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Fitness Prayers

Clearly not everyone who cares about being fit ever prays for anything. To many this is just too much like magic to be consistent with a serious understanding of responsible adulthood. Or possibly they asked for something once but never got it. Thus they conclude that prayers are a waste of time and energy. But some still hope in the deepest recess of their hearts that prayer just might help when nothing else will.
There are a considerable number of Americans who care about fitness and who often pray pray for some things. it is just that most would never pray for a male body builder’s large shoulders or woman’s hour glass. In most our denominations, The same might be true of being able to run the Iron Man competition or swim a three mile. These would be …

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Gym Memberships – Are They Worth It?

One of the first considerations that comes along with any new fitness plan is whether or not to join a gym or health club. A gym can have many great benefits, but also can be an unfulfilling, expensive, long-term commitment if you’re not careful. Here’s an overview of the pros & cons and some general advice on what to look for in a gym.

Pros:

-Variety – Many gyms offer a variety of different exercise options for all types of people. Gyms could include everything from the basic free weights & cardio to extras like swimming, basketball, racquetball, indoor tracks, rock-climbing and instructor-led group classes.

-Bonuses – Some gyms will even offer added bonuses such as massage, tanning and child care.

-Nice Equipment – Gyms usually have very expensive exercise equipment that otherwise would be inaccessible to general public.

Cons:

-Expensive – Usually gyms …

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Gym Injuries

Physical fitness has become something of a national obsession lately; as obesity rates rise, so, interestingly, do gym memberships. Forty years ago, only professional athletes frequented gyms. Now there’s a 24 Hour Fitness or Gold’s Gym on practically every street corner. Getting fit and in shape is a great way to positively change virtually every other aspect of your life. But many people are blind to the inherent dangers of treadmills, heavy free weights, and complex machines. You owe it to yourself and those around you to stay safe while staying fit.

Staying Safe

Getting fit is predicated on staying healthy, so you need to exercise some caution in the gym. After all, you won’t get any stronger sitting around in a cast. Here are some tips to help keep you safe while you’re getting pumped:

Don’t strain yourself trying to …

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Gym Membership

With economic crisis, it might be time to stand by and figure out how to save some money. It is time to make a priority list and make some cut backs on things that just aren’t worth it. For example: If you are having to waste spending money on a monthly gym membership because the fitness center at your apartment community isn’t very adequate, you may be doing it all wrong. And one of the things to go might be your gym membership. But this might just be a blessing in disguise. Joining a gym can burn a hole in your pocketbook.

 

 I want to make one thing absolutely clear from the start. Just because you decide to get rid of your gym membership, doesn’t mean you are giving up your goals of being fit, lean and …

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“So You Want To Build A Home Gym”

I walked into the commercial gym yesterday after a long day of work excited to begin my workout. After warming up I proceeded to the squat rack to start my resistance training workout. I unfortunately ran into a bit of a roadblock. I was planning on starting with some Back Squats but there was a young man in the power rack performing barbell biceps curls with horrible form (a definite no-no!).

I decided to go to Plan B and rearrange my workout only to find that the flat benches were all occupied as well. This trend continued and everywhere I turned the equipment I desired was being used. I was happy that so many people were working out but at the same time I was frustrated that my well-laid plans were spoiled. I learned a long time ago that it is …

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Fitness Camp

If you were a lucky kid and had a happy childhood, you may have attended summer camp and now have many fond memories of those moments during the summers of your youth. For adults there is a new kind of camp called a Fitness Camp and these are the places to go to in order to regain part of what has potentially been lost as you got older, i.e. good physical fitness. Good physical fitness is important especially if you are overweight. Being overweight puts more stress on the body and obesity causes all kinds of problems because it contributes to the causes of many other diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high or low blood pressure. It is very possible that a person may die much younger than they should have simply due to the …

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Weight Matters

Are looks that important? Do women care about weight? We certainly do…but not for the reasons you may think.
 
Right about now, you’re thinking that I’m suggesting that looks are everything and if you’ve got it, you’re in and if you don’t then you’re out of luck. This assumption only scratches the surface and doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. Let me make it simple: we care about how you look and the confidence you exude when you’re taking care of yourself because it’s a sign of your sense of personal value. When you genuinely value yourself, you have passion and vitality. This vitality will ensure that you’re around a lot longer. If you’re around longer, then we get to enjoy your company, companionship and love much longer. This taps into the primate nature of the female brain. It appeals to my sense …

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Losing Weight

Losing weight seems to be a Herculean task. With all the unnecessary hype that surrounds it the publicity makes a huge percentage of the people skeptical about their decision of losing weight. You can be slim and fit by just getting some discipline into your lifestyle by encouraging healthy eating habits. There are many methods to lose weight but what is always left to do is to implement them. One should start by light exercising and always keep in mind that for losing weight or dieting, hardcore exercise is not required. Exercise can really bring about the required changes in your life.

 

Plan out your daily routine and try not to ignore or avoid the time you have allocated as your exercise time. When you go out for shopping try parking your car far away from the shopping mall and …

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Fit Over Fat, Fitness

A few kids have actually died from the flu this year here in Colorado one of them 15 years old! Being healthy is one thing I know I often take for granted until I get sick, that is. I’ve found that it’s easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy again once you’re sick, too. With that in mind (and the season just getting underway), here are some quick tips for staying healthy this wrestling season:

Eat well. This means eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, the best way to get all the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
Avoid sugar! Sugar depresses your immune system. Soda pop is probably the #1 culprit for most people, so do yourself a favor and have a water or fresh juice instead. (Dads and coaches, alcohol also depresses your …

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Health Retreats

With a variety of luxurious health retreats, there is no reason to postpone the body detoxification and skin maintenance any longer. Health retreats offer programs designed to cultivate a new and healthy lifestyle in a variety of different ways. For this reason, the health retreat destination can be chosen by the various activities and therapies offered. These locations rejuvenate the body and renew the spirit. A session in a treatment centre involves total privacy; relaxation in nature, various natural therapies, a varied-food menu, massage, sauna, meditation, counseling, naturopathy and other treatments depending on the destination. Any emotional imbalance, stress, addictions and negative habits, destructive for anybody’s life, are removed during a retreat journey. A retreat journey provide sufficient resources to continue applying the exercises after returning home and maintain this way the wellness of body and mind.

There are many …

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