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10 Dec, 2017

Demonizing Cholesterol: Is It Really That Bad?  

Americans are afraid of cholesterol. And with good reason. For years, we’ve received the message that cholesterol is a silent killer, clogging our arteries and causing life-threatening disease. To be sure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 12.1 percent of adults over age 20 have high serum total cholesterol. Meanwhile, NCHPAD estimates

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20 Nov, 2017

Get Out and Walk! Five Benefits of Fitness Walks

If you think you don’t know how to exercise, you are wrong. Plain and simple, you get out of a workout as much as you put into it. If you are willing to give physical fitness a try, then there is absolutely nothing holding you back from getting started. Don’t believe it? Well hear this:

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10 Nov, 2017

High Intensity Interval Training: Get the Most Out of Your Workout

If you want to make the most out of every minute that you spend at the gym, then high intensity interval training, or HIIT, might be exactly what you are looking for. This is one of the top trends in the fitness world at the moment, and for good reason. With high intensity interval training

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20 Oct, 2017

Stuck in a Rut? Try These Three Interesting Workouts to Spice Up Your Routine

It can happen to anyone. The lingering dread, the growing disinterest, the growing tendency to skip out on your workout, to let minor inconveniences interrupt the healthy activities that you’ve had planned. A small change in your attitude, a few excuses here and there, and before you know what’s happened it’s been weeks since your

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10 Oct, 2017

Fuel Your Workouts! The Benefits of Proper Nutrition for Athletes

You are what you eat, so if your plan is to be the strongest, most powerful athlete you can be, then you need to eat the part. Focusing too much on the workouts and not enough on the nutrition side of becoming an athlete is a rookie mistake. If you are heading out on a

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20 Sep, 2017

Carbs. Why You Need Them to Sustain an Active Lifestyle

Eat less, move more. That is the weight loss mantra, the key to success, the secret to the obesity riddle that has left too many people unhealthy and uncomfortable for far too long. The problem is that diet and exercise aren’t that simple to figure out individually; and they tend to become really complicated when you

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10 May, 2017

Change Up Your Workout for Better Results  

It’s easy to get into a rut or hit a plateau when you do the same exercise routine repeatedly. According to Women’s Health every time you complete the same routine your body becomes more adept at handling the stress. This ultimately means you’ll start burning fewer calories. There are several things you can do to

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20 Apr, 2017

3 Morning Routines for a Better Start to Your Day  

Not everybody looks forward to early mornings with the same zest and enthusiasm as, say, an evening out with friends. If you’re ready for a shift in approach to your morning routine, one that leaves you feeling energized and healthy, we have a few suggestions!   Stretch Every Extremity   Before getting out of bed,

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20 Mar, 2017

Poor Posture Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement

In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move.  The shoulder is different.  It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone.  Rather than being “wrapped” in

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11 Mar, 2017

Different Types of Stretching and Their Benefits

Many folks beginning an exercise or physical therapy regimen are given a specific set of exercises, but these instructions don’t always come with proper guidance on the stretching that should accompany the program. To ensure that you can either avoid – or avoid exacerbating – injuries, here’s a comprehensive guide to different types of stretching and their benefits.

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