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How To Get Back On Track With Diet And Exercise After A Lapse

Picture this. You’re clicking on all cylinders when it comes to health. You’ve made it to the gym regularly for a month, your nutrition is dialed in, and you’re feeling confident. You’re seeing progress, feeling motivated, and fairly certain that nothing can stop you now from reaching your health and fitness goals. Then you get an injury, take a family …

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5 Simple Home Office Exercises to Keep You Moving All Day Long

One of the best things about working from home is that you can add a bit more movement into your day without being awkward.  While I used to work at a company where we routinely took a break to do team planks, I wasn’t about to bring my kettlebell or resistance band to my desk to do exercises by myself. …

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Design a Workout Plan You’ll Actually Use in 3 Simple Steps

Committing to a workout plan can feel like a massive undertaking.  You’ll need to find time in an already hectic schedule, and at first glance, it may not seem feasible. But taking time to consider your goals, find the right activities, and schedule your workouts could be just what you need to get the ball rolling. Use the steps below …

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Basics of a HIIT Workout: What It Is & How To Do It

Most people who want to get in shape are looking for a way to do the least possible amount of work for the quickest results.  While any workout regimen requires discipline and consistency, HIIT may be the closest type of training to get maximum results with the least time commitment. What is HIIT? HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a …

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10 Easy Ways to Move More Every Day

Sedentary lifestyles are not only becoming increasingly common in our society, but they can be incredibly damaging, especially for cardiovascular health. Some have gone so far as to call sitting the new smoking. If that’s not enough to get you up off your rump and moving, I’m not sure what is. To enhance overall health, we must seek to incorporate …

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Why It’s Critical for Women to Strength Train

Strength training is a critical component of fitness for men and women.  But many women are hesitant to do so while men seem to naturally waltz around the weight room like they own the place. I’ve heard tons of different excuses over the years from female friends and strangers on why they hesitate to participate in strength training: I don’t …

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What is the Best Way to Warm-up Before a Workout?

As young children, we’re taught that we need to warm-up before participating in physical activity.  I have fond memories of “circling up” with my soccer girls to partake in a series of dynamic stretches designed to loosen us up before a match.  But as adults, we’re often short on time, trying to fit in a workout between responsibilities at home …

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