Tips to Stay Fit, Motivated, and Active

It’s okay, you can finally admit it. It’s been two months since you’ve seen the inside of the gym. Getting sick, family crisis, overtime at work and school papers that needed to get finished all kept you for exercising. Now, the question is: how do you start again?

Once you have an exercise habit, it becomes automatic. You just go to the gym, there is no force involved. But after a month, two months or possibly a year off, it can be hard to get started again. Here are some tips to climb back on that treadmill after you’ve fallen off.


WAIT TRAINING (Exercising Slowly can Bring Quicker Benefits)

For Your Health Featured Article from “The Costco Connection” June 2011

By Star Lawrence

In the Misty Past – 1982 – an exercise theorist named Ken Hutchins teamed with Nautilus and the University of Florida to see how frail older women could use professional gym equipment to build bone and increase strength. They found that if the women performed the exercises slowly, they achieved both goals – increased strength and bone growth – without injury.

Avoid These Common Exercise Mistakes, Myths and Misconceptions

Clear up any confusion and let these workout tips improve your workout routine.

Experience has shown that even seasoned fitness fanatics sometimes hold onto certain exercise misconceptions and make some pretty common mistakes. The mistakes listed below are not necessarily harmful (though some are), but can sure lead to a lot of wasted time. The workout tips should help solve any problems.

Some of these misconceptions might have prevented you from starting a fitness program in the first place.

Common Mistake: Failure to set goals.

Benefits of a Gym Membership

Joining a gym or a health club is the best decision you can make. This decision can be enhanced by taking advantage of a gym that has personal trainers on staff and provides the opportunity to enroll in classes like TRX, Insanity, Spinning, Yoga, etc. Therefore, it is important that you find a health club that not only provides a wide variety of exercise activities, but also has qualified instructors as well.

1. You Get to Learn the Benefits of Long-Term Development

How to Choose the Right Gym

Whether you are looking to get in-shape and choosing a gym or fitness club for the first time or have a current gym membership and are looking to make a change, finding the right place to work out can be a confusing and intimidating process, especially for beginners, but it doesn’t have to be this way. So with so many options, how do can you be sure you’re making the right choice? It really comes down to your fitness goals and personal preferences.  But you can take some of the uncertainty out of finding a fitness club by asking yourself a few questions:

What is my lifestyle like?

Fat Loss vs. Weight Loss

Fat loss more important than weight loss: The craze for losing weight has often misled people to wrong kind of diet. Simply eating less and incorrect restraint on the intake of particular ingredients have often baleful effects on health, leave alone fitness itself. So be aware.

Low Calorie intake


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