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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...

10 Exercises To Offset Sitting All Day

Whether you’re still working from home or back at the office, you’re likely doing a lot of sitting. Roughly 80 percent of jobs are now considered sedentary, and most involve sitting at a desk for most of the day. Unfortunately, research by the Mayo Clinic has linked excessive sitting with health concerns such as high blood pressure, obesity, and higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Of course, just because you have a desk job doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get cancer, but prolonged sitting has other negative effects on your body as well. Our bodies weren’t meant to be kept...

4 Tips to Combat Pandemic Stress & Anxiety

As the U.S. continues to battle COVID-19, the ongoing pandemic can bring feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, helplessness, and worry. While social distancing is necessary to prevent exposure, it can have negative consequences. Many people are facing a huge disruption to their normal way of life. Working from home, schools being shut down, restaurants being closed, etc. can lead to stress, frustration, and depression. Stress and anxiety can also have a negative toll on your immunity. Cortisol levels are elevated during periods of social isolation and confinement, which can inhibit many critical functions of the immune system. Stress reduces the ability of...

Why Personal Training Is Better Than The Gym

You may think there isn't a significant difference between going to the gym on your own and having a personal trainer. Either way, you're getting exercise, right? Wrong! There are many reasons that personal training is better than going to the gym on your own. The biggest benefit of having a personal trainer is that they create a long-term fitness plan custom-tailored to your physical ability and the specific goals you are trying to reach. Your goals may be different from the person working out next to you. Perhaps you are trying to lose weight and slim down, but the other...