How to Keep a Fitness Routine with a Knee Injury

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You may be trail running or playing a game of ultimate frisbee, and a sudden twist or a hard impact can seriously injure your knee. What only takes a second may cost you months in recovery time. Knee injuries are one of the most common and devastating obstacles athletes and fitness enthusiasts face. They limit our performance in physical activities like running and cycling as well as many processes in our daily lives.

Whether you are in the throes of recovering from an injury or you’re simply trying to be prepared, it’s important to have an understanding of how to respond to sports injuries. While it might seem like you’ll be out of the gym for a while, this isn’t necessarily true. Here are several strategies to help you continue a workout regimen when you’re injured as well as a few ways to prevent knee injuries.

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5 Amazing Benefits of Cutting Carbs

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Maybe the simplest thing you can do to massively improve your health, lose weight, and look much better is to cut low-quality ‘bad’ carbohydrates out of your diet. Not all carbs are ‘bad’ but many, many are… and the worst carbs are found in 1000s of modern foods.

The less ‘bad’ carbs you eat, the better.

For the most part, all refined sugars and grain flours fall into the bad carb category. These are sometimes called ‘white carbs’ and they’re a big reason (maybe the biggest reason) why so many people nowadays are overweight and unhealthy.

High-starch carbs like potatoes can also fall into the category. There’s lots of controversy surrounding this delicious starchy vegetable, but one thing’s for sure: you will lose weight much faster if you cut these high-calorie, high-carb plants out of your diet. (You can always bring them back once you’ve reached your target weight.)

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Good News: We’re Re-Launching… and We Need YOU! (Guest Bloggers Wanted)

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Hi there.

We have some big plans in store!

A ‘new and improved’ version of the Really Useful Fitness Blog is coming very soon. It’ll feature better content and be updated much more frequently.

And we need your help…

We’re looking for ‘guest writers/bloggers’ who can create good, high-quality, and useful fitness-related content to enhance the new site. Almost anything related to exercise, diet, supplementation, weight loss, muscle building, or flexibility will be considered.

It just has to be 100% unique, well written, and closely follow our submission guidelines.

We’re also looking for a few good fitness videos so if you’re a video creator please contact us.

Make sure to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Twitter so you can get the freshest and most useful fitness info available.

Thanks! 🙂

 

 

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The 4 Pillars of Healthy (and Amazingly Fast) Weight Loss

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Looking for a simple, easy, and HEALTHY way to lose weight? You’re not alone.

In fact, according to Google, 100’s of thousands of people make online searches related to “healthy weight loss” every month.

These are people who want to lose body fat but maintain or, even better, actually improve their overall health and wellness.

They want to look good but also FEEL GOOD, all at the same time (which, by the way, is the big secret to lifelong fitness).

Luckily, healthy fat loss isn’t that difficult if you understand human biology. In fact, despite what many so-called experts say, it is possible to lose quickly without damaging your health or metabolism.

How? Just incorporate the “4 Pillars of Healthy Weight Loss” into your fitness plan. They’re backed by real science and amazing real-world results…

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The ‘Six Meals a Day’ Diet

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A ‘six-meals-a-day diet’ is one of your best options for losing body fat and gaining lean muscle mass quickly. While many diet plans call for eating just 1 – 3 times per day, that may not be the best option if your goal is to lose body fat and increase lean muscle mass at the same time (the key to look and feeling great).

Many bodybuilders, fitness competitors, and athletes eat 6 times per day. And there’s a reason for that: it works extremely well. Fueling your body with frequent small meals and snacks — spaced 2 or 3 hours apart — is one of the most effective ways to keep your metabolism boosted, speed muscle repair/growth, and maintain high energy levels throughout the day.

Here are a few of the major benefits of following a six meals per day diet:

  • Stable blood sugar and insulin production
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