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What’s Really Making You Fat?

That’s a good question. If you’re over 40 it could be a combination of things. It could be your hormones, or overeating or lack of exercise. But most likely it is the overabundance of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in your diet combined with the above actions.

HFCS is a common additive to processed foods and beverages in the U. S. You’ll find it in (more…)

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Ageing Successfully

7 Keys to Successful Ageing

Being over 40 is such a great experience. We are at the point in life to where we can practically do whatever we want to do. Instead of thinking about ageing gracefully consider this as the time in life to LIVE. That said, here are 7 ways to age successfully. (more…)

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Disease Prevention

Disease Prevention – Stay Healthy Longer

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The mature years, (40, 50, 60 years old), are the power years of fun and adventure.

This may sound like a deviation from the subject of staying trim after 40 but the truth is if your health is bad you will not be able to enjoy the rest of your life.

It is important that you adopt healthier lifestyles from this day forward to prevent age-related diseases.
Some common diseases related to aging are heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.

The majority of these diseases can be prevented if you exercise regularly, eat properly and manage your stress.

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Ab Exercises

Ab Exercises…. Great for Losing Fat

Losing fat around your midsection is the key to having visible abdominal muscles. Contrary to popular belief, and misunderstanding, you don’t actually need to build your ab muscles in order to grow them – they are not like your arm or leg muscles.

Instead, doing ab exercises combined with fat burning cardio fitness will result in fat loss – especially that spare tire around the stomach that hides the muscles underneath.

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Numerous studies prove that people, especially men (who are prone to storing fat there) who have excess weight around their middle, are more likely to suffer from health problems.

So it goes without saying that trimming down this part of your body will (more…)

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Heart Healthy Diet

What is a Heart Healthy Diet?

A heart healthy diet is one that has the best interest of not only your heart in mind, but every other aspect of your body as well.

The functioning of your arteries and organs are also key to heart health, and when these are in good condition then you are less likely to suffer from any non-hereditary heart conditions.

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Are there such things as heart health foods? We know there are certainly hundreds of foods which are hazardous to the health of our hearts and other organs, but which foods can actually help them?

As a rule, anything that contains high amounts of bad fats should be avoided. This means all fried and fast food, as well as most processed foods.

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Core Exercises

What are Core Exercises?

The core of your body is the main structure that allows the rest of your body to move well. It consists of your lower back, abs and hips. Without a strong core you can suffer from weakness, muscle loss and eventually conditions like arthritis and back pain.

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Strengthening this part of your body with core exercises also helps you to do weight training exercises in proper form – this results in a considerably less chance of experiencing injuries or improper posture.

There are dedicated exercises that you can do for core strengthening. Some are done on the floor, others may use a Swiss ball. (more…)

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Used Exercise Equipment

Used Exercise Equipment – What to Look For

Fitness equipment can be extremely expensive. Buying high quality, well made gym equipment can literally cost an arm and a leg, that is why so many people opt to go to a gym instead.

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But if you know where to fined used exercise equipment for a good price, you can save thousands of dollars and set up your very own home fitness center.

So what equipment should you buy? It depends upon your goals. If you aim to lose weight, then a treadmill should be at the top of your list. Remembering however weight training also leads to weight loss, some strength equipment is also a good idea.

Dumbbells and barbells and single weights to go on them are generally priced low enough to buy brand new from a store, however you could find them even cheaper second hand on eBay or Craigslist.

Most people searching for used exercise equipment however, will be wanting to find some of the more expensive (more…)

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Weight Loss Plateau

What Happens When You Hit a Weight Loss Plateau?

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Green Tea

Green Tea and Weight Loss

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Metabolism Boosters

Metabolism Boosters – Foods That Can Quicken Your Metabolism

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