Learning Proper Exercise Technique: The Problem with Familiar Movements

It takes effort to develop good exercise technique and one reason is because the human body likes to replicate familiar movements. This article discusses why this is a problem and gives advice on how to improve your form while exercising.

     Performing exercises with proper technique is difficult. Any qualified fitness professional can walk into virtually any gym in the country and point out significant form flaws in the vast majority of exercisers, regardless if they are beginners or have been working out for years. Surprisingly, the biggest roadblocks to proper technique often have to do with your body’s natural habits.

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Misuse of Scientific Research in Health and Fitness Marketing

People in health and fitness constantly cite scientific studies to enhance presentations or promote products, but the data is often misused. Understanding how data can be manipulated is one of the best ways to avoid being swayed by false information.

     It can be very difficult to separate quality sources of health and fitness information from misleading or untruthful information used for manipulation or product promotion. One of the primary reasons is because sources of quality information and sources of mediocre information both use scientific data to make their information come across as more factual or compelling.

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Preventing Overeating: Weight Loss Strategies for Eating at Home

Overeating is one of the biggest reasons why people gain weight and have trouble losing fat, so preventing overeating is a key to long-term health and fitness success. This article discusses four tips to minimize overeating at home.

     Overeating makes it almost impossible to achieve your health and fitness goals, because any time you consume more calories than you burn, your body is forced to store fat. This happens regardless of how healthy you eat, so it is important to avoid overeating as much as possible. This article discusses 4 tips you can use to improve your eating habits at home.

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Resistance Training vs. Bodybuilding: They are very Different

Resistance training and bodybuilding are terms that are often used incorrectly and many people think they mean the same thing. They are in fact very different and understanding these terms is important for understanding health and fitness information.

     Resistance training and bodybuilding are two popular fitness terms, but they are often used incorrectly, leading to confusion or misunderstandings. Resistance training and bodybuilding are definitely not the same thing, even though the terms are frequently used interchangeably.

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Tips to Prevent Overeating: General Strategies

Overeating is one of the biggest reasons why people gain weight and have trouble losing fat, so preventing overeating is a key to long-term health and fitness success. This post discusses general tips to help prevent overeating in any situation.

     Overeating is one of the greatest obstacles for people wanting to lose fat, get in shape, and improve their health. Eating too much can make it almost impossible to achieve your health and fitness goals, because any time you consume more calories than you burn, your body will be forced to store more fat. This will happen regardless of how healthy you eat, so it is important to avoid overeating as much as possible.

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Stretching: Introduction and Basic Tips

Stretching is one of the most important aspects of any health and fitness program, yet it is frequently ignored in many programs. This post discusses why stretching is necessary and how it will benefit your body.

     Stretching is one of the most important tools for maintaining optimal health and fitness. Stretching is essential for maintaining flexibility and helps prevent muscle stiffness, tightness, pain, and injuries. When muscles are not stretched on a regular basis they become tighter, shorter, and ultimately decrease in range of motion. If stretching is not used to offset these decreases in flexibility, then the changes can become permanent and further muscle and joint problems will result.

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Eating Healthy vs. Eating Less Unhealthy

Eating healthy can be a challenge, especially when marketers often try to blur the line between a food being healthy or simply less unhealthy than other options. This post looks at foods that are designed to be healthier versions of other products and explains why they are usually not as good as they initially sound.

     Everyone wants to have a healthy, well functioning body and one of the primary keys to achieving optimal health is healthy eating. However, eating right can be a challenge, especially when so many foods are heavily processed or have added ingredients that are very unhealthy. Another big problem is the way marketers make products sound healthier than they actually are and try to make people content with eating less unhealthy, instead of actually eating healthy.

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