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3 Tips for Starting a Social Exercise Plan

Posted by VPX Sports on Aug 12, 2013 8:59:00 AM

Why exercise alone?  It’s boring, lonely, and it’s much harder to stay motivated five to six days a week at the gym.  Music improves the situation, but it doesn’t replace the company you gain from a workout partner or group of people to interact with.

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Topics: health and fitness, health, training tips, diet, motivation

5 Tips to Burn Fat on the Road

Posted by VPX Sports on Jul 8, 2013 9:02:00 AM

Many of you might be taking advantage of the summer by planning a nice trip or maybe you have to travel for business. Do you find it hard to get a workout in while travelling? It’s easy to let travelling get in the way of your health and fitness goals, but there are also plenty of ways to stay active and burn fat on the road. The old adage “if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail” rings true in this situation. Here are 5 simple, but effective tips to help you stay active and healthy on the road.

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Topics: health and fitness, fitness training, training tips, fat burning, fitness tips

10 Commonly Used Workout Excuses

Posted by VPX Sports on Apr 8, 2013 8:58:00 AM

How many times have you asked a buddy to work out with you, only to get shot down by their excuses? Here are 10 commonly used excuses, with rebuttals. Hopefully after a little more persuasion, you can get their a$$ in the gym!

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Topics: health and fitness, fitness training, motivation, VIVO 360

Marc’s End of Phase 2 Results - Mental & Muscle Gains

Posted by Marc Siegel on Mar 11, 2013 9:04:00 AM

So, here we are at the end of Phase 2 and you’re all eagerly awaiting the results. As you know from my “End of Phase 1” blog, I was down 14 pounds and feeling good. My body had finally adjusted to having carbohydrates every third day, and I was a lot less cranky than I thought I would be with the lack of carbs.

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Topics: fitness diet, health and fitness, muscle, muscle building, protein, fitness training, nutrition, health, fat burning, diet, diet tips, VIVO 360

Marc's Amazing Phase 1 Results!

Posted by Marc Siegel on Feb 11, 2013 9:07:00 AM

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Marc Siegel. I'm a certified personal trainer in New York with five fitness and training licenses and I currently write a weekly blog here. This week’s blog will be about my experience with Phase 1 of VIVO 360. I would like to preface this blog by saying that I have spent years working with Eric Hoult, the national director of VIVO 360, and share many similar views on dieting nutrition and training. I am sure that Eric can agree with me that while we have seen/put many people on various diet regimens ranging from the weekend warrior all the way up to people on a national competitive level, nothing has quite compared to the level of VIVO 360!

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Topics: fitness diet, health and fitness, muscle, muscle building, protein, fitness training, nutrition, health, fat burning, diet, diet tips, VIVO 360

Burn more calories for your New Year’s Resolution!

Posted by Marc Siegel on Dec 31, 2012 7:10:00 AM

With the New Year approaching, everyone is getting geared up for the typical “New Year’s Resolution” of weight loss. But with so many options and activities to do, what is the most efficient way of spending your time? If you have an hour to workout, how do you decide between playing football or going to the gym?

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Topics: health and fitness, fitness training, health, training tips, fat burning, fitness tips, workout techniques

Is there a cure for the common cold?

Posted by Marc Siegel on Dec 24, 2012 7:53:00 AM

They say that seasons change and people change, but one thing that doesn't change is the fact that the common cold is a rampant virus that affects over 1 billion people a year. The debate whether the common cold is curable has been ongoing with two very conflicting sides. On one side there are people that believe that there is nothing that you can do to alleviate or cure the common cold. The other side is those that believe you can alleviate and cure the common cold with both pharmaceutical and homeopathic methods. In this week’s blog I will take neither side, but present to you some strong arguments for both sides.

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Topics: health and fitness, health, recovery, myth or fact

Exercise Induced Asthma

Posted by Marc Siegel on Nov 12, 2012 7:32:00 AM

Exercise Induced Asthma is typically characterized as an allergic reaction of the airways to the cool, dry air inhaled during exercise. This subject is one that hits close to home as my 5 year old son was diagnosed with it in a roundabout way. I use the term “roundabout” loosely after visiting countless doctors, allergists, and ear, nose and throat specialists. Most doctors "prefer not to label people, especially children with any form of asthma, as they can outgrow it.”

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Topics: health and fitness, health, training tips, fitness tips, asthma

Obesity - A Growing Problem

Posted by Marc Siegel on Nov 5, 2012 7:09:00 AM

While on vacation this week, I happened to read a staggering article about a topic I have written and spoken about countless times: Obesity.

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Topics: health and fitness, nutrition, health, diet, obesity

Hydration for Athletes - How much water is enough?

Posted by Big Show on Jul 16, 2012 7:00:00 AM

As athletes, we know that drinking water throughout the day is extremely important, but do we know why? In terms of body mass, human cells consist of 65-90% H2O (water).  Approximately 99% of the human body is made up of only six elements - carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and phosphorus.  The remaining 1% is split between various minerals, electrolytes and natural toxins. These crucial minerals and electrolytes include potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, and magnesium. To put it simply, on average the human body is approximately 70% water.

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Topics: health and fitness, fitness training, health, training tips, fitness tips

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