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Yes, it is that time again when most of us decide to make some changes in life. These are normally related to our health. Stop smoking, start training, lose some body fat, start eating healthier and so forth. According to a study conducted by GNC, 55% promised to eat healthier, 50% resolved to exercise more, and 38% wanted to lose weight. This is the probably the worst time to make changes in your life. For one, it is highly ineffective and from previous experience, there are very few of us who actually stick to them! Only 20% of us actually stick to our new promises we make to ourselves. Most new years resolutions are the same every year, and, tend to fade away come February. Don’t let the statistics determine your success. Here we will offer you some inside tips to help you become that 20% and ensure you resolutions…

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Over the past month I have been thinking about the successful people as well as the unsuccessful people in bodybuilding, health and fitness in general. I have a LOT of contact with people locally as well as worldwide and here’s what I have noticed. “There are many smart trainees who spend way too much time pondering different strategies and ideas regarding training and nutrition. I try and get their mind back to reality. Don’t over-think bodybuilding!” This type of person is very knowledgeable and reads a lot. They are well informed and have researched all the latest training and diet information. They can discuss all the virtues and drawbacks of the different diets and workout programs on the market. They can also tell you the latest news about various internet muscle building Guru’s, bodybuilding champions and fit movie stars. Unfortunately, despite all of their knowledge about bodybuilding diets and training…

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The general public often attaches women’s bodybuilding to a certain stigma. They mock the idea of highly muscular women, and very often these women will perpetuate the image by doing commercials or acting in stereotypical ways. The topic of “manly women” is an interesting one, and a few questions continually pop up. Let’s delve into them. What is Virilization? Virilization occurs when women develop masculine characteristics due to taking anabolic steroids. What are the signs of virilization? Commonly known in the various stereotypes, the side effects of steroids in women vary. Some consistent signs include a deeper voice, excessive body hair growth, baldness (similar to male pattern baldness), acne, and enlargement of the clitoris. Some women who use in extreme amounts develop a squaring of the jaw. Are these side effects reversible? While the acne that occurs with steroid use may subside in women, the other side effects do not…

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The time has come when the annoying fairness creams and powder commercials should be over and people should be concerned about glowing, beautiful and healthy skin. So, instead of running behind the fairness and white skin tone, let’s break the stereotype and find out how to get beautiful and healthy skin. A beautiful skin should be glowing, fresh, healthy and even-toned. Here are some easy ways and tips for beautiful skin. Makeup and Bed The first and the foremost thing you should always keep in mind is that never sleep with your makeup on. Makeup clogs the skin and makes it unable to breathe which leads to skin issues like acne, pimples, dark patches, uneven skin tone, etc. So, it is important to remove your makeup before getting into bed and try to use oils instead of makeup remover. Sun Kiss Sun Kiss sounds beautiful, but it is very harmful…

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Congratulations on getting a new bundle of joy, or maybe it is your second or your little one is now a toddler. Chances are fitness doesn’t top the list of priorities when you have a young one at home. Well, we are here to prove that you can maintain a healthy and fit life even with a newborn at home. Here is our list of top 10 exercises moms and dads that don’t involve taking you away from your little one. 1. Pacing Workouts What is that one thing every parent often does when trying to calm a newborn? It’s pacing around up and down, and guess what you can do a workout out of it. Obviously, you don’t want to disturb your little one if they are peacefully sleeping, but if they are awake pace around the house holding them. You could also walk around performing lunges or arm…

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There have been many changes in fitness over the past 30 years. It’s human nature to reminisce about times past. That’s great but lets not forget that things change as well. This is certainly true in the area of health and fitness. “If you do what you have always done, you will get the results you have always gotten” is true, but what if the situation changes? Then what used to work is no longer a viable and effect way to get the results that we want. In this article I will outline seven items that have changed over the past 30 or so years that affect the way we view health, fitness, exercise and what is considered “best”. Let’s look at some of these changes in Fitness. 1. Activity level This change in fitness is pretty obvious. We just don’t move around as much as we used to 30…

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