Dietary Fiber for Weight Loss

Fiber is important in your diet for a number of reasons, the main ones being that it improves digestion and lowers your risk of contracting diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It is recommended that adults get from 25 to 30 grams of fiber in their diet every day. There are two types of dietary fiber, as follows: Soluble Fiber. Soluble fiber dissolves in water (and digestive juices), forming a...
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Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts – Calculate and Interpret Your BMI

There are many ways to boost your weight loss efforts, one effective way is knowing your BMI. Understand what is BMI and learn how to calculate and interpret BMI in this article. What’s Your BMI? The Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of a series of measures to determine the level of excess fat in the body. Although other measures such as hydrodensitometry (underwater weighing), skinfold...
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What Is A Balance Ball And What Do I Do With It?

If you’ve seen balance balls lying around your gym and have never used one, you may be wondering what they’re for and how they work. They may look like a simple piece of equipment but the possibilities are endless when it comes to different the exercises you can perform with them. Uses Most commonly balance balls are seen in gyms being used for stretching and muscle strengthening. Because...
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Summertime Exercise: How To Stay Healthy And Fit In Hot Weather

Once summer comes around you may find it difficult to continue your normal exercise routine. It gets hot and muggy and you may either lose the drive to workout or find yourself physically unable to because of the heat. Well this year your routine doesn’t have to be interrupted. Keeping a few important reminders in mind will allow you to stay fit and healthy even when a heat wave...
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Fitness And Exercise Equipment: From Small To Big

Whether you’re starting a new fitness program at your local rec center or purchasing equipment for your home gym, understanding the different types of equipment out there is valuable knowledge for anyone with an interest in physical fitness. Your custom routine will determine the equipment you’ll be most familiar with but knowing what’s available can give you the opportunity to expand your...
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Is Water Aerobics Right For You?

Getting started in a water aerobics class could be the right thing for you any number of reasons. There are so many different types of fitness programs and work out plans but water aerobics has always remained pretty unique. Water aerobics can not only be an amazing workout, it’s safe, and it’s tons of fun! A Good Start If you’re new to exercising, think you’re out of shape, and don’t...
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