Why P90X is Still One of the Best Home Fitness Programs Around

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I think almost everyone has heard of P90X by now.

When it launched in 2003, it became a home workout phenomenon. The program was created by personal (and celebrity) fitness trainer, Tony Horton.

Why did it become so popular? In my opinion, it stood out among all of the other home fitness workouts that were available.

Not only that but people were getting results. Look at this example video below. Keep in mind this is only one example. There are TONS of them on YouTube:

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Features of Solef63 Treadmill and Bowflex Max Trainer M3

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Treadmills and elliptical are two of the most popular as well as most commonly used fitness equipments in the world. These are both cardio workout machines which offer their unique set of benefits and are equipped with features which help to target different muscle groups and helps in effective weight loss. These equipments are so popular that they are produced by many different manufacturers around the world. Various models of these machines are also available among which you can select the one as per your needs and requirements. Some of the popular models of these machines include sole f63, bowflex max trainer m3 and others. Below given is more information on two of these popular models.

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Cover Your Bases

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The lifestyle that is exercise and nutrition is full of multi-faceted streams that need to be weighed appropriately. Think of it as a see- saw. If your hitting the weights hard but eating garbage, your see- saw is out of balance. If your working your chest and bi’s solid but ignoring your legs, again, your see- saw is out of whack.

A well-rounded program will make for better results. The specifics are important, but when you approach your program with a bigger picture mentality, it ends up meshing together nicely and balancing itself out. Unless you’ve been blessed with the gene’s of zeus, it’s physically impossible to achieve an A1 body without living the right lifestyle. It takes commitment and dedication, but the results are worth it 100% of the time. There are four main bases that need to be covered in order to complete a program.

Mind- Just as much as your muscles are required for your body to move and work, your mind is a necessity. When your muscles hit ‘failure’, or you feel like you’ve ‘hit the wall’, odds are your body can handle quite a bit more. I’ve heard the statement seven times more thrown around but have yet to see scientific evidence of that so I avoid using it. But nonetheless, the fact remains the same. Your mind is what fails first. That leaves us with the obvious, become a master of your mind, you will master your body. Simple.

Nutrition- ‘You are what you eat’. Rather, we should be saying ‘you become what you eat.’ Regardless of your training routine, you will become what your ingesting. If you want to slim down, feed yourself appropriately. The same goes for bulking, maintaining and shredding. Educate yourself on appropriate diets, then follow accordingly.

Training- It’s not just about how hard you work, but also how smart you train. You’ve all heard ‘practice makes perfect’. That’s wrong. ‘Perfect practice makes perfect.’ If you’re working your butt off, doing the wrong exercise or program, it is rendered useless and you won’t see the same results as if you trained smart. This comes down to education again. Take the time to research what it is that you actual need to be doing, then execute.

Lifestyle- Your overall health consists of mental, physical, relational and spiritual if that's what you’re into. These four aspects need to receive equal focus. This goes back to the see- saw concept. If one of these is out of whack, your overall health will be out of balance. This being said, focus on living life to the fullest. Live life, have fun!

Take all of this into consideration when you plan your next program. If you educate, organize, then exercise, you will be successful every time!

Do You Monitor Your Blood Pressure? Maybe You Should

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For a long time, I never gave much thought to my blood pressure. Each time I had a doctor's visit, my blood pressure was normal so I didn't worry about it.

However, on my last visit, it was a bit higher than usual. It wasn't made into an issue during my visit, but it was a red flag for myself.

It made me realize that age, weight, and other factors begin to affect blood pressure. After my check-up, my spouse and I decided to buy a blood pressure monitor for home use.

We chose the Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Wide-Range ComFit Cuff (BP786). I have been checking my blood pressure daily (morning and night) and it has been a huge eye-opener for me.

When I initially started tracking it, it was still a little high. We then decided to start following the Dash Diet and it has done wonders! We have both dropped 10 pounds and my blood pressure has decreased to a normal level. If you are approaching 40 years of age or are older, I recommend monitoring your blood pressure as well. It is a huge motivating factor for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure (HBP) is a serious condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.

"Blood pressure" is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises and stays high over time, it can damage the body in many ways. [source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute]

What is Normal Blood Pressure?

A normal blood pressure reads as: Systolic (top number) less than 120 and Diastolic (bottom number) less than 80.

  • Prehypertension: 120 - 139 (Systolic) or 80 - 89 (Diastolic)
  • High Blood Pressure Stage 1: 140 - 159 (Systolic) or 90 - 99 (Diastolic)
  • High Blood Pressure Stage 2: 160 or higher (Systolic) or 100 or higher (Diastolic)

These ranges apply to adults 18 and over. If you want to know for certain if you have high blood pressure, have it checked by your health care provider. It is the best way to find out for sure, and if you do, your doctor can begin a treatment plan for you.


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My Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Review

We chose this particular blood pressure monitor because of the great reviews it received on Amazon.com. It is really easy to set-up and use.

It can track blood pressure for two people. You can sync it with the Omron smartphone app as the monitor has bluetooth installed. I find that feature really handy because it logs all of my readings automatically. This is helpful if you want to share the information with your doctor.

The display is large and easy to read. It outputs your Systolic, Diastolic, and heart rate readings. It runs on batteries or you can plug it into an outlet. It doesn't take up much space and it works similar to the same blood pressure monitors used in a doctor's office.

Overall, we couldn't be happier with this monitor.

I feel as we get older it is important to monitor blood pressure. Seeing the numbers makes you realize how important maintaining a healthy lifestyle really is. We have changed our eating habits for the better and we have dropped some pounds already.

It makes us feel so much better and our blood pressure numbers have decreased as well which is awesome.

Do you monitor your blood pressure? If not, are you going to start?


Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms (BP786N) with Bluetooth Smart Connectivity

Roku Beachbody On Demand – Streaming Fitness Everywhere

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Streaming fitness videos is becoming an increasingly popular way to workout. Even in our household, we stream tons of movies and television shows using Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. If you have a smart TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, or other streaming device, you can stream movies, TV shows, and now popular fitness programs using Beachbody On Demand.

What is Beachbody On Demand?

If you aren't familiar with Beachbody workouts, they have produced some of the top-selling fitness programs on DVD to include:

  • P90X, P90X2, P90X3
  • Insanity
  • TurboFire
  • Brazil Butt Lift
  • Focus T25
  • Body Beast
  • and many more

Previously, these fitness programs were only available on DVD. It is still a great idea to have copies of the DVDs that you enjoy using the most for travel purposes. However, most places offer free WiFi so working out on the road is easier than ever.

You can sample Beachbody On Demand by signing up for a free Team Beachbody account. If you enjoy streaming the workouts, you can upgrade to a premium membership. The perks of upgrading include:

  • New programs and workouts every month! The Beachbody On Demand Member Library is updated with fresh content and different programs, so you never run out of on-the-go options.
  • Sample New and Noteworthy workouts from some of our hottest DVD programs that aren't in the Member Library, so you can find the right fit before committing to getting the best possible results.
  • 10% discount on all Team Beachbody purchases including Shakeology®.
  • Personalize meal plans for your goals.

The Beachbody On Demand digital program will only cost you the price of a Team Beachbody Club membership—a risk-free cost of $2.99 a week, billed $38.87 quarterly. (And you can cancel any time in the first 30 days for a full refund.)

Beachbody On Demand streaming works on devices such as the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, and Apple TV.

I think it is awesome that Beachbody offers their programs for streaming. It is super convenient to have their workouts available at the touch of a button. You can try them out, mix them up, or stick with one for 60 or 90 days to get great results.

Start your trial today by clicking here.


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