Breathing Exercises: Why It’s Crucial In the Gym

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When I was just starting out in the gym, my lifting buddy would always have to remind me to breathe. She’d joke about how red in the face I’d get as I was trying to improve my bench press. Thanks to her commentary, I realized that I wasn’t breathing effectively during my workouts and that I needed to practice! I’m sure many of you can relate. Breathing is such an unconscious action that we’re often unaware of how we breathe (or don’t breathe), especially when we’re focused on working out. (more…)

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Best Post-Workout Foods

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You have just finished exercising. You think you have burned a lot of calories during your workout. Knowing that you lose one pound every time you burn 3,500 calories, you think that you will be able to lose at least one pound per week as you strive to lose weight. (more…)

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Raising Teenagers? 5 Reasons They Need Regular Exercise

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For many parents, raising teenagers is one of the most challenging tasks of their lifetimes.  If you are the parent of teens, you probably strive to do everything in your power to keep them safe, happy, and healthy.  One of the best things you can do for your teens is to encourage them to work out regularly.  The following 5 reasons teenagers need regular exercise are crucial to your kids’ overall wellbeing. (more…)

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7 Tips To Help You Start Working Out

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While I was attending a dinner this weekend, one of my friends asked me a question that shouldn’t have stopped me in my tracks. It was a simple question that didn’t require a difficult or elaborate answer. But nonetheless, it stumped me, because my fitness-saturated brain wanted to give him every bit of information at once to help. And ultimately all he needed was a simple guide. He asked me, “Where do I start?” He wanted to start working out, start losing weight and feel better. And he was coming to me feeling somewhat overwhelmed and confused. And I didn’t

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