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Alleviate soreness from your cycling workouts with the best hamstring stretches.
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Best Hamstring Stretches for Your Cycling Workouts

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 […]

Knee Strengthening Exercises
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4 Knee Strengthening Exercises to Build Muscle and Alleviate Pain

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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How to Improve Heart Health with Exercise

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 […]

Medical professional holding a fake heart to fight heart disease.
Rehabbing an Injury

Heart Disease: When to Worry About Heart Health

February is National Heart Health Month, an effort to increase awareness of heart disease, which is the 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 […]

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How To Strengthen Your Heart: 5 Simple Tips

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

Tips for Exercising With Joint Pain
Health & Wellness

6 Tips for Exercising with Joint Pain

6 tips for exercising when you suffer from joint pain — how to increase mobility and strength while decreasing pain so you can get a great workout.

Massage Chair for Home Benefits
Health & Wellness

Massage Chair Benefits Include Recovery and Relaxation

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.  […]

single leg dumbbell row
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A Move for Better Posture: The Single-Leg Dumbbell Row

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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Elliptical Workouts

The Benefits of Low Impact Elliptical Workouts

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
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Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Meals

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 […]

Kettlebell Circuit for a Strong Back
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Kettlebell Workout to Build a Strong, Pain Free Back

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 […]

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

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.  […]

Ab exercises - side plank, cat/camel, bird dog and more
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Are Your Ab Exercises Hurting Your Back?

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 […]