Conditioning of the heart and blood vessels occurs during nearly all athletic endeavors. Your heart is a muscle just like any other and in order for it to become strong it must be worked. If you fail to work it, it will weaken over time and this can cause a variety of negative health problems. Cardio or anaerobic exercise is any exercise that gets your heart rate up and increases blood circulation throughout the day.

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Created over eighty years ago, by Joseph H. Pilates and thus named after him - Pilates has become more popular than ever with more and more gyms starting to offer this style of exercise which tones and targets your core muscles. As of 2005, there are 11 million people who practice the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States. From celebrities to world renowned boxers, each can attest that Pilates is worth giving a try.

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Your leg muscles are the largest and most important muscles in your body after your heart. If you play a sport you will notice that most of your power comes from your legs. Additionally, our legs carry us everywhere in life, keeping them in shape now is imperative for your future health and mobility as you age. For some though, legs cause anguish as they can sometimes be too big, due to fat development or even muscle development. We take a look at some of the ways to remedy this issue.

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There is nothing better than working out at the gym to your favorite tunes - in fact, having a music player with you at the gym is almost as popular as a water bottle. Today, there are many options available so we will take a quick look at some of the most popular music players (aka MP3 players) available - that are gym friendly.

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For thousands of years those living in the Mediterranean have had less occurrences of heart disease and other ailments than Americans, which die as of a result their diets - either directly or indirectly. Recent studies have shown that a diet rich in plant foods and monounsaturated fats protects against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. A research project named the "Seven Countries Study" conducted during the 1960's showed Greek men enjoyed the longest life spans due to their diets. Which foods enable longevity in this diet and why exactly do they contribute to a healthier life?

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The allure of steroids is tempting to those struggling to develop muscle gains. It is known to enhance and turbo charge one's ability to grow new muscle. But the risks and side effects are daunting and greatly outweigh the benefits. More than 100 different anabolic steroids have been developed in recent years. Created in the 1930s, scientists found that

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