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What’s the Deal With Fitness Trackers?

I recently became another one of those people that started using a fitness tracker. I’ve thought of myself as someone who has pretty good intrinsic motivation to stay active or complete a workout. I thought the addition of my new fitness tracker wouldn’t make much of a difference in how much I move, and I never thought I’d be someone …

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Three Must-Have Products for Home Workouts

Sometimes getting to the gym is a hassle! When you can’t make it to the gym, there are still ways you can get in a good workout from home. Getting the most out of a home workout doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate either! Having these three simple and cheap options may be all you need for a satisfying …

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Standing Desks, More Than Being Active

Standing desks are an increasing trend, and a trend that is beneficial to health. Sitting is becoming a prominent risk factor to so many diseases. Outcomes from sitting are almost similar to those of smoking cigarettes. The purchase of a standing desk at work is a simple way to decrease sedentary behavior, and also increase productivity! More than just being …

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Exercise, Only 23% Getting Enough

Exercise. We are told by our doctors, health educators, parents, friends, and coworkers to exercise. Everyone knows they have to do it, yet less than a quarter of Americans are actually meeting the guidelines. The number to remember is 23%. This is the percent of all Americans that actually hit both of the physical activity recommended guidelines. 32% of Americans are meeting …

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Why You Shouldn’t Workout

Looking for an excuse to skip the gym today? You’re too busy, have Netflix to catch up on, it’s your cat’s birthday, you’re feeling lazy, etc. Unfortunately, those excuses shouldn’t keep you from a great workout. But I have good news! There are some reasons why you should take a breather from the gym in addition to your normally scheduled rest days. …

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Don’t Exercise on an Empty Stomach! Nutrition Before and After Working Out

Will You Burn More Fat if you Fast? There is a general idea that if you fast before you work out, you’ll burn more fat. The short answer is no, you won’t burn any more fat if you decide to exercise on an empty stomach. While it would be great to unlock the key to fast and easy weight loss, …

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HELP – I sit all day and I can’t get up!

By now, we’ve all heard about the detrimental effects that sedentary behavior can have on our bodies and our overall health. While knowing this information is important, many of us still find it difficult to get enough physical activity in during the day, especially for those who sit at a desk for work. The average American spends 12 hours a …

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Mindfulness and Exercise

What do you think about when exercising? Is it a time for you to let you mind wander, or do you tend to stay focused on the task at hand? I recently found myself becoming incredibly bored when working out and started to question if I could incorporate some meditation or mindfulness techniques into my fitness routine. Is mindfulness during …

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Take a Stand!

If you work a typical nine to five job, you’re well aware that much of your day is spent seated at your desk. With the increased trend in wearable fitness trackers reminding us to stand up every hour, people are beginning to understand the benefits of standing up once every hour. If you don’t wear a Fitbit or Apple watch, …

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What’s Your “Why”?

Not everyone likes to workout. To some, it’s as enjoyable as getting a root canal. To others, exercise is just a necessary evil. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” Finding Your “Why” Finding a reason to workout goes beyond just aesthetics and looking good in a swimsuit. Exercise, building strength, and increasing stamina …

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