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Gym Etiquette: A Beginner’s Guide

Gym Etiquette: A Beginner’s Guide

Being a newcomer to the gym can be a little daunting. There’s machines, equipment, and people who look like they know what they’re doing everywhere you look, and you may feel awkward at first trying to figure out what the common etiquette is around using machines and weights. We’ve compiled a list of general gym best practices to help you and those around you feel comfortable as you acclimate to…

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Complementary Exercise: Cardio & Strength Training That Work Together

Complementary Exercise: Cardio & Strength Training That Work Together

One of the most effective ways to incorporate regular fitness into your lifestyle is by doing activities that you enjoy. Exercising doesn’t need to be a continual battle of working out in ways that don’t also make you feel good or bring a feeling of accomplishment. Instead, by seeking out activities that challenge your strength or get your heart rate up, whatever form they take, you can integrate regular fitness…

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Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

Aerobic vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

There are many different ways to exercise. How you choose to get your fitness on is up to you, and the best way to workout is by doing activities you enjoy that challenge your strength and endurance. We’ve talked before about diversifying your fitness to get stronger, and it can help to have a high-level understanding of the two broad types of exercise: aerobic and anaerobic exercise. What is Aerobic…

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How Diverse Workouts Help You Build Full-Body Strength

How Diverse Workouts Help You Build Full-Body Strength

There are many ways to establish a fitness routine. It depends on what opportunities you have for physical activity in your area, how often you workout, whether you workout alone, with a friend, or as a group, and many other considerations. Whether you’re kick-starting a fitness routine or updating your regular routine, one of the best workout choices you can make for your full-body strength and endurance is diversity in…

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How to Increase Your Workout Intensity Safely

How to Increase Your Workout Intensity Safely

Over the course of your fitness journey, you’ll find that the intensity of your workouts will grow with your strength, endurance, and confidence. Our bodies continually adapt to the circumstances of our lives and to the exercises included in our workouts, which is why it’s so hard to kick-start a fitness routine when you fall out of the habit. If you complete the same workout every time you exercise, your…

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Brain Food: What to Listen to While You Workout

Brain Food: What to Listen to While You Workout

The best forms of exercise are workouts you enjoy doing, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t difficult at times to tie up your tennis shoes, get to the gym, and get in a workout. Exercising is hard work, and there are days when you may need an extra boost to feel excited and ready to tackle your workout. That’s where brain food can come to the rescue! Brain food…

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Using Varied Rest to Amp Up Your Workouts

Using Varied Rest to Amp Up Your Workouts

Rest is an important part of your fitness routine and can help you avoid injuries during a workout. There are a number of ways to incorporate rest into your routine, from taking dedicated rest days to using short rest breaks within your workout. When using rest within your workouts, there are differing opinions on how long or short your rest period should be. Varied rest times have different effects on…

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A Beginner’s Guide to HIIT Fitness

A Beginner’s Guide to HIIT Fitness

Getting started with a new workout routine can be intimidating, but diversifying your exercise can help you build full-body strength and endurance while avoiding injuries. There are a huge variety of workout types and routines that you can try, but today we’ll be focusing on a popular way to get an intense workout in a short amount of time — HIIT fitness. What is HIIT Fitness?  HIIT stands for High…

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Cardio for Everyone

Cardio for Everyone

Cardio is an important part of a balanced fitness routine, but finding a cardio activity that is enjoyable and accessible can feel like a challenge. For many people, when you think about cardio you may picture an endless run and lots of huffing and puffing, which can be discouraging if you don’t like to run or have physical limitations or injuries that make running painful or inaccessible. There’s more to…

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How to Get Started With a Fitness Routine

How to Get Started With a Fitness Routine

Incorporating a regular fitness routine into your life can have lasting benefits for your physical well-being and mental health, but getting started with a fitness routine can be intimidating. Like making a New Year’s resolution, you may have tried to start an exercise routine before that puttered out. Before you begin a regular exercise routine, talk with your doctor to ensure your routine is right for you. Here are three tips to help you get started with a fitness routine that will last into the future. 

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