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How much cardio should you be doing?

One of the biggest fitness myths out there is that you should do as much cardio exercise as possible. In theory it sounds good, but the reality is that overdoing it on cardio can actually hinder your ability to reach your fitness goals. So, how much cardio should you be doing? Well, it all depends […]

5 reasons to get motivated for leg day

You’ve worked out just about every upper body muscle there is this week. Your biceps are bulging, your pecs are popping and your back is cut. It’s time to focus on the lower body, but you don’t really feel like it. Leg day doesn’t have to be a drag. Working out your lower body, aka […]

Why women should lift weights

As a fitness fanatic, you’ve probably tried most exercise programs out there – from running on treadmills, spinning or hitting the hot yoga studios. These activities all have their advantages. But to really get the most out of any form of fitness training, you need to incorporate a little weight training into your workouts. Its […]

4 activities to help you fight menopause

There is no way to completely escape the side effects of menopause. However, by staying active and exercising regularly, you can lessen the impact it has on your day-to-day life. Exercise can help you reduce your risk of hot flashes as well as fend off the troublesome weight gain and muscle loss that menopause can […]

Common treadmill missteps

Whether you love treadmills or hate them, their benefits can be hard to deny. Yes, we know, you love running outside. But when it’s rainy, what do you do? Good ol’ treadmill is always there waiting for you, happy to shelter you from the weather as you burn those calories. There’s no doubting that treadmills […]

Not motivated to workout? Here’s what to do

It happens to all of us ladies every now and again. You just finished work, you have your gym bag packed and you’re ready to head to your local fitness center. But there’s something missing – that would be your motivation. And after a long day’s work, the thought of vegging out on the couch […]

Jumping rope exercise 101

Most people would probably say that jumping rope is for play, not exercise. After all, you jumped a rope when you were a kid in the playground and you probably forgot all about it after fourth grade. If that’s the case, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane. There’s a reason athletes like […]

Everyday habits of healthy and fit women

There is a lot of information out there about the best practices for women to stay fit and healthy. Simply Google “health and fitness tips” and you’ll quickly have millions of articles at your disposal, each suggesting different ideas, diets and exercise routines to stay fit and healthy. But how do you know which really […]

Finding the right gym for you

In today’s health conscious society, people are exercising more than ever before, and you can find a fitness center on just about every corner. With so many gyms out there, it’s hard to decide which one is the best for you. For some, it’s all about equipment and facilities. For others it’s the trainers and […]

Does working out at night affect your sleep?

When it comes to late night workouts, there is much debate as to whether or not it affects sleep quality. In one corner, you have those who believe exercising at night leaves you tossing and turning in bed. On the other side, you have those who argue “any exercise is better than none” and night […]