How to set (and achieve) your summer fitness goals

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So you want to get fit for the summer? You’re going to need two things – to set goals and to stick to them. It sounds simple when you say it like that doesn’t it? The truth is that your fitness plan can be surprisingly simple provided it is properly planned out and is fully focussed.

So, how do set your fitness goals and stick to them? Here’s some help…

Setting goals
*Be specific: ‘Lose weight’ and ‘get fitter’ are not proper goals. You need to be targeted. How much weight do you want to lose? Set weekly and monthly goals as well as a longer-term target – bearing in mind that one or two pounds a week is a healthy and sustainable rate to lose weight.

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Health Trends for 2015

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We’re learning as we go. The health industry is constantly testing, evaluating, and espousing new techniques and trends which you can try for a happier, healthier you. Here are a few trends which are set to gain momentum in 2015.

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4 Gift Ideas for All Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Stuck on gift ideas for the outdoorsy person in your life? Don’t know where to begin looking? It can be daunting shopping for an avid outdoor activity fanatic; there are stacks of options in the marketplace. Before you resort to the reliable-but-boring gift card option, check out these suggestions for the perfect outdoor enthusiast gift.

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Winter Cycling: How to Avoid Hypothermia on Two Wheels

Cycling is a fantastic form of exercise, no matter what level of fitness you are currently at. The trouble is most people think of it as a fair weather sport. They assume that with the cold, wet and windy conditions prevalent during the winter months, riding on a bike is going to be a deeply unpleasant experience. And they would probably be correct because without the right clothing, winter cycling really isn’t much fun!

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How to Stay Hygienic at the Gym

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Gyms and fitness centres can house many germs that can make you sick. People sweat all over the equipment and most do not wipe it clean, or do not clean it properly after use. The best measures to take to ensure your facility is as hygienic is possible is to take a proactive approach. Here are some tips to help you to ensure your hygienic safety while at the fitness centre.

Wipe Equipment Before and After Use

Fitness centres are hot places with sweaty people touching everything. You can never be sure that other members are doing the right thing and wiping down the equipment after every use unless you see them. Be proactive and wipe down your machines before and after you use them. Take extra steps to know that you are doing your part in keeping the environment and yourself as germ-free as possible. Wiping equipment also includes you! Wash your hands immediately after you finish your fitness session and wash all your gear when you get home.

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