• Football and Fitness: How you can work out just like your favorite Pro-Player

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    The heat in America hasn’t subsided much yet, but the promise of a chill in the air is fast approaching as fans and players begin getting amped-up for the football season just around the corner. Soon the chill will be felt, brats and beverages will be abundant at tailgates, and the roar of the crowd […]

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  • Using An 8 Station Crossover Cable Machine

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    The 8 station cable crossover machine has become a staple in most gyms, and it continues to grow in popularity. It should come as no surprise that this machine is frequented by so many fitness buffs and novice gym-goers. The cable crossover machine is a versatile and effective piece of equipment. It meets the needs […]

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  • Are carbohydrates helping or hurting you?

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    Various diet trends would have us believe carbs are the sworn enemy of slim figures everywhere.  According to the Harvard School of Public Health that simply isn’t true. Carbohydrates are a critical component of a healthy, balanced diet.  Our bodies use carbs for fuel and just as with our cars, the quality of that fuel […]

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  • Weight Training the Right Way

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    Most people think that there are no rules for proper weight training – just pick up some weights, lift as many times as you can, rest, and repeat.  Not so!  Following the “rules” of weightlifting will not only prevent injury, but can also help you better reach your fitness goals. Rule #1: Choosing the right […]

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  • Weighing In On Your Weight

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    When Should You Weigh? Should You Ditch The Scale For A Certain Time Period? Anyone on the road to weight loss more than likely began their journey by weighing on a scale. This number, whatever it may be, serves as a good starting point for any weight loss endeavor. While it can be important to […]

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  • Your Workout Playlist

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    Did you know that music can increase the effectiveness of your workout?  Not only can the right tunes boost your energy levels and mood, but music can also help you keep pace and rhythm during exercise.  Choosing the right playlist for your workout can be an important part of your success! The tempo, or speed, […]

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  • Your Mind, Body & Yoga

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    The connection between mind and body is irrefutable. In recent years researchers and health care professionals have offered evidence of this connection to encourage use of complementary and alternative medicine. Among the recommended complementary practices is yoga. Practiced by humans for at least the last 5,000 years, yoga is very popular even today. Students of […]

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  • Life Habits from Gold Medal Olympians

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    Lately, Michael Phelps and Gabby Douglas seem to be everywhere. On late night talk shows to Subway endorsement ads, to their ‘thank you fans for your support, I couldn’t have done it without you!’ tweets gone viral, these inspiring 2012 Olympians know dedication, and just how far it can take them. They’re fierce. They’re committed. […]

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  • Gaining Muscle The Right Way

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    Perhaps you have been working out for awhile, and you’re disheartened by the lack of results. You’re on a good time management routine, working out 3-4 times per week balancing work, life, and fitness. You’ve sweated. You’ve sacrificed. But something is missing when you look in the mirror. You may see Captain America staring back […]

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  • Calories and Weight Loss

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    So, you’re starting to count calories but not sure what exactly that means. After all, can you even define what a calorie is?  (It’s a unit of food, when digested is converted into energy.) But before your head really starts spinning with the ‘how’ and ‘why’s’ of calorie counting, start with this one piece of […]

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