Posts by madcap

Lies You Believe about Exercise

The truth will set you free…to exercise better! Everyone falls prey to lies and myths on occasion. But if you buy into one of these and your exercise routine is affected by it, you could be in a world of danger. What lies may be affecting your ability to work out safely and with maximum…

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Protect Your Back

A few easy steps to ensure your back’s good health when you’re in the gym. You’re having an amazing workout, when suddenly everything stops. A stinging sensation moves from your leg all the way up your back, sending paralyzing pain through your body. Could the pain have been prevented? Probably. Here are two tips to…

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Fitness with your Dog

How you can have fun with man’s best friend and get a workout in the process. He loves you unconditionally, always has an open ear when you need to talk, and welcomes you with open paws when you need a hug. Now, you can have an even tighter bond with your dog, as you and…

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Eating for Smarter Brains

An insider’s guide to the most potent brain foods available at your local supermarket. Learning and growing smarter and more aware isn’t always easy. It takes hard work, studying the latest findings of whatever piques your interest, and a third ingredient that makes the other two possible: food. But if you think all food is…

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The Cold Truth about Coffee

Every other day, a new study hits the coffee-drinking world by storm. “New benefits found for coffee drinkers.” “Coffee may cause problems later in life.” “Coffee boasts healing properties.” “Coffee may cause harm.” If you’ve found yourself jumping on and off and back on the coffee bandwagon, you can finally settle down. Well, maybe. It’s…

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What Makes Us Overeat?

It’s the downfall of every diet you try. You’re eating the right foods, you’re exercising, but…you’re overeating. Each time you reach for a serving of apple pie, that second chicken cutlet, or another slice of pizza, you’re not thinking about how it might wreak havoc with your diet plans. But afterwards, you’ll regret it and…

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Finding Cardio Effectiveness

We all love our cardio, right? Hang on… what was that? Did I happen to hear a collective sigh? Yes, cardio is usually the most hated portion of a work out. Especially if you haven’t yet found your cardio niche. Or, perhaps you have found your cardio niche… but now you’ve reached a plateau and…

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Heart-Healthy Eating

Is your diet lending your heart a helping hand or kicking it to the curb? When it comes to body parts your body can’t do without, the heart is king. But if you’re like many people, you may be treating your beloved heart like an ignored servant. How can you make sure your heart receives…

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Better Butt(ocks)

Better Butt(ocks) If your backside is in the front of your mind, here’s what you can do to build better buns. A useful tool to cushion your tailbone when you find yourself sitting down for a long time, your buttocks can also be a source of concern if it doesn’t look just like you want.…

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Why Weight Training Matters

It’s not just for good looks. Your heart needs oxygen, so you do aerobics and cardio. But you should also add in some weight training to your routine. No, lifting weights isn’t just a way to beef up your pecs and make your thighs harder than granite (though weight lifting is a great way to…

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