Fitness – Ms. NEW BOOTY Workout!

November 18, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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For my guide, go to: www.TrainWithNiki.com This is a great workout to tone, shape and define your derrier and burn extra calories at the same time. The workout mainly concentrates on working the glutes, quads, hamstrings, and abs while improving your cardiovascular system. It requires no equipment, so it may be done in the convenience of your home. Just make sure to repeat this circuit 3 times, and do it 3 – 4 times a week to get maximize your results. Always stretch after your workout to prevent injury and hold each stretch so that you feel slight tension in the stretched muscle for 10sec. Let me know what you thought about this workout in the comments below

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Fitness – Ultimate Body Sculpting Workout

November 15, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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For my flat-abs guide, visit: www.TrainWithNiki.com My body sculpting workout is a Pilates routine that targets your abs, inner thighs, hamstrings, biceps, chest, and hips. It is the ultimate multi-tasking workout that you can easily do at home with just a Pilates ball. Try this workout out at home the next time you want a total body makeover without all the intensity. Let me know what you thought about this workout in the comments below! 🙂

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TrainWithNiki Takes Downtown Toronto!

July 5, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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For my flat-abs guide, go to: www.TrainWithNiki.com I needed a little break from work and some girl time with my friend Alisa (she was in my photo shoot video www.youtube.com ) since she’s going away for a while 🙁 . I take you downtown Toronto and tell you about some exciting events that are coming up. A girl can’t always workout, so this is my down time and I decided to share it with you guys! It’s a really fun video where Alisa and I go to some stores and vintage shops, and show you what downtown living is all about. I hope you guys enjoy this video! Connect with me through other social networks: Website: www.TrainWithNiki.com Facebook Group TrainWithNiki Twitter: @TrainWithNiki YouTube Channel: TrainWithNiki

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Fitness – Awesome Abs, Arms, and Thighs Workout

June 27, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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For my flat-abs guide, go to: www.TrainWithNiki.com This is a great total body circuit that you can do at home in 20 minutes or less and if you use your maximum effort, you can burn the same amount of calories as you would doing 45 minutes of walking on a treadmill. Repeat this circuit 3 times and remember to stretch your muscles for 10 seconds each to prevent injury. Let me know what you thought about this workout! Want to get in touch with me in addition to YouTube? Website: www.TrainWithNiki.com Join my Facebook Group TrainWithNiki Twitter: @TrainWithNiki YouTube Channel: TrainWithNiki

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Fitness – Intense Pilates for Abs, Obliques and Legs

June 21, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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For my flat-abs guide, go to: www.TrainWithNiki.com This workout is a great alternative for those “lazy” days when you’re not in the spirit of pushing yourself super hard. It targets your abs, obliques, and legs. Completing this workout will still give you results if you use your maximum effort and will challenge almost everyone (even the boys)! Try this workout out in the convenience of your home and let me know what you thought about it! Get in touch with me through other social networks Website: www.TrainWithNiki.com Facebook Group TrainWithNiki Twitter: @TrainWithNiki YouTube Channel: TrainWithNiki

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Fitness – Intense Workout for BUTT, THIGHS & ABS

June 19, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

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For my guide to flat-abs, visit: www.TrainWithNiki.com This is an incredible workout that targets your butt, thighs, hips and abs. It’s a great multi-tasking workout for people who want to maximize the amount of calories the burn and muscles worked in a very short period of time. You won’t need any equipment for this workout and it can be done from the convenience of your home. Try this workout out at home and let me know if you liked it! I would love to hear form you.

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In pursuit of happiness: The U-Bend of Life

January 26, 2011 by  
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Life begins at 46. This headline on the cover of the December 2010 issue of The Economist attracted a lot of attention among the middle-aged. Including me. I won’t tell you my exact age but it’s somewhere around that number.

The Economist article was not one of those end-of-the-year lifestyle quizzes to find out your score on a well-being scale. Like typical Economist articles, it was really serious stuff based on sound science.

The article was about the so-called “U-Bend of Life”, a phenomenon of modern sociology which indicates that the happiness of our childhood wanes as we age and unhappiness reaches its nadir (lowest point) at around age 46, after which it goes up again. As the article goes on to say, we shouldn’t fear aging because

“Life is not a long slow decline from sunlit uplands towards the valley of death. It is, rather, a U-bend.”

Indeed, at these times when we are bombarded with news about health problems especially among the elderly, this report is very comforting.

If you are to guess who is happier, a bunch of 30-year olds or a bunch of 70-year-olds, what would be your bet? I mean, you’d think that healthy 30-year olds at the prime of their life would be more contented with life than frail people in their 70s, right? Well, studies measured higher well-being among the elderly.

The skeptics would raise their eyebrows and argue that it is easy for the elderly to feel happy if they live in developed countries where healthcare and social benefits for the old are sufficient to enjoy life. However, it seems that the U-bend is evident in studies conducted in many different countries, rich and poor, and 40 years worth of data. The bend is very pronounced in some countries, less in many, the age of the all-time low may vary but the trend remains: the older we get, the happier we become.

In fact, the U-bend seems pretty universal even after taking into account socio-economic status, other demographic factors, cultural differences, and health. And the global average age of the least happy is 46.

So what’s the secret to the happiness of the elderly?

“Enjoyment and happiness dip in middle age, then pick up; stress rises during the early 20s, then falls sharply; worry peaks in middle age, and falls sharply thereafter; anger declines throughout life; sadness rises slightly in middle age, and falls thereafter.”

Personally, I believe I have reached my personal nadir and life is on the uptrend again. Suddenly, I am looking forward to aging…

Coming next: what determines happiness?

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