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Fred is Out, is Rudy Next?

Fred Thompson has finally figured out what many of us have known for quite some time. It is time to throw in the towel and head back to Hollywood. It is actually with a little sadness that we must bid farewell to the former Senator’s bid for the Republican nomination.

Fred is Out, is Rudy Next

In the beginning of Fred Thompson’s campaign I was really hopeful, as well as many others, that he would give a new life to a Republican field that was sadly lacking any vibrancy. Unfortunately, many were disappointed by Thompson’s poor performance in the early debates.

Thompson left many with the impression that he did not really care if he was nominated and perhaps that was his strategy all along. However, if that is the case, then perhaps he played it too far. Nevertheless, he did seem to be getting better in the debates while trading barbs with Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.

It is likely that Thompson decided to call it quits because he was performing very badly in the primaries. Thompson’s poll numbers had been steadily dropping and he soon found himself rating lower than Ron Paul, which seems to be some sort of measurement for the Republicans.

If the Nevada Primary is any indication, then perhaps Rudy Giuliani will be the next candidate to drop out of the race. Giuliani’s poll numbers are even worse than Thompson’s and it seems that his campaign is done. The only thing that is missing is Rudy’s concession.

It is nice to see the field starting to narrow and it may be easier to determine just who might be the candidate nominated by the Party.

The race now seems to be between Mike Huckabee and John McCain, but Mitt Romney is still in there fighting and it seems to be too close to call. I must say that I believe it will still be Hillary Clinton versus Rudy Giuliani in the Presidential election.

However, barring any miracles that might bring the Giuliani campaign back to life, my prediction may be wrong. Nevertheless, I will stand by it and if I am wrong, I will be grateful.

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Do You Get Bored of Exercising?

There are many people out there who need a kick to get back into their workout routine. They are probably not motivated or they don’t see the results from their workouts. This article will give you some tips to help you keep motivated and be enthusiastic about working out.

Do You Get Bored of Exercising

If you have the money you should hire a personal trainer even if it is for a few weeks. You will learn a lot from the trainer, as he/she will be able to show you how to target certain areas of your body to improve them.

Your trainer will also be able to show you the latest exercise routines and how to perform them properly.

You have to get out of your comfort zone when you are working out. The reason you won’t be seeing any results of your work out is because your body has gotten used to them. Therefore you will have to shock your body by aiming different muscle areas or increasing the intensity of your exercises.

The important factor here is to get out of your comfort zone by challenging yourself and pushing your body harder.

When you have decided to workout, make sure that you choose something that you enjoy. There are a variety of activities to choose from like running, swimming, kick boxing and cycling.

If you choose something that you enjoy doing, you are more likely to stick to doing that daily and you will also perform better. You don’t have to join a gym to get a good workout, just try a new activity.

Studies have shown that doing short, high intensity workouts followed by slow endurance workouts burns more calories so that you lose more fat. If you do this you won’t get bored either.

It is quite easy to do these types of exercises on a treadmill, where you can run for a length of time and then walk for a while.

Another way you can motivate yourself is by playing upbeat music. If you are already not listening to music when you exercise then strap on your iPod and load it up with songs that are upbeat in order to motivate yourself.

This way you are distracting yourself with music, and your workout won’t seem like a lot of work.

If there is nice weather outside, try exercising outdoors on the patio or a nearby park. You can go for a long run, or cycling in the park instead of being inside on a stationary bike or treadmill. This way you can enjoy the view as well.

If you want to keep yourself motivated you will have to set up a goal chart for yourself and plan what steps you need to take in order to reach your fitness goal. It is easy to motivate yourself if your goal is written down and in front of you.

You can also try a new fitness class at your gym. There are many gyms that offer free classes. The advantage of this is that you are with an instructor who will show you ways of doing different exercises. You should also try different routines in order not to get bored.

You can try a different exercise equipment that works the same part of the body.

Exercises can sometimes become boring so try working out with a friend because they provide you with company and it pushes you harder as well. There it can be beneficial for you if you have a friend exercising with you.

It does not matter what workout you decide to do as long as you keep it interesting and fun. By doing this you will keep yourself motivated to keep exercising.

Walk Away the Pounds: Can One Really Lose Weight by Walking to a Video?

A few days ago, I was at Ross and I saw a video on sale for only three dollars! It was Walking Away the Pounds! I had been looking for a way to work out without too much impact. I thought it would be a mild workout and that it would simply help me to be a little healthier.

Walk Away the Pounds: Can One Really Lose Weight by Walking to a Video

I was wrong! Walking Away the Pounds is a serious work out!

First of all, walking in place builds the muscle around the hip bone. That muscle of mine had not been worked since I was a kid in gymnastics. Boy did I feel the burn there! If you use the ab band that you can buy separately, you will seriously get a great work out in your abdomen.

My abs, after only a few weeks, are more defined and I am, overall, in much better shape.

More muscles that get worked are your guards and your buttox muscles. The video includes leg lifts, squats, and calf raises while walking! It is simply amazing. I found that if you use two-pound weights, the arm raises are more effective. My body has been transformed into a fat burning machine!

As for the video itself, I absolutely love it! “The walkers” are happy to be there. They are all so fit and energetic. That really gives the video an easy to watch sort of feel. I feel pumped and excited to work out when I flip on the dvd! They are so encouraging as well.

For those interested in a low impact version, they have two “walkers” who do not use weights or the belt. They do not work out as intensely and you can follow their lead instead of the other more high impact “walkers”. Another option is to choose a less intense walk. There are three walks per video.

The first is one mile, then two miles, and finally, the last walk is three miles. Each walk gets more intense. The one-mile workout is only fifteen minutes. It is low impact and does not get too heavily involved in the leg lifts, squats, weights, etc.

The three-mile workout, however, is more intense and utilizes all available resources for the most intense work out possible through a walking program.

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Basically, this program works! It is suitable for all ages and body types. Whether you are just starting out or simply want a workout at home, these videos are an incredible way to feel great and look great!

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Want to Burn Calories More Easily? Here’s a Simple Way

Are you looking for a simple way to burn calories more easily? What if there was a way to burn off 120 more calories each day without vigorous exercise? According to a recent study, the best way to do this may be to turn off the television set.

Want to Burn Calories More Easily

Burn More Calories: Cut Off the T.V

In a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers looked at how television viewing affected calorie burn and weight in 38 adults who watched television regularly – an average of five hours a day.

Half of the group was instructed to cut their television viewing by half for a period of three weeks. During this time their activity levels were closely monitored using armband monitors.

The results? The group that cut their television watching by half burned calories more easily. In fact, they burned 120 more calories per day than the control group. They also experienced a greater reduction in their BMI or body mass index.

The researchers were quick to point out that this additional energy expenditure is equivalent to walking about a mile per day. Burning an additional 120 calories a day would result in the loss of twelve pound in a year without any change in diet. Not a bad deal!

People Who Shun Television Burn Calories More Easily

Other studies have shown a similar correlation between television viewing and weight loss. People who stay away from the tube naturally burn calories more easily because they’re not spending less time sitting and less time snacking on T.V. snacks that are usually calorie dense.

Studies have shown that people who lose weight are more likely to keep it off if they spend less time in front of the television set.

Ever notice how most of the food commercials on television show unhealthy food? Some studies show that this also influences a person’s food choices which can also contribute to television related weight gain. To burn calories more easily, it may be best to limit television watching.

Burn Calories More Easily: The Bottom Line

If you want to burn more calories without joining a gym, start gradually cutting back on television time with the goal of cutting it in half. For even more benefits, replace one television show each week with a thirty minute walk.

When walking, pop some headphones into your ears and listen to an audiobook or your favorite music. You’ll soon find that you don’t even miss your favorite television shows.

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References:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/174277.php

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