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Should You Be Doing High Intensity Exercise?


Whether you’re a novice when it comes to exercise or regularly workout, I’m sure you’ve noticed the latest trend of high intensity exercise. Whether you know it as CrossFit, P90X, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Tabata or boot camps, what it comes down to is heart-pounding, sweat-inducing, ‘my clothes are drenched and I can’t move’ intense workouts.

Intense workouts burn calories.

But more isn’t always better when it comes to exercise. Should you be doing high intensity exercise? Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

What is High Intensity Exercise?
Whether it’s 1 hour P90X workout or a 20 minute high intensity interval training, a high intensity exercise is anything that gets your heart rate up to 80 to 90% of your maximal heart rate and pushes you close to your limits. Calculate your Target Heart Rate.

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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet


Ah springtime. It’s time to not only shake off the boots and winter blues, but shake off all the bad food habits we accumulated over the past three months. We tend to eat more stews and “heavy: comfort foods during winter as the days grow cold and dark.

If winter had you a bit stir crazy — and a few pounds heavier — it’s time to spring clean your diet. Here are my top six ways to take advantage of spring fever energy and make changes to help you drop the extra winter weight just in time for shorts season. *gulp*
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No Progress? Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

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A few years ago, I broke my wrist when I slipped on ice in the dead of winter. It’s pretty easy to guess that I’m cautious around ice now.

No, scratch that. I’m deathly afraid of ice.

Cut to the other day when I wanted desperately to head out to my hot yoga class. The problem? My driveway was covered in snow and ice from a previous storm and there’d been freezing rain overnight. Even though things had warmed up by mid-afternoon, the thought of going anywhere near my driveway made me decide to skip class.

Bummer. I had a disappoint.

Now, I’m all for being safe and cautious, but after a while I thought to myself, “Am I overreacting out of fear? Is it really that bad out there?”

I decided to head out and see if I could figure out a way to get safely into my car, despite the queasy, “Oh no I’m going to fall and break something” feeling sitting in the pit of my stomach.

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