women's fitness blogs 2018

Most Inspiring Women’s Fitness Blogs to Follow 2018

Every year, there are new fantastic additions to the fitness blogging world, to the point that it can be hard to know where to find the voices that speak to you. There are thousands upon thousands of bloggers out there, each giving their own unique take on getting fit, staying fit and reaching your activity Read more about Most Inspiring Women’s Fitness Blogs to Follow 2018[…]

Getting Away to Mexico and Returning Strong and Beautiful

I talk a lot about my workouts and the importance of being consistently active and always improving your routine. At the same time, as much as I may get a bit preachy about how important it is to keep it up and to avoid skipping your workouts whenever possible, I recognize that there is something Read more about Getting Away to Mexico and Returning Strong and Beautiful[…]

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Want to Boost Your Energy Without Jitters? These Tricks Work Every Time

When your energy drops through the floor, you have two options: do something to get it back or choose a stimulant that will bring it back for you. Either way, a quick fix is often what we need because most of us just don’t have time to wait around and feel fatigued – especially if Read more about Want to Boost Your Energy Without Jitters? These Tricks Work Every Time[…]

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Get in Shape This Fall with These Diet and Exercise Goals

Even though most people think of spring as the ideal time to get in shape, the truth is that fall is also the perfect time to shed those extra pounds and strengthen those muscles. So if you want to join the many people who want to get in shape this fall, check out the diet Read more about Get in Shape This Fall with These Diet and Exercise Goals[…]

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Do You Really Need to Lift Weights to Build Muscle?

Many people are under the impression that you need to lift weights to build muscle, but this is not true. While lifting weights will certainly work really well if you are trying to build up your strength and bulk up your muscles, there are several other ways to build strength all over your body without Read more about Do You Really Need to Lift Weights to Build Muscle?[…]

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Why It’s Not Safe to Eliminate Body Fat Completely

Body fat is the enemy—at least, that is what you are led to believe. But the truth is that it is not smart or safe to eliminate body fat completely. Your body actually needs fat, and for a variety of reasons, some of which are listed below. So continue reading to learn why the goal should never be to eliminate body fat entirely, but rather to reduce it to a healthy level. […]

Tips When Cellulite Won't Go Away

If Your Cellulite Won’t Go Away, These Tips May Help

Cellulite is a common, and embarrassing, problem. And it can be difficult to get rid of it, too. If you have tried a few different solutions but your cellulite won’t go away, give the following tips and tricks a try, as you might finally achieve some success. Focus on Your Diet What you eat can Read more about If Your Cellulite Won’t Go Away, These Tips May Help[…]

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Bikini Season Fitness Tips for a Toned Body All Summer Long

You worked hard to get your body summer-ready, but now it is time to work on incorporating some extra bikini season fitness tips into your workout routine. In this way, you can maintain that sexy, slim, and toned body all summer long. Don’t quit now! Know When to Eat the Most Calories To maintain your Read more about Bikini Season Fitness Tips for a Toned Body All Summer Long[…]

Can You Really Tone Up Flabby Areas with Exercise? Get the Facts

Will targeted workouts actually tone up flabby areas with exercise? It’s a question most of us have asked. The odds are that we’ve asked it more than once. With all the workouts online that promise to be able to shrink your middle, butt or thighs, it’s easy to think that certain movements are all you need to zap those problem zones.

The key to knowing if you can tone up flabby areas with exercise is to understand the difference between toning muscle and burning fat. There is a very large difference between the two and they are often confused for one another.

To answer the question simply: yes, you can tone up flabby areas with exercise. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can use a targeted movement to burn fat in one specific part of your body. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works.

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Interesting Facts About How Your Body Changes with Regular Exercise

Ever been curious about how your body changes with regular exercise? What if you were to discover that the only reaction is not fat burning. More interested yet? Because the truth of the matter is that regular physical activity produces a tremendous spectrum of physical, mental and emotional benefits.

How your body changes with regular exercise goes far beyond building some muscle or slimming down your middle. Believe it or not, if you are typically sedentary and all you do is add a brisk walk to most days of your week, you’ll experience changes right down to the cells of your body. Your brain patterns will change. You’ll be at a lower risk of a huge list of diseases, including type 2 diabetes and even some cancers. The longer you keep up the activity, the better and broader the benefits.

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