Fitness

Fitness DVDs to avoid the Cold

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There are plenty of fitness DVDs on the market, and if you want to stay in the warm but keep fit, then choosing a workout DVD can be a good option. Many celebrities have brought out their own DVDs whilst intense 6o day workouts can also be found.

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Some DVDs will focus on core strength, others will focus on weight loss, and then others will only be based around improving your fitness. The DVD you chose should be based around your desires, and if you’re looking to get bigger muscles and improve your lifting technique then a DVD focused on strength is ideal.

It can be difficult to get motivated to run out in the cold, and if you want to get fit in the warmth of your own home then do it, there’ no reason why fitness DVDs should not be considered if you want to keep fit. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of room to workout.

Snack Swapping Advice

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You don’t always have to go on an extreme diet to lose weight or keep fit, and it can just come down to eating sensibly. Snack swapping can help you improve your eating habits and to help you get started we’re providing you with a selection of good substitutions.

Popcorn can be a lot healthier and lower in calories than crisps, and by making this swap you could start to feel much healthier. It’s so easy to eat your way through several bags of crisps each day, and popcorn can be just as filling but actually healthier, especially if it is the type that doesn’t contain a lot of sugar or salt.

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Another good substitution is swapping a sandwich for sushi. Sandwiches can be quick and convenient, especially if you’re eating in a hurry at work, but sushi can be purchased at the same price, and you’re likely to get more protein, less fat and fewer calories.

Using Treadmills vs Cross Country Running

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Running on treadmills and running out in the open countryside can be both be ideal if you’re looking to boost your fitness. There is one slight disadvantage with a treadmill, and when you’re running, the machine is essentially placing your foot in the next position, without a lot of work on your part, and you will certainly burn more miles if you run out in the open than you would on a treadmill.

Then again, with cross-country running here can be the tendency to stop or walk when you’re feeling tired, and on a treadmill you may only need to change the settings down slightly, and it helps you remain at a comfortable pace so you do not end up overworking your body too fast.

The choice is yours when it comes to using a treadmill or opting for cross country running, and you should chose the right option for your needs, and your running style.

Changing your Exercise Routine

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An exercise routine is a huge part of your lifestyle, and while it’s great that your body is getting some form of exercise, to make sure you mix it up from time to time. Swimming and running are great cardio exercises that can really help you lose weight and keep fit.

Like all exercises, you fully reap the  rewards when you put in maximum effort, and by mixing up your exercises and pushing harder; perhaps t do more laps  or more lengths in the swimming pool, you will begin to feel healthier.

Fitness can also include minor exercises, such as home workout DVDs and these can actually be quite intense, and they’re ideal if you only have a short space of time to get an exercise in, or if it’s raining outside and you don’t quite fancy running. If you’re bored of the same exercise routine don’t be afraid to mix it up, it could do you the world of good.