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Workout Playlist: 50 Songs That Get You Moving!
Posted By on February 3rd, 2014 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 73

Workout today! Why not? You’ve got the tunes to get you amped up so you can power through. Here are 50 of the top workout tracks to add to your mobile device. Take ‘em anywhere to keep your heart rate up, your feet moving and your mind off the burn. You really can push yourself harder, you just can’t listen to all of those voices in your head that tell you you can’t. So crank up the music, and go hard! Showtek – Booyah – Original Mix Steve Aoki – Boneless Sub Focus – Turn Back Time Avicii – Dear Boy – Radio Edit BlasterJaxx – Fifteen – Hardwell Edit Kryder – Aphrodite Avicii – You Make Me Armin van Buuren – This Is What It Feels Like – W&W Radio Edit Tiësto – Red Lights Zedd – Clarity – Tiesto Remix David Guetta – Sunshine Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Promise Land Remix) [feat. John Martin] Zedd – Stay The Night – Featuring Hayley Williams Of Paramore Ellie Goulding – Burn – Tiësto’s Club Life Remix Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers – Radio Edit MiMS – Move (If You Wanna) The Monster -– Eminem Timber -– Pitbull Work B**ch -– Britney Spears Wake Me Up -– Avicii Leaving You –- Various Artists Roar -– Katy Perry Can’t Hold Us -– Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ‘Till I Collapse –- Eminem Blurred Lines -– Robin Thicke John Doe -– B.o.B. (feat. Priscilla) Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now Read More »

Motivation Monday: How to Support Your Support System
Posted By on January 27th, 2014 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 72

Motivation is an important part of reaching your weight loss, fitness and lifestyle goals. And when you think of motivation things that come to mind may only deal with yourself but your support system also needs you to motivate them, just as much as you need them! So how can you give back to your current workout buddies, healthy dieting friends, and other people in your life that work with you to help you achieve your goals? Here are a few tips to help you be a valuable member of your support system for yourself and everyone else in it. Self Motivation Staying motivated can become difficult when you are constantly bombarded by images in the media that encourage lifestyle habits that don’t align with your current goals. But you can keep yourself focused by surrounding yourself with your own vision of what success is. Visual Inspiration is a great way to counteract media messages of what your body type should be, what you should eat, and how you should behave. Choose a professional athlete, model or fitness trainer that inspires you. Find about their successes, failures and motivation to get better acquainted with what it takes to get where you want to be. Go ahead and take quotes from that person, images and other items that inspire you and place them in your work space, living areas and other places to stay on track, and properly motivated. Setting Small Goals is a vital part of lasting success. Set short-term, Read More »

Top 4 Travel Destinations for 2014
Posted By on January 13th, 2014 in Vitaminfix Think – Issue 70

Travel is an important part of your overall health, as it helps to break habits and change up a regular routine. But you don’t have to think small. Go big in 2014 and set your sights on these fantastic travel destinations. This year, save up your vacation days and hit some of these top four spots for travel. 1. Cape Town, South Africa Travel here if you want to develop your meditation techniques in the place where Nelson Mandela found inspiration. In a speech, Mandela once said, “To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.” Visit Robben Island prison, and the fist place Mandela made his home as a free man. The country has since transformed and offers fashion shows, architecture open houses, sustainable farms, galleries and performance spaces and welcomes the public to art studios for an annual visual arts spectacular making Cape Town a cultural destination. 2. North Coast, California Just over a hundred miles north of San Francisco sit the bluffs of the Mendocino Coast. Travel here and observe marine life and view humpback whales as they pass, sea lions, and watch the foamy waves ebb and flow here. With over 1,300 acres of hiking access to 12- miles of coastline, fields of wildflowers, cypress forest and cliff areas, the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands is a great place to see the North Coast. Also home to the California Coastal National Read More »

6 Recovery Workouts for Rest Days
Posted By on January 6th, 2014 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 69

Recovery workouts are workouts that are simply easier than your regular routine. If you went a little too hard on your first few days of the new year, you may be sore. But that doesn’t mean that you get to take the day off, it just means that you need to go easy on yourself on the days that follow those exhausting workouts. This can help keep your momentum going and keep you on track to achieving your goals. Here are 7 recovery workouts you can do to stay active during your resting phase: 1. Walking is a great workout for your recovery period. You’ll burn tons of calories and be able to get outside to improve your overall feeling of wellness. Based on your fitness level and soreness of muscles try for at least 15 minutes and up to 45 to stay on your training schedule. 2. Weight Lifting is a recovery exercise that still works when you are sore. While you can’t lift the heavy weights on rest days, you can still use the lighter weights to restore activity levels during the recovery phase. 3. Hiking is like walking but burns more calories and can be tailored to fit your fitness level. If you went for an intense workout to start out strong for your new years resolution, you might feel worse if you don’t continue to workout. Hiking is a great recovery workout that gets you outdoors and keeps up intensity levels. 4. Swimming works all muscle Read More »

Holiday Workout Playlist: 50 Songs That Keep You Moving
Posted By on December 2nd, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think – Issue 64

Holiday songs keep you in the spirit, and when you’re working out you may want to have a playlist that keeps you in the mood. Since the season only comes once a year, make the most of it! Here is a holiday workout playlist you can also take into the kitchen to keep energy levels up. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Jackson 5 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Mariah Carey Jingle Bell Rock by Glee Club Ensemble Baby It’s Cold Outside by Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw Christmas Tree by Lady Gaga, Space Cowboy Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by N Sync Frosty the Snowman by Jackson 5 Merry Christmas, Baby by Rod Stewart, Cee-Lo Green, Trombone Shorty Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys Deck the Rooftop (Glee Cast Version) by Glee Cast Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry Last Christmas (Glee Cast Version) by Glee Cast Beautiful Christmas by Big Time Rush Rockin Around the Christmas Tree by Glee Club Ensemble Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley Last Christmas by Wham! All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy William with Robert Mersey & Orchestra My Only Wish (This Year) by Britney Spears Only Thing I Ever Get for Christmas by Justin Bieber Wake Me Up by Avicii Wild by Jessie J, featuring Big Sean Touching Your Face by Party Supplies Work B**ch by Britney Spears Team by Lorde Dance a Little Closer by Holy Ghost! Read More »

Performance Enhancing Fitness Gadgets to Try
Posted By on November 18th, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 62

Fitness goals, whether they’re long-tern or short term can be easier to reach if you are able to track your progress. There’s no better motivation than beating your own time, and improving your won performance, but how can you do that if you aren’t able to record your stats? Here are a few of the hottest new fitness trackers to try that can amp up your performance: Amiigo Fitness Bracelet synchs with iPhone and Android so you can measure all your exercise stats and see results immediately. Get data including reps, sets, heart rate, calories and more with a comfortable bracelet that automatically differentiates which exercise you’re doing. You’ll be able to stay motivated by sharing the results of your latest workout with friends and workout buddies on your favorite social networks. Engage with others online and store results right on your PC, laptop or smartphone to compare results over time. The Amiigo system is designed to customize your fitness experience, and even suggests personalized workouts based on past training sessions. Make fitness more fun, with Amiigo! Tinké Fitness Monitor is a device that measures your heart rate, respiratory rate and blood oxygen levels in the blood, and also provides detailed information on heart rate variability to indicate your relaxation levels. Tinké synchs with your iPhone to maximize your workout performance and helps you understand the physiological parameters the exercises you do so you can reach fitness goals! This ultra-compact mobile fitness monitor comes in a variety of colors and Read More »

Get Active! Try a Triathlon – 3 Disciplines and 3 Tips for Training Success
Posted By on April 15th, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 31
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A triathlon requires training in three disciplines: swimming, running and cycling. If you are looking for a new way to push through a fitness pleateu, or just want to try something new, or even if you are already a seasoned triathlete, we’ve got some tips to help you win on race day. Here’s how to train in each of the triathlon disciplines, before race day: 1. Swim: There are usually programs at your local pool, that include swimming clubs of people who just want to workout together, and other groups called “masters” clubs that include people who are all training for a triathlon, or other event. These swimmers have master level swim skills. Getting in the pool with others can help push you to the next level! Poor swimming can really hurt your overall triathalon performance, so don’t skimp when it comes to learning swimming techniques. It pays to train with good coaches, and other people who will push you to the next level 2. Run: Running has the most impact on your body so it’s better to spread out your triathlon running training over a few days. The wear and tear on your body can really leave you with long rest periods while you recover. So try to get your runs in during rest phases. 3. Cycle: Get the right kind of bike for you. Many people suggest a “road bike.” But mountain bikes are sometimes less expensive, so if you can’t afford a really great piece of cycling equipment like the top-of-the-line bike, invest Read More »

Take A Ride With Rhodiola: Supplements for Cyclists

Rhodiola is a good supplement to help cope with the long rides. Like with any long term exercise routine, the stress of cycling and spinning can and does inevitably take a toll on you. Sometimes a healthy diet alone just isn’t enough to give you that healthy edge to stay on top of your cycling game. For those serious cyclists who want healthy help going the extra mile (pun intended), there are supplements that can help. Supplements like Rhodiola Rosea have been shown to have many healthy effects on the body, not least among them being endurance for athletes. If you happen to be a serious cycler, or are aspiring to be, then you’re used to the perils of the open road, or you soon will be. Cycling is a high impact sport with a lot to gain. We’ve all seen the beautiful bodies that consistent spinning classes create. There’s a lot of allure to the sport of cycling. You can be out on the open road, traversing mountains and rivers, enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer. Or, you can cut down on carbon emissions by trading your gas-guzzler for a self-propelled two-wheeler. If you are a competitive cycler, then you stand a chance at winning fame and glory, all while giving your body a killer workout that’s relatively easy on your joints. Rhodiola typically grows in colder regions of Europe and Asia. Its roots have been used for centuries to treat a number of issues, most notably, Read More »