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Laura Williams

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Laura Williams holds a master's degree in exercise and sport science and enjoys breaking up her day by running her dogs, hitting the gym, and watching TV. Having been in charge of her own finances since the early age of 12, she knows how to save and when to spend, and she loves sharing these tips with others. Laura ditched her career as a fitness center manager for the relative freedom of home-based writing and editing work. She stays busy by working on her own website, GirlsGoneSporty, a website designed to help the sporty woman live the sporty life.
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4 Health Benefits of Trampoline Exercises – How to Choose the Right One

Trampolines aren't just for kids. The repetitive bouncing motion of trampolining actually has many health benefits that make it appropriate for people of all ages and almost all health statuses. The trick to getting the...
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6 Benefits of Rowing Machine Workouts for Health & Fitness

Rowing machines, like almost all fitness machines, have developed over time, taking their place in the inevitable cycle of fitness trends. As machinery improves and "new" ways to exercise are introduced, long-standing forms of...
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The Real Costs of Back Pain – Treatment & Prevention

If you're a back pain sufferer, you know exactly how costly your pain can be. Beyond the missed work days, doctors visits, and the expense of ongoing care and treatment, back pain can stop...
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5 Fitness Exercises You Can Do With a Soccer Ball

According to a 2007 survey by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), more than 265 million people worldwide actively compete in soccer each year, solidifying the sport's position as the most popular sport...
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Costs, Pros & Cons of Obstacle Course Races Like Spartan Race & Tough Mudder

The Wall Street Journal claims obstacle course racing (OCR) "may be the fastest-growing participatory sport in American history." As of 2008, the sport was virtually unheard of, consisting mainly of small, local races and...
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Understanding Lymphoma in Dogs – Types, Treatments & How to Make Tough Decisions

"I'm sorry, but your dog has lymphoma. We need to talk treatment options." It's the news no pet owner wants to hear. Your heart suddenly drops, and you experience a flashback to all the memories...
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10 BOSU Ball Exercises to Work Out Your Core & Improve Balance

Whether you're looking to amp up your home workout, or hope to pare down on the equipment you use while at the gym, you can easily perform a full-body fitness routine using nothing but...
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How to Find a Good Doctor You Can Trust

According to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), cases of delayed, missed, or incorrect diagnoses are common - in the range of 10% to 20%. While some of...

OptOutPrescreen Review – Stop Credit Card Offers in the Mail

Junk mail - that ubiquitous nuisance that shows up everyday, usually boasting pre-approved offers for credit cards and insurance rates - poses a very real problem. These offers can be scooped from your mailbox,...

Mvelopes Review – Envelope Budgeting Software

The envelope budgeting system has been around for a long time, and because it works, it remains popular, despite its "old school" methodology. If you're not familiar, the concept is simple: Separate your budget...
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5 Health Benefits of Swimming & Water Exercise – How to Get Started

According to SwimToday, 80% of parents never consider enrolling their kids in swim team after they've completed swim lessons. And yet swimming is one of the most amazing lifetime sports a person can get involved...
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5 Health Benefits of Walking Every Day for Exercise

With what seems like thousands of fitness opportunities constantly vying for your attention, it's easy to lose sight of some of the most basic and effective of them. Walking - a movement that's as...