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How Much Do I Have to Exercise to Lose Weight?

Thirty to 45 minutes of intense exercise. Boom—there’s your answer. If you want to just take that info and (literally) run with it, be our guest. But you strike us as the inquisitive type, so we’ll explain why this length of time and toughness appears to work best for weight loss.

When it comes to dropping pounds, working out can be both a blessing and a curse: Burning more calories than you take in is, of course, the basic recipe for weight loss—and exercise can definitely help with the burning part. But depending on the kind of workout you do, it may also trigger hunger hormones that lead to overeating, or at least to replacing the calories you torched during your sweat session.

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Thoughts We Have All Had During Cardio

I’m pretty sure most of us know that cardio is fantastic for increasing our fitness level and for helping our bodies to burn calories. As you ladies may know, my favourite type of cardio is walking and I tend to listen to music or watch TV while I’m walking on the treadmill, it helps keep cardio boredom away! Making cardio more effective AND keeping it interesting can be a bit of a juggling act.

I know plenty of BBG girls struggle to stay focused on their cardio for a full 35-40 minutes, and I’m sure many of us have had some of these thoughts while we’re doing it!

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3 Yoga Poses to Relieve Tight Hamstrings

Whether you’re a runner, a weight lifter, or a living-room-workout-when-I-can girl, at some point or another, your hamstrings have been tight. Tight hamstrings can make your hips, lower back, and even your knees hurt.

Your hamstrings are the muscles in the back of your thighs. Each leg has 4 hamstrings. These muscles are responsible for flexing your knees. (Stand on your right leg and put your hand on the hamstrings of your left leg. Bring the left heel up toward your butt and let it back down slowly. As you do, you’ll feel the hamstring working.)

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