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Sunday
Jan242016

5 Game-Changing Fitness Commitments

When we only think of exercise as health routine, we miss out on so much—like challenge, adventure and motivation.

Taking on fitness commitments can help us upgrade our program to whole new levels and keep us engaged in exercise for the long haul. 

Wondering how to expand your fitness horizons beyond the same old routine and equipment? Check out these 5 inspiring challenges that can move your fitness—and weight loss—into brand new territory.

 

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Sunday
Jul122015

Pre- and Post-Workout Strategies

Exercise itself is merely a stimulus for change.

The purpose of exercise is to induce stress on the body (e.g. mechanical stress, metabolic stress, nervous system stimulation).

It’s not just to burn calories or to get our hearts pumping. Exercise is a tool we need in order to force our bodies to change.

The readiness of our physiology to withstand the stress of exercise and the way we nourish our bodies between exercise sessions are what truly dictate our response. In other words, our bodies need to be challenged but also need to recover if we want to see positive changes.

Perhaps this is why many people who exercise - but don’t pay much attention to nourishment (or have altered physiology) - don’t see jaw-dropping results.

Accordingly, your pre- and post-exercise nutrition strategies are driven largely by the frequency, intensity, duration, and types of training you choose to do. These choices not only make or break your workout performance, but also your recovery between sessions.

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Sunday
Jun282015

Upgrade Your Walking Workout

Of all of the weight loss means out there, walking is one of the most effective ways to shed pounds.

Many people assume that in order to decrease body fat they have to log considerable miles running, spend numerous hours lifting at the gym or cut calories until their stomachs talk back. Not only are those tactics unnecessary, but they’re generally ineffective!

In addition to appropriately personalized workout sessions, daily movement like walking offers countless benefits. You can even “up” the physical (and mental) advantages by adding these variations.

 

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Tuesday
Aug262014

7 Tips for Healthy Joints

Too often we begin caring about joint health only when pain and stiffness set in. Unfortunately, there aren’t many tests or assessments that can give us an objective look at the health of our joints, and the root causes behind joint pain can come from a variety or combination of sources. Excess weight, for example, can increase knee stress by 4-5 times for every pound gained. Maintaining a healthy weight is one significant part of proactive joint care, but there are many other tactics you can act on today to help keep your joints healthy and pain-free!

 

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