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Do you love working out, but can’t afford a gym membership at the moment? Well don’t stress, with some simple equipment and know-how, you can have the same benefits a gym offers, but for a fraction of the cost. So how can you set up a home gym without breaking the bank? The answer is obvious – keep it simple! First, never buy equipment that you don’t need. This means that you shouldn’t rush out and buy a treadmill, go running in the park instead. Not only will you save money, but the entertainment factor much larger when running outside....

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Almost everyone who starts a workout or fitness program does so for a reason, right? Motivation levels are generally high for the first weeks of your program, but can drop off after that. Whether your aim is to lose some weight, build some muscles to impress the other sex, or improve your performance for competition, results take time. Next time you lack motivation or feel like your workouts are pointless, try some of these methods to keep your enjoyment levels high.   Find a Gym Buddy – Yes I know this is an old classic, but it works! When you...

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When deciding on an exercise plan or program, how do you decide between high intensity interval training and steady state cardio training? It all depends on you, your lifestyle, and what your end goals are. Read the following summaries to help you choose. Steady state cardio training: Steady state cardio training involves long periods of low to moderate intensity exercise, such as a ten kilometre run or 20-60mins on the treadmill. It places lower stress on the body and joints, and as such has short recovery times – you can do it daily without over-stressing your body. There is evidence...

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  Starting a weight loss program can be completely new and scary for some people. If you haven’t previously worked out a lot, or had good eating habits, then how do you know where to start? Rather than scouring through the wealth of information online – much of which is wrong – read the following tips and tricks which will help you get started on your weight-loss journey. Don’t diet: That’s right, no “dieting”. The word itself is full of negative connotations. Short term diets may take the weight off temporarily, but do nothing to keep it off. Rather, you...

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My personal Top 5 FAT BURNING FOODS… Often when people hear the word ‘dieting’ they picture strict meal regimes, boring food, and small meal portions. Fortunately, nothing is further from the truth! By eating the right combinations of the right foods, you can accelerate any weight loss program while still enjoying great meals. Check out these five foods which will help you shed those kilos.Fatty Fish: That’s right, enjoy a lovely seafood dinner – and burn weight while eating! Fish contains essential omega-3 fatty acids, which help control the body’s sleep rhythms and metabolic rate. Fish is rich in protein, which has two...

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