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Elliptical For Weight Loss: How Many Calories Are Burned On An Elliptical

snode e25 mElliptical can be of great aid in burning extra calories, increasing strength and stamina, and in the end, losing weight.

But, cardio exercises on the elliptical should be combined with proper and healthy nutrition, weight and even some other exercises in order to lose weight, just keep in mind that no exercise can outrun bad diet...

Published: May 19, 2022.

Why the Discrepancy Between iPod and Treadmill Calories and Distance?

Mapple watch 150pxany trainees monitor their walking, jogging, and running outdoors sessions using smartwatches often connected with their smartphones for data analysis later. And the data is pretty accurate.

However, when smartwatches are used at home for monitoring walking, jogging, and running sessions on treadmills, there may be significant discrepancies between data provided by the smartwatch/smartphone (Apple Watch/iPod combination, for example) and the treadmill. But, this issue can be solved relatively easily...

Published: April 29, 2022.

Calculate Calories Burned on the Rowing Machine

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Rowing can burn a tremendous amount of calories, especially when one is in good shape. Strength and stamina obtained by rowing is very important for many other sports, especially when rowing is combined with running sessions and gym workouts.

Updated: April 16, 2022.

Why Does the Treadmill Trips the Electric Breaker When Motor Starts?

running treadmill mA motorized treadmill is an electric device that features an electric motor that drives the tread. However, when the motor starts, it can draw excess current that can trip the electric breaker.

Even better, if the power outlet is GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) or AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter), it is possible that these outlets can trip by just plugging the treadmill in...

Published: April 6, 2022.

What to Eat to Stay Fit

what to eat to stay fit mMany people wonder what to eat to stay fit or what to eat for a good diet - in the modern world food is available on every corner in the form of some fast food meal or similar.

Likewise, many products are advertised as "low fat", "low sugar" or "95% fat-free" or similar, but in reality "low fat" foods are usually loaded with simple sugars, "low sugar" foods are filled with saturated fat, "95% fat-free" means that remaining 5% are pure fat of some sort...

Updated: March 18, 2022.

Cheat Meals and Cheat Days

chicken ceasar salad recipe mCheat meals and cheat days during dieting are meals or periods when you consume food that is not strictly calorie-restricted or you consume food that you generally avoid during 'normal' dieting.

Depending on the type of your diet, cheating can be just a single meal or full-day (12-24 hour period). Usually, a cheat meal or cheat day is once a week, usually a weekend.

Updated: March 7, 2022.

Best Treadmill For Home Use

nordictrack t6 5s treadmill 1mChoosing the best treadmill for home use can be a daunting task, but it shouldn't be.

When deciding which treadmill is the best, one has to balance several things like number and individual preferences and habits of future trainees, available space, physical location, budget, and similar.

Published: January 29, 2022.

Best Home Treadmills Under $1000

nordictrack t6 5s treadmill 1mHome treadmills under $1000 are a popular medium to high-level home treadmills. They have many more features than treadmills under $500, especially those in the range of $950 - $999, often found on sale. Such treadmills accept heavier users, come with stronger and more durable motors with faster maximum running speed, have motorized incline, more workout programs, etc.

Most of them have practically everything that a good home treadmill must-have, but they are not as good as a medium to high-level models of commercial treadmills found at commercial gyms.

Published: January 29, 2022.

Best Expensive Home Treadmills Over $1000 - Are They Worth It?

bowflex bxt216 tableBest Expensive Home Treadmills Over $1000 are large, heavy, expensive, but also durable, reliable, and sturdy home running treadmills that offer the user very realistic running conditions, allowing the user not only to burn extra calories in the privacy of a home but also to prepare for actual running events following exact running route.

Expensive home treadmills feature strong, high-efficient, electric motors, large diameter rollers, multi-ply running belts, multimedia devices, internet connectivity, etc. If You don't need all these features, perhaps You should consider a cheaper model - but, if You are a serious runner and You need one of these machines, you have come to the right place.

Published: January 29, 2022.

Best Home Treadmills Under $300

weslo cadence g 5 9 treadmill 1mHome treadmills under $300 are popular entry-level home treadmills. They are suitable for lighter runners and walkers who don't require a maximum running speed of more than 9-10 mph. Also, incline change is almost always manual, and the workout programs are often very limited: manual + up to 10-12 workout programs, with no user profiles.

Walking treadmills under $300 can have a higher maximum user weight, but they are often manual (no electric motor) with one or two flywheels to smooth the ride.

Published: January 29, 2022.

Best Dog Treadmills - Features, Benefits, and Dangers

retriever puppy w150pxdogpacer lf 3 1 w150pxMost dog owners may think that it’s good if their pet gets around 60 minutes of exercise per day. However, most of them don’t know that their dogs need twice that to stay in optimum health. However, unfortunately, although any dog owner would love to do that for their pup, most of them don’t get enough time for the same.

But they need not worry as they can achieve this with dog treadmills. Dog treadmills are an excellent way to add to the dog’s exercise time, burn off surplus calories, lose extra weight and even turn a dog into an athlete!

Published: January 29, 2022.

Top 10 Best Grass Fed Whey Protein Powders

grass fed whey 150pxGrass-fed whey protein supplements cost more than 'regular' whey supplements, but they also have many benefits, very important in many situations. They are generally made using cold microfiltration, using milk from grass-fed (hence the name) cows.

Commonly, they have zero artificial additives, colors, fillers, sweeteners, hormones, etc and the most popular products are GMO-free, growth hormone-free, soy-free, gluten-free, rBST/rBGH free, etc.

Published: January 29, 2022.

Best Home Treadmills Under $500

sunny sf t7603 mHome treadmills under $500 are popular entry to medium level home treadmills. They have more features than treadmills under $300, can accommodate slightly heavier users, have better warranty terms and allow the trainees to have more serious running workouts more often.

However, they lack certain features commonly found on more expensive home treadmills.

Published: January 29, 2022.

Best Casein Protein Powders: How to Pick the Right One

dymatize elite casein mon casein bananaCasein protein is derived from milk protein, which is a mix of whey and casein protein, in a 20%: 80% ratio. When consumed, casein is slowly digested and it feeds the body for 6-8 hours with an almost constant stream of amino acids.

This is very important during the night, especially during periods of diet and hard workouts. There are many casein protein supplements on the market, so we have chosen some of the best according to our opinion.

Published: January 29, 2022.

The Best Compact Folding Under the Bed Treadmills

under the bed treadmill mUnder the bed treadmills are compact treadmills that, when folded, require very little storage space and they can even fit under most beds and sofas - hence their name.

People living in small houses and apartments that want to exercise in the privacy of their homes, but lack storage space, can get "under the bed treadmills" and have cardio workouts whenever they want.

Published: January 29, 2022.

Calories Burned Walking a Mile - Burned Calories During Exercise and Work

fireFor every person wanting to become and stay fit, it is of vital importance to know how many calories she/he burns per day and during various activities.

Daily burned calories can be calculated using various formulas, while calories burned during various activities can be found using charts and tables.

Published: January 28, 2022.

Treadmill Belt Lubricants - How to Lubricate a Treadmill

treadmill lubricant 1mOver time, friction between the treadmill belt and treadmill deck increases, requiring more force from the motor and increasing the stress on the treadmill in general.

This leads to larger wear and tear of the treadmill and often very costly repairs.
Regular lubrication of the treadmill belt significantly reduces required motor force and stress on the treadmill and can prolong its operating time significantly.

Published: January 28, 2022.

Top Reasons for Using Full Body Fitness Wipes

hypergo w200pxEvery day people get sweat and dust, no matter whether they go for work or on a holiday, gym or a camping trip. Once they step out from a shower, the feeling of cleanliness keeps on for not more than a few hours. But they cannot take a shower in their office, mountain, gym or campsite. Then how to get the fresh, fragrant feeling of cleanliness?

Published: January 20, 2022.

Best of Adjustable Dumbbells

bowflex 552 w200If one is planning to start regular exercising and wondering which equipment they should start with for the best results, the good news for them is that they don’t need any bulky equipment but even exercise tools as small as adjustable dumbbells can help them meet their fitness goals. Adjustable dumbbells offer a great level of versatility and convenience.

They are very useful for those who have small spaces. What’s more, the new versions of adjustable dumbbells are not noisy, bulky, and with shaky structures like the older ones. Today they come with quick switch-overs, grip enhancements, and high-tech noise buffering with convenient packaging that stows easily.

Published: January 20, 2022.

What Are The Benefits of Cycling?

benefits of cycling mThe benefits of cycling are significant, which is why more and more people are choosing to use their bikes as a means of transport rather than using public transport or their cars.

Using the bike, either for training or getting around the town, is synonymous for health and wellbeing.

Published: January 20, 2022.

Choosing the Best Hiking Shoes

hikking boots mHiking and trekking are very popular outdoor activities, letting people out of their homes and offices, providing them with some fresh air, some sunshine (vitamin D anyone?), but also helping people burn plenty of calories.

Finding the ideal hiking/trekking shoes and boots can sometimes be complicated. Here is the list of the most important details to look for when choosing the best hiking shoes that best suit your style and activity, depending also on the different types of terrain and weather conditions.

Published: January 20, 2022.

Recumbent Bikes vs. Treadmills vs. Ellipticals

elliptical mtreadmill mIf a person is planning to start serious exercising, maybe to lose some extra pounds, or to strengthen heart or core muscles or any particular muscle group, or to strengthen the overall body, they are bound to get confused with the numerous options available today on the market.

All these machines have their own pros and cons, thus it is recommended to compare these three and decide which one is the most suitable to one’s needs.

Published: January 20, 2022.

Gyms are Closed? Try Working Out at Home...

coronavirus mWith all the commercial gyms being closed, many trainees wonder how they can train at home with minimum equipment, if any, at their disposal.

Organizing workouts at home is easy and one requires so little space and gear. However, having a few items can be of great help ...

Updated: January 10, 2022.

How to Boost Your Immune System?

boost immune system mA strong immune system protects one from various diseases and illnesses, allowing the person to continue to function fully even though other people are struggling with their health.

Even if the person gets sick, the duration of sickness and recovery is much shorter when compared with other people. So, how do we improve our immune system?

Updated: December 19, 2021.

Fat Burning Foods - Thermic Effect of Food

lettuce mFat-burning foods are foods that help us in getting rid of unwanted body fat.

Choosing this kind of food helps us feel full and satiated, without consuming plenty of calories. On the other hand, relying only on these foods lead to malnutrition, loss of strength, weak immune system, etc.

Updated: November 20, 2021.

Elliptical vs Stationary Bike - Which One is Better?

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Many people wonder which of these two exercise machines is better and why and what can be done to improve their use even further...

Updated: September 30, 2021.

Top 10 Best Ellipticals Under $1000

top ellipticals under 1000 mBest ellipticals under $1000 offer excellent value for the money spent, coming with many features not found on the cheaper models, and introducing the user to the features often found on more expensive $1000+ home ellipticals and even commercial elliptical machines.

These units feature sturdy construction, large number of exercise programs, very smooth operation, can accommodate more heavier users, they are very gentle on the joints, have better warranty conditions etc.

Updated: September 28, 2021.

Top 10 Best High Protein Bars

best high protein bars mHigh protein bars are excellent meal replacement bars that can be consumed in countless situations instead of meals based on the real food. They can be consumed for breakfasts, as daily snacks, before workouts, during workouts, after workouts, etc.

Note that these are 'high protein bars' and not some high-sugar candy bars labeled as 'protein bars' - these bars taste good, but they are not as good as candies...

Updated: September 25, 2021.

Top 5 Best Compact Home Gyms

bowflex xtreme 2se mCompact home gyms or compact home gym exercise machines are great workout choice for people not having much room to spare, but want to exercise at the privacy of their homes.

Compact home gyms should offer the trainee a safe and comfortable workout environment, helping the user increase the stamina and muscle strength.

Updated: September 15, 2021.

Top 5 Best Recumbent Exercise Bikes - Recumbent Bikes 101

recumbent bikes 1mWhen compared with upright exercise bikes, recumbent bikes have many benefits and are more and more found not only at commercial gyms but also at home gyms.

Benefits of recumbent bikes include more comfortable exercises, more muscles worked, more stable exercise machines, easier access, etc.

There are many recumbent bikes on the market, here are reviews and recommendations of a few of them, including the top 5 recumbent bikes.

Updated: September 9, 2021.

10 Best Spin Exercise Indoor Cycling Bikes

best spinning exercise bikeIndoor cycling bikes are some of the most popular cardio exercise machines, not only for home gyms, or cycling enthusiasts. Exercise bikes are practically mandatory in every decent commercial gym.

Spinning exercise bikes allow the users to mimic the outdoors ride in the great detail, ensuring that when the time of outdoor rides comes, the rider will be ready to go.

Also, exercise bikes help other athletes to burn extra calories, and increase strength and stamina, especially during the periods of bad weather, allergies, and other similar health issues.

Updated: September 5, 2021.

Top 5 Best Ellipticals Under $500

best elliptical under 500 mEllipticals under $500 are very popular cardio exercise machines, offering good value for the money spent.

Although these units lack features found at more expensive ellipticals, they are stronger and sturdier than cheaper, under $300 units. Ellipticals under $500 offer sturdy construction, large number of exercise programs, can accommodate more heavier users, have better warranty conditions etc.

Updated: September 4, 2021.

Benefits of Rowing Machine Workouts

benefits of rowing mIf a health enthusiast is looking for an exercise that includes most muscles, rowing is certainly worth considering. One doesn’t have to be a competitive rower so as to get the benefits of rowing. One can use a rowing machine in one’s home to get the amazing benefits of rowing machine workouts.

Rowing machines are also called ergometers or just ergs. They use up to 86% of one’s muscles and thus strengthen and tone muscles, and help endurance. They also provide some incredible benefits to the heart and lungs.

Updated: August 30, 2021.

Fruits on a Diet - Healthy Snacks

fruit snack mMany people avoid completely eating fruits or significantly decrease fruit consumption on a low-calorie diet. If you are on a Keto Diet or any similar diet with decreased carbohydrate intake, it is obvious that fruits are avoided on low carbohydrate days. But on days when carbohydrates are allowed, in at least moderation, fruits should be consumed freely.

Of course, even then, adjust the amounts according to your needs.

Published: August 10, 2021.

7 Preparation Tips For A Multi-Day Hiking

tips for hiking mMulti-day hiking is becoming more and more popular in different parts of the world. There’s a lot of paradises to do, you can tour the canyons of the Grand Canyon, spend several days in the jungles, in fact, we are fortunate to do a multi-day hiking trip in almost any place.

Would you be interested in doing multi-day hiking sometime? It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an old mountain hiker, it is something that requires a lot of preparation beforehand.

Published: June 7, 2021.

How to Train Twice per Day

train twice per day mTraining twice a day can lead to great changes in the human body. Proper muscle stimulation leads to muscle growth, additional fat can be burned due to higher energy requirements, athletic performance is increased due to repeated and perfected movement patterns. Also, overtraining is a risk that must be taken seriously.

If you decide to workout twice a day, you can expect new muscle growth, but you must be careful regarding your workout plan, nutrition, supplementation, and last but not least your - rest.

Published: May 19, 2021.

Best Exercise for Six-Pack Abs – How to Achieve Your Dream Toned Body

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However, there is ONE single exercise that has shown to be the most effective exercise in acquiring six-pack abs and that is ...

Published: April 30, 2021.

Nutrition Before, During and After Workouts

grilled beef steak mIn order to achieve the maximum possible effect of the workouts, nutrition before, during, and after workouts must be as good as possible. It must provide the body with enough energy to help one go through the workouts and it must provide more than enough building blocks for regeneration and recovery.

Published: February 20, 2021.

Working Out in Cold Weather

cold weather mDuring winter we often find ourselves in situations where we want to have a workout or some sort of physical activity in rather cold weather. There are few things that we have to think about during such conditions, but all in all, why not ...?

Updated: February 9, 2021.

Post Workout Whey Protein Shake - How to Make One?

pwm shake mPost-workout whey protein shake should be the first meal consumed right after the workout in order to help with recovery and regeneration.

As such, it should contain the most important nutrients in the form of high-quality, fast-digesting whey protein and fast carbs in order to speed up digestion and insulin response.

Published: November 9, 2020.

Cabbage Soup Diet

cabbage mCabbage Soup Diet is a weight loss diet based on the consumption of a low-calorie cabbage soup over a period of seven days. There are several versions of this diet based on different, but similar soup recipes and there are even recipes with different main ingredients.

Claimed weight loss of 10lbs (4.5 kg) or even more during a single week, but ...

Updated: October 30, 2020.

Full Body Workout at Home

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Working out at home doesn’t require home gym exercise machines, barbells, adjustable dumbbells, benches, and other expensive and not so expensive exercise equipment – good will is enough for a good start.

Published: September 30, 2020.

How to Choose Protein Supplements

dymtize iso 100mon platinum hydrobuilder mChoosing proper protein supplements is not easy, especially with all those manufacturers literally screaming about their products and how they are good for you and better than their competition.

Updated: September 19, 2020.

Full Body Gym Workouts vs. Split Gym Workouts

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Published: February 28, 2020.

My Reviews - Berry Thin, Acai Berry Thin, Raspberry Ketone, Green Coffee Bean Extract etc. - Dieting Pills

berry thinAlmost every day supplement companies announce new 'miracle' weight loss supplements in the form of dieting pills promising desired dreams in no time, at acceptable prices. Such marketing campaigns are well organized and thoroughly prepared with having only one goal - make money to those companies.

Having said that, are those companies really evil, are those pills worthless, or there are some truth in claims that those pills actually work?!

Working Out in Hot Weather

hot sunPhysical activity during hot weather represents great stress for human body - running, cycling, hiking, swimming or just physically working can be demanding for the body, but when done in hot weather, can be even very dangerous ...

Staying Fit After 40

rehabAre you over 40? Or you are at least, very close? Do you wonder if you have seen more days on Earth, than you have days ahead of you? Do the ladies and gents in the gym approach you with 'Excuse me, Sir/Madam ...'? Well, welcome to the 40+ club... :)