Kickboxing Abdominal Workouts

Kickboxing is an amazing activity to develop abs for two reasons: it's a great cardio workout and it's really taking on your ab muscles. Kickboxers are in incredible shape because they have to move quickly and punch powerfully. They use their legs to move, their core to rotate and upper body to punch. In other words, boxers are using almost every muscle in their body. It's a very strenuous sport. A typical boxing workout is structured in the same way that an interval training workout would be. Interval training is more intense and less time consuming than steady state cardio. In fact, according to an article in the American College of Sports Medicine's Health and Fitness Journal, "Improvemen

Where are the worst places to live in the U.S.? Three of them are in Miami-Dade.

MIAMI — South Florida has been saddled with the “Paradise Lost” label since that unflattering Time magazine cover in 1981. Now, another quality- of-life list asserts that things are still bad down here at the bottom of the Sunshine State. Three Miami-Dade County cities — Miami, Miami Beach and Homestead — rank among the 50 Worst Places to Live in the U.S. The study by 24/7 Wall Street, a financial news and commentary website, created an index with measurements in eight categories: Crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure and leisure. Miami placed 42nd, Miami Beach, 25th, and Homestead, 14th. Among other Florida cities, Tallahassee was 38th, Gainesville 48th and

10 Poor Eating Habits That Could Make You Die Young

Let's face it: It's hard to say no to the occasional doughnut or double cheeseburger. But as it turns out, the foods we eat can have pretty dire consequences for how long we live. About 45.4 percent of deaths caused by heart disease, stroke or type 2 diabetes — the leading causes of death in the U.S. — are associated with eating either too much or too little of certain foods, reveals a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read on to find out which dietary habits have the greatest impact on your longevity. 1 Too Much Red Meat High meat intake led to 4.2 percent of diabetes-related deaths in 2012. But it's not all bad. Red meat actually accounted for less th

10 Signs Your Workout Isn't Working

Romantic relationships and working out can share a lot of similarities. In the beginning you’re eager to get to the gym and work hard. You feel good, sleep better and are generally happy. This is the honeymoon period. Then one day something changes. You lose momentum. You’re no longer motivated. Everything hurts. Honestly, you just want it to end. You and your workout clearly need “to have a talk.” We determined 10 telltale signs to help you determine if it’s time to put in the effort to spice up your workout routine or if things have gotten so bad that you need to break up with your workout routine and find a totally new one! 1 You’d Rather Go to the Dentist Than Work Out You used to look

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