Using the Treadmill to Burn Fat While Not Hating Your Life

By: Georgia Conway

I hate the thought of being on a treadmill for 20 minutes. Especially when one minute on a treadmill feels like 10 normal minutes (well at least to me it does!). I used to avoid the treadmill at the gym, and not even look at it until a friend mentioned doing high intensity interval training (HIIT). I will admit that at first I was sceptical but now I am hooked!

HIIT is an amazing workout for burning fat, it incorporates intense bursts of exercise with short recovery periods breaking up those long treadmill minutes.YOU set the level you want to work at making it so easy to build up fitness while fat burning along the way.

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A Low Calorie Guide to Dining Out

By: Vicki Bolen 

When you are to trying to eat well, dining out can make even the most disciplined of heathy eaters, cheat. I’ve compiled a list of tips and low calorie meal options that will satisfy your taste buds, and your waistline!

1. Don’t make the mistake of being naïve; never take menu options at face value. For the longest time I ordered the Hibachi Chicken Skewers from TGI Friday’s, I thought, “Chicken, rice, pita bread – HEALTHY!” little did I know it was just under 1300 calories! MAJOR FAIL! That was my whole days’ worth of calories in just one meal! Now I know, just because a dish contains healthy ingredients, doesn’t mean its low calorie. Restaurants load their entrees with butter, salt, and who knows what else! Be the person who knows what your meal is made of! You’ll be thinner for it.

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6 Ways to Boost Your Confidence at the Gym

By: Sarah Gerbig

Do you find the gym a little intimidating or even frightening? To be fair, a building full of strange machines and overly-buff dudes, is not exactly an inviting environment. But with a little bit of pump-up music and these tips, soon you'll be able to confidently strut to the gym like a regular!

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5 Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to do With Weight Loss

By: Heloise Vuong

Working out might seem like a drag sometimes and let’s admit it- we’ve all butchered our workout session a couple of times here and there. Exercising regularly can be tough, but it’s totally worth the effort! Although physical activity is crucial to a healthy weight loss and to maintaining weight, it has many other unexpected physical and mental benefits. Whether you’re a gym rat or more of a mall-walker, these benefits kick in regardless of your fitness level, only 30 minutes a few times a week can let you benefit from all this goodness, so get inspired to live a healthier and happier lifestyle through these 5 extra reasons to workout:

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