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8 Great Recovery Practices

Many fitness enthusiasts pride themselves on how often they get to the gym each week. To boot, many of them work as hard as possible when training. 

Whether it's running with the Running Club, training hard while listening to energetic music in a Group Fitness Class or getting sore while lifting weights, they find a great deal of post-workout satisfaction knowing they pushed themselves and challenged their limits. 

As great as it is to work hard, sweat freely and tire your muscles with each training session, however, there's another key but often overlooked workout component: applying good recovery techniques.


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Can Body Therapies Boost Your Weight Loss Journey? 

When was the last time you had a massage - or other form of bodywork?

An increasing number of people are embracing hands-on therapies as part of their health and wellness routines.

Long gone are the days when massage was simply seen as a form of pampering. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, 91% of surveyed consumers view massage as beneficial to health and wellness. Seventy-four percent, in fact, believe it should be a form of healthcare.

Although therapeutic massage might be one of the most commonly sought after body therapies, other popular forms include chiropractic care, reflexology and acupuncture.  


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Q&A: How do I overcome over-training?

When you wake in the morning, grab a stopwatch from your night stand and check your pulse for 60 seconds. As long as you don’t wake up to a noisy alarm that shocks you into alterness, you should get an accurate reading. Jot down your resting heart rate each morning. If you notice a day or two where it’s elevated, it could be due to poor sleep or a little anxiety when you wake up. If you notice a trend, where it’s gradually rising each week, it could be a sign of over-training. Interestingly, if you don’t back off and become severely over-trained, your resting heart rate could actually start falling well below normal as your metabolism starts slowing down. If you have over-trained and you slowed down your metabolism and are continuing to work out 5-7 days a week, how do you fix the metabolism? How do you stop over-training?

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Try-It Tuesday: Massage

Looking for some peace and quiet while still working toward your fitness goals? Give this "Try-It Tuesday" idea a chance.

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