Fitness Wars: Revenge Of The Girth

Written by Aaron Potts

As ofrepparttar writing of this article, May 16, 2005, we are all almost 5 months into our New Year's Resolutions.

Are you skinny yet?

Did you find your six-pack?

Does your butt look like you wanted it to in those jeans?

For a lot of you,repparttar 138635 answers to these questions are going to be "No, No, and, I tookrepparttar 138636 jeans back torepparttar 138637 store".

Why? You are a victim ofrepparttar 138638 Fitness Wars, that's why. Your Girth is winning out over your Resolution, and you are probably more frustrated now than you were when you started!

Is there some master conspiracy that is keeping you from getting in shape? Dorepparttar 138639 rules of energy in vs. energy out not apply to you? Are you in a fat-loss vacuum whererepparttar 138640 normal laws of weight loss don't work?

Of course not. Yet, you still can't loserepparttar 138641 bodyfat, and it is likely because you are simply confused.

If you are like most people, you have gotten fitness advice fromrepparttar 138642 radio, TV, friends, family members, magazines, maybe even a Personal Trainer. Who hadrepparttar 138643 most to gain from giving you fitness advice?

The radio, TV, magazines, and even your trainer are all interested in getting paid for handing out advice to you. Does that make themrepparttar 138644 most qualified to help you? Withrepparttar 138645 possible exception of your personal trainer, no, it really doesn't.

What about your friends and family? Let's answer this question first: Wasrepparttar 138646 person who gave yourepparttar 138647 advice in good shape? If not, thenrepparttar 138648 point of that question should be clear!

Fitness Wars - all of these different people and agencies trying to get you to do something or buy something.

How about a little thing that some people like to call "Back to Basics"? Prepare Thyself! You are about to be shownrepparttar 138649 true secrets to fitness success!!

1. Proper Nutrition. For those of you who don't know what that is, a good rule of thumb is that if man made it, don't eat it! If that isn't enough information for you, then consult a professional nutritionist, or do free research online. If you pay a professional, make sure they are properly credentialed. If you dorepparttar 138650 research yourself, don't believe what you find if that site is obviously more interested in your money than in your health.

Top 5 Benefits Of Using An Elliptical Trainer

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

Considering an elliptical trainer? Wondering how an elliptical trainer can benefit you?

If you're trying to decide between an elliptical trainer and another piece of exercise equipment, here arerepparttar top 5 unique elliptical trainer benefits to help you decide:

No Impact:

Recently my 60-year-old mother tried my elliptical trainer and she was shocked at how easy it felt on her joints (she's a regular treadmill user).

Elliptical trainer workouts are safe onrepparttar 138597 joints and provide a no impact workout (as opposed to a treadmill where you feet hitrepparttar 138598 deck with every step). This is ideal for people with back, knee, hips and joint problems as well as older people looking for a no-impact workout.

Weight-Bearing Exercise:

While using an elliptical machine gives you a no-impact workout,repparttar 138599 resistance exercise still helps to build bone density and fight off osteoporosis.

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