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Monday
Oct142019

How to tell if you need a pre-workout supplement

Why you should consider using a pre-workout supplement.

Do you need a boost?

Physically, mentally, emotionally?

How about just an uptick in energy and focus for your workout today?

Think for a minute…. What would it be like to power through your gym session with energy to spare?

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Monday
Sep302019

Natural remedies to combat flu season

It’s officially that time of year.

The time of year where you start to notice more sniffles and coughs from your coworkers.  More runny noses and feverish temperatures from your kids. Or perhaps – no shows from your invited list of guests for a birthday party or fall gathering because they’re home sick with the flu.

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Monday
Sep162019

Unlocking the benefits of heat therapy 

When it comes to exercise and achieving fitness goals, it can be so easy for members to fixate solely on the effort put into a workout that they can forget to make time for other beneficial components of a fitness routine such as recovery. More specifically, heat therapy. With benefits that help stimulate hormone production, rid the body of toxins, improves cardiovascular health, and speeds recovery and injury rehabilitation, heat therapy is one recovery method that your workout routine can’t afford to miss out on. 

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Monday
Sep092019

Magnesium: Needs, benefits and how to get more

Magnesium is one of the most important essential minerals for human health, along with sodium, potassium, and calcium. It’s known to be a vital cofactor for several hundred metabolic processes that keep us alive and well (some estimates suggest magnesium is need for up to 600 different biochemical reactions in our bodies!). 

Our bodies contain about 25 milligrams of magnesium, most of which is found in our bones, muscles and brain.  About 1% of our magnesium circulates through our bloodstream. 

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Friday
Aug302019

5 warning signs of under-recovery

Serious athletes, stay-at-home parents, busy executives and most other mortals succumb to the effects of under-recovery from time to time. Under recovery is slightly different than overtraining. Most non-athletes would have a hard time achieving “textbook” overtraining syndrome since it’s difficult to achieve the high training volumes related to overtraining.

Under-recovery may be related to training volume, but often is a result of poor lifestyle and nutrition choices, which compete against the effects of an intense training program. Not surprisingly, the symptoms are very similar and stem from an excessive level of stress compared to the ability to recover from it.

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Monday
Aug262019

How to eat when you're stressed

Each day we encounter a number of different physical, emotional, physiological, chemical, nutritional or environmental stressors that we need to respond or adapt to. Whether it’s stress induced from a workout, the pressure to hit a deadline, harsh chemicals looming in the air or mending a difficult relationship, the way your body physically reacts to stress will always be the same—the same physiological systems will be involved and the same hormones will be released. While not all stress is bad, when we experience too much for too long, there can be serious consequences to our health. 

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Monday
Aug192019

Effective ways to get back to healthier eating

The buzz of summer is coming to an end, and while transitioning into a new season never goes quite as planned, there are some smart ways you can capitalize on the change of pace to get back to healthier eating habits. Whether you’ve been off track for a week, a month or maybe even longer, try implementing these effective strategies that can yield big improvements to your nutrition.  

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