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How To Exercise For Stronger Bones

When thinking about fitness and exercise, weight and muscle are typically the first things that come to mind. However, a less associated but equally important byproduct of fitness is bone health. Like muscle, bone is living tissue that becomes stronger with exercise. Regular physical activity helps build and maintain healthy bones. In fact, inactivity causes loss of bone! It is important to build strong bones when we are younger, and to maintain bone strength as we get older. Those who exercise regularly when they are younger generally achieve greater peak bone mass (maximum bone density and strength) than those who do...

4 Ways To Prepare For Fitness Success In The New Year

The new year is right around the corner, and we all know that’s when everyone starts making well-intentioned fitness resolutions. New Year, New Me, right? However, the reality is that most of these fitness resolutions have fallen by the wayside by February. So, before you start setting up those New Year’s resolutions, we’ve put together x ways you can set yourself up for fitness success in the upcoming new year. 1. Form Realistic Goals Being determined is amazing, but it is important to be realistic. If you start by setting goals that are too demanding or difficult, you will likely be setting...

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5 Ways to Actually Enjoy Working Out

Finding the motivation to work out can be difficult, especially when the weather gets colder and the days get darker faster. Sometimes it feels crazy to think that there are people out there who actually enjoy working out. We know it’s not easy to stay consistent in moving your body, so here are some tips to help you actually enjoy working out. 1. Do Something You Like Many people have a particular vision that comes to mind when they think of working out–going to the gym, running, or something very fast and high-intensity. And while some people enjoy these types of exercise,...

What’s The Difference Between Exercise and Training?

Most people consider exercise and training to mean the same thing in their vocabulary. They think both terms refer to moving your body to burn calories and achieve a certain physical goal. However, there’s actually a big distinction in plans of execution, goals, and timelines between exercise and training. What is Exercise? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines physical activity as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure. And the National Institutes of Health defines exercise as a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive and has as a final or an intermediate objective the improvement...

How To Get Your Kids To Exercise

It seems much harder nowadays to get kids to be active. Seemingly gone are the days when kids would bike or rollerblade around the block. With gadgets like phones, tablets, video games, gaming consoles, and more, it’s nearly impossible to get kids to even look up from their screens. The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t help things either. On top of the academic restrictions keeping kids further indoors, sports and group activities also became limited or canceled. Whether you are a working parent or full-time caretaker, finding the time for you or your children to exercise can be overwhelming. Not to mention trying...

7 Exercises To Improve Your Bad Posture

Stop what you’re doing right now. What is your posture like at this very moment? You’re most likely reading this blog post from a phone or computer, and chances are you’re slumped forward over your device. And if you spend all day sitting at a desk, you’ve probably already developed a few bad posture habits. Factor in how often we’re hunched over our smartphones all day, your neck, shoulders, and back are likely to be in worse shape. Beyond just looking bad, poor posture can lead to chronic neck and back pain, wrist mobility issues, decrease oxygen flow to your muscles,...

3 Nutrition Rules To Boost Fitness

There’s no doubt that physical activity is beneficial to your health. Whether you’re a professional athlete or an occasional yogi or recreational sport player, nutrition and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to maximizing your workouts or improving your performance. What you eat before and after exercise, as well as on a regular basis, has a big impact on your energy level, how well you perform during the activity, and how well you recover from a workout. It’s important to get enough nutrition to maintain your health and optimize your performance. But what kind of foods would you eat...

5 Ways to Exercise Daily When You Can’t Find Time

Trying to make time for exercise can feel overwhelming, especially when you have so many other responsibilities. Whether you’re a working parent, stay-at-home parent, working night shifts, business owner, or someone with long commutes, it can be hard to fit in long workouts into your schedule. The number one reason most people don’t exercise regularly is a perceived lack of time. This is because they think exercise is something that requires a lot of effort, time, and specific workout clothes. However, mini-workouts of 5-10 minutes can still be just as beneficial as a longer workout. Research has shown that accumulating physical activity...