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Ideas for working out and keeping a habit in order to continue a healthy lifestyle
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Fact or Fiction: Is Swimming Really the Best Workout for Your Body? / Fitness / Exercises

Fact or Fiction: Is Swimming Really the Best Workout for Your Body? / Fitness / Exercises | Fitness for 30 Days | Scoop.it
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Since swimming was a part of my 30 day plan of exercising, I thought it would be useful to learn about the benefits of the sport/exercise. In the article “Fact or Fiction: Is Swimming Really the Best Workout for Your Body?” I learned a lot about the intensity and benefits of swimming for the body. Some do say that swimming is the best work out, but what this article said is that it really depends. Swimming is an excellent source of exercise, speaking from personal experience, but I learned from this article why it may benefit people of different levels. Front crawl and breast stroke, two of the strokes used in swimming, will work different muscles than the butterfly stroke. In addition, I learned that if you are swimming at a fast pace, racing others will help you experience cardiovascular benefits of swimming. Whereas if someone were to simply get in and casually swim, they would experience more muscular benefits. Something that I found the most useful was the fact that swimming is an ideal form of exercise if you are injured. The article uses an example of a hurt knee of a runner; it says that with a hurt knee the water provides a manageable way to get your daily exercise. I found this article very useful and interesting since I can relate very well with the topic.

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What Are The Benefits Of Morning Workouts

Many years ago, I forced myself to wake up early to go to the park to exercise before sending my little girl to kindergarten. It was not an easy thing for me because I like to sleep in. I'm sure many of you are like me. If you're a night owl, it is hard to get out of bed early in the morning. However, there are benefits to working out in the morning. A study conducted at Brigham Young University found that a 45 minutes morning exercise helped reduce food cravings in women. We all know that if you want to lose weight, you've got to control your food cravings. Exercising in the morning also means less chance of you skipping the exercise session later on. I'm sure you agree that as the day progresses, you just get busier and busier. There are many things to do and places to go. Getting your exercise done and over with early in the day prevents you from canceling your workout session or social engagements. If you live in places where it gets hot and humid as the sun rises, morn


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I found this cite very interesting because I have had firsthand experience in the subject. The writer talks about the benefits of working out in the morning, and even though I never do anymore, I used to in the summer and the benefits she listed seemed very familiar to what I got out of working out in the morning. For example, according to a Brigham Young University study she listed, they conducted that 45 minutes of morning exercise helped to reduce food cravings in women. Since I am a fanatic for food, I am really interested to test this study for myself because I remember this summer when I would wake up and go on a run, the rest of the day I had more control over what I ate. Something I found very interesting and helpful about her page was her theory that by working out in the morning you have less of a chance of skipping the exercise session later on that day! For me, I find it very hard to tell myself I will go work out at 2:00, I will continue to push the time until I cannot go. Her suggestion to go exercise in the morning is a very helpful tip. I liked this cite a lot, it talks about the importance of working out and how it gets your blood flowing. The writer is also very easy to relate to because she has similar traits to me.

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Fitness-Why should I exercise?

Fitness-Why should I exercise? | Fitness for 30 Days | Scoop.it
The overall benefit of being active and fit is an improved quality of life-being able to do things you enjoy for longer periods of time (for example, playing with the kids, gardening, dancing, or walking).
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While reading Fitness-Why should I exercise? I was intrigued. Before reading this article I believed that working out would just help reduce weight and help sustain a healthy heart. Even at the gym and around New Years I was convinced the sole purpose for working out was to lose weight, because that is what everyone at the gym would say. However, the article gave many important reasons to working out. Most of these were a shock, but have inspired me to work out for different reasons. The most interesting reason was that working out gives you energy. Who would have ever thought? To me, I feel like working out would burn more energy than produce, however I guess I’ve never paid attention, but now I will. Another thing that I thought was useful and interesting about this article was the diseases working out can prevent. A few examples are, type-two diabetes, coronary artery disease, and some cancers! This article was really useful in the sense that it taught me that there is more to working out than obtaining that six-pack. The importance of working out is to maintain a healthy body, in every way!   

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