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How to Convince Your Friends to Work Out with You

I’m a huge advocate for working out with a partner. When you buddy up with a friend, there are a ton of benefits you can enjoy, especially being able to keep each other motivated. I’m especially lucky in this area because my girlfriend, Breeze is as driven as I am about staying active and pushing to always improve performance. Still, you don’t just have to be lucky to get someone to work out with you. As long as you’ve got friends, the odds are that you have a potential workout partner you just don’t happen to know about yet. Even if your friends are more into lifting snacks than dumbbells, there might still be some great potential there. You just need to know how to do a bit of finessing to get your buddy interested and then help each other out from then on. Don’t know how to finesse? Here Read More

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3 Best Cardio Exercises for Aching Joints

Cardio workouts are a fantastic way to get your body moving, the blood flowing, and your heart rate up. Doing so will give you energy, boost your metabolism, burn through calories and fat, and help you lose weight while maintaining your cardiovascular health. But if you have aching joints, you may want to avoid the common cardio exercises that are out there. Thankfully, though, there are a few cardio exercises for aching joints that you can do on a regular basis to get the same results and benefits. Check out three of them below. 1. Swimming One of the very best cardio exercises for aching joints is swimming. If you don’t have a pool in your backyard or you live in an area that experiences cold temperatures, a local fitness center likely has one that you can use several times a week. Swimming will work on just about every muscle Read More

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Evaluate Your Fitness Level with This Simple Test

Have you ever wondered just how fit you are, regardless of what you can do at the gym or during your at-home workouts? Then check out this simple test, which will help you evaluate your fitness level quickly and easily. Test Your Aerobic Fitness with a Walk You might think you’re aerobically fit, but to really see just how strong you are, take the 1-mile walking test. This will evaluate your fitness level based upon how much time it takes you to walk a mile at a moderate pace. So head outside and walk a mile as fast as possible, but make sure that you warm up first by walking at a slow pace for about 5 minutes. Then start your stopwatch and walk faster, but maintain a steady pace. You can certainly speed up and slow down as needed, but try to get the mile done as fast as Read More

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Best Weight Loss Exercises for Beginners

Do you need to lose excess weight but you aren’t sure where to begin? Well, in addition to eating right, you also need to establish an exercise routine that will consist of workouts designed to help you build muscle as you shed those unwanted pounds and fat. Check out the best weight loss exercises for beginners below so you can get started right away. Easy Cardio Workouts When you are first starting out, you want to start incorporating some cardiovascular workouts into your weekly routine. You can begin by doing cardio maybe three days a week and then increasing the amount of cardio that you do as you get stronger. Stick with moderate intensity activities that include: Brisk walks around town Short jogs at the park Low-impact aerobics routines at home or at the gym Swimming You can start at 30 minutes and then increase to an hour, keeping track Read More