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How Yoga Can Lift Your Spirits (and Your Posture)

Nov 14th, 2016 Exercise, Health

If you’ve never embarked on a yoga experience, the idea can feel quite intimidating. Rest assured that you’re not alone in your first-timer fears, but the yoga world is a welcoming one, and you are invited to join in, no matter your age or fitness level. Yoga is a head-to-toe experience that’s meant to bring serenity to your mind, body, and soul. New to the…

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Best Workouts for Various Times of Day

Nov 3rd, 2016 Exercise, Health

Not all workouts are created equal, and that’s a great thing, considering your body has different needs depending on the time of day and the type of stress it can handle at the time. While there’s never a bad time to get your blood pumping, certain activities can facilitate more effective fitness functions at specific hours. Here’s a look at some great ways to unwind,…

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Fitness-Friendly Alternatives to Traditional Gyms

Oct 24th, 2016 Exercise

Does the idea of going to the gym make you instantly want to put on your comfy clothes and hide under a pint of Cherry Garcia? If you’re not exactly a gym rat, there are plenty of ways to incorporate the physical fitness into your regular routine without subjecting yourself to undue fitness facility stress. Here are a few fitness-friendly alternatives to the gym that…

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Back to the Basics of Health

Sep 12th, 2016 Exercise, Health

Ready to get healthy? Your mind and body will love you for the efforts you put into your physical health. Some healthy solutions are obvious answers while others may be part of a healthy regimen you hadn’t even considered. Here are a few elements you should add to your agenda if you’re ready to get back to the basics of fitness: Hit the Gym. Of…

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Instilling Regular Fitness Habits in Children

Aug 28th, 2016 Exercise, Health

Instilling regular fitness habits in children can carry lifelong benefits. Two of the most important habits that can be imparted to children are maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. When good nutrition is combined with physical activity, your child is much more likely to maintain a healthy weight and reduce his risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and…

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Changing Fitness Needs with Age

Aug 17th, 2016 Exercise, Health

As you get older, everything in your life eventually changes, including your fitness and nutrition needs. Many people become less active as they age, but older people need fitness in their lives just as much as younger adults. Exercise is important for you because it helps you fight off illnesses and diseases. It helps you keep your blood pressure low and exercise is the number…

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4 Huge Mental Benefits of Regular Exercise

Aug 11th, 2016 Exercise, Health

You know that exercise is important. You hear it every day, and while you certainly believe, you may not know just how much it can really do for you. It turns out the besides building a strong body, a good workout regimen can have overwhelming positive mental benefits. Here are four things you might not have known exercise can do for your mental health. Mood…

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The Importance of Regular Cardio Exercise

Jul 25th, 2016 Exercise, Health

It’s no secret that regular exercise is good for you. However, it helps to know what the exact benefits are. The following is a list of five different ways in which regular cardio exercise can improve your overall health. 1. It can boost your metabolism. If you exercise regularly, the processes going on in your body (collectively known as your metabolism) will likely speed up….

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How Sleep Can Affect Your Fitness

Jul 21st, 2016 Exercise, Health

When most people think about getting fit, it is common for them to focus on what they should eat and how much exercise is required. However, let me share a third component that is often overlooked and can be a game-changer in the quest to lose weight. It is about the degree of Zzz you get – yep I mean sleep. The lack of it…

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Five of the Best Low Impact Exercises

Jul 14th, 2016 Exercise, Health

So it’s no new news at all that exercise is the best way of keeping your heart healthy and reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. But the excessive pounding and strain on your joints from high impact exercise can permanently reduce functionality of your joints, which restricts movement as you age. That doesn’t sound fun to me. Fortunately for you, there are very many low…