Mental Benefits of Swimming

If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your body becomes more toned after spending time in the water, but you'll actually experience benefits like improved circulation and heart health.

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Born and raised in California. I graduated with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and have been in the field for 25 years. I enjoy putting together meal plans and following the current health trends in the industry. I also enjoy following fashion trends and love finding vintage clothes. I'm a proud mom with two children and three grandchildren.
 

9 Tips to Boost Your Fitness Routine

How to boost your fitness routine?

How to increase your endurance and stamina?

Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to increase your flexibility, strength, and power or you simply wish to increase your cardiovascular endurance, there are some specific exercises that will help you accomplish your goals.

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35 Amazing Health Benefits of Running

Running or jogging are both forms of aerobic exercises and as such present the body with quite a number of amazing health benefits. The difference between jogging and running is basically the intensity and the speed in which they are done. 

Running is different from jogging in that it requires more effort from the heart, muscles, and lungs. 

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Jenny Anderson lives in Australia but was originally from California, where she was a sports coach and fitness instructor for more than 10 years. Her clientele includes many high performing athletes in a variety of competitive sports. She writes regularly for sports and fitness related blogs including Sports Fitness Advisor, The Huffington Post and The Guardian. Explore more great fitness advice and insights at Sports Fitness Advisor.

Powerful and Proven Ways to Get Motivated to Exercise

Are you stuck in a slump? Do you find that you have the best intentions for a fitness plan only to get distracted, lazy, and not make it a priority? Are there many days when you struggle to get up and go?

We’ve all been there. Staying fit is tough. Netflix is always available. Sometimes you need a little something extra to push you toward your workout.

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John Hawthorne is a health nut from Canada with a passion for travel and taking part in humanitarian efforts. His writing not only solves a creative need it has also lead to many new opportunities when traveling abroad.

Five Top Diet and Fitness Programs you Might Want to Try

Five to Try - at a Glance

by Jennifer Dawson

With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move from fad to fad without finding what works for them, or giving any of them the time they need to kick in.

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3 Most Important Additions to Your Exercise Program

You’ve committed to making this a pivotal shift and have formulated and begun the perfect wellness program.

Congratulations!

Now let’s get real about the most important additional ingredients that you might be neglecting. Don’t.

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Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Amazing Pre-Workout Snacks to Crush Your Goals

Success in the Kitchen

As a workout enthusiast, your main goal is to get your body in the absolute best shape possible.

While hitting the gym and going for a run will obviously test your body's strength and fitness level, the kind of food that you eat is equally important to the entire process. 

In fact, we argue that it’s the most important.

Eating a healthy, well-balanced snack or meal before you start getting sweaty is one of the best ways to prep yourself for an intense workout.

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A former cubicle dweller with a passion for healthy living, I'll make any excuse to get outside. When I'm not on the basketball court you'll find me whipping up a new concoction in the kitchen. Find more great health content, discover www.HealthListed.com

How to Make Time for Exercise With a Full-Time Job

Not Enough Hours In a Day

Ever wonder how some people stay so fit when they have a full-time job? While it’s easy to assume they’re super human or have wildly flexible hours, there’s a third possibility: Plenty of nine-to-five employees have discovered a realistic way to balance fitness with a hectic work-life.

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Fitness Extremes or Fitness for the Finer Things?

Athletes who drive themselves to extremes inspire and enlighten; they challenge us to dream and show us what can happen when we do!

Fitness can be defined by raw numbers describing VO2 max, repetitions per minute, single rep maximums, and/or a mass of other scientific data.

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Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

If I Could Give You Anything To Start Your Healthy Lifestyle...

Great Beginnings

Looking back and reflecting on my love for healthy living, what is the one thing that could be deemed the prime mover?

I don’t know that sharing this with you will make a difference in your life; but then, I don’t know that it won’t. And it’s easy for you to skip past these observations if you find them of no use, so I won’t feel guilty about wasting your time.

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About The Author

Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

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Overhead view of man diving into swimming pool.
05/18/2018
If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your... read more
Man stretches on bridge before running
03/22/2018
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How to boost your fitness routine? How to increase your endurance and stamina? Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to... read more
Bearded man running on the beach
01/24/2018
Running or jogging are both forms of aerobic exercises and as such present the body with quite a number of amazing health benefits. The difference between jogging and running is basically the... read more
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12/28/2017
Are you stuck in a slump? Do you find that you have the best intentions for a fitness plan only to get distracted, lazy, and not make it a priority? Are there many days when you struggle to get up... read more
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11/15/2017
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Five to Try - at a Glance by Jennifer Dawson With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move... read more
Personal trainer overseeing woman doing situps
10/28/2017
You’ve committed to making this a pivotal shift and have formulated and begun the perfect wellness program. Congratulations! Now let’s get real about the most important additional... read more
Top view of green smoothie in glass with strawberries on table.
09/02/2017
Success in the Kitchen As a workout enthusiast, your main goal is to get your body in the absolute best shape possible. While hitting the gym and going for a run will obviously test your body's... read more
Man taking a break on weight machine while working out at gym.
08/23/2017
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Not Enough Hours In a Day Ever wonder how some people stay so fit when they have a full-time job? While it’s easy to assume they’re super human or have wildly flexible hours, there’s a third... read more
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07/28/2017
Athletes who drive themselves to extremes inspire and enlighten; they challenge us to dream and show us what can happen when we do! Fitness can be defined by raw numbers describing VO2 max,... read more

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Overhead view of man diving into swimming pool.
05/18/2018
If you're looking for a new way to work out, or you're trying to find an exercise routine that you're more likely to stick to, it may be time to give swimming a try. Not only will you find that your... read more
Man stretches on bridge before running
03/22/2018
Anonymous (not verified)
How to boost your fitness routine? How to increase your endurance and stamina? Well, you can easily improve your fitness routine in a wide variety of ways. For instance, whether you want to... read more
Bearded man running on the beach
01/24/2018
Running or jogging are both forms of aerobic exercises and as such present the body with quite a number of amazing health benefits. The difference between jogging and running is basically the... read more
WOman in black hoodie takes kickboxing high kick stance
12/28/2017
Are you stuck in a slump? Do you find that you have the best intentions for a fitness plan only to get distracted, lazy, and not make it a priority? Are there many days when you struggle to get up... read more
Overhead view of containers of fresh vegetables in a salad bar
11/15/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Five to Try - at a Glance by Jennifer Dawson With 45 million Americans on some kind of diet program every year, finding the program that suits you is essential for success. Many people move... read more
Personal trainer overseeing woman doing situps
10/28/2017
You’ve committed to making this a pivotal shift and have formulated and begun the perfect wellness program. Congratulations! Now let’s get real about the most important additional... read more
Top view of green smoothie in glass with strawberries on table.
09/02/2017
Success in the Kitchen As a workout enthusiast, your main goal is to get your body in the absolute best shape possible. While hitting the gym and going for a run will obviously test your body's... read more
Man taking a break on weight machine while working out at gym.
08/23/2017
Anonymous (not verified)
Not Enough Hours In a Day Ever wonder how some people stay so fit when they have a full-time job? While it’s easy to assume they’re super human or have wildly flexible hours, there’s a third... read more
Group of fit young adults jumping for joy on the beach
07/28/2017
Athletes who drive themselves to extremes inspire and enlighten; they challenge us to dream and show us what can happen when we do! Fitness can be defined by raw numbers describing VO2 max,... read more

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