Effective Ways to use a Balance Disc

If you sit for long periods of time at a desk, or want to step it up a notch in your fitness routine, a balance disc may just be the answer for providing more challenging moves to your workout, or to engage otherwise inactive muscles when sedentary. Whether you use a balance disc while sitting…

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What is the Difference between Isometric and Isotonic Exercise

Isometric and isotonic exercises are used every day, all over the country. Most of the time, when people work out both of these types of exercise are used in tandem. The Difference: Physical exercise involves muscle contraction. The terms isometric and isotonic refer to different types of muscle contraction. Isotonics Isotonic contractions are muscle contractions…

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Side Lunges

Side lunges are one of more effective exercises which can work all your lower body large muscles such as glutes, hams, quads, inner and outer thighs. A basic side lunge consists of standing with feet together. With the left foot, take a step sideways as far as is comfortable, keeping that leg straight. As you step sideways,…

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How To Avoid the 5 Pound Vacationers Weight Gain

Unless your vacation destination is one that requires lots of walking and is filled with heart-racing activity (be it water sports, mountain adventuring, or even intensive sightseeing), it’s way too easy to come home with a few bought trinkets, plus 5 pounds of weight around your once whittled middle. Thankfully, many city hotels across the…

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How to approach the scale with a positive attitude

It can be hard to approach the scales, especially after a week of eating poorly. Some people even allow the numbers to ruin their diets completely. Instead of letting a number on the scale determine your future, why not approach the scales with a positive attitude? A positive attitude can help you overcome any bad…

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How to find the middle ground in fitness

Slowly but surely I’m learning to listen to my body when it says enough is enough. I have always been an extremist, hence me growing up with a somewhat unhealthy relationship with food–I was either binging or starving. As I got older, I learned that there was a middle ground to eating, but now my…

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How to Get Rid of Fat on Thighs

The thigh muscles consist of the quadriceps, which are located on the front side of the leg and the hamstrings, which are located on the back side. To help get rid of fat, these are the two muscle groups on which you need to focus your attention. Performing specific exercises can help tone the muscles…

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How to Lose Baby Weight at Home

Healthy weight gain during pregnancy usually hovers in the 25- to 40-lb. range. When you do go through the nine-month span of pregnancy and deliver your baby, you are destined to have at least some residual weight leftover. You can lose your baby weight in your own home. In order to do this, you still…

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How to Rock That Plus-Size Bikini!

Are you hearing a “should” echo? (The sentence would be: “Should I rock a plus-size bikini?”) We at Shine passionately believe there’s no “should” or “could,” about who sports the iconic beachwear. This is no swimsuit contest. It’s more important how a bikini fits your personality style than your figure. “A bigger body can look…

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