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Beat the Gym Membership With These Budget Fitness Tips

Hit the road!

The cheapest way to get fit and lose some pounds is to pull on your trainers, head through the front door and go running or power walking. No special equipment or clothes are needed and you don’t need to book ahead.
Get the most out of your session by putting in some planning; plot your route using an online map, so you know how far you have run and factor in rest breaks and a few hills as well.

It’s a dog’s life…

If pounding the tarmac is just too dull, then mash things up a little. Borrow a friend’s dog and venture into more rural areas. Hurl a ball or a Frisbee about. If you enjoy it you can even start charging for your time (only don’t go and buy a dog yourself – that will cancel out all your gym subscriptions savings!). Here’s some tips for running with a dog.


Back to basics

If the last time you went to a municipal leisure centre was when you got your school swimming badge, then take a fresh look. Local authority gyms are well-stocked with the latest equipment and employ skilled trainers, but at a fraction of the price to the user.
You can turn up and pay as you go, so you can mix and match your workout to suit your budget. While you are pounding away in the gym, check out the swimming pool. Easy on the joints and the best way to all-round fitness, swimming at your local pool costs far less than at a swanky gym, for exactly the same benefits.

Go window shopping

If you like the structure of gym classes and the fact that the teacher does all the thinking for you, then start looking in newsagent and post office windows. This is where you will find adverts for local classes held in nearby church or village halls. Yoga and zumba classes are incredibly popular, and will only cost you a few pounds a week. GoMammoth’s London Zumba classes for example are a good introduction to Zumba as you don’t need to pay for a long term gym membership to access the classes. Make sure the teacher knows what they are doing and has insurance, and you can get a fantastic, regular workout and meet people from your neighbourhood as well.

Move up a league

If it is the sociable aspect of going to the gym that appeals to you then be sure to check out local sports leagues – your local authority will have a list. Pick the right sport and joining a local league can transform your social life along with your fitness levels.
You will meet like-minded people, have access to specialised equipment for a (usually) reasonable subscription, and also enjoy the thrill of competition.

Stay home alone

If you are really feeling the pinch and don’t want to lay out any money at all then stay at home with a length of washing line – and skip. Exhausting, but a fantastic fast-track to fitness.
If you have the willpower to motivate yourself, there are plenty of smartphone apps that will sort you out a home exercise programme. A good one will let you enter in your stats and goals and plot your progress. Cheaper than a personal trainer and certainly not as bossy!

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Stationary Bike Workout at Home

Staying home daily and doing small chores doesn’t burn much energy so I have decided to do cardio exercise in the late afternoon. It helps me to feel well after being sick of having high blood pressure but it is sometimes boring to exercise using the stationary bike so I have decided to carry the bike in our living room so I could watch movies while working out in the stationary bike maybe to make it more unique I should try playing g&l comanche while biking.

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As what I found online the exercise bike can help to tone legs and burn tons of calories as long as you make sure that the bike is set with enough resistance.  It is also good exercise to reduce belly fat which is good for me.

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Trying To Remove Stubborn Bulges.

Some people has no problem with excess fat because no matter how much they eat, their body is capable of burning off the excess fat and they never seems to put on weight. But there are some people who eats very little and yet they seems to put on weight easily. People are paying more attention to their health and keeping in good shape is one of the ways to good health.

There are some simple ways to stay trim and healthy.

  1. Eat the 3 main meals and refrain from snacking in between meals. When eating, take time to chew the food and try not to gobble down the food. Do not overeat until you feel really full. The best is to eat fresh, healthy food e.g. food that are not processed. Eat food that has high fiber e.g. more grains and more vegetables. Eat more lean meat and refrain from fats. Cut down on carbohydrates and food with high sugar content.
  1. Exercise regularly. Exercise helps to burn off calories and keep the muscles firm and body trim. Avoid sleeping directly after a meal. Do not be a coach potato.

  1. Enjoy an active or outdoor hobby e.g. like games, dancing, etc. When one is engrossed in a hobby, there is less time to snack in between meals. When a person is bored, he or she tends to feel sleepy and will doze off easily. But when one is enjoying a hobby, one will not think of sleeping all the time.

But what happens if after taking care to eat the right food and going through whatever is necessary to reduce weight, the stubborn ugly bulges on your body still remain and you are feeling so helpless about it. Be not despair, for there is another solution out there and that is liposuction.

Before you brush off the idea of liposuction, you can check it out, read and understand all about liposuction on the internet or websites e.g. You can even make an appointment with the weight loss doctor or a qualified medical professional to check whether your condition is suitable for liposuction before committing to a liposuction procedure.

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Health Benefits of Playing Drums

Being healthy is one of the greatest achievements that one would wish to get in their life time. Many people would therefore spend as much as they can in order to have the best health advice .The common health tips that one needs to keep in mind are as follows;

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One needs to form a habit of exercise most probably on daily basis. This helps to break the excess fat and converting them into energy. There are many exercising equipment’s that can help you improve your health condition this include Cycle, crunch, that helps to improve one’s squat performance. One should also watch on their diet, Every meal that one takes should be of a balance diet, that is should be rich in both proteins, vitamins and carbohydrates. The drum brands can also be used as a mode of exercise, this helps enlarge the muscles and helps in the arms exercise.

If anyone needs to improve his or her health condition them they should be able to increase the exercise equipment’s in their gym.

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Importance of Testosterone Supplement

The owner of the gym where we work out is also in a buy and sell business, he sells whey protein  multivitamin protein, fat burners, energy boosters and other protein supplements. I will not be surprised if someday he will also sell myodrol, a testosterone supplement.

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We all know that both male and female have testosterone but male has ten times more than female.  As what I have read testosterone is needed for health and well-being of  of human and other mammals.  A good level of testosterone can help for the  prevention of osteoporosis and it can also increase muscle development, bone mass, growth of body hair. While having a low testosterone can increased risk for the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

So if you think you are low in testosterone see your doctor first before trying taking this supplements because like other medicines and supplements too much is not good. It has side effects like problems in pancreas and liver and as well as hair loss.

 Originally Published on: Mar 24, 2012 @ 00:35
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