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Fitness Motivation Secrets That Actually Work

Low energy. Busy schedules. Oversized expectations. These are just some of the common barriers (or excuses) that can come between you and your fitness goals. Despite knowing that regular exercise can lower blood pressure, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and help maintain a healthy weight, sometimes actually, well, moving is simply easier said than done. Here, 11 motivation secrets from wellness pros and the latest health research to get you to finally stop thinking about that run, and actually doing it. 1. Get Fitted for [...]

Scientific facts that will motivate you to exercise when you really don’t want to

We’ve all had those days when you know you should work out, but you have absolutely no motivation to do so. It may encourage you to hear that exercise really is super good for you. There’s a mountain of research backing up its many benefits. To motivate you to get moving, here are research-based benefits of exercise: For women, including those taking antidepressants, exercise has been shown to increase sexual arousal. Working out regularly has been linked to fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression. Physical activity [...]

5 Reasons You Should Embrace A Fitness Lifestyle

Few decisions in life can equal the influence of introducing health and fitness into the fray. The benefits run much deeper than the aesthetic improvements that draw so many in the first place. A fitness lifestyle can help with anxiety and depression, provide regiment for the aimless, build self-esteem and accomplishment, and yes, it can help you lose weight, build muscle, and improve human performance too. Read below for five uncommon reasons you should embrace fitness within your life. 1. The [...]

3 Stretches for Strong, Flexible Hamstrings

Target Your Hamstrings   1. Beginner: Strap Stretch Step 1: Lying on back, raise the right leg and place the center of a yoga strap around the arch of the right foot. Step 2: Keeping left leg on the floor, slowly extend the right leg toward the ceiling, or as high as you comfortably can. Don’t yank on the strap or allow the left leg to lift off the floor. Step 3: Hold for 8 breaths; repeat on another side. 2. Intermediate: Standing Stability Ball Step [...]

5 Kettlebell Workouts That Will Tone Your Entire Body

Imagine if there was one piece of fitness gear that could work all your major muscle groups and help your entire body become stronger and more toned? Meet the kettlebell, the cannonball-shaped tool that will help you do just that. Follow along as fitness pro-Lindsey Haile demonstrates the 5 moves in this full-body kettlebell workout routine. Repeat each move 10 times, and you’ll start seeing results before you know it. Goblet Squats Place your feet hip-width apart, keeping your toes pointed [...]