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5 smart ways to motivate yourself to exercise at home

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Democrats Win The Georgia Runoffs & Flip The U.S. Senate

As a result of the tireless work of hundreds of organisers, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock have both won their runoff elections in Georgia and are headed to the U.S. Senate.
The stakes could not have been higher. Ossoff and Warnock’s wins mean the U.S. Senate will effectively be majority Democratic thanks to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. This could affect a great deal of legislation, including policy related to the Affordable Care Act; reproductive rights; and President-Elect Joe Biden’s proposed $775 billion plan for caregivers, which would introduce universal pre-K, boost pay for care workers, and expand jobs in the field. It could also affect further COVID relief bills, and help workers get crucial aid that’s been lacking under the Republican-controlled Senate.
In his victory speech, Warnock honoured his mother’s journey from the

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A fitness magazine apologized for telling people to ‘burn off those Christmas calories’ with exercise

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You don’t have to ‘burn off’ food consumed over Christmas. Getty
  • Women’s Fitness magazine apologized for a tweet encouraging people to “burn off those Christmas calories” with exercise.

  • The tweet was condemned by health professionals for promoting the “damaging” notion that movement should be punishment for eating.

  • “Because exercise is too often portrayed as a way to burn off food, it’s not seen as an enjoyable part of life and therefore long-term health outcomes aren’t often achieved,” registered nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert told Insider.

  • Women’s Fitness did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for further comment.

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A British fitness magazine apologized after posting a tweet encouraging people to “burn off those Christmas calories” with exercise.

On December 27, Women’s Fitness tweeted: “Are you getting out for a run, walk or cycle today? It’s a great day to burn off those Christmas calories… post

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12 Therapist-Backed Tips For Overcoming Exercise Anxiety

“Exercise anxiety is many times created by negative thoughts related to fear of failure, embarrassment and fear of pain or injury,” according to one expert. (Photo: Getty Images/HuffPost)
“Exercise anxiety is many times created by negative thoughts related to fear of failure, embarrassment and fear of pain or injury,” according to one expert. (Photo: Getty Images/HuffPost)

Does the thought of starting a fitness routine or hopping back into an abandoned one incite doom, stress or apprehension? Exercise anxiety is a very real thing.

Raffi Bilek, a licensed therapist and director of the Baltimore Therapy Center, said a common reason that people get nervous about heading to the gym is because of social pressure to look a certain way.

“It’s often an impossible ideal to attain, or at least it certainly seems that way. And that fear of failure can contribute to anxiety over even getting started,” he explained.

Grace Dowd, a licensed clinical social worker in Austin, Texas, added that exercise anxiety can stem from people worrying that others will judge them Orange County Car Accident Attorney while

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