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Health Clubs vs. Home Training - A Cost Analysis

Health Clubs vs. Home Training - A Cost Analysis I've thought about the idea of joining a health club for quite a while now, but I've always had this nagging feeling that it's just not going to be worth my money. But as I grow older my health and fitness becomes way more important to me, and I am starting to consider a health club as a viable way to stay in shape. Let's take a look at the different criteria I can base my decision to join a health club on, starting with finances. Health Club

So, What are Antioxidants Really?

As a consumer, I'm bombarded with loads of health benefits on product labels, including "99.9% Fat Free," "contains isoflavones", "6 grams of soy protein" and "packed with antioxidants!" While some of them sound suspiciously healthy, I really have very little for a frame of reference. What I know about antioxidants is what the media hype tells me, and that more you consume, the healthier you will be. I decided to do a little research an uncover what this c

Reduce Health Insurance Costs By Staying Fit

Reduce Health Insurance Costs By Staying Fit One of the best ways you can keep your health insurance costs down, besides being young, is to keep your body fit and healthy. Here's a few quick things to consider as you make your lifestyle choices. As Your Weight Rises, so Does Your Health Insurance Costs Health insurance costs rise as your weight to height ratio (or Body Mass Index, BMI) increases. This is because you run a proportionately higher risk for several weight-related diseases as you

Health Care Costs on The Rise Due To An Obese America

Health Care Costs on The Rise Due To An Obese America While there are several important factors that contribute to the rising costs of health care in America in the form of health insurance premiums, a major cause is the rising overall weight to height ratios of Americans in general. Of all the world's countries, America seems to have the biggest problem with the obesity problem, and the affordability of health care suffers as a result. The Direct Connections Between Health Care Costs and Obes

A Quick Overview of Weird Fitness Equipment

A Quick Overview of Weird Fitness Equipment Over the past several decade as folks in the US have had the leisure time to start exercising in new and creative ways, the kinds of fitness equipment available to the public has grown dramatically. I decided to do a little investigation into some of the creative ways people have found to work out, and what kinds of fitness machines have been built to meet the increasing demands of the public. Weird Fitness Equipment Example #1 - The Power Plate V

Three Practical Body Building Tips for Cheapskates

Three Practical Body Building Tips for Cheapskates If you take the body building plunge and decide that you want to have a rocking body, don't let a lack of finances hold you back. Joining a fitness club and getting a personal trainer aren't the only ways to delve into body building. Below are some tips for the body-builder to be on a budget. Cost-Effective Body Building Tip #1: Buy Your Own Bench Body building benches are fairly inexpensive new, and if you frequent yard sales, you'll probabl



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