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Strength Training for Women: 5 Strength Building Moves Every Woman Must Know

Lean muscle mass is a woman's best friend when it comes to boosting metabolism.  Muscle also aids in protecting long-term mobility and adding sexy curves. What you may not realize is that strength training for women burns calories, helps reduce body fat and can help to keep hormones in balance ...
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Lose Weight from the Stomach

What is the Best Way to Lose Weight From the Stomach? How to Lose Belly Fat After 40

One of the most common questions I get is what is the best way to lose weight from the stomach? Excess belly fat is a common complaint for most women, especially for those over 40. Fat distribution caused by the swaying and shifting hormones that happen later in life cause ...
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Should Women Lift Weights? Yes! Especially Women Over 40, and Here’s Why…

Very few women venture into the weight area at the gym. Those that do rarely go beyond the machines into the free-weight zone. It's a huge missed opportunity. When women lift weights they gain added benefit way beyond what a cardio routine can offer. Here's just a few. Strength Gains ...
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I Hate Exercise: If Exercise is Making You Miserable You’re Doing it Wrong

I have a secret for you. Exercise shouldn't make you miserable. If you hate exercise, if even the thought of it makes you cringe, you're doing it wrong. Do you really think so many exercise fanatics would exist if they were doing things that they hate? Kids have this figured out ...
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Can You Lose Weight Through Exercise Alone? Tracking One Week of Exercise to Evaluate Real Life Weight Loss Potential

You see advertisements everywhere promoting exercise programs that will help you lose weight. Six weeks to shredded, 30 days to a bikini body and 12 weeks to fitness are headlines invading social streams. Images of lean, muscular and scantily clad tanned bodies extract guilt as you sit on the couch ...
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Measuring weight loss progress

5 Ways of Measuring Weight Loss Progress that Don’t Include Your Weight

Anyone who has successfully lost a significant amount of weight knows that measuring weight loss progress isn't a straight line from top-left to bottom-right.   How you measure your progress, weight loss or overall fitness in general, is a lot more complicated.  It's hard to keep your sanity.  You can ...
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