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Alison R-Pickett

About Alison R-Pickett

Alison Richardson-Pickett is a writer, health enthusiast, mother, wife and litigation paralegal. With a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Public Administration, Alison has been able to help others live a better, healthier life in both her years of writing, legal work and volunteer service. Alison believes that living a healthy lifestyle is far more than just losing weight, but rather about living the best life we can by taking control of our food choices to feel better, prevent disease, and have the energy you need to get the most out of life.

Apply these 6 Moves to Jumpstart Kickboxing Workout


women Training Boxing
women Training Boxing

Kickboxing is a great exercise to burn calories, get stronger and lose weight. If your usual workout routine is no longer motivating you, or maybe you just want to try something new, kickboxing is a terrific option. Have some fun with it, while sculpting your muscles with each move and blasting away your unwanted fat.

Benefits of Kickboxing

If you are like me, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of kickboxing is the “punching and kicking.” It is a one-of-a-kind stress release which is something most, if not all, of us need in today’s fast-paced society. After a difficult day, you may appreciate the opportunity to pretend you are beating up your enemy, or a difficult co-worker, to relieve some of your stress.

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Fact and Fiction for Fitness and Nutrition: Get the Truth Here


Wisely Chose Food
Wisely Chose Food

Eat right and be more active — two principles we know to be true. Beyond that, there is so much information (and misinformation) available today that it can overwhelming and, oftentimes, frustrating to try to figure out what is true and what is not. Here are a few truths to help clear up some nutrition and fitness topics to ensure you are on the right track.

Fact or Fiction: Chocolate milk is great post-workout drink to aid in muscle recovery.

Fact:
Chocolate milk is no longer just for kids. It has become a very popular post-exercise recovery drink, with one recent study published in International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism in which it was referred to as a “catch-all” workout recovery drink for the high-endurance athlete. Despite this, several studies have found that not only chocolate milk but also plain milk are possibly even more effective than many of the sports drinks promoted specifically for post-exercise recovery. Water replaces losses through sweat only, but chocolate milk also replaces electrolytes and provides a 3 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein helping to replenish and repair muscles and glycogen stores.

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5 Easy Exercises to Start Your Brazilian Butt Workout


women at the gym training
women at the gym training

Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez are perhaps two celebrities today most well-known for their defined and shapely butt. When you think of a butt that seems to defy gravity (and the natural aging process), it is likely that they come to mind. Others may include Sofia Vergara, Shakira or Jessica Biel. Who wouldn’t want a perfectly toned butt?.

Fortunately, having such a defined and perfect butt is not just for celebrities enjoying the top personal trainers and nutrition experts. The butt is a muscle that can be worked like any other muscle to make it more toned and shapely. Here are a few exercises you can do to firm, life, shape and tone your butt.

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