• Become a Better Athlete with These Workouts- Can certain exercises help us become a better athlete in our particular sport?

    Ready to up your game? These workouts can help! Strengthen your core Virtually any sport you can think of will be improved by strengthening your core. Biking, running, basketball, tennis, swimming and more rely on these muscles. In fact, a weak core not only undermines performance, but it may also lead to injury. Good core […]

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  • Exercising After Surgery – Which exercises can be used after surgery to assist with recovery and mobility?

    Exercising after surgery is one of the most important things you can do to support your recovery. These tips will help you get started.   Go easy to avoid injury Particularly if you were active before exercise, you may feel tempted to pick up where you left off. That is a mistake. The good news […]

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  • How to Work out While Pregnant- How can a mommy-to-be stay in great shape while preparing to give birth?

    Exercise during pregnancy is an important way to stay in shape, feel better and, perhaps, ease delivery. If you are already physically active when you become pregnant, listen to your body and adjust as needed. If you’re just getting started, go easy and talk with your healthcare provider for the a-ok. Looking for some good […]

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  • How Senior Citizens Should Maintain Their Health- Does our age have to be a limiting factor in the gym?

    It’s never too late to start an exercise program. Just look at Ernestine Shepard for a motivating example. Concerned about her poor health habits, Shepard started lifting at age 56 and at 82, holds the record as the world’s oldest female bodybuilder.   Age is only a number No matter how late you start you […]

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  • Protein Shakes: Debunking Myths and Exploring Truths- Are protein shakes legitimate or bogus?

    Protein shakes are legitimate, but there are caveats. Here’s what you need to know… Types of protein Whey, a water-soluble milk protein, is the most common. The others are soy and casein. Whey mixes easily and gets high marks for taste. Another plus for whey – it’s a complete protein. That’s means you get all […]

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  • The Benefits of Yoga – Does yoga benefit us as much as people claim?

    Yoga offers countless benefits that are accessible to everyone, pretzel-like flexibility is not required. Read on to learn more about the mind-body benefits.   More than poses When most of us think about yoga, we think about asana or the poses. But yoga is much more than being able to keep your balance or twist […]

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  • What Exercises Burn the Most Fat? – Which exercises will get me into shape the quickest?

    Looking to get in shape super quick? These exercises will help you jumpstart a weight loss plan that yields results you can see.   Try HIIT High-intensity interval training torches fat and burns calories fast. HIIT is just a fancy way to describe alternating periods of high and low intensity during exercise. To do it […]

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  • Mindfulness and Exercise: An Uncommon Duo

    How being present during our exercise movements can drastically change our mind and body Mindfulness has enjoyed much attention of late. There is a good reason for that. Defined as paying attention to what is happening in the moment, on purpose and without judgment, mindfulness yields myriad benefits, but can it improve exercise? Absolutely! Here’s […]

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  • Climate and Health

    Is there evidence that living in a certain area promotes better health? Our blog post digs in and reveals the answer!    Warm Vs. Cold    While there are pros and cons to each type of climate, one thing is for sure: a good climate can improve quality of life and amount to a healthier […]

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  • Meal Prep Made Easy

    There’s nothing worse than outdoing all that progress you’ve made at the gym in the last couple of weeks with a couple of really high-calorie meals! If you’ve slipped, that’s ok – we’ve got the meal prep plan you’ve been waiting for.    Benefits of Meal Prepping    Ah, meal prepping! Whether you’re a busy […]

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