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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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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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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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Workout Limitations for Kids: Exercising Safely

Workout Limitations for Kids: Exercising Safely

We know that physical activity is important for kids. It helps them build good cardiovascular health, strong bones, and helps regulate mood and energy. There are a number of different ways that kids can be active every day, including sports, gym time at school, or playing outside on a playground. Kids can also exercise with you, as long as you’re making adjustments for their age and physical abilities. Rather than…

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Healthy Meal Prep: Powering Your Fitness

Healthy Meal Prep: Powering Your Fitness

Exercising every day of the week (or even 3-4 days) burns a lot of calories. Make the time for your daily sweat, but don’t forget to focus on the food you’re feeding your hard-working body. By taking the time to create a food schedule, you may find opportunities to improve your life in the kitchen alongside at the gym. A balanced diet of protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals creates…

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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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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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