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Everything You Need to Know About Rowing

Everything You Need to Know About Rowing

Did you catch any of the rowing during the Olympics this summer and wondered how it would feel to move so smoothly over the water with perfect coordination? While rowing in the water with a team is typically limited to organized and exclusive groups, you can get the same exercise in the gym. Rowing machines are a great aerobic workout. While often thought to mainly focus on the upper body,…

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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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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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Cardio for Kids

Cardio for Kids

Kids need exercise. Regular physical activity contributes to your child’s health, happiness, and future wellbeing. Physical activity can be separated into two categories: aerobic and anaerobic activity. Anaerobic activity includes weight lifting and other forms of exercise that don’t improve cardiovascular efficiency. This form of working out isn’t ideal for kids, who should wait until adolescence before beginning any serious weight training activities. Aerobic activity produces increased heart rate, heavier…

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Cardio for Improved Cardiovascular Health

Cardio for Improved Cardiovascular Health

  Unless you have an interest in anatomy or work in healthcare with patients, you may not spend much time thinking about what’s happening inside your body throughout the day — or how your body changes with regular exercise. There are a number of reasons to maintain a fitness routine: to improve your mental health, for the endorphins, to build strength and endurance, and to support your physical health. One…

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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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