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New Shorter Exercise Recommendations

We hear it all the time – “Get up and get moving!”

Unfortunately, many of us are not moving near as much as we should in an effort to maintain our fitness.

Whether you are already moving and shaking on your fitness journey…or just setting out on the path to your best you…there are recommendations to help guide you along the way.

The government recently released new physical activity recommendations, so there are some updated guidelines to follow to keep your journey on track. Keep reading to find out how much you need to be getting up and moving, and just how to go about making it happen.

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The Could Be the Key to a Lifetime of Good Health and Happiness

What if a simple fitness test could give you a glimpse into your future health outlook?

We are constantly being bombarded with information about what we need to do to stay healthy and how much we need to do it. But even if you do all of the things, the question remains … how do you know if you’re actually in good enough physical shape for the long haul?

Read below for a simple test that can help you unlock this vital knowledge.

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Latest and Greatest Elliptical Models To Check Out 

cardioThe top fitness equipment brands are rolling out some exciting new models and new elliptical updates to take your fitness to the next level.  At times, these new options can be a bit overwhelming, so we have put together this guide to all of the best new options on the market.  Use this article to find the perfect elliptical to help you hit your fitness goals this season!

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Don’t Join the 79,051 Injured Yearly by Fitness Equipment 

Elliptical Safety Tips

In 2015, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, suffered the loss of her husband, Dave Goldberg, who was killed in a tragic treadmill accident.

Accidents can and do happen, but if you prepare yourself properly you can use exercise equipment to safely get a great workout.

Whether you are new to the elliptical or consider yourself a pro, safety is extremely important. Just because you’ve used an elliptical before doesn’t mean you can get lazy in this department. Home exercise equipment is a heavy-duty piece of machinery and things can go wrong in the blink of an eye.

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And Other Awesome Reasons to Focus on Your Breath 

You know breathing is important, this is not big news to anyone. But did you know that the simple act of breathing can help boost your metabolism, relieve stress and burn fat?

We’ve talked about how to utilize proper breathing techniques to ensure you’re getting the most out of every breath. Now we are going to look at why you should really make sure that you’re using those techniques to reap major benefits.

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The “How and Why” Behind LISS Cardio

Whether you are new to exercising or you’re looking to change up your normal routine, LISS cardio may be just the ticket.

Hang on… LISS?  Yes, another acronym has stormed the world of fitness.  Just like popular HIIT workouts, this new type of cardio can help you get better results.

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How to Get The Most From Every Breath

Breathing is important. You know that. But did you know your breathing can make a huge difference when you’re doing cardio?

Proper breathing can increase your performance during a workout and even help you deal with physical and mental stress.

The average person takes around 23,000 breaths per day. So why not get the most from every single inhalation?  That’s why we’ve decided to come up with these breathing tips to help you get the most from your cardio workout.

Now, let’s take a closer look…

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How 30 Minutes a Day Can Make a World of Difference

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We all know that cardiovascular exercise is super important. The American Heart Association tells us to get a minimum of 30 minutes per day to keep feeling young.  And doctors tell us that cardio saves lives!

But what if there’s more to the story? What if getting that cardio in each day has more benefits that you ever realized?

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What are the Risks of Exercising Outdoors in Poor Air Quality?

Exercising outdoors definitely has its perks!  Fresh air and Vitamin D from the sun can be refreshing after a day spent working inside.  However, it’s important to consider how fresh that air really is…

Are you breathing in air pollution during your run?

Since air quality can vary from day to day and between regions, here are some FAQs to make sure your outside time is helping and not hurting your fitness.

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“Age” is Just a Number: So Don’t Let It Hold You Back!

myths about age and exerciseA long list of excuses shouldn’t stop you from exercising after a certain age. Health and fitness are possible at ANY age and actually becomes more and more important as the years go by.

So, why do so many people just surrender at a certain point?

It all comes down to some long standing myths that people believe about exercise and aging.  And, we’re here to debunk those mis-beliefs!

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