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Contributing Writer

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Top 2012 Fitness Apps

Best Fitness Apps of 2012

Sweat it out to the most popular and promising technology of the year. We’re only 2 months into the New Year and already gym numbers are dwindling, yoga classes have ample mat space, and spin classes are feeling the absence of too many cyclists. No more excuses—you can’t be too busy, too tired, or just…  [continue reading] 

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3 Easy Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Sports Bra

A bra, especially a sports bra that sees frequent use, should never reach its first birthday. This milestone can cause a lot of problems as you work out. Although most women don’t think much about their sports bra, wearing one that’s worn out can lead to breast pain, keeping you away from the gym. To…  [continue reading] 


Contacts for the Elderly

It has been documented that 1 out of every 5 American senior or elderly citizen suffers from visual impairments and that this population of the 60 and above age group are more likely to suffer from severe vision handicaps than the younger adult population. Aging is one of life’s inevitable natural phases which are more…  [continue reading] 


Tips to Staying Fit on Vacation

Vacations are always the best time to unwind, pig out and have a completely grand time. It is that once in a year experience that we all look forward to, whether you are basking in the hot and sandy beaches of Cyprus or enjoying the feel of the icy cold snow in Aspen. And it…  [continue reading] 


Organic Herbal Remedies: Nature’s Way of Healing

Though herbal remedies have helped mankind from the very beginning, scientific research on herbal medicine in our modern world is still considered to be in its stage of infancy. Herbalists and herbal medicine has long been a target of skepticism especially from the medical authorities. Though the medical field has undoubtedly paved the way for…  [continue reading] 


Staying In Shape During The Winter Months

Anyone who loves to get their exercise though outdoor activities knows quite well just how hard the winter months can be to stay in shape. Whether it’s the shorter days, the holidays or something else, we struggle to find the time and energy in our already busy days to workout. Some may take refuge at…  [continue reading] 


Understanding the Treatment and Cures for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is the probably the longest known illnesses of humans and at the same time the most misunderstood. It has been first confused as a variety of leprosy and was even called Willian’s lepra (lepra is Greek for ‘scaly skin’) when an English dermatologist named Robert Willan differentiated it from other skin diseases. It eventually…  [continue reading] 


Maintaining Your Workout Results

Finishing a workout program is a wonderful achievement. Not many people can say that about themselves. Many people buy all these workout DVDs but after a couple of weeks they just quit because it’s too darn hard. I read that only about 10% of the people that start a workout program have the will power…  [continue reading] 


Succeeding through Physical Fitness

The world today is a battlefield.  You need to compete in order to succeed.  You need to outsmart and outperform other people to be on top.  You need to perform better and work harder to achieve more.  And in order for you to perform better, you need to be more physically fit.  Knowing that physical…  [continue reading] 


A Great Pilates Workout

If you are looking for a great workout, the Pilates Reformer is a professional level piece of equipment usually found in gyms and other health focused salons. Created through a series of exercises by Joseph Pilates, it began in a hospital room and became a world-wide sensation. Now you can find a great version of…  [continue reading] 


Probiotics Side Effects – The Inner Healers

Probiotics can be considered our body’s internal doctors as they not only provide us with nutritional benefits but go beyond that to nutritional care. These good bacteria help our body strike a healthy balance in both our digestive and immune system. Lack thereof would result in certain illnesses that will affect one’s general well being….  [continue reading] 


Adderall Addiction Awareness

In past years, stimulants were prescribed in the treatment of asthma, obesity, and other neurological conditions. As the statistics of abuse and addiction to these types of drugs increased, they were prescribed less and less by physicians. But now stimulant dependency is once again on the rise. Stimulants or amphetamines such as dextroamphetamine (which is…  [continue reading] 


Prana Eco Yoga Mat Review

The E. C. O. Mat is made by Prana. E. C. O. meaning earth conscious offering. Whether or not this mat is eco-friendly is somewhat debatable. There are aspects of it that fit the eco-bill and others that go against it. The downside is that the mat is made from the thermo plastic elastomer. Thermo…  [continue reading] 


Where to Find a Quality Used Treadmill for Less

If you are a homeowner or a commercial health club owner looking for new treadmills and commercial gym equipment, there are several different resources available online to find discounted equipment that will lower your out of pocket costs. Whether you are looking for a used commercial treadmill or a used rowing machine, there are several…  [continue reading] 


Easing Arthritis Pain With Raisins And Gin

There are many folk remedies that purport to help with easing arthritic pain, ranging from the bizarre to the sublime. However, none has quite the initial appeal as the recommendation to consume raisins and gin. After all, there is a general expectation that for any cure to work it must be just a little unpleasant;…  [continue reading] 


Self Defense Tips: How to Defend Yourself in an Attack

Most women today are fearful of how they would handle themselves in an attack. The thought of a mugging or sexual assault can send a woman into a state of panic and unable to defend herself. Learning basic self defense techniques can prepare women of any age to better protect themselves in the event they…  [continue reading] 


Key Nutritional Facts About Fiber for Fitness

Anyone pursuing a fitness program or involved in fitness training for the purpose of weight loss should know about the benefits of fiber in their daily diet. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate which the body cannot digest. Nutritionally, there are many benefits to having an adequate amount of fiber in your diet. Foods that…  [continue reading] 


The Benefits of Using The Ab Lounger Exercise Machine

There have been many products on the market today that have been specifically designed to strengthen and tone the body’s abdominal muscles. One of the most popular and well known abdominal exercisers in recent years has been the Ab Lounger XL. The key feature about this ab machine is that it supports the back and…  [continue reading] 


Choosing the Right Treadmill for Your Needs

Treadmills can be fit into a small, out of the way spot in most homes, and even in a few offices. The ability to get your exercise done inside when it is either too hot or cold outside is very nice indeed. The ProForm Treadmill series has various models with different options for different intensities…  [continue reading] 


How to Gain Muscle Correctly

The process of gaining muscle fast and reducing your fat intake can be a challenge for some people when they hit an exercise plateau and lose the effectiveness workout routine. When taking your weekly body fat measurement, something you need to ask is, “Am I doing what I know I’m supposed to be doing throughout…  [continue reading]