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Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

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Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

Does Lifting Weight Help You Lose Weight?

There are a lot of differing (and often wrong) opinions and fads on the best way to approach your fitness goals. Many of these are perpetuated by people who heard it from someone else and not from scientific fact. Unfortunately, it is a long-held belief that just doing cardio is…

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Health Benefits of Swimming

Health Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a wonderful source of low impact exercise. Here are just a few of the many benefits of a nice swim: Increases your strength The resistance of the water is greater than the resistance of the air.  You can increase the resistance by using a kickboard, hand paddles, etc.…

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Working out to a Beat

Working out to a Beat

If you are like most, you don’t want to work out without your favorite music, which means you are on the right track to a more effective workout!  Music can’t magically push you beyond your physical limits, however, listening to your favorite songs while at the gym can make workouts…

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Tennis Fitness and Strength Training Importance

Tennis Fitness and Strength Training Importance

Tennis is absolutely one of the best total-body workouts you can get.  In fact, it can be a high-intensity interval training workout that burns between 400 and 1,000+ calories per hour! And no, you do not have to be Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova to accomplish this! Every player…

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Christmas Calorie Burn

Christmas Calorie Burn

Although we all love the holiday season, it can be hectic and trying at times.  We seem to have so much to do, so many places to go and so many people to see that we can forget to take time for ourselves.  Making time to work with your personal…

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Fact or Fiction??? Spot Reduction

Fact or Fiction??? Spot Reduction

Let’s start with the answer – Fiction.  Science established long ago that you cannot spot reduce a specific body part or area.  Although this is a persistent and attractive fiction, it is just not possible to concentrate exercise in one specific area, and realize reductions in just that area.  Fat…

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Get Your Ducks in a Row

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Having your ducks in a row, or being well organized, becomes more important as the number of tasks you have to perform increases.  We all have very busy schedules these days.  It seems like we are never going to have time for everything we need to do no matter how…

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Rewarding Rewards

Rewarding Rewards

Setting small goals for yourself on the path to your final goal is a great way to help keep your motivation.  When you reach a goal, you need a reward.  Planning for your reward can be an additional motivator.  When your goals relate to weight loss, however, it is important…

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Halloween Candy You Can Live With

Halloween Candy You Can Live With

If you plan on having a treat on Halloween make sure you choose wisely.  Those tiny little snack size candies can be deceptively high in calories and it is so easy to eat more than just a few.  Be sure you read the labels and make wise choices.  Here are…

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Cardio on the Road

Cardio on the Road

Cardio is important to your overall health and to the success of your plans to reach your goals.  Doing cardio at NexGen is a wonderful way to get in some steps; but there are lots of ways to get cardio when you are on the road for work or simply…

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