• Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda


    Soda manufacturers know what they’re doing—and they do it well. Just look around you, because whether you’re a student, or a career professional in an office, soda is everywhere! It’s in the break room vending machines, at every store you go into, and readily accessible wherever you’re dining out. Whether you have the occasional Coke, […]

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  • Medical benefits of working out


    You know exercise is good for you because everyone from healthcare professionals to magazine articles and news programs is always saying so. If you knew just how good, would that be enough to get you moving? Well, just read on for a new, or fresh, focus on fitness. Exercise reduces your risk of heart disease […]

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  • Energizing Stretches to Wake You Up in the Morning


    It’s not always easy to wake up feeling energized, especially with the full day you may have that lies ahead. What’s the solution when that cup of coffee just won’t do the trick? Stretches, of course! This article will cover the early morning feel good stretches you need to energize your body, mind and soul. […]

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  • 4 Ways to Burn More Calories During Your Strength Workout


    When it comes to working out, you can either minimize the calories you burn (and the progress you make), or you can maximize it! Here are four ways to burn more calories during your strength workout. Skip the Treadmill, and Hit the Hills Feeling like a zombie during your cardio workout? Add some oomph to […]

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  • Why you should give up on fad diets


    When it comes to weight loss, we often go for quick fixes that promise fast results. That’s the appeal of fad diets. The problem, though, is that the fast fix is not typically a lasting fix. Here’s why the cabbage soup diet and other fads aren’t the way to go. Fad diets don’t give you […]

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  • 3 ways to cope with a slowing metabolism


    Factors such as aging and hormonal shifts can cause metabolism to slow. For many of us slower metabolism usually means faster weight gain. It also means that losing those extra pounds is more difficult. Don’t be too discouraged. These three tricks offer easy strategies for coping with a slowing metabolism. Reduce your calories Consuming the […]

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  • How to beat soreness with a foam roller


    Think you have to head to the spa each time you need to soothe sore muscles? Think again! Foam rolling or self-myofascial release (SMR) is like an anytime massage. Foam rolling speeds recovery and reduces the injuries. Anyone can do it. Here’s how… Let’s start with the basics. What is a foam roller? A foam […]

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  • Stay on track… how to keep walking during winter


    Don’t let chilly temperatures turn you into a couch potato…keep walking! Use these tips to help keep you moving and comfortable even when temperatures drop. Get the right gear Before you head outdoors, head to a specialty shop to get warm clothing. Ideally, you’ll want to dress in layers so you can adjust what you […]

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  • Must-Do Workout Moves For Your Posture

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    Are you sitting upright at your desk, or slouching right now? If you’re slouching— and slouching is your default posture— then keep reading. You’ll learn how to drastically change your health, vitality and wellness simply by changing your posture. The Benefits of a Good Posture If your shoulders and hunched over while you type emails, […]

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  • Does working out in a hot environment improve performance?

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    Competitive athletes and even weekend warriors are always on the lookout for any edge. Does working out in higher temperatures give that edge? Read on to learn if sweltering can help you shave seconds off your personal best or just improve overall performance. The Research The findings of a study by University of Oregon researchers […]

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