7 Ways to Improve Your Range of Motion

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Feeling satisfied with your workout in general, but not quite developing the range of motion you’d like to match your newfound athleticism? Strength and stamina are, of course, the foundation for anything you want to do—even just living a healthy life—but keeping a fuller flexibility and maximizing your range of motion, while less ‘exciting’ is nearly important for all endeavors. So the next time you’re working out, take these seven tips for developing your range of motion into account: (more…)

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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 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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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 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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Fresh Vs. Processed Foods

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People who are interested in regaining their health through exercise and positive lifestyle changes must take a good look at the foods they eat. Diets full of processed and manufactured foods often lack any nutritive value and only serve to slow down the body's metabolic processes. For an athlete, that can spell disaster. Those who want to make positive changes must first begin to include fresh, wholesome foods that offer the nutrients the body needs. (more…)

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Mix It Up to Prevent Boredom In the Gym

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We know we sound like a broken record when we keep saying it's important to set a fitness goal and have it in the forefront of our minds as we exercise. Keeping in mind WHY we're working out, though, helps us figure out two important things for each one of us. One, is this exercise getting me closer to my goal? Two, if I get bored with this exercise, what can I do instead that will give me the same result? (more…)

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