• Soy vs Whey Protein Supplements

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    We all need protein.  Especially when you work out or are trying to build more muscle, your need for protein may be greater. Maybe you are considering protein supplements to meet that need. With so many options, how can you know which are best for your individual needs? Here’s the skinny on soy and whey […]

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  • Post-Workout Bad Habits To Drop

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    When it comes to your workout, you’re doing everything right. In fact, most days you’re on fire! Your posture is awesome, your stance is perfect and your lifts, steps, and lunges are just what they should be. So with as much of a workout commitment as you give each and every day, why doesn’t your […]

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  • Enjoy your vacation without losing diet and fitness gains

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    The lazy days of summer will soon be upon us. For many that means late night barbeques, beach trips and vacations to destinations near and far. All of that can add up to less exercise and more eating. Don’t let summer fun derail the diet and fitness plan you have worked so hard to maintain. […]

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  • Could You Survive Army Boot Camp?

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    Army boot camp is not for the physically weak, or the faint at heart. It’s not a Monday, Wednesday, Friday boot camp at your local gym where you do squats, lunges and push-ups as best you can. Army boot camp is about being the best, doing your best and doing it in a way that’s […]

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  • Free Weights vs. Machines

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    The American Heart Association recommends strength training at least twice weekly. Benefits include: increased muscle mass, more efficient metabolism, reduced risk of injury and greater bone and muscle strength. Are there advantages to training with machines rather than free weights? Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each. Benefits of training with […]

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  • Water, Water Everywhere: How Much is Too Much?

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    Some things about basic nutrition you already know—eat plenty of greens, fuel up on protein and drink at least 6 glasses of water a day. But did you know that water itself could be the culprit for the absence of essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to thrive? When you spread your water […]

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  • Treadmill vs. Elliptical

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    Most fitness centers offer a selection of both treadmills and elliptical machines. Both machines are good for getting in some of the American Heart Association’s recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week. You can also expect some fitness gains as you get your heart rate up and maybe even your weight down. Still, especially […]

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  • Why Skinny Doesn’t Always Mean “Healthy”

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    Ah, to be skinny. Reminders of what you want to achieve are everywhere, with the cultural message that it feels really good to be skinny (and it doesn’t feel that great to be overweight). I In addition to how being overweight psychologically feels, it also brings on a huge array of other problems: heart disease, […]

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  • Face Workouts: Stay Wrinkle Free & Get Rid of the Double Chin Without Going Under the Knife

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    You’ve heard that yoga is great for body and spirit, but did you know that it can also give your face a lift? It’s true. When it comes to aging well, exercise isn’t just for your body. There are face moves you can use to avoid the knife and maintain a youthful appearance. Try this […]

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  • Just the Two of Us: Benefits of Friendly Significant Other Competition

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    Have you ever heard the expression, the couple that works out together, stays together? It’s true—heading to the weight room with your significant other boosts morale, sparks a deeper connection and keeps the spark in your relationship alive and well…very well! So, what’s better than a workout where your partner can motivate you (and act […]

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