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Heart Rate Training

Heart rate monitors are a great way to monitor the intensity of an exercise session. Generally the higher your heart rate is, the harder you are working.

This makes sense. If you are exercising hard, your muscles are producing a lot of energy and have a high energy demand. In order to get oxygen to the working muscles to help in the production of energy, the heart must pump harder and faster.

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Just Say No – Ain’t Enough To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is coming up fast. For weeks magazines and newspapers have been printing recipes and alluring photographs of rich, mouth-watering goodies such as cookies, candies, dips, and calorie-laden drinks.

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Then, in the same issue, they offer guidance on how not to eat all this stuff.  Pace yourself, they advise.  Limit yourself to one tidbit every half-hour.  Eat a salad before going to a cocktail party, so that you wont be tempted by all the snacks.  Yeah, right – like my inner brat is going to forego the fondue because I pre-loaded with lettuce.
Nutrition experts tell us that on average, people gain 5-7 lb. during the holiday season.
It’s hard to resist all the treats, especially when we’re faced with them in ads and displays, as well as on counter tops at home, at work and when visiting.  Our inner brat nags at us, whining that we really do “need” that extra helping of pie.  Or it rationalizes that a couple of cookies don’t add up to much, and that we can exercise a little more later.

Controlling your eating is difficult at this time of year. To “just say no” is a good strategy for occasional temptations, but it doesn’t work when you’re bombarded with images, aromas and offerings of one treat after another.

Self-control is mentally draining. When you repeatedly say “no” to treats, you gradually deplete your mental energy.  That’s why most people fall off their diets later in the day, when their strength to resist is at a low point.

A better solution: not confronting the yes/no question in the first place.  The secret is to limit your exposure to temptation.  Here are some tips:
1.  Store treats in the back of a cupboard or fridge.  Wrap them in opaque paper or plastic, so that you don’t easily notice them.
2.  If there are goodies out on counters or desks at work, reroute yourself so that you don’t walk by.
3.  Avoid reading recipes for calorie-laden foods.  When you see photos of cakes and other desserts in magazines, turn the page quickly.  Less exposure is less temptation.
4.  If you go to business-related holiday cocktail parties, resolve to visit the buffet table only once.  If possible, stay no more than half an hour.
5.  Spend some time outside every day.  Nature helps clear your head, so that your cravings are less noticeable.
6. Get more sleep.  Not only will you get the usual benefits of being more alert and less irritable, but research shows that people who sleep more have a better balance of the hormones that regulate hunger – and they weigh LESS than those who don’t get enough sleep!

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Copyright Pauline Wallin, Ph.D. 2005. All rights reserved 
http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3439.shtml
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How To Warm-Up For Your Golf Game In 5 Minutes With Golf Fitness Stretches

It is well known that in every professional sport athletes perform a series of flexibility exercises and drills to prepare them to play a game. The game of golf is no different. Unseen to the general public, many PGA Tour players perform a series of golf flexibility exercises to prepare them to play golf. It is done prior to hitting the driving range or putting green. It is a process of getting the muscles and joints of body ready to swing a golf club.

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Seven Ways to Beat Insomnia

Insomniacs either suffer from their inability to fall asleep or stay asleep for a reasonable or normal number of sleeping hours. In the United States alone, more than 50 million people are suffering from insomnia every year. Individuals who are known to have this type of sleeping problem generally complain about their inability to rest their minds and even close their eyes in just a few minutes.
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What You Need to Know about Home Tooth Whitening

It seems as if everybody is getting on the teeth whitening kick. It surely must have started in Hollywood where everyone seems to have beautiful teeth as soon as they have made it big in the industry. Celebrities need to look their best and many people think that they too can look better by having a teeth whitening procedure.

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Bodybuilding Fitness Elementary

This story deals with bodybuilding and contains all the relevant information about bodybuilding. If you are interested do read on.

Being interested in bodybuilding means that you must be eager to gain as much information on bodybuilding as possible. To make things easier for you, we have this article for you having all the relevant information on bodybuilding.

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How To Start The Year With The Right Fitness Regime

It’s the New Year and the time for new resolutions. Nine times out of ten, people decide to incorporate a fitness regime in their New Year resolution. Every person wants to stay healthy, yes, even people who are obese! But, they just don’t know how to go about being fit. Every year fitness centric New Year resolutions are made and forgotten. Here is how you can start your New Year with the right fitness regime that will suit your needs.
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