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Exercise Intensity vs. Duration
In general, 2 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (brisk walking) is equivalent to 1 minute of vigorous-intensity exercise.

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Mobile App

Our innovative and award-winning app "Exercise Calorie Converter" converts the calories in restaurant foods and beverages into minutes of exercise.

Version 3.0 -- released in Spring 2017 -- offers more restaurants, over 5000 foods and beverages, a Quick-Check tool for foods not in the database, and some cool sharing functions. (NOTE: Version 3.3 was released February 2018.)


Today's Featured Topics

Is That Really True?
If you don't know the answer to a question, how can you be certain that the information you're getting is correct? This is very important when it comes to fitness advice, as there are a lot of misconceptions out there. To learn more, read our review: "How Do I Know That's The Right Answer?"

Blisters can bring your activity to a complete halt. Worse, it may be days before your foot, hand, etc. can tolerate performing the same activity again. The key is prevention: properly-fitted shoes or boots; good, thick socks; use of Body-Glide, etc. Read our review and recommendations at: "Blisters: Prevention and Treatment"

The Power of Suggestion
You're too smart to fall for the claims made in infomercials, right? What about marketing claims for dietary supplements? Even highly-educated people can be fooled quite easily by their own beliefs and expectations. This affects what they think about the effectiveness of a product. Read more about this important topic in: "Don't Underestimate the Power of Suggestion"

Exercise Books and Videos

TITLE:  "Athletic Abs"
AUTHOR:  Cole S, Seabourne T
LENGTH:  209 pages
LIST PRICE:  $18.95

Scott Cole is a fitness instructor. Tom Seaborne holds a PhD and is also certified as a personal trainer. While it is obvious that both authors have a fondness for martial arts, the inclusion of some of these moves does not detract from the book. The authors stress flexibility and cardio training, and in doing so, offer readers an exercise strategy that will be a lot more likely to produce washboard abs than simply doing crunches! Read more...

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