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“HIP” New Stretches to Try

The Dilemma Does your job require you to sit at a desk or in a car all day? If so, your hips are probably as tight as a pair of designer skinny jeans after a Thanksgiving meal.  When you spend a long time sitting, your hip flexors remain in a shortened position. This is what causes your hips to be …

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Stop Ignoring That Foam Roller

Using a foam roller has been popular among athletes, coaches, and therapists, but people at all levels of fitness are able to use them. They can be incorporated into a warm-up or cooldown of a workout or part of a daily routine. Sometimes they can be used for therapeutic reasons. Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, or a …

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It’s Getting Hot In Here!

What do you get when you engage your mind, body, soul, and a little heat? Hot yoga. Getting overall benefits of strength, flexibility, stress reduction, mindfulness, while also getting an amazing sweat. Hot yoga is even a great form of more subtle cardio. Still not sold? Here are some reasons that may be stopping you from doing hot yoga, and …

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Your Guide to Staying Fit While on Vacation

Whether you’re visiting family, hitting the beach, or going abroad, you might not have access to the fully loaded gym you’re used to. Vacations are meant for resting your body, relaxing, and indulging a bit! However, if you just have to get a workout in or you’ll go insane (like me), there are some simple and easy ways to do so! …

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Find a New Place to Get Moving

If you’re anything like me, going to the gym most days doesn’t sound like the best time. That doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to get a daily workout in. Summertime gives us the perfect excuse to get outside and get moving. Sometimes it’s nice to switch up your workout with a new place, environment, exercise, or friend. The great …

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Get Out of Your Slump – Literally!

Do you have a desk job that requires you to sit all day? If so, your posture and your overall health could be at risk! A recent study has shown that no amount of physical activity and exercise can fight off the dangers associated with sitting all day. Bummer right? In this case, prevention is the best medicine! Here’s how …

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How To: Workout without Music

Lately I’ve been in a slump when it comes to my workout playlist. No recent music has caught my attention or inspired me enough to really attack a good workout. I’ve turned to alternative methods of spending my time on the treadmill or elliptical as I get my cardio in. I’ve found that some of these make the time fly …

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Take a Stand

Are you sitting down right now? If so, how long have you been sitting for? A half hour, an hour, maybe two? Like most of us, you probably spend a majority of your day parked in a chair (eating, driving, homework, Netflix, etc.). Unfortunately, all those minutes start to add up! No matter how active you are, sitting less is …

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Training Time: Strength or Cardio First?

There is a lot of thought that goes into figuring out your workout for the day. One of the biggest challenges individuals question when it comes to working out is determining if they should do cardio or strength-based training first. This is one of those topics that have become very controversial in the world of fitness. The answer is both …

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Benefits of Beach Workouts

Summer is here which means workouts can get creative. Take a break from the gym and head to the beach! The beach is a great environment for a successful workout. Not only can you break a sweat, but you can also soak up some sun and cool off in the ocean after. There are so many benefits to adding beach …

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