Category Archive: FitTips

Jan 28

My Top 3 Reasons for Exercising

Everyone has different reasons to exercise. Most people start a program in order to lose weight, but if weight loss is not your goal, there are many other reasons to exercise. For me, the most important reason is improving overall health. My family has a history of heart disease as well as several types of …

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Oct 29

A Pulled Muscle Turned Into A Medical Emergency


Last week I had an unexpected medical scare. I don’t normally post about my illnesses, but in this case, I believe it’s my responsibility to do so because it may save a life. It began about 3 weeks ago when I thought I had pulled a tendon in my calf. I googled it (of course, …

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Sep 08

8 Tips for Fitting in Exercise


Why should you exercise? Exercising is just about having a better looking body. It’s about getting healthy. Exercise helps prevent high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. As we age, exercise helps strengthen our bones preventing osteoporosis.   Government Exercise guidelines are as follows: ~2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity …

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Jul 31

Five Winning Strategies for Getting into Shape


This entry is a guest post by Aviva Hill, Board Certified Family Physician and a writer. She blogs as a contributor at and about health, fitness and nutrition.   Many people consider getting into shape as a basic task but it really needs to add up more efforts so as to achieve the best results. …

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Jul 11

Fun and Fitness at Home – The Alternative to Gym Membership

  While being a member of a gym is an excellent way of getting yourself into shape, there are a number of reasons why this is not always the best option for everyone. Rising costs, the inconvenience of travel and the need for privacy can all play their part in putting people off a trip …

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Apr 07

No Pain, No Gain? Sore Muscles Explained!

Today we have a special guest post by Cat Smiley   Anyone who has trained hard understands the intense ‘after-math’ that hits your muscles during the initial stages of working out, or adapting to a new level of training. For the first few days/weeks, if you are training hard there will be an extreme level …

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