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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

People choose to work out with a personal trainer for all sorts of reasons: maybe they struggle to motivate themselves, or are bored with their existing routines and need some help to switch things up a little. They could be experienced exercisers who feel that their fitness levels have reached a plateau, or new to exercise and not confident that they’ll be able to get the best out of their work-out on their own.

Whatever the reason, if you’ve decided to take the plunge and get a personal trainer, finding the right one can be a daunting experience.  Here are some tips that may help you.

Firstly, spend some time mulling over what sort of personal trainer you’d like. Would you prefer a male or female PT? What will motivate you - someone who’ll bark at you military-style, or someone who’ll adopt a softly-softly approach? How often do you want to train, and at what time of day? Very importantly – what do you want to achieve? If you’re armed with this information, it will make it easier to find the right PT.

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Cheap Ways to Get Fit Outside of the Gym

Going to the gym is an expensive business. Membership fees can set you back a hefty sum every month which is needed elsewhere. However, there are alternatives (no matter what the gym says) that will help you get fit and healthy so that you can enjoy spending that money saved from the gym.

Fitness DVDs

Depending on your age some of you may remember the craze of fitness videos from the 80’s through to the 90’s. Thankfully some of the cheesiness has been removed from the modern day versions.

Zumba Fitness on DVD or Video Game

All joking aside fitness DVDs provide us with a great workout in the comfort of our own home for a one off price. Most will also feature whole training programmes including what to eat and drink etc so they will help you to track your progress for a couple of months.

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What You Need To Know Before Starting Diet to Go

This guest post comes from freelance writer Victoria. She invites you to check out these diettogo vouchers and  information about Nutrisystem diet at  weightlossdiets4women.com/
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In case you haven’t heard, Diet to Go is the ultimate in convenient, healthy eating. Essentially, it is a calorie controlled eating plan based on healthy eating, but unlike other plans, which require you to go out to your local store, select the food that you think is healthiest, and then spend hours cooking it so that it actually tastes good, while juggling your job, family, and relationship, Diet to Go is actually effective.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it is true, and it can help you change your life today. This article is going to tell you everything that you need to know about Diet to Go, so that when you decide to make the change to healthy, convenient eating, you are fully aware of how it all works. Let’s go!

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10 Food Items to Reduce Cholesterol

Did you have a salmon fish dinner or a bite into sinister chocolate? Now you can do all this guilt free. These foods assist in fighting bad cholesterol. According to the American Health association, an individual can reduce the cholesterol by eating healthy foods. Hereby, we have enlisted 10 food items that helps to reduce bad cholesterol.

1. Oats

If you change your morning breakfast with oats then you can reduce your cholesterol level to a large extent. Two servings of oats can lower LDL cholesterol to 5.3% in just 6 weeks. The oats contain a substance known as beta glucanthat absorbs the bad cholesterol.

2. Red Wine

Red grapes are used in manufacturing of red wine that helps to reduce the cholesterol level. Two glasses of wine can provide you with a host of health benefits. Have a toast! Salmon and Fatty Fish- Salmon is full of Omega 3 fatty acids and hence it is known as natural health wonder. It keeps heart attacks, stroke and high cholesterol at a yelp. Fishes like sardines, salmon and herring can boost the good cholesterol level by 4 percent.

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FDA Launches Awareness Campaign Against Fake Online Pharmacies

Have you gone online to purchase medication? How did you feel – secure in the transaction, or nervous and doubtful? If so, you’re not alone, for the FDA has launched a campaign to help raise consumer awareness  and help people purchase their medications only from legitimate sources.

The recent proliferation of scam sites online has the FDA increasingly worried that patients in need of proper medications may be buying pills with incorrect dosages, the wrong ingredients, or no medical benefit at all.  These fake online sites are being designed with increasingly better attention to authentic details that can trick even the most discriminating consumer, which is why the FDA has stepped in.

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13 Tips for Men with a Weight Loss Goal

Magazines, newspapers and television content rarely aims at men who are looking for weight loss tips and this realization may come to you out of experience while looking for information.

To ease your task, here are 13 weight loss tips. You can now dump your magazine and newspapers, switch off your television, and proceed to read what you have been looking for all this time.

FAT MAN!

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Sharing the Joy: How to Get Certified as a Yoga Teacher

Although there is no single over-arching organization that can claim authority over yoga practitioners all over the world, there are national and regional organizations that can take on something of the same role if you are interested in teaching yoga. Such organizations can either provide you with the training needed to teach yoga or help you find a recognized school to do the same. Furthermore, such organizations can also offer you recognition of your ability to teach as represented in their respective certifications.

You do not need certification from such an organization if you want to become a yoga teacher, but it'll help you get on your way and open up doors that were previously inaccessible. Depending on the organization that you approach and its reputation among yoga practitioners, a certification can not only confirm for you that you have the expertise to teach yoga but also demonstrate that fact to others.

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Ditch the Soda-Pop and Lose Weight

A study published on September 21, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that the “replacement of a sugar-containing beverage with a sugar-free beverage significantly reduced weight gain and body fat gain in healthy children.”  It confirms what we already should have known, that sugary beverages cause weight gain – duhhh.

The Study

Researchers conducted a double blind, randomized study of 641 Dutch children from 4 to 12 years of age.  The study ran over an 18 month period.  They started with healthy children who already consumed sugar-sweetened beverages and split the children into two groups.

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Electric Shocks Could Help You Lose Weight

Bliss Spa is a well-known resort in the United States. The operators claim to have found an innovative procedure to help patients lose weight. According to a spokesperson who applies the procedure, patients can lose weight by applying electric currents over their muscles.

The new treatment has been hailed as a revolutionary approach to promote weight loss. Rather than discouraging the patient from eating by manipulating his or her senses, the treatment (known as FatGirlShrink) is believed to promote weight gain directly by targeting excess water weight.

PHOTO: The new weight loss technique,  which claims to remove inches within minutes, stimulates muscles through electrical currents and gets rid of water weight (source).

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Study Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

Obesity is quickly becoming a national epidemic, with over 45% of the nation slated to be obese by 2030, and with some states destined to have obesity rates over 65%. The number of adults with diabetes is also skyrocketing, and the rate of diabetes is growing rapidly amongst children too. That is why it is becoming increasingly essential to understand the causes of obesity, especially when it affects children.

A recent study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found a provocative connection between the amounts of Bisphenol A  (BPA) and the levels of obesity in children, and hints at the complex nature of weight gain.

Children with High Bisphenol A are More Likely to Be Obese

Almost all Americans have trace amounts of BPA in their bodies, but the study found that children with the highest amounts of BPA in their urine were twice as likely to be  obese as opposed to the children with the lowest. While this connection is alarming, the researchers were quick to point out that there were many other reasons why children gain too much weight, and urged that people not draw hasty conclusions.

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