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Can You Work With a Treadmill Desk?

    Do you spend two or more hours sitting at work? If you do, then you might want to consider using a treadmill desk. Sitting for long periods of time has been proven to be bad for your health. A treadmill desk allows you to work and avoid sitting at the same time. Can…

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4 Office Tricks to Reduce the Time You Spend Sitting Down

    Did you know that sitting down for more than 3 hours daily can decrease your life expectancy by 2 years? A study published in an online medical publication, BMJ Open, determined that there’s a relationship between life expectancy and sitting. Even if you exercise every day, the consequences of sitting can’t be eliminated. Most jobs…

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Garmin Vivofit Review

The Garmin Vivofit fitness band can be purchased in your favorite color, and was designed to keep you active and moving throughout your day. Compatible with or without a heart rate monitor, the simple looking but highly durable rubber band comes equipped with a large display that you can read at a glance. This fitness…

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Misfit Flash – Fitness and Sleep Monitor Review

The Misfit Flash Fitness and Sleep Monitor is a trendy, sleek activity tracker that monitors both your fitness activity during the day and your sleep during the night. The Misfit Flash syncs with your smartphone using a simple, basic app that makes keeping track of your activity all the easier, and is available in a…

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Fitness Activity Tracker Comparison Review

Activity trackers are a subsection of the health wearable marketplace. Popular because they help you monitor important physical metrics like your heart rate and calories burned, they have in recent years become very affordable. FitBit and Garmin are two well-known companies that manufacture fitness and activity trackers; and their products consistently rank as the bestselling…

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FitBit Charge Review

The FitBit company previously released the Zip, Flex, One and Force activity trackers. One of their more recent fitness monitoring products is the FitBit Charge. It effectively tracks physical metrics and performance levels, recording and then sending them to your computer or smartphone. You then use one of several compatible applications that help you make…

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How Quickly Can You Get Fit After Years of Inactivity?

How Quickly Can You Get Fit After Years of Inactivity?

The short answer is “It depends!” because how fast you get into shape is directly relevant to your present physical condition and how fast your body reacts to physical conditioning.  For example, someone 10 pounds overweight, but with no physical limitations, will get in shape a lot faster than someone 50 pounds overweight with Type…

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How Many Days Off Should You Have From Exercise?

How Many Days Off Should You Have From Exercise?

If your fitness goal is building or toning muscle, you can actually benefit from taking some time off from exercising. Why? Because muscle repairs, tones and builds itself during your recovery period (the time between your workouts) and not during your workouts themselves.     So from a weekly standpoint, you should take at least…

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How Long Does It Take to Reach Peak Physical Fitness?

Reach Peak Physical Fitness

Before you can reach your peak physical fitness, you have to define what peak is for you; it won’t be the same for everyone. For you, it may be reaching a professional level in a sport, such as getting on the Olympic swim team, or finishing a marathon, or winning a powerlifting competition. Or it…

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