How Long Does It Take For A Workout Routine To Become A Habit?

exercise-daily-habitSticking with a new workout routine can be extremely challenging.

You’ll be on a roll for a week and feel like nothing can stop you, and then Monday rolls around, and just the thought of taking on the treadmill is basically torture.

One day off turns into three, a rest day turns into a rest week, and before you know it, you feel like you have to start all over again to reach your fitness goals.

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Is Sex Good Exercise to Lose Weight?

When I ask myself is , I picture the scene from “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie throw each other around their kitchen for an hour. Unfortunately, not every sexual experience is quite that… well, high-intensity. But how many calories do we really burn in the act?

The rumor: A bout of sexual activity can burn between 100 and 300 calories

 

We hear all the time that sex is a great workout, but what are the hard facts?

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Great Grandmother Who Hits the Gym 10 Times a Week is Your New Inspiration

 exercise routine elderlySticking to a gym plan is hard. Like, really hard.

But if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration (or a healthy dose of shaming) check out the story of Edna Shepherd.

The 94-year-old woman from Hume, Australia, who pumps iron a staggering ten times a week. Even on her one day off, she’s still getting the muscles moving with a weekly ballroom dancing class. If she can do it, so can you, right?

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Exercise May Be As Valuable As Good Genes In Lowering Dementia Risk

how to prevent dementiaEveryone knows fitness is important, but it can be hard to measure exactly what role it plays in health. According to one new study, exercise may be as powerful an influence on disease risk as genetic predisposition at least when it comes to dementia.

The study found that older adults who reported being sedentary most of the time were just as likely to develop dementia as people who are genetically predisposed to cognitive problems.

 

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Exercise ‘Keeps the Mind Sharp’ in Over-50s, Study Finds – BBC News

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Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you’re over 50, research suggests.

Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis, a review of 39 studies found.

This remained true in those who already showed signs of cognitive decline.

Taking up exercise at any age was worthwhile for the mind and body, the Australian researchers said.

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3 Amazing Things That Happen When You Work Out at Night

evening-exerciseI don’t like to work out in the morning. I’m not a morning person. The aroma of coffee isn’t something that wakes me with a smile. The light shining through the blinds at the crack of dawn is something I avoid as much as possible. The heaviest thing I want to be lifting in the morning before work is my pillow. As I said, I’m not a morning person. But wait, we’re supposed to work out in the morning, right? Actually, no. You don’t have to. In fact, there are a bunch of reasons you should train at night. I do and it changed my life from the first time I tried it.

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