Exercise

How to Ruin a Calorie Deficit

A calorie deficit is the "magic" that makes weight loss possible. It is the difference between the amount of energy you burn and eat; the shortfall of energy caused by eating less and moving more. If your body burns 2,000 calories per day and you only eat 1,500, that...

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Top 5 Ways to Get Stronger

Strength comes from three main areas: healthy diet practices, solid workout routines and genetics. Since you can't change your genetics, diet and exercise are the two areas that need attention. Through proper exercise, nutrition and supplementation, getting stronger is a very straightforward process. 1. Exercise. Your body strengthens muscles in...

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Top 5 Ways to Increase Exercise Intensity

Exercise is a structured way of providing a stimulus to the body in order to improve mobility, increase strength & endurance, decrease disease risk and improve overall wellness. The threshold of what constitutes exercise differs from person to person and depends on factors such as fitness level, age, weight,...

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Relevant or Outdated? The 3,500 Calorie Weight Loss Rule

Weight Loss In 1958, a now infamous study concluded one pound of body fat was equal to 3,500 calories1. It's been conventional diet wisdom for over half a century: a 3,500 calorie increase or decrease, above or below maintenance levels results in a one pound change in weight. Most diets...

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Body Fat Percentage vs. Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Composition Body weight gives us a very broad picture of diet and fitness progress. If we want more specific measures of how well our exercise routines and diets are working, we turn to other gauges, specifically body fat percentage and body mass index (BMI). These tools provide a more...

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Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Losing weight is a fairly simple process. Though there are limitless choices you can make concerning your food intake, exercise routine and supplement regimen, there is only one rule you need to follow to lose weight: eat less, move more. When you eat less and move more, you force...

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Top 5 Ways to Lose Your Gut

When you eat more calories than you burn, you create a calorie surplus and your body is forced to store that extra energy as body fat (or build muscle if you're involved in a strength training routine). Where your body stores extra body fat is determined by genetics and...

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Top 5 Exercise Myths

Why can't exercise be simple? All the different types and benefits of exercise makes starting a physically active lifestyle complicated. With the plethora of information available on exercise, it's difficult to differentiate between the ineffective garbage and what actually works. Here are a few of the most popular exercise...

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