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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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7 Tips to Battle Junk Food

I am a firm believer that in general, no food should be labelled bad or should be completely off-limits, however we FEEL better and our bodies function better when we are choosing nutrient-dense, healthier options when it comes to how we fuel our bodies. As someone who used to eat fast food and drink soda regularly throughout the week, I can attest from my own personal journey that this is so, SO true!! However, making the switch to clean eating is NOT easy.

Here are my top tips that really helped to change my habits when I was starting out!

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6 Non-Physical Benefits of Regular Exercise

This post is SO important to me, because it really is at the core of why I am so passionate about helping and supporting other women to live active, healthy lifestyles. I don’t want you to work out because you feel you need to change your body. I encourage you to exercise because your body is AMAZING and beautiful, and deserves to be taken care of. And you deserve to know that about yourself.

Simply put, I TRULY believe that if you care for your body, you begin to love your body. And when you love your body, you want to care for it. It is a beautiful cycle of nurturing self-love and regaining the self-confidence that the world can seem to easily and relentlessly strip away.

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15 Burpee Variations You Must Try

Trendy exercises come and go. Some have been around, and will stay around, because they’ve proven themselves effective when performed correctly and have numerous variations. Among these exercises is the burpee and for good reason. The burpee is a full-body exercise that requires strength, mobility and coordination and can enhance overall performance and fitness. While the burpee can be of benefit, it can just as quickly cause issues if it is executed incorrectly. When performed with proper technique, the burpee can be utilized anywhere and has many variations that will leave you with the good kind of soreness.

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How to Workout With Weights

One of the best things about my BBG program is that it can be completed anywhere — at the park, at the beach, or in the comfort of your own home. However, I know that there are so many girls that also love training at the gym and want to incorporate more equipment (specifically weights) into their workouts. That is why I have decided to release my new program BBG Stronger! The workout below is a perfect example of my new program and how you can use weights at the gym.

How do you do it?

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9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine

It happens to the best of us: You get injured, find yourself working around the clock or are otherwise forced to put exercise on the back burner for a while. And when the holidays roll around, you’re also provided an incentive to eat and drink and skip your workouts until January.

But a day or two can easily stretch into weeks or even months, and you’re right back to square one. In technical terms, you’ve become “deconditioned.” In fact, 25 to 35 percent of adult exercisers quit working out within two to five months of starting, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). How quickly your fitness level declines depends on several factors. Some may surprise you.

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How to Juggle Life and Fitness

Juggling your home life, demanding career, and workouts can be challenging. Unless you are a full-time athlete, you almost never have the time you need or want to train. Even if you have a solid routine, projects, dinner meetings, and the ever-growing email inbox can distract you from working on your fitness. It’s hard, I get it! Here are few of my top tips for staying more active during your work day and finding time to incorporate fitness into your work week. 

Maximize your mornings
Tackling a morning workout gives me the confidence I need to take on the overbooked calendar in the office. If I take care of me first thing, I can focus my energy on everyone and everything else during the work day.

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A Quick Recovery Workout for When Your Body Needs Some Extra TLC

Crushing your workouts is awesome (go you!), but it’s also important to make time for active recovery. Not sure where to start? Try this 20-minute stretching workout the next time your body needs a little TLC.

This video is all about giving your muscles time to repair and increasing your flexibility and mobility. The workout will move through dynamic stretches and a mobility flow and then end with static stretching. All three forms of movement are important for active recovery, and recovering faster means getting back to your workouts ASAP so you can meet your overall goals. Sound good? Great. Hit play to get started.

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8 Bridal Bootcamp Workouts

You’ve said yes to the dress! And now you want to do everything you can to feel confident and look your best when you walk down the aisle.

Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most wonderful celebrations you’ll have, and you should feel like a million dollars. Whether you need to lose weight, tone up or stay exactly the same size, fitness can play an important part in your preparations for the big day.

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