Are Your Knees Really Safe from These Squat Variations?

squat variations

Ah… the feeling of a great squat session, you’re feeling drained from the demand and intensity it brings…

And the satisfaction of knowing that you dominated an exercise that most people fear about doing.

But why do people fear it? Well there are a few popular reasons…

1) The technicality that goes into accomplishing the exercise (Kinda intimidating)

2) The intensity in which the exercise calls for (No matter the weight)

And mainly because of…

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7 Steps to Finally Motivating Yourself to Workout

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Getting motivated is not an easy feat and staying so is even more difficult, but let me tell you a secret… it is only difficult until working out becomes a habit.

Once you’ve pushed through the initial stage and you are set on a regular workout schedule, working out becomes second nature.

This is when you also begin to see results, which then is its own motivator. After all what is better than to see a slimmer/fitter YOU?

In order to make something a HABIT it first needs to be a behavior.

It takes a variety of time to make a behavior a habit, unfortunately I do not have a secret number just for you.

This number varies from person to person as we are all different, but if you keep at it in a consistent manner one day you will wake up and realize that you don’t have to convince yourself to workout anymore.

You will feel that it is a need, that you have to workout in order to feel good, both physically and emotionally.

I can share with you that for me, this happens after about two weeks of consistent workouts. Let’s discuss the seven tips to motivation.

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8 Little-Known Shortcuts That Help Increase Your Metabolism


OK, so we all know that one of the most important aspects of being healthy is a good metabolism.

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We also know that if we are trying to lose weight, increasing one’s metabolism would go a long way.

I am one of those people who has a very slow metabolism, so any extra calories I consume are more likely than not to turn into fat. In fact, I am one of those people that as soon as I look at food I start to gain weight.

OK, OK I’m kidding! But in all seriousness it really does feel like that is the case at times.

I’ve always been envious of people who could eat anything and still stay slim.

I on the other hand had always struggled with my weight, so as soon as there is a stress-or in my life, comfort foods here I come.

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Turn Comfort Foods Into 12 Healthy Alternatives

12 comfort foods

I know what you’re thinking, you come home from work, stressed and tired and all you want is something yummy and comforting to eat, something quick and savory to make the whole day worthwhile.

Sounds familiar?

We all have those days.

We also have the following mornings, when we get on the scale and resent ourselves for not having stronger will power to resist the temptation the night before, worse yet when you’ve been eating healthy the whole day only to break down come evening.

So I’ve done the research for those healthy comfort foods that will satisfy the comfort craving without the morning dose of resentment.

Here’s how we can have the best of both worlds…

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What Your Complexion Says about Your Health

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Do people comment on your peaches-and-cream complexion?

Or could your skin look better? Our skin contains many tiny blood vessels that carry blood laden with oxygen to the skin cells, allowing them to breathe.

People who are physically fit and who have higher levels of sex hormones have more of these blood vessels and they flush easier than people who are unhealthy, unfit, elderly or smokers.

Since your attractiveness relies upon how healthy you look…

…you might be able to make yourself more attractive by being kind to your heart and lungs in doing more exercise, or by quitting smoking.

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