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Does your workout boost your career?

The benefits of exercise are seemingly endless: It keeps the pounds off, decreases the risk of numerous diseases, boosts energy, and even helps people catch extra zzz’s. There’s no denying that physical activity can improve all areas of life, but with a full-time work schedule, finding the time to fit in a workout can be difficult…. Read More

Gym by State

The fitness industry is evolving. Wearable technology is keeping us more in tune with our physical health than ever before, workout applications mean we can take the gym with us wherever we go, and boutique classes have taken over the “gym” as we know it. Combined with a growing demand for healthy foods and the… Read More

Significant Others and Social Media

Scrolling, swiping, liking, retweeting, posting, sharing, and commenting. The average American spends roughly 11 hours every day interacting with screens and media, two hours of which are committed to social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. With more than five years committed to social media use, all that scrolling and swiping can have a powerful impact on… Read More

Study: Body Part Attractiveness

Working out three to six days a week with the goal of looking like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Ronda Rousey might be an unrealistic goal, but developing a fit physique is usually obtainable for those willing to put in the necessary reps. While it might be the driving force behind that 5 a.m. wake-up call –… Read More

Workout Worries

If you’ve ever felt intimidated trying to navigate your way around the gym, you’re not alone. From the talkative salesperson at the front desk to the seemingly endless rows of confusing cardio equipment, the gym can leave some people feeling too anxious to workout at all. Whether you’re looking to shed some pounds or just want to… Read More

Workout Trade Offs

According to the American Heart Association, the average adult should be getting in just over two hours of moderate-intensity aerobic activity each week. At 150 minutes total, that breaks down to roughly five 30-minute workout sessions each week. According to the most recent information from the CDC, less than 52 percent of Americans met those guidelines in 2017, and… Read More

Study: Witness to Fitness

What gym equipment do you gravitate toward when you feel the urge to work out? Are you a StairMaster guy or a treadmill gal? A dumbbell lover or a bicycle enthusiast? The rowing machine king or pulley queen? If you’re a man and prefer dumbbells, you’re in the majority. If you’re a woman and love the rowing… Read More

Workout Excuses

Are you one of the millions of people who set a New Year’s resolution to get healthier? To eat better? Lose weight? If so, you might also be among the millions of people whose New Year’s resolutions likely failed within the first few weeks. Don’t feel bad – it happens to the best of us. In fact, studies… Read More

Ditching Bad Gifts

The holiday season is upon us, and while it is filled with joy, sitting around wrapped presents can be a bit nerve-wracking. What if you don’t like the present? It can be hard to remain poised and excited when unwrapping an unwanted gift – or even worse, an offensive gift. Which gifts are the worst to receive… Read More

Yoga Meditation and Health

Mindfulness and medicine are increasingly interconnected: Physicians suggest that meditation may combat a range of ailments, from chronic pain to the common cold. Simultaneously, yoga’s popularity has grown substantially, with promising research suggesting it may mitigate a number of health risks and illnesses. Yet, beneath this growing enthusiasm, some experts express cynicism about the impacts of these practices. Are yoga and meditation… Read More