a single session. "I just can't motivate myself to work out"
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Winner found!

The winner of the competition for the amazing Nintendo Wii + Wii Fit has now been found! And the winner is...
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Fitness as a tool against stress

You have probably heard it before: Stress is one of the many problems of modern life.
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Advice on weight loss

Most people have probably already heard that healthy food and exercise is of great importance if you want to lose weight and get in shape.
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Get firm and sexy thighs

For women all over the world, any type of female specific exercise routine, including exercises to lift and firm the hips and thighs, are going to help improve the whole body - regardless of age or genetics. Whether your top priority is to enhance the appearance of your worst trouble spots or your overall health and vitality, the proper thigh lifting and firming exercise program can definitely help you get the best results in the least amount of time with minimal risk of harmful injuries.
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What's Your Body Mass Index? What Does It Mean?

Stated simply, your body mass index is a means of measuring your body fat relative to height. The basic reason for this is that weight alone is not a reasonable measure of fat or health. For years, men and women have looked at height/weight tables and been told that if they were of a certain height and weighed a certain weight than they were "overweight" and, by implication, in some sort of potential health crisis. However, the BMI calculation allows an individual or health care pro...
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Is Your Fitness Club Healthy?

More and more insurance companies are offering discounts on health and fitness club memberships, so it may be a good time to join a health club to stay in shape and continue to improve upon your overall health. But be careful.
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3 Rules for Harnessing the Power of Protein

Protein is a powerful nutrient that can aid in your weight loss and muscle building endeavors. Here are three simple rules that you can follow to maximize the power you get from protein.
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Win a FREE Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit, in our new feedback forum

We now offer you a chance to win the revolutionary Nintendo Wii and the Wii Fit board, to get you into shape at home while having fun.
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Wii Fit Experience - Part 1

Part 1 of our personal experience with Wii Fit board, both the good and the bad things.
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Free your mind!

Meditation is like having sex with your soul....
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It's water, it's life

We keep hearing it over and over again: It is important to drink water.
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Sleep is important to our health

By now it is almost common knowledge that to keep fit and healthy, we need to eat healthy and exercise regularly.
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Sugar

Uhmm… you know it so well ….this sweet taste melting in your mouth and pepping up your spirits.
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Healthy habits and pregnancy

It is important to live a healthy life before, during and after pregnancy, so there are quite a lot of important life-style parameters to consider.
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Don't forget the fat

Very many people do not realise the importance of fat as a component of human diet.
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Small ball – great effect

Most of all, it looks like the balls we played with when we were kids, so at a glance, it may seem harmless.
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Measure your progress!

Being able to measure if your efforts to live a healthier life bear fruit may be immensely motivating, turning life-style changes into permanent habits.
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You are what you digest

It is said that you are what you eat, but in fact you are what you digest.
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Seek4soccer.net is online!

Join the new soccer community
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Back training

Do you know about rolls of fat starting to develop also at your back, or your waist starting to sag to your buttocks!?
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Carbohydrates

There is some confusion about carbohydrates and their effect on the body.
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Fitness coaching

To a fitness coach, the absolute goal must be giving the best advice suitable for the training purposes of the individual client so that he or she achieves the desired results.
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Advice on gaining weight

In today’s society, most focus is on the increasing problems with overweight.
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Get in shape for golf.

The golf season has started again
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Is it necessary to do stretching exercises?

For many years, we did not stretch our muscles
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Motivation

Colloquially, it is almost inevitable to hear the term motivation, which is found in almost all contexts.
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Does stress cause increase in body fat – especially around your abdomen?

Did you know that stress can make you fat?
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Set up realistic goals

”I want to bike to work every day, I want to jog every day and play football twice a week.
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Heart rate training

To exercise after your heart rate, corresponds to driving a car after a speedometer.
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Measure your energy consumption when you exercise

When you want to lose weight…
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Flat abdominals before the holiday?

If you want to prepare your abs for summer and look stunning in your swimming shorts or bikini, you can still make it happen, or at least be a good step on the way if you start today.
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Another winner has been drawn!

Another winner has been drawn!
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It's time to take out our bikes

The last snowflakes have been gone for a long time and the temperature is on its way up, to a more pleasent level for outdoor activities. The roads are passable again and cycle paths are ready to welcome the cyclists again. The more bright days invite us to outdoor activities - and the energy is also greater now as it stays light longer when you are going home from work. Therefore, we have all possible reasons to dust our bike and get out to exercise, sweat, take deep breaths, get fresh air i...
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Lifestyle and stress

A healthy and good life is not just a life without diseases.
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New exercises in Seek4fitness.nets exercise system

We have again added new exercises in Seek4fitness.nets exercise system.
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The winner of an Ipod Shuffle

Seek4fitness.net has drawn yet another winner of an Ipod Shuffle
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And the winner is……

And the winner is……
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Skip yourself in shape

Skipping is not just a child’s game, but a serious form of exercise as well.
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Pilates

”You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions, and have a completely new body in 30 sessions.”
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Total Body Workout Video

See how you can perform a total body workout with open space and a park bench in this workout video.
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New Competition

New Competition
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We have found a winner!

We have found a winner!
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News on Seek4Fitness.net!!

News on Seek4Fitness.net!!
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Good advice concerning stress

What do we do when we are suffering stress?
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Skiing

First aid BEFORE your skiing holiday!!
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