What is the Best Clothing to Wear to Workout?

If you are new to the world of fitness, you probably have a lot of questions about what you need to get started. Possibly the most important question is, of course, what do you wear?

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The Clothes Make the Workout

If you are new to the world of fitness, you probably have a lot of questions about what you need to get started. Possibly the most important question is, of course, what do you wear? When choosing the best clothes to exercise in, there are a lot of things to think about, and a lot of options out there with great marketing campaigns. Cut through the jargon and figure out what you really need.

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4 Easy Ways to Track Fitness Progress

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Check out that weight loss, those pants are huge on them!

Why Track your Progress?

Whenever you’re making a change, especially starting a new healthy lifestyle, it’s a great idea to track your progress. Tracking is an easy way to quantify your changes, and see what kind of difference it is making on your life. Keeping track of the impact of exercise allows you to see how well you’re doing and helps boost your motivation to push through and continue your new habits. In combination with Effective Goal Setting, you can easily know how far you are in your journey to reaching your goals, and it can help you to set new goals to keep your change going.

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Getting Started: Joining the Fitness Party

Getting started in your Fitness Journey is possibly the hardest part. There is just so much out there to know and learn about this whole other part of life. Maybe you’ve never really thought about exercise or working out, but you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and you read somewhere that exercise might help with all the stress and general unhappiness that you don’t really know why you’ve been feeling. But just the thought of The Gym only stresses you out more. How do you know where to begin? How do you know you’re even ready? Should you start with changing other things first, like a diet, and then work your way up to the gym? What do you do?

The Start

The hardest part of the Fitness Journey is usually getting started. There is just so much out there to know and learn about this whole other part of life. Maybe you’ve never really thought about exercise or working out, but you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, and you read somewhere that exercise helps with stress. But just the thought of The Gym only stresses you out more. How do you know where to begin? How do you know you’re even ready? Should you start with changing other things first, like a diet, and then work your way up to the gym? What do you do?

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Why Exercise? 5 Reasons Fitness Feels Good

For some, just reading the word “Exercise” sends shivers down the spine and PTSD-level responses, while others devote every Tweet, Instagram pic, and SnapChat to sharing their fitness journey. What keeps one group loathing it, and another borderline obsessed? With new studies and news reports everyday covering the latest nutrition or exercise trend, it’s easy to see that breaking a sweat is important, and hitting the gym and can have tremendous positive effects. By getting our heart rate going, and carefully working our bodies, we can tap into wonderful physical, mental, and health benefits.

Exercise makes you a supple leopard
Exercise makes you a supple leopard

Why Exercise?

For some, just reading the word “Exercise” sends shivers down the spine and PTSD-level responses, while others devote every Tweet, Instagram pic, and SnapChat to sharing their fitness journey. What keeps one group borderline obsessed and another loathing it? With new studies and news reports everyday covering the latest nutrition or exercise trend, it’s easy to see that breaking a sweat and hitting the gym can have tremendous positive effects on the body and mind. By getting our heart rate going, and carefully working our bodies, we can tap into wonderful physical, mental, and health benefits.

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Sit on a Disk: 4 More Little Ways To Get Fit

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Let’s face it, we’re all busy.  We always have something going on, and not enough time in the day to do everything we want.  It’s especially hard finding the time to do something we may not want to do, but we know is good for us.  One of the top reasons people have for not working out or exercising is “not enough time.”  There’s just not enough time to drop everything, get dressed, go to the gym, work out until our arms are about to fall off, come home, shower, and continue with everything else that we’re busy with throughout the day.
Well, as it turns out, getting a workout doesn’t have to be that complicated.  There are a lot of great ways to squeeze a workout into things you do everyday.  Fitting exercise into your routine, rather than trying to do something new, can be extremely effective.  And here are even more ideas for little ways to get fit without going to the gym.

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What’s In My Backpack: Everything You Need for Long-Term Travel

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When planning out a trip one of the hardest things is deciding what to bring in your backpack. This is amplified with a longer trip, where you don’t know exactly where you will be, what environment you will face, and how long you will be gone. The weight of your pack becomes a factor when you start to think of all the possibilities. Here is the ultimate guide to the essential things to take backpacking long-term or short-term. Some of these may seem like strange or unusual things to bring, but I’ve found them to be extremely helpful when traveling light.

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My best suggestions for low maintenance backpacking travel.
For more recommendations see my article: https://aylonpesso.com/2014/02/18/whats…

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