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How to Improve Heart Health with Exercise

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February 7th, 2018

Exercise for appearance or performance often takes a back burner to getting (and keeping) our body healthy.  National Heart Health Month is a great time to incorporate ways to improve heart health with exercise. Heart disease and stroke remain the number one killers of men and women. However, many of the causes of heart disease […]

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When to Worry About Heart Health

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January 31st, 2018

February is National Heart Health Month, an effort to increase awareness of this leading killer of both women and men each year.  Whether you’re worried about heart health or don’t really know where you stand, this is a good reminder to check in with your doctor. While genetics, age, and gender all impact your risk […]

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A Move for Better Posture: The Single-Leg Dumbbell Row

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January 9th, 2018

The Single-Leg Dumbbell Row is an excellent way to work the back side of the body (back, glutes, hamstrings), making it a great posture exercise.  Plus, with it being a single-leg exercise, it’s going to challenge your body’s ability to balance and stabilize. Keep in mind that the dumbbells you decide to use shouldn’t be […]

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The Benefits of Low Impact Elliptical Workouts

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November 2nd, 2017

Are low impact elliptical workouts a good fit for you?  Elliptical workouts are easier on the joints than treadmill walking and running and the calorie burn is very similar.  Here are the benefits of low impact elliptical workouts, with guidance on getting the best workout on your elliptical machine.   Elliptical workouts maintain and improve […]

Best Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Regeneration Meals

Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Meals

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August 7th, 2017

Here is a great summary of some of the best muscle recovery foods when you’re feeling rundown following a tough workout.  You could recover more quickly after tough workouts, with improved post-workout nutrition.  Taking advantage of the best muscle recovery foods and timing around your workouts can go a long way when it comes to […]

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Kettlebell Workout to Build a Strong, Pain Free Back

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August 3rd, 2017

If I had to pick one piece of fitness equipment and workout style to help prevent and/or treat low back pain, the choice would be easy – it would be the kettlebell workout. It’s estimated that over 70% of the US population experiences some type of low back pain, with nearly half of them never […]

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4 Exercises for Knee Strengthening

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July 13th, 2017

Chances are, if you’re a regular exerciser you’ll suffer from the occasional ache and pain. And knee problems are right up there when it comes to those who experience some type of exercise-induced pain. If you’re one to suffer from occasional knee pain that comes out of nowhere and throws a wrench into your fitness […]

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Save Your Joints by Using Your Body’s Natural Shock Absorbers

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July 11th, 2017

Many people make the mistake of landing on their heels when jogging, jumping, etc.  Continuous heel strikes tend to pound the body and over time can lead to shin splints, knee pain, foot/ankle injuries and hip/low back problems. Use Your Body’s Natural Shock Absorbers The balls of your feet are your body’s natural shock absorbers.  […]

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Massage Chair Benefits Include Recovery and Relaxation

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June 29th, 2017

If you’ve ever experienced a post-workout massage, you probably don’t need much convincing to understand its benefits.  Receiving a massage after a tough workout may reduce muscle stiffness, improve range of motion, and increase blood flow, all of which improve recovery for your next workout.  The benefits of post-workout massage are even backed by research.  […]

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Are Your Ab Exercises Hurting Your Back?

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April 11th, 2017

For those of you who have experienced back pain, you know exactly how debilitating it can be. Even the most simple of daily tasks can bring you to your knees and make your life pretty miserable. Let’s take a look and see what ab exercises are helping and which are not. To help prevent the onset […]

How To Strengthen Your Heart: 5 Simple Tips

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February 1st, 2017

Increase your energy, lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress. Learn how to get a stronger heart with these 5 types of activities.

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Are You Sore from Your Cycling Workouts?

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January 24th, 2017

If you’re hooked on cycling as a no-impact, high quality, cardiovascular workout, you already know that these workouts build strength, improve fitness, and even reduce body fat.  Cycling is easy on the joints and a great complement to running, weightlifting, and other forms of training.  Unfortunately, if you ignore mobility related to cycling, it could […]