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Fitness on blogs

health and fitness Updated: Jul 27, 2010 14:52 IST
Meenakshi
Meenakshi
Hindustan Times
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Lately, I’ve been on a fitness kick. And I’ve never felt so good. It got me thinking about how an exercise newbie could use the Internet to maximise her workout potential.

I did a Google search to see what I could come up with. I’m not going to a gym for weight loss, so I eliminated blogs that dealt with that. One blog I came across was Fitness Black Book ( http://fitnessblackbook.com/) with the tagline: Advanced Tips Your Personal Trainer Doesn’t Know.

GymI found all sorts of interesting stuff, including questions like: are you in better shape or do you just have a high pain tolerance? The author tells you not to become gym obsessed, to skip a workout if you’re planning on going for a walk, and to not spend your life constantly worrying.

Widget hunting
Then, I looked up widgets for my blog to see if the gym was having any effect. I soon stumbled upon Fitlink (tagline: Stay motivated, inspire others) and their list of fitness related widgets ( http://www.fitlink.com/widgets ).

I found some interesting ones like ‘Locate A Gym’ or ‘Find A Workout Partner’ but nothing located in India. Then I went to Widgetbox and did a search for ones related to fitness. I found loads, but the most interesting ones were Yoga Journal Pose Of The Day ( http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/yoga-journal-pose-of-the-day ) and Running Rocks! (to calculate how much of your favourite snack you’ve burnt off during a run: (http://www . widgetbox.com/widget/runningrocks-calculator).

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