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    The Importance Of Your State-Of-Mind When Losing Weight/Building Muscle

    Your state-of-mind is probably the single most important factor in any weight-loss, body-building or dieting regime. You can eat healthy, run or workout but if your mind isn’t in it then you won’t get the full benefit out of your active healthy endeavours. The importance of a balanced diet, making sure you are exercising correctly and taking breaks and keeping yourself hydrated are basic elements. However, sometimes people find their motivation lacking. It happens to everyone but there are actions

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    The Gym Ball: Six Effective Ways to Lose Weight

    The eponymous gym ball or Swiss ball as our European brethren call them is an often-ridiculed piece of gym equipment that has become incredibly undervalued in today’s gym environment. The popular myth is why bother using the ball when you can do the entire workout by yourself? There is a point here that sit-ups, press-ups and other body workouts can be done without any aides. However, the gym ball is an intriguing device designed by the Swiss army, the same

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    6 Great Ways to Improve Your Running Style

    A poor or incorrect running style or technique can result in unnecessary injury and even risks of long-term health damage. There are a great many part-time or recreational joggers, runners or fun-runners who put undue strain on their bodies by using the wrong style or technique whilst running. There isn’t one style to fit all but there are common mistakes that, if avoided, can result in a healthier style which will increase speed and make your run more enjoyable.  

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    Hydration and Exercise – Debunking the myths

    Keeping yourself hydrated is the single most important element of a good workout regime. A person can lose up to a litre of fluid during an hour’s exercising.  This, of course, varies from person to person. The sweat and the air a person breathe out all contains these fluids, and if an individual keeps working out and does not rehydrate they will begin to suffer from dehydration. This can affect your ability to workout and more importantly it can have

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    The Truth about Diet Pills And Other Dietary Supplements

    We all know that there isn’t a magical pill that, once taken, will reduce your body fat and build muscle. It simply does not exist. The psychology behind such a product is often linked to a person’s unwillingness to actually eat healthy and work out! In this week’s post, we will look at dietary supplements, whether they work and more importantly in what context they work. Furthermore, we will help re-introduce the word ‘supplement’ into a healthy lifestyle.   A

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    Hiking, Rambling and Mountaineering: A Great way to View Weight Loss

    In the UK, we are surrounded by countryside. However, with 80.9% of us living in cities and towns (according to the 2011 Census) we might not travel much outside our suburbs and towns. Unfortunately, this means we are missing out. We have the Lake District, the Peak District, The Snowdonia National Park, The Black Country and the Fens. All of these provide excellent hiking, rambling and even mountaineering possibilities – which are also overlooked as incredible cardio workouts The average

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    5 Of The Best Ways To Exercise Outside The Gym

    You don’t need to pay a small fortune every month to Virgin’s Richard Branson or any of the Dragon’s Den folk to keep fit. You don’t even need to wear Lycra shorts or sweat bands with your iPod either. You are surrounded by activities which could be considered a workout. All you need to do is identify them and, more importantly, take advantage of them. They might even get you brownie points for all the work you do around the

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    5 Common Bodybuilding Mistakes (and how to avoid them!)

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    You might know a seasoned bodybuilder or you’ve just finished re-watching a Schwarzenegger film and decided you want to be built like Conan. Either way, lets see if we can help you avoid the five most common pitfalls for bodybuilders.   #1 – Don’t Believe The Scales The scale of the problem, if you forgive the pun, is quite big as many new bodybuilders will judge their success by incorrect weight gain. That 2lb gain might be pure fat, whilst

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    5 Surprising Weight Loss Tips And Tricks

    Healthy eating and exercise is the very spirit of a healthy lifestyle. A gym membership and a vigorous intake of fresh wholesome foods, which includes vitamins and minerals along with your five a day, should help any dedicated individual to lose weight. That being said, there is no issue in helping Mother Nature along is there? Your diet, the way you exercise along with your mental attitude will all play a big part in how your body reacts to weight

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    7 Of The Best Things To Eat When Gaining Muscle

    When it comes to gaining muscle, there are few things that you need to think about. Now, you’ve probably already figured out what one of these things is and that is to get yourself to the gym, and on a regular basis too. However, before you even start pounding away at the gym hoping to see amazing results, you need to think about what you’re eating. Any experienced bodybuilder will tell you that your diet is just as important (if

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