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Here’s a quick abdominal workout.  No gym equipment needed.  Just a mat and you’re ready to get going.  It takes about 15 minutes to complete. Each exercise is 1 minute in length, complete the circuit 3 times.

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If you’re like me, you are always scanning restaurant menus for dishes that sound tasty, but won’t leave you feeling like your diet went down the drain.  What do most people think of when they think healthy?  SALAD!  Of course, lettuce, tomatoes, and all the veggies you can imagine are always major components of a salad.  The only problem is, most salads served in restaurants or fast food establishments are far worse than having the darn hamburger and fries!  Just check out this list of best and worst restaurant salads!

Now, after reading countless books, health magazines, and online articles, I’ve compiled some tips/ideas on how to order the healthiest salad possible, while still feeling satisfied with your meal.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t stick to my diet 365 days a year, but I also don’t feel the need to pack in 2,000 calories in one meal at a restaurant (and if I was, it sure as heck wouldn’t be a salad!).

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Interval training allows you to incinerate loads of  fat in shorter periods of time than traditional cardiovascular exercise.  Sometimes, with the distractions of the gym, or just plain lack of motivation, we forget to incorporate those short bursts of increased speed and effort while on those cardiovascular machines, thus, not providing us with the full fat and calorie burn we should be achieving while exercising.   I have been using a very simple method for the past couple of years that has worked for liked a charm for treadmill workouts, elliptical trainers, stationary bicycle, the stair climber, and even outdoor running!

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