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A Guide to Pregnancy Workouts by Trimester

A Guide to Pregnancy Workouts by Trimester When you’re pregnant, getting plenty of exercise is one of the best things you can do to help support a healthy pregnancy and feel your best. Although your changing body and everything that comes along with pregnancy – the exhaustion, aches and pains, changes in your balance, and… Read More

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How to Avoid Injuries While Working Out

How to Avoid Injuries While Working Out As you age, you may notice your bones “pop” more, your joints feel achier, and your body simply doesn’t bounce back from workouts as quickly as it did when you were younger. Your body reabsorbs phosphate and calcium from your bones as you grow older, making your bones… Read More

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The Best Ways to Recover From a Tough Workout

The Best Ways to Recover From a Tough Workout Whether you pounded the pavement for miles, swam laps in the pool, or put in work at the gym, finishing a tough workout is an accomplishment in itself. Equally important is the recovery process following the workout, so you can be properly refreshed and prepared for… Read More

Spotting Good Exercise Form

Maybe you aren’t comfortable at the gym, or you just don’t have the energy to exercise. There are myriad reasons why people put off working out, and they can be major roadblocks between you and the health goals you’re trying to achieve. But what happens when you finally lace up your sneakers and cut out… Read More

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What Is Strength Training and What Are the Best Exercises to Try?

What Is Strength Training and What Are the Best Exercises to Try? Strength training is the use of weights or resistance to target muscles in the body. This type of training increases your efficiency and your ability to push or pull increasing amounts of weight. The tone and definition of your muscles will depend on… Read More

How to Start Working Out as a Beginner

How to Start Working Out as a Beginner If you’re working out as a beginner, evaluating your current fitness level is a good place to start. This information can provide a baseline for setting realistic goals and tracking progress.   There are five components of fitness, and it’s best to address all of them to create… Read More

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The Science Behind How Exercise Improves Your Mental Health

The Science Behind How Exercise Improves Your Mental Health If you struggle with mental health issues, you might sometimes feel like it’s a never-ending downward slope. Ailments like depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and even dementia and PTSD can make it feel like even the simplest of tasks are mountains to climb. These conditions can make… Read More

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Understanding the Different Fitness Levels and Where You Should Start

Understanding the Different Fitness Levels and Where You Should Start When we talk about fitness, it can seem like an abstract concept. How do we know if we’re fit? Often, we solely attribute fitness to a person’s physical traits. However, compare the body types of a bodybuilder and an Olympic figure skater: Both are deemed… Read More

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Is There a Correct Workout Schedule? How to Plan Your Exercises to Best Meet Your Fitness Goals

Is There a Correct Workout Schedule? How to Plan Your Exercises to Best Meet Your Fitness Goals Call it the curse of exercise enthusiasm: You decide to begin a new fitness chapter and jump right into a strenuous workout schedule. You’re committed to your goals, and bring all the intensity you can muster. You’re exercising… Read More

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The Best Way to Gain Muscle and How to Keep It

The Best Way to Gain Muscle and How to Keep It Plenty of people would like to put on muscle. Whether to improve their appearance or athletic performance, exercisers often seek major strength gains. Yet many who embark on muscle-building quests find their efforts thwarted, unable to add much bulk at all.  In truth, muscle… Read More