How to start running when out of shape {FREE plan}

running to lose weight

There is no magic formula to getting in shape. If you want to know how to start running when out of shape, the answer is simple- just START. Zig Ziglar once said, ‘you don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.’ And when you start, I would like you to take this motivational quote with you on every run; When you learn how to start running when overweight, you will also learn that some runs will be smooth and others will be tough, whatever your fitness level.

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10 Ways to stay in shape on vacation

10 EASY WAYS TO STAY FIT WHILE ON VACATION

As much as vacations present the perfect time to relax and treat yourself, they can also be frustrating when there are fitness goals to maintain or attain. Nobody wants to destroy their weeks of progress in the gym and kitchen by not working out nor tracking their meals while away.

At the same time, no sane person ever wants to go on vacation with a food scale, prepped meals or gym equipment. There are ways to stay fit while on vacation without seeming suspiciously insane.

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5 easy ways to avoid winter weight gain

How to avoid winter weight gain

Winter weight gain is real and unless you are a bear or squirrel, there shouldn’t be any need for you to go into fitness hibernation in winter. Your focus on your fitness goals in winter should be as solid as any other season. Exercising in winter may seem impossible especially if you are reading this from under your duvet but if you are truly determined, you can totally avoid seasonal weight gain.

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Dangers Of Detoxing And Why You Don’t Need To Detox

you do not need to detox to lose weight

We hear it all the time! “I need to lose weight, but first I must do a detox.” And around this time of the year when we are recovering from the festive season, almost everyone is looking for concoctions to help them detox.  The fact is you do not need to cleanse your system with smoothies, juices and all the other products floating around.

A healthy pair of kidneys and a well-functioning liver performs the job quite well without the fad diets which tend to deprive the body of nutrients. Desi Horsman, nutritionist, speaker and wellness expert, explains to Fitness Chat why you don’t need to detox to lose weight.

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5 Best Home Workout Programs On YouTube

BEST HOME WORKOUT PROGRAMS

Not everyone can afford a gym membership and put the gym price tag aside, some people simply like the convenience, privacy and all other advantages that come with at home workouts.

When I got serious about training in 2013, I did not join a gym. Instead, I turned to Jillian Michaels’ and Billy Blanks’ DVDs and also found a few of the best home workout programs on YouTube and eventually I  lost 20+ kgs.

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