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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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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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Summer Fitness Ideas for You, Your Friends, and Your Whole Family

Summer Fitness Ideas for You, Your Friends, and Your Whole Family

Summer time has arrived, and that means there’s more opportunities than ever to get outside and enjoy the sunshine by yourself, with friends, or with your family. When exercising in the summer, don’t forget the importance of hydration and protecting your skin from the powerful sun rays. Depending on where you live, you may need to plan your physical activities to avoid the hottest parts of the day. Exercising in…

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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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Stretching 101: How to Avoid Injuries and Stretch Safely

Stretching 101: How to Avoid Injuries and Stretch Safely

Stretching is a lengthening of your muscles that improves your flexibility, joint range of motion, balance, and stability. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends stretching at least two to three times per week. Depending on your fitness routine, you may be an avid stretcher or only touch your toes when you’re feeling sore after a workout. But stretching is something that people at every fitness level and frequency should…

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Exercise for Mental Wellbeing: How Fitness Helps Mental Health

Exercise for Mental Wellbeing: How Fitness Helps Mental Health

We often talk about how one of the big perks of a regular fitness routine is the positive affect it can have on your mental health and wellbeing. Particularly during this very long and stressful year, taking care of your mental wellbeing is important. Whether you’re in the midst of a bad mental health period or want to implement healthy habits that will help you maintain good mental health, a…

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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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Why Physical Activity is Important for Children

Why Physical Activity is Important for Children

Regular physical activity has a number of health benefits that we talk about often, but typically we’re talking about adults and how you can build a sustainable, healthy fitness lifestyle. Establishing healthy fitness routines is also important for children, as creating healthy exercise habits in childhood can lead to healthier, happier adulthoods.  For many of us, exercise can occasionally be a means to an end — to lose weight, to…

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Why We Believe Fitness Should Be Accessible to Everyone

Why We Believe Fitness Should Be Accessible to Everyone

As fitness fanatics, we know that incorporating regular exercise into your life can have resounding benefits for your health, happiness, and wellbeing. Unfortunately, fitness isn’t always accessible to everyone and there are a variety of factors that can make it difficult for people to start and maintain a regular fitness routine and enjoy the many benefits of physical activity.  Benefits of Regular Exercise Incorporating regular fitness into your life has…

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