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Fitness Tip of the Week: When to Cut Some Slack In the Gym

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We are inundated—especially in the fitness world and throughout social media—with images of near-perfect bodies, intense workout plans and the latest fitness trends. And while these messages and images can be motivating and positive, they also can make it difficult for us to take a break or a step back from our normal fitness routine. (more…)

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5 Alternative Workouts for Common Machines

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Trying to figure out what to do with all those machines at the gym, after being warned away from them by all the free-weight junkies? Even if you’re not a fan of their traditional uses, many of them have special benefits you can leverage for unique exercises--if nothing else, they'll get to be more than an eyesore and an occasional coat rack. Here are five alternative workouts to make gym machines work for you: (more…)

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5 Post-Workout Habits You Should Adopt

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While few things matter as much as getting your butt in the gym and working up a sweat, there are plenty of follow-up activities you can benefit from as your body recovers. After all, you don’t get stronger and healthier from breaking your body down; you get stronger and healthier when your body responds by healing back up, better than ever! So consider these gym follow-up habits that’ll give your body an extra edge on the comeback: (more…)

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Fitness Tip of the Week: 4 Tips to be a Better Runner

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Running is something you either love or hate. And even people who say that they love running admit that it’s something they occasionally hate as well! So don’t stress too much if you experience a love-hate relationship with running. I have some helpful tips you can try the next time you hit the pavement or treadmill to possibly help you be a better runner and enjoy your overall workout a bit more! (more…)

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Joint Support: Braces, Wraps, and Compression Gear

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Fighting a bum knee, nursing an overworked elbow, or maybe just worrying about a family history of joint issues? Whatever the state of your joints, you don’t have to give up on staying in shape! There are countless ways to support your joints while you exercise, minimizing the impact, potential for slips and twists, and other causes of damage as you get in your daily exercise. The next time you hesitate to work out because of your joints, consider one of these joint support solutions: (more…)

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How To Take Care of Your Workout Attire

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When you go to the gym or out for a run or compete in an event, odds are good that you’re wearing workout attire made of “performance fabric,” or a combination of synthetic fibers. If you choose cotton fabrics, the sweat that builds from a workout won’t go away and will gradually weigh down your clothes throughout the rest of our workout. (more…)

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How to Lose the Last 10 Pounds

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You've been working out like a boss, losing weight, and transforming your life. At some point, that hard work stopped paying off and the number on the scale has been stuck for weeks. What's going on? If this sounds familiar, you might be stuck trying to lose the last 10 pounds. Learn why you're not losing the last 10 pounds, and what you can do to shred that weight for good. (more…)

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Fitness Tip of the Week: Add More Fiber Into Your Diet

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Let’s face it: Fiber is typically associated with increased trips to the bathroom. And this association typically is true. Fiber does help with regularity. But there are also many other health benefits, such as a significant reduction in chronic disease and medical issues such as stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure. It also helps with digestion, keeps you fuller between meals and reduces the painful side effects of constipation. (more…)

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