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I’m almost ashamed that I have to write this, but I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the best type of water you should be drinking.

You may be asking yourself, “well how many different types of damn water is there?” You’d be surprised how many companies are looking to  make a quick buck.

It’s easy to get caught up in the vitamin enhanced waters, life waters and any of the other stupid names these companies give these drinks. If you’re concerned about vitamins, take a regular daily multivitamin! It’s a lot cheaper than continuously buying these other products.

The answer to this question is simple: Read more on Which Type of Water is Best For Weight Loss?…

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I think it’s human nature to be self-conscious at times, especially in an environment like the gym. This is almost always 100% true for beginners.

It’s also one of the most common reasons why some people never even get started and completely avoid workout out all together. Don’t feel weird or feel like there’s something wrong with you if you feel like this. It’s completely normal and even I felt like this too.

The fact is that we all have to start somewhere. You should be Read more on Don’t Be Intimidated in the Gym…

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How Intense Should Your Cardio Exercise Be For Weight Loss? Unfortunately the exact answer can be different for everyone.The higher your intensity, the more calories you are going to burn in a given duration.

One of the most common ways to gauge intensity is monitoring your heart rate. A widely accepted way to calculate your maximum heart rate (MHR) is to subtract your age from 220.

For example, a 30-year-old person would have a max heart rate of 190 bpm (beats per minute).

After figuring out your max heart rate, you would pick a percentage of that to be your target heart rate. For example, if the 30-year-old wanted to workout at 70% of his/her MHR, they would aim to get their heart rate to 133 bpm (190 x 70%).

The problem with using your heart rate to gauge intensity is that there are several things that can alter your heart rate, while resting and while exercising. Read more on How Intense Should Your Cardio Exercise Be For Weight Loss?…

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Supersets are a great way to keep your heart rate up during resistance training and will help you burn more calories.

So what exactly is a superset? It’s when you do a set of a different exercise immediately after (with no rest between sets) a set of another exercise. Supersets are usually comprised of two exercises, but it is possible to use three or more exercises in your superset.

Another great benefit from supersets is Read more on Supersets For Weight Loss…

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For those that don’t know, a  smith machines is a piece of workout equipment that has a barbell on a metal track that only allows for vertical motion. Many exercises can be done on this machine including squats and bench presses.

There is no doubt that incorporating some form of resistance training will greatly help you in your weight loss goals, but is the smith machine a good choice? Read more on Can Using Smith Machines Help You With Weight Loss?…

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First thing’s first. I am not a doctor and you should always consult with your physician. The following are basic guidelines that you can use to help determine if you should be working out or not.

The main guideline I have used as recommended by others is Read more on Is Working Out & Exercising While Sick A Good Idea?…

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Empty calories are foods or drinks that have very little if any nutritional value but sometimes have a lot of calories.

Examples of empty calories include: Read more on Are Empty Calories Affecting Your Weight Loss?…

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Absolutely not! But it might be a little easier if you did have one.

Assuming you don’t have any exercise equipment at home, the main point I want to bring up is that if you live in a colder climate with harsh winters, it’s very difficult to get any type of exercise in those months.

No one wants to be running or cycling outside in single digit weather. Although very difficult, it’s not entirely impossible. Some quick things I can think off the top of my head are  Read more on Do You Need A Gym Membership to Lose Weight?…

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There are several characteristics that make up a great gym. I’ll go over some of the basics to help you make the decision that’s best for you!

1. Location – This is one of the most important factors. You’re not going to be motivated to go to the gym if you have to drive far away to get there. A rule I follow is that if the gym is more than Read more on How To Choose a Gym That’s Right For Your Weight Loss…

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We all lose motivation at some point. It’s natural and shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. Check out these tips to help you get back on the right track.

1. Think of how you feel after a workout – Accomplished? Relieved? Unless you get injured, you should Read more on 5 Tips To Stay Motivated While Losing Weight…

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