How to Prep Your Body for Long Office Hours

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Sitting at a desk in the office all day isn’t a zero-effort endeavor; your body compresses, grinds, and worries away at your joints and muscles when you sit that long. Add in repetitive motions from typing, writing, drawing, etc., and it’s easy to wear yourself to nothing over years of the 9-5. Fortunately, there are exercises you can do to prep your body for the daily grind and long office hours, keeping you fit and healthy all the way until retirement. (more…)

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Use Fitness Trackers to Lose Weight

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Fitness trackers are one of the most popular wellness trends. Along with a myriad of functions such as calorie-burning and sleep monitoring, trackers are most accurate when counting steps, according to a study performed by the American Council on Exercise, ACE. When you are trying to reach a daily walking goal, or other fitness goals such as weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cholesterol or stress relief, a fitness tracker or a pedometer can be an ideal investment. (more…)

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How to Modify Squats After a Knee Injury

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A squat is an essential lower-body strengthening exercise. It builds muscle mass and is also a functional exercise. However, the delicate structure of the knee joint is susceptible to injuries during a squat. If you experience knee pain during a squat, or have suffered from a knee injury, a few modifications to this exercise should keep you going until you heal. (more…)

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6 Stretching Benefits To Ace Your Recovery

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You’ve probably heard that it is important to stretch before, during and after your workout, but do you know why? While many people view stretching as a nuisance or a part of their workout that they can skip, the truth is it is vital to not only your workout itself, but also the results. If you want to get more out of your workout you will start incorporating stretching into your routine. (more…)

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Proper Supplement Use

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Supplements are formulated to provide additional nutrients the body needs either for daily use or when extra nutrition is needed for workouts, strenuous periods of activity or during an illness. An understanding of proper supplement use will ensure you gain the maximum benefit possible. Supplements come in different forms, potencies and dosages so they can accommodate almost anyone's individual needs. There are also different types of supplements. From general health to intense physical exercise, there are supplements to help ensure that adequate nutrients are received at all times. (more…)

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Want to prevent bone loss? Get moving!

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Osteoporosis, or bone loss, is one of the biggest fears most women have about growing older, and for good reason: statistics from the International Osteoporosis Foundation show that one out of every three women over 50 worldwide will sustain a bone-loss related fracture in her lifetime. Many of these fractures eventually result in deaths from complications. Osteoporosis is believed to affect over 75 million people in the USA, Europe and Japan. (more…)

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3 Arm Curls That Benefit the Biceps

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Increase the size and strength of the front of your upper arms, by varying your hand position during your workouts. The Biceps Brachii is a two-headed muscle that is located on the front of your upper arm. The Biceps are strengthened when you perform elbow flexion. Elbow flexion is most commonly known as arm curls or biceps curls. When you flex your elbow, your bring your hand toward your shoulder, which is a single-joint movement. Since the only way your Biceps contract is when you flex your elbow, your exercise selections are limited. Instead, you add variety by changing the hand

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