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Alcohol’s Effect on Muscle and Fat Loss

Alcohol effects your fitness goals, but maybe in a different way than you think. Everyone has heard of getting a beer belly from drinking too much, and most people think that it’s because of the high calorie content of alcoholic drinks. While this is part of the reason for the unwanted weight gain, it’s not the only reason. Alcohol affects other bodily processes involved in muscle growth and fat loss as well. Moderation is the key when it comes to drinking. If you feel you have an alcohol problem, you should check out local alcohol and drug rehab centers to help get you on the right track. Read More…

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Ultimate Weight Loss Workout

People are always searching for the next “great” thing when it comes to weight loss. The fact is there are many diet and weight loss gimmicks out there that may help you lose some weight initially but provide little in the way of long term weight loss. A training regimen that has been around for quite some time is called high intensity interval training, or simply HIIT. This type of training offers many benefits and advantages over other types of exercise programs, and best of all, people of all fitness levels can give it a try. HIIT can help you slim down fast, and it takes very little time out of your busy day. Read More…

Healthy Eating Trumps Exercise When it Comes to Weight Loss

Losing weight is one of the toughest endeavors anyone could every take on, but it is also one of the most important components of living a long and healthy life. Though exercise can help reduce body fat and build muscle mass when done correctly, eating healthy is actually a more effective weight loss tool than exercise alone. The whole concept of losing weight is really just a simple numbers game; burn more calories than are consumed each day and positive weight loss results will follow. Correcting bad dietary habits will not only benefit those looking to shed a few pounds, but eating better can also help to improve overall health and wellness in other areas of the body as well.
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Top 5 Fat Loss Tips for 2010

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

Men’s Fitness magazine recently asked me for 3 of my best fat loss secrets. Since most times the magazines just don’t have enough space to run my full tips, I thought I’d give you a more detailed explanation of my secrets here (plus a few extra bonus tips that I didn’t send to the magazine).
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