Written by Michael Brooks


There is hardly a week that passes without an article or study toutingrepparttar benefits of exercise. Exercise to cure cancer, exercise to lose weight, feel better, livelonger, and stop dementia,repparttar 141509 list appears endless. The benefits of exercise sound fantastic but there is just one problem. You have to exercise to gainrepparttar 141510 benefits! For many, this is a big problem.

So, what can you do to get yourself motivated to joinrepparttar 141511 wonderful world of exercising? A great solution is to join a gym where you are inrepparttar 141512 company of like-minded people. Joining a gym forrepparttar 141513 first time or after a period of inactivity can be a little scary. I hope this article will make your fitness journey a little easier.

Aren’t all gyms pretty muchrepparttar 141514 same? The short answer would be. ……. NO. Every gym has it’s own personality both inrepparttar 141515 equipment andrepparttar 141516 type of people it attracts. Some gyms cater to weight lifters with lots of free weights and little else, while other facilities might cater to working women and offer activities such as yoga, spinning or aerobics. There are locally owned gyms and nationwide chains. Small gyms as well as mega fitness centers. There is a gym for everybody but it will take a little footwork to find your perfect fit.

What’srepparttar 141517 most important feature when looking for a gym?

In my opinion, location must be considered before anything else. Absence will not makerepparttar 141518 heart grow fonder. A gym more than 10 minutes from your home or office will end up not getting used. If you like to work out inrepparttar 141519 morning you might want to stick with gyms close to home. If you’re a lunchtime sweat maven then a gym near work could be a better option. Some ofrepparttar 141520 larger chains may have facilities by both work and home. In addition, if you travel, gyms with multiple locations may let you work out for FREE, or at a discount, if they have a facility at your travel destination.

Other Features to Consider

Membership Clientele – Check outrepparttar 141521 other patrons inrepparttar 141522 gym you are considering. Each gym has it’s own personality. Is it mostly women or men? Is everybody wearing fashionable workout gear or is it a shorts and t-shirt crowd? Does it cater to families or is it an adult’s only gym?

Equipment - The quality and variety of equipment is very important if you plan on starting a comprehensive fitness program. Isrepparttar 141523 equipment well maintained? Check to see how many machines are “out of order”. Check to see if free weights are offered as well as machines. Is there an adequate cardio section with plenty of bikes, climbers and treadmills? These tend to be high use pieces of equipment so it is important thatrepparttar 141524 facility have several.

5 Easy Steps To Help You Lose Weight

Written by Amie Grelowski

When loosing weight, most of us don't haverepparttar time to drastically change our lifestyles. We need a practical and convenient way to integrate effective habits into our daily lives. The following steps are easy and practical ways to get you onrepparttar 141250 track to loosing weight and feeling better.

1. Drink Water! Water doesn't just help quench your thirst. All metabolic processes withinrepparttar 141251 body utilize H2O and drinking plenty of it helps your body function optimally. It also helps you feel your best---many ofrepparttar 141252 common daily headaches and fatigues we experience can result from a lack of water intake.

2. Eat Breakfast! Many Americans fail to realizerepparttar 141253 true value of a morning meal. It not only boosts energy forrepparttar 141254 long day ahead, but keeps your metabolism regulated. Skipping a meal can putrepparttar 141255 body into "survival mode" which means that it actually begins storing and saving fat as opposed to burning it.

3. Exercise! There is no easy way around it: successful and sustained weight loss requires a commitment to physical activity. The best way to be loyal to physical activity is to work it into each day. Take a small part of each day to go for a walk, do aerobics, do yoga, or whatever other type of activity you enjoy. Mix it up so that you don't get bored with it. Soon, you will not only get used to it, but you will feel better too!

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