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A Slimmer Waist Line is About More Than Just Losing Weight

While a lot of people place emphasis on losing weight, you don’t see much as much press about waist size. However, the fact of the matter is that having a suitable waist size is even more important than being the right weight. This is because a big waist circumference is linked to a variety of health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity-linked disease. What’s more, a study found that people with bigger waist sizes had twice the risk of dying compared to people with smaller waistlines. This shows how dangerous it can be to have a big waist. To clear things up, the waist is the area between the bottom of your ribs to the top of your hips. You may call this your abdomen or belly area. Most of the time, people with large waists tend to have an apple-shaped body, as opposed to a pear-shaped body when more of the body fat is stored in the hips. If you have an apple-shaped body, you should certainly measure your waist size and ensure that it is not too big. You must be wonder...

 


You Don’t Have to Go to the Gym to Get Fit

If the global recession is affecting you and you’re trying to cut costs then finding ways to stay fit without going to the gym might help. Regularly going to the gym can cost quite a bit of money and might be one of your single biggest monthly expenses. While you may not want to stop going to the gym forever, one temporary cost-cutting measure is to try and keep fit from home. Here are a few exercise ideas and tips on how to give your home workout program a running start! Cycling: If you’ve got a bike then it’s pretty easy to keep fit – just head out for a ride! If you usually use an exercise bike at the gym then this is a great alternative, and can be much more fun too. You get to set your own route, so you can see what you want to see as you get your exercise. You can even vary your route to keep things interesting. Bench and weights: If you’ve got a bit of spare cash you can buy a bench and weights for a home workout. You can pick these up pretty cheap – proba...

 


Shape-Ups for Women – Do They Deliver?

Toning sneakers have been around for a few years now, but it's only in the last year or so that their popularity has really soared. Although there are many brands on the market, Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Toners are still the most popular and are selling in huge numbers everywhere! But are they worth spending your hard-earned cash on? Features of Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Toners These are specially designed sneakers that promise to help you tone up faster, to burn more calories, and improve your posture. Some of the main features include: * Antibacterial sock liner to increase breathability and avoid moisture build up, * A "kinetic wedge" in the sole that rocks back and forth to force your muscles to work harder as you walk, * Rubber tread to maximize traction. * Available in traditional sneaker style with lace up front, and in a wide range of colors. * Designed for extreme comfort while walking, with lower impact on the joints. How Do Skechers Women's Shape-Ups Toners Work? First things first, how do t...

 


Essential Gear for Zumba Class

The best thing about Zumba routines is that they don't require much equipment to be effective. That said, you do need to make sure you're wearing the right clothing to perform the moves comfortably. Here's a guide to what you should wear, and some other accessories that might come in handy, for your Zumba classes. Clothing Zumba routines are best performed in clothing you feel comfortable wearing. You can wear traditional sports clothing, just as you would for yoga or any other fitness class. Depending on how confident they feel, some women choose to show off their midriff in a crop top to keep cool. There's also a range of colorful clothing available in the Zumbawear range, released by the creator of Zumba, but it certainly isn't necessary to perform the workout. Shoes Traditional sneakers aren't always the best choice for Zumba, as they could slip on the smooth surface of the dance hall when you're moving around at high speed. Instead, opt for sneakers that have been designed for dance to ensure you don...

 


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