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Author: Ashley Scheidt

*You already know exercise is good for you. You probably think about the way it can boost your fitness, trim your waistline, strengthen you heart and even improve your mood. But did you know that exercise can also help keep your lungs healthy? How Does Exercise Strengthen the Lungs? When you are physically active, your heart and lungs work harder to supply the additional oxygen your muscles demand. Just like regular exercise makes your muscles stronger, it also makes your lungs and heart stronger. As your physical fitness improves, your body becomes

Most people believe lifting weights or extreme workouts is the only way to achieve results. TRX training is an exercise method shown to improve total body strength, stability, and cardiovascular health. This is done without traditional weight lifting, swinging kettlebells, or lifting semi-truck tires. The TRX system was developed by a Navy Seal over 20 years ago and since has captured the attention of athletes, coaches, and trainers. It continues to grow as an effective program used by professional athletes, every branch of the military, Olympians, and gyms worldwide. Their social

A warm and comforting turkey soup recipe to put your Christmas leftovers to good use. Easy to prepare and low fat, this soup is a perfect post-Christmas pick me up Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil 100g smoked bacon lardons 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 2 thyme sprigs 300g celeriac (or any other root veg), cut into cubes 200g potato, cut into cubes 400g can borlotti beans, drained and rinsed 1½ l chicken stock or turkey stock, (fresh is best) 350g cooked turkey 100g orzo 75g curly kale, shredded Method: Heat 1

You need to shake up your fitness program and lose weight, but you don’t really have any more time to devote to it. The perfect answer could be high-intensity interval training or HIIT for short. Interval training is not just for elite athletes anymore — everyone is doing it. High-intensity interval training requires interspersing bursts of intense activity into your regular fitness program. “It’s a form of fitness training that alternates high-intensity work efforts with low- to moderate-intensity ‘recovery’ efforts,” explains Leigh Crews, a personal trainer in Rome, Ga., and a