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  • What are the Best Exercise Bands to Buy?

    Exercise bands are a great alternative to free weights and exercise machines for those who don’t have the space or the budget to store and use traditional gym equipment. Their minimal weight and compact size make them ideal for home workouts, warmups for other sports and traveling. But for a resistance band newbie looking to

  • How Heavy do Kettlebells Get?

    The most recent trend in the weightlifting world has got to be the kettlebell. Although originally used by Russian circus performers in the 19th century, they only became truly popular in North America at the beginning of the 21rst century. They differ from dumbbells because their centre of gravity extends outward from the hand. The

  • How to Use Exercise Bands for Legs

    Contrary to popular belief, strength training doesn’t require the use of heavy weights. There are alternatives to big, chunky plates of iron and cement. Resistance bands are one of these great alternatives. Not only do they provide the means for a full strength training workout, they have additional benefits as well. Resistance bands allow you

  • Can a Swim Spa Be Put in a Basement?

    Swim spas are a convenient alternative for those who might not have enough space for a full sized swimming pool. When it comes to indoor swimming, the chances that you have the room for a full sized swimming pool are even lower. But can you put a swim spa in a basement? With the right

  • Can You Lose Belly Fat by Swimming?

    Rising obesity levels have made more people aware of the need to reduce their weight. The corresponding increase in diabetes cases throughout the population has focused on the need to target belly fat. Belly fat, also known as visceral fat, has been shown to be more dangerous than fat that accumulates in other parts of

  • Are Hot Tubs High Maintenance?

    Some people may be put off by the thought of owning a hot tub because of the perceived amount of maintenance they require. Are hot tubs high maintenance? Although they don’t completely run themselves, labeling them high maintenance is probably exaggerating the situation. Because of technological progress over the years, hot tub manufacturers have come

  • Are Hot Tubs Good for Inflammation?

    Hot tubs are often considered a place of recreation, but they can also provide pain relief. From professional athletes to those suffering from medical conditions, hot tubs have long been used for hydrotherapeutic purposes. Pain resulting from strenuous workouts, disease and injury is often related to inflammation. Are hot tubs good for inflammation? In this