Kettlebells Vs. Dumbbells: Which Works Best for Toned Arms?

What’s The Best Way To Get Toned Arms?

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Dumbbells or Kettlebells for toned arms?

For toned arms do you go with the tried-and-true dumbbells or the new kid on the block – kettlebells? Actually, each have their own specific uses and each excel at their specific use.

Training with a kettlebell engages all different parts of the body for a complete workout and can sculpt and tone your entire body. Lifting and controlling it forces the entire body to contract as a group. This is a great option for anyone who wants a whole body workout in a very short period of time.

But for toned arms, dumbbells are better and here’s why.

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How Long Does It Take For Exercise To Feel Good?

Can You Exercise To Feel Good?

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Exercise helps your physical & mental health.

Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health but you can exercise to feel good mentally.

When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and the rest of your body in preparation of the upcoming danger, it releases a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) along with endorphins.

Together they give us a feeling of euphoria often called “a runner’s high”.

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What Does Fat From Food Do To You?

Does Fat From Food Fuel Your Exercise?

Over  recent  years, fat from food has gotten a bad rap. When mentioned, most people react like fat is a bad thing. And it can be. But it’s also one of the critical macronutrients of the three that the body needs to perform at optimal levels. These are  protein,  carbohydrates,  and fat.


The issue that comes into play with fat from food is the type of fat and amount.

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What Are The Best Foods For Energy Throughout the Day?

The Best Foods For Energy

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Do you have enough energy for a busy day?

Food is necessary to keep us going and giving us energy throughout the day. Anyone who has ever tried to work without breakfast or lunch can relate to that. But food can actually be responsible for a lack of energy too, if you eat the wrong things.

If you often find yourself feeling tired, or foggy in the head, then it may be time to have a look at what you’re regularly eating.

So what are the best foods for energy to keep you going throughout the day?

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Don’t Be A Slave To The Weight Loss Scales

Are You Obsessed Over The Numbers on Your Weight Loss Scales?

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Do you dread stepping on the scales each day?

A lot of weight loss “experts” will tell you to weigh yourself each and every day if you’re trying to lose weight. The idea seems to make sense on the surface. Regularly checking yourself on a set of weight loss scales leads to motivation when you see positive results.

This improves your focus and dedication to the efforts you’re making, and can lead to even greater results.

But what happens to you mentally when the scale doesn’t tell you what you want to hear?

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Exercise After 50 – What You Should Be Doing

How To Exercise After 50 Years Old

Many people get exercise wrong the older they get. Why? Because they often stop altogether. A lot of people stop exercise after 50. This is one of the worst things you can do to your body, especially at a time when exercise is needed more than ever.


The aging process hastens breakdown of muscle and connective tissue, and will leave you immobile if you sit there and do nothing about it.

Already over 50? No problem, you can still take matters into hand now and prevent an unfortunate outcome. Read on to discover how to exercise after 50 years old and what you should be incorporating into your fitness plan.

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Why Choosing Low Fat Diet Food Might Not Help You Lose Weight

What Is Low Fat Diet Food?

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Many healthy foods have a high fat content.

It seems that just about every week we hear about a new low fat diet food that will help us lose weight. Whether that’s a juicing diet, Atkins diet, Vegan diet, South Beach diet or just purely starving ourselves!

In the last few of years, studies have been conducted to show that not only are low fat diets reasonably ineffective in spearheading weight loss, some of them are quite detrimental to health and may actually cause you to increase in weight in the long run.

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The 3 Best Exercises To Lose Arm Flab

How To Lose Arm Flab

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Tricep kickbacks will help you lose arm flab.

Arm flab is a common appearance issue mainly among women.  When you lose arm flab it means that you can wave your arm without worrying about the bingo flap. You know, that section of your upper arm that hangs down when you raise it

Tricep exercises can help you lose arm flab by creating more definition and toning of the triceps. But not all exercises are as effective as others.

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Top 5 Foods To Eat After A Workout

What Are The Best Foods To Eat After A Workout?

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A fruit smoothie packs plenty of nutrients.

One important part of a successful exercise regimen is post-workout nutrition. The best foods to eat after a workout will quickly and efficiently restore the body’s energy and nutrients.

During exercise, the body breaks down muscle protein structures and glycogen. You also lose a lot of water through sweat.

Therefore, the key to any great post workout meal-plan revolves around replenishing glycogen levels, rehydrating the body and providing essential nutrients that aid tissue repair. To help you get started, here are some suggestions for some great foods to eat after a workout. Continue reading “Top 5 Foods To Eat After A Workout”

Why Am I Too Tired To Exercise?

5 Simple Reasons Why You Might Be Too Tired To Exercise

What are the two most commonly used excuses for skipping a workout or not exercising at all? “I don’t have time” and “I’m too tired to exercise”.


In reality, everyone has the time, it’s just a matter of making exercising a priority in your daily life. Three 10-minutes sessions are just as good (if not better) than one 30-minute one.

However, when it comes to not having enough energy to exercise, that can be a legitimate and real excuse. Here are 5 simple reasons why you might be too tired to exercise and how you can overcome them.

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