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HIIT can seem similar to circuits

HIIT Can Seem Similar to Circuits. Similar, but Not the Same

While HIIT can seem similar to circuits there are differences. Choose with approach best suits your goals.

Why it’s Better to Exercise Before Breakfast

When it comes to weight loss, its not just the amount you eat and how much you exercise. When you do so also matters.

Warm Up for HIIT

Warm-up and Cool-down Routines for HIIT

Taking the time to do an appropriate warm up and cool down is essential for HIIT.

HIIT 20 minute workout

HIIT 20 Minute Workout: No Excuses!

No time, no equipment. With HIIT you have no excuses. Try this for twenty minutes.

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The Importance of Controlling Belly Fat

Some fat in your body is essential but excess fat in your belly region is a big health issue. Be aware and act.

7 Great Exercises for Your Core

Make sure you pay attention to your core region when exercising. Get started here.

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Essential Elements of HIIT for Beginners

HIIT is a great way to work out. But you need to do it correctly, right from the start.

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Sugar: Your Sweetest Enemy

Our bodies need sugar, but we consume far too much. Why? And what can you do about it?

experiencing your life

Experiencing Your Life

It’s said we live in a world of information overload. But maybe it’s how we experience the world that is the issue.

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Between Your Body and Your Brain

Your brain gets information from internal sensations as well as your senses. You should pay attention to these feelings.

6 Stretches for Greater Flexibility

Loss of flexibility can be an issue for many people. Here are some stretches to improve flexibility.

HIIT is for you

High Intensity Interval Training is for You

High Intensity can sound a bit much. But HIIT is for you.

What is your Optimal Heart Rate During Exercise?

Your optimal and maximum heart rate during exercise depends on your goals, age, and current fitness.

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The Myth of ‘No Pain, No Gain’

Exercise is good for your health. But you can have too much of a good thing.

What is a healthy blood pressure?

What is a Healthy Blood Pressure?

Do you know your blood pressure? And how does it compare to a healthy reading?

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Reducing Salt Intake Saves Lives. No Debate

The results are clear. Reducing your salt intake is good for your health.

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How Your Body Burns Fat (or Does It?)

We talk about our bodies burning fat when we exercise. It’s true, but there’s more to it.

lack of sleep

Lack of Sleep, your Body and your Brain

Our busy lives can impact on the sleep we get. Don’t let that happen.

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The Secret to a Longer Life

Move fast, live fast. But know when to go slow if you want to live long.

detox diets

Detox Diets: Facts and Fallacies

Detox diets can seem attractive – live it up and then clean up quickly. Except they don’t work.

sugar and chocolate

Sugar, Chocolate and Your Brain

A little of what you like is good for you. Especially if it is dark chocolate.

meditation and health

Meditation and Health

Meditation is important for mindful living. But meditation brings other benefits also.

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Not Enough Time? Try High Intensity Interval Training

Lack of time in often the main reason why people don’t exercise enough. HIT might be the answer.

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Doing Meditation on the Road to Mindfulness

The idea that mindfulness involves meditation can be off-putting to some. There’s no reason it should be.

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Music Makes HIIT More Fun!

Music goes well with exercise as long as it is motivational and upbeat.

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Contact with Nature: Even 20 Minutes will Help

Getting into contact with nature for even 20 minutes a day can improve your mood.

exercise and weight loss

The Links between Exercise and Weight Loss

Have you ever told yourself that you deserve a treat because you have worked out? You’re fooling yourself.

role of nature

The Benefits of Nature to Your Life

Modern living can lead to the exclusion of the natural world. Don’t let this happen. Live with nature.

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I Feel Good – It Works!

Why do we start to feel tired when we exercise? Is it possible that if you tell yourself during exercise that you’re not as tired as you think you are that you could make that true?

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Exercise Makes You Healthier. How Does that Happen?

Regular exercise makes you healthier, compared to if you are sedentary. How does this happen?

Muscles Ache After Exercise

What Does Muscle Pain After Exercise Indicate?

It’s not nice but think of the pain as a useful signal from your body.

mind through the body

Reach the Mind Through the Body

One aim of mindfulness and meditation is to reach the mind through the body.

How to Start Exercising if You’re Out of Shape

How to start? Here are some tips to help when you haven’t been exercising for a while.

5-2-7 breathing

5-2-7 Breathing for a Minute

It’s good advice to take a deep breath before acting in haste or making an important decision. The 5-2-7 breathing technique has been shown to give real benefits.

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Small Steps to a Better You

To be the person you want to be, you need to make small changes, take small steps, do it consistently, and don’t give up.

mindful decisions

Mindfulness and Mindful Decisions

Mindfulness should not be something you do and then get on with your life: it’s part of everything you do including making mindful decisions.

Just worrying

Just Worrying? This Will Help

Here’s a technique to help you ease worry, even if you are new to mindfulness.

What is Mindfulness? An Introduction

Mindfulness is a pretty simple concept but it’s well worth learning a bit of background. Here’s a handy introduction.

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How to lose weight and keep it off – according to science

Both diet and exercise are essential for sustained weight loss.

false choices

Beware the False Choices Life Throws at You

Work, sleep, family, fitness and friends: have you time for them all?

jogging tips

6 Simple Tips to Help You Start Jogging

Jogging can add years to your life. Here are 6 simple tips to help you start jogging

power of touch

The Power of Touch and Pain Relief

Research shows the power of touch to ease pain. But we don’t seem to use this power enough.

is stretching important?

Is Stretching Important? It Depends

Stretching is good for your body but it’s probably not in the way you’ve heard.

abdominal fat

Exercise and Deep Abdominal Fat

The relationships between the amount of exercise you take, the amount of fat in your body, your weight, and common diseases are not simple.

present moments

A Series of Present Moments

Life is a series of present moments, not a continuous line. Step into the spotlight.

fall in love

Questions to Fall in Love By

Answering a particular set of questions can help you fall in love. Here they are.

lower body exercise

Lower Body Exercise Home Workout

An easy to follow lower body exercise routine to do at home. No equipment needed.

how much exercise

How Much Exercise Is Enough?

How much exercise should you do? Official guidelines with scientific basis have been updated.

life isn't fair

So, Your Life Isn’t Fair?

Life isn’t fair. It’s up to you to make your life better.

good-natured

Are Human Beings Good-Natured?

There’s plenty of evidence of our flaws. We are good but imperfect beings.

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