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Top 7 Diet and Exercise Tips for a Figure Competitor

Fitness competitor Diet

Are you interested in competing in a figure competition? Not all that unlike a bodybuilding competition, a fitness competition takes dedication, commitment and physical exertion to make a place for yourself on the podium.

Competing in a figure competition requires looking at a various amount of aspects including diet, workouts, optimum health and appearance. To get everything to 100% requires a little know-how. Continue on to learn seven excellent tips that will help you excel at your next figure competition.

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Fitness

4 Tips on How to Eat for Effective Exercises

Diet for Effective ExerciseYou have done half of the battle by getting to the gym, working out and burning calories. But, unfortunately, that is only a portion of what it takes to get full advantage of your workouts and the benefits that exercising can provide. The other half of the equation has to do with food.

Like it or not, what and when we eat can affect exercising and the amount of positivity that can come from it.

Keep reading to learn how to include eating correctly into your workouts so that you are getting the entire amount of benefits available, instead of just half…

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3 Tips to Finding the Best Walking Shoes for You

Finding Walking Shoes

One of the most important things you can do for yourself is get a supportive, comfortable pair of walking shoes. By walking around in shoes that are uncomfortable and not made to support your foot, you are helping to cause bone stress, muscle fatigue and possible injury.

Considering that we all walk, it is no joke that it should be an important part of everyone’s wardrobe to have a good pair of walking shoes. But that may be easier said than done if you don’t know what you are looking for. Here are some helpful hints on what to look for and what to stay away from when looking for that perfect pair of walking shoes for you. You just don’t know where they may take you, so choose wisely and cautiously…

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How Strength Training Improves Your Running

strength-training-improves-runningWhat do you think of when you imagine weight lifting? Does an Arnold Schwarzenegger burly-type man come into your imagination? Or maybe the thought of a stinky gym with sweaty people hanging around comes to mind. Chances are a lean, strong, agile runner is not the first image that pops up when thinking of weight lifting. But maybe it should be.

In all actuality, weight lifting is a perfect companion to running. The combination does many different positives for the human body. Here’s a look at why you should consider doing both, running and strength training.

 

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Yoga

3 Tips on How to Choose the Right Yoga Pants

How to Choose Yoga Pants

One of the greatest creations that came out of yoga being introduced to Western civilization – other than increased peace and happiness, of course – is the yoga pant. A wonderful invention that makes all women’s butts look better, they also help the thighs appear more slender and the length of the leg longer. Fabulous, right!

With such a great look, yoga pants are wonderful for not just doing breath work and Asanas on the yoga mat. They are also fabulous for doing errands around town, playing with the kids, or just lounging around for the day. They make everyone look amazing. They are incredibly comfortable. And they stretch and move with you, not against you like jean material is known to do.

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Fitness

How often do I need to work out?

How Often Do I Need to Work Out

It’s a commonly known fact that exercise is a necessary component to have a life full of sparkle, good health and joy. Exercise gives us the ability to increase the happy hormones, endorphins, it helps us shed unwanted pounds so movement and activity is more enjoyable, and it keeps our organs, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones working at an optimum level. So, there’s no question that exercising is an important thing to do.

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Cardio

Sprinting versus Long Distance Running

Sprinting vs. Running

Running is simply one of the best ways to lose weight. It gets the heart rate up quickly. It involves all of the major muscles of the body. And it helps combat osteoporosis for both men and women.

But when it comes to running, do you know which style of running is best, long distance jogs or sprint workouts? That is a question to be considered by each person individually, really.

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What is Hot Yoga and Why is it Good for You?

Hot Yoga

Imagine feeling like you were rinsed free of any toxins, your body invigorated and happy. Combine that with a feeling of wellbeing and satisfaction and you have the effects of a Hot Yoga class. It may seem like a lot of kickback from doing a simple exercise class, but in all reality Hot Yoga is much, much more.

Hot yoga is a wonderful way to help your body be as healthy as possible. Done in a room that is heated to temperatures between 95 degrees Fahrenheit and 105 degrees Fahrenheit, Hot Yoga is a cleansing and nurturing way to let go of that which does not serve you.

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