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Get Better Sleep For a Better Workout

Everyone knows that exercise is the main component of maintaining fitness. But it’s actually during the post-exercise recovery phase between workouts that the body implements changes from the exercise. One of the best ways to recover from a hard workout, and get the best results, is to get optimal sleep. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35 percent of people are sleep deprived. This means that 1 in 3 people are not getting an adequate amount of sleep on a regular basis. While sleep is important for all aspects of life (i.e. functioning at work...

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Why Core Strength Is More Important Than You Think

When most people hear “core” in fitness, they think that means six-pack abs. And while having a six-pack would undoubtedly be a great fitness achievement, true core strength goes beyond just the aesthetics of abs. When we talk about strengthening the core, we’re not just talking about abs. Those front-facing ab muscles on your lower trunk are just one side of your box-shaped core. We’re talking about all of the muscles that make up your trunk or midsection. Your core includes the ab muscles in the front, the lower back muscles, your glutes in the back, your diaphragm on top, and...

Healthy For Life: Women’s Fitness Goals For Every Decade

Fitness For Life March is Women’s History Month, so we want to dedicate this post specifically to womens’ fitness. No matter what your age is, exercise and fitness should be part of your daily routine. “Staying fit reduces the risk factors of heart disease,” says Jennifer H. Mieres, director of nuclear cardiology and an assistant professor at New York University School of Medicine. “By exercising regularly, you can also control cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, and stress.” Fitness can become a lifetime habit if you develop good exercise habits when you are young. However, it’s never too late to start. While maintaining your...

5 Tips To Prevent Workout Injuries

No one at the gym wants to get injured while working out. Injury prevention is a crucial component of exercise, yet it is one of the most overlooked. Without learning the proper precautions or seeking guidance from a fitness professional, you may be opening yourself up to more injuries that could interfere with your fitness journey. Whether you’re a beginner or a fitness expert, it’s always a good idea to refresh your knowledge of injury prevention. Here are 4 ways to prevent injuries when working out: 1. Get A Good Night’s Rest A good workout can start long before you even hit the...

4 Tips For Keeping Your Fitness New Year’s Resolution

Now that we’re a little ways into January, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? You know the drill: hundreds of people make fitness-related resolutions for the New Year, start out strong by working out a lot at the beginning of January, before giving up after a few weeks. The top reasons that most people give up on their New Year’s fitness resolutions are: Setting unrealistic goals Feeling intimidated to work out in public Having no one to hold them accountable Difficulty in forming new habits How can you ensure that you will maintain the motivation to keep your resolutions throughout...

What Is HIIT And Why Should I Do It?

Many people wish there was more time in the day to do everything they want to. The demands of modern life make it challenging to be efficient with our time. It is challenging to find time to work out amidst our busy schedules. Luckily, efficient workouts don’t have to be long in order to be effective! You may have seen or heard the term “HIIT Training” being thrown around in fitness circles. In fact, fitness professionals voted HIIT as one of the top fitness trends for 2020 in a survey by the American College of Sports Medicine. HIIT training has quickly...

How Gratitude Improves Your Health and Well-Being

The Thanksgiving season is a time where people start to reflect on the things they are grateful for in their lives. This is an excellent practice, but most people only highlight their gratitude on Thanksgiving, then neglect to do so for the rest of the year. This year, we’d like to encourage you to practice gratitude all year-round. This is an excellent practice that can keep you grounded and uplifted, particularly during difficult times. Regularly practicing gratitude can have lasting effects on your health and well-being. In fact, many studies over the past decade have found that people who consciously count...

October is Eat Better, Eat Together Month

When was the last time your entire family sat down and enjoyed a healthy, home-cooked meal together? If you feel like it’s been a while since your family shared a meal, October is a great time to start eating together more often. October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month, where families are encouraged to gather together during mealtimes. Eating together can make a big difference in your family’s health. Meals tend to be more balanced and nutritious when families eat together, and kids who regularly eat with their families are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables instead of snacking...