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Five strength training moves to do with a resistance band

Strength training has numerous benefits, such as reversing the muscle loss that happens as you age, boosting your metabolism, and decreasing belly fat. These exercises call for continuous-loop resistance bands. A resistance band should be heavy enough to challenge your body, but not so heavy that it causes sharp pain or excessive soreness for more than 3 days. You will find that bands come in multiple levels of resistance; the wider and heavier the band, the more resistance.

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'Lucky' survivor aims for finish line

Three years ago this month, Beth Thorp suffered a brain seizure that paralyzed the right side of her body. But on Sunday, Jan. 14, the ultra-determined Carlsbad resident plans to finish the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half-Marathon.

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Your 20-minute weight-loss workout plan

A forgiving and flexible fitness mentality – that is, doing any amount of exercise wherever and however possible – can be a productive and effective way to drop pounds. That's why this book is packed with routines that give you plenty of options, based on your schedule, your mood and what type of equipment you have (or don't have).

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Everything you should know before you try a rowing machine workout class

In all honesty, I can't 100 percent truthfully claim to be a rowing machine virgin. But considering my first experience with a rowing machine workout took place on a weekend morning several years ago, following an indulgent night of cheese bread and alcohol, I'm going to go ahead and claim a clean slate where this particular workout is concerned. Since I was solely concerned with remaining conscious rather than the workout itself on that fateful morning, I figured a redo was in order, especially considering rowing machine workouts are quickly gaining popularity, cultivating an almost untouchable reputation where bang-for-your-buck impact, results, and yes, even fun are concerned.

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Have you fallen off your diet yet?

All those holiday celebrations are finally out of the way, so let's hole up, draw the blinds against the dark winter sky and settle in for a season of deprivation. Er, wait. I meant to say: Let's kick off the new year right by resolving to eat healthy! It'll radically transform the way we feel! It'll fix everything we hate about ourselves! Everything!

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