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November 26th, 2014
Pete and Michael working on a Handgun defense at First Defense Krav Maga

Pete and Michael working on a Handgun defense at First Defense Krav Maga
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January 21st, 2015

womensfitness_Jan20_AExercise improves women's quality of life and helps alleviate the symptoms of menopause. That's the finding of a newly published study, which backs up the idea that working out can be a wonderful benefit to women in balancing their hormones. There are other reasons why an effective fitness regime can be positive for menopausal women, whatever symptoms and level of discomfort each individual woman is dealing with.

The study

A Finnish study conducted by a health promotion institute surveyed 2606 women who were all aged 49 at the time of the study. Out of this group, 28% were menstruating regularly, 31% were in the perimenopausal stage and 23% had not had any menstruation in the past year. The remaining 18% of women were involved with hormone replacement therapy.
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January 20th, 2015

exercisegeneral_Jan19_ADo you really believe that if there's no pain there's no gain when it comes to exercise? What's true is that really challenging yourself with a workout that's going to test you to the limit can be incredibly rewarding. However, pain can lead to injury, whether from overstretching yourself or from overtraining. The result can be anything but a gain; instead creating a real setback as you tackle recovery and are knocked off your training course.

Enjoy your workout

When people talk about no pain no gain they are really talking about suffering in the name of a good outcome. While you may feel as if you have been put through your paces after a particularly tough workout, there is a misconception about exercise that it is only working if you are disliking it or finding it tough. Yes, you do need grit and determination to get past obstacles and reach beyond a fitness plateau, but really, exercise can be less about pain and more about enjoyment and dare we say it, fun too!
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January 14th, 2015

womensfitness_Jan13_AWomen engaged in the battle of the belly fat bulge will understand just how difficult this abdominal bulk is to budge. Of course, having some fat around the hips is natural for a woman, as emphasized by super size-zero celebrities with hip bones that jut out and concave rather than toned and flat stomachs. In the past many women have pumped up the volume of cardio workouts to push out plumpness, but new research reveals pushing up some weights might be the best way for women to lose belly fat!

Weight training studies on the waistline

Recent University of Pennsylvania and Harvard studies support the idea that weight training makes a difference in your waistline. The Harvard Study involved 10,500 male participants over an eight-year period and concluded that spending at least 20 minutes a day on weight training led to a substantially reduced waistline gain. In fact, more weight was dropped with weight training than when participants focused solely on aerobics.
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January 13th, 2015

exercisegeneral_Jan9_AAll of a sudden we are well and truly into the first month of 2015! And this is often a time when people realize that they haven't put any of their good intentions into action. If you can relate to this, then never fear. Whether you are talking about New Year resolutions, getting back into fitness after a long break or kickstarting a new lifestyle after years of living in a certain way, it’s never too late to change.
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January 6th, 2015

exercisegeneral_Jan5_ANever has keeping in shape been as dynamic and exciting as it is right now. There are so many different ways to work out and an incredible range of training styles. Knowledge about how what we do affects our bodies, as well as our minds, is increasing, inspiring a wave of really positive developments in the keep fit industry. While new ways of working out become popular, many tried and tested classics are still favored. Let's look at this year's top 10 fitness trends 2015!
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