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The Myth of Toning

How often have you seen exercise plans promising to  tone various body parts? Tone your arms, tone your tummy, or tone your thighs? Most of these plans promise to give you a long lean look using high reps and light weights. You will likely be disappointed if you try these plans. However it is possible to achieve a toned look, which is probably what you are really after.

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Can you really blast belly fat?

As the summer approaches many women would like to get rid of unwanted belly fat. You may be enticed by diets, supplements, exercise plans or magic potions that promise to “blast belly fat”. But is it really possible to blast belly fat?

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Why You Should Include Exercise in your Weight Loss Program

 You may have seen recent articles such as this one from the Guardian that play down the benefits of exercise when it comes to weight loss. If you have been trying to lose weight by adding exercise to your life, these articles can be discouraging. But there are plenty of reasons to include exercise in your weight loss program.

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Why Women Should Lift Weights

Working at a gym, I often see women who head straight for the cardio machines and never leave. Enticed by the calorie counter, they are convinced that this is the only exercise they need to do. When you suggest they might want to do some resistance training, they frown and say “I don’t want to bulk up”, "or doesn’t cardio burn more calories?"

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8 Ways to Get More Activity Each Day

Over the years we have become more and more sedentary. Modern conveniences mean that work that was once physical is now simply a button press. This lack of activity has many consequences for our health. Our metabolisms are slowing down, our muscles are shrinking and we are forgetting what it means to move. Adding a little bit of activity will not instantly make you lose 20 lbs, or cure your chronic disease, but it will start to make a difference in how you look and feel. It can become a habit which can grow to something amazing.

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