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To Get Fitter Faster You'll Need Muscular Strength and Endurance

What's the Best Method to Get Fit Fast?
A friend of mine is on a mission - a mission to lose weight for an upcoming date. The date is a trip to Mexico, where she'll be sporting her new bikini, in front of her new Beau. Her mission is intense and has included up to two hours per day of long, slow "fat burning" running. That is, until she injured herself and her Achilles tendon from overuse.
 
Question: What's the fasted and smartest way to get fit and lose weight?

Body Composition—Why You Ought to Ditch the Scale

A healthy weight is not always reflected by the bathroom scale. Knowing your body composition ratio of fat-to-lean body mass is a much more accurate and objective measure of your health and fitness.
 

Body weight is deceptive and unreliable because as we all know our body weight can change by a lot day-to-day, hour-by-hour, simply from the foods we eat. For example, a salty meal can leave you bloated and unable to button your favorite jeans, and a night of unhealthy foods can leave you constipated.
 

Our Top 10 Fit Tips

You asked. We've answered your most frequently asked questions.

Got a question? Just ask!
 
1. Should I work out when I am sick?
If your symptoms are from your neck up, and you're feeling up to the task, ask yourself: Do I feel like working out? If the answer is yes, you're good to go.

If you're symptoms are located below your neck-difficulty breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, sneezing or coughing-don't exercise. Take the time to rest and recuperate.

Get Outdoors!

Hey, is that you sweating up a storm on the treadmill? That’s fine if you just want to keep the pounds off and maintain an average level of fitness, but if you want to get truly fit and kick butt at your favorite sports, you’ll need more. Athletic training, serious athletic training—requires rigorous and disciplined physical and mental preparation.

Muscular Strength & Endurance - Creating a Fun and Effective Program

Building muscle doesn't have to be tedious or boring. All it takes is a little planning and creativity.
 

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