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Defeating the Weight Loss Plateau
Friday, December 16 2016 8:59 AM
Categorized In Health & Wellness
You’re working hard, you’ve dedicated yourself to an exercise regimen, and you’re seeing great results that are motivating you even further. Suddenly, your results are at a standstill, and you can’t seem to progress. You’ve officially hit the dreaded plateau. What do you do now? Defeating the weight loss plateau is possible with a little know-how. What is a Weight Loss Plateau? … Read Article
Benefits of Pilates
Friday, December 9 2016 8:50 AM
Categorized In Fitness
Pilates may look simple, but it takes a lot of precision and control with a strong emphasis on technique. The benefits of pilates are many as breathing and concentration can be improved, the movements can target every area of the body and the exercise is low impact. Most trainers define low-impact exercises as motions where one foot stays on the ground at all times. These types of exercises potentially reduce the risk of i… Read Article
Staying Motivated for Winter Exercise
Tuesday, November 29 2016 3:00 PM
Categorized In Fitness
The all too familiar feel of wintertime is drawing near. It’s freezing in the morning, dark when you come home from work, and the indoors are too cozy to part with. The motivation you once felt is still salvageable (don’t worry!), and you’ll be thanking yourself that you persevered with your workout regimen come spring. Here are some tips to help you avoid a winter workout hiatus: Set a… Read Article
Exercises That Are Easy on the Knees
Tuesday, November 1 2016 8:37 AM
Categorized In Fitness
You’ve finally decided to get into a solid workout routine and everything is going great until you feel that bothersome knee pain that so many people experience. You don’t want to back down at this point, your motivation is there, but you don’t know if you should continue with the same regimen in fear of making things worse. Knee pain is a common ailment for people of all ages and it’s a com… Read Article
The Benefits of Working Out With a Partner
Wednesday, July 20 2016 3:36 PM
Categorized In Fitness
When it comes to hitting the gym, two can definitely be better than one. Here’s why. Accountability Having a blah day? Don’t feel like going to the gym after a stressful day at work? You know working out will help you feel better, but without accountability, it can be all too easy to skip out. This all changes if you have a workout partner. After all, it’s one thing to cance… Read Article
Why Core Strength is Important
Friday, July 15 2016 2:05 PM
Categorized In Fitness
A flat stomach and six-pack abs may be the typical symbol of strength and fitness, but in reality, the abdominals are only part of a much larger interconnected area of muscles, called the core, that we use for most body movements. Looking for relief from low back pain? Strengthening your core may help. Want to improve your posture and balance? Try improving your core strength. Would you like to reduce your risk … Read Article
The Benefits of Yoga for Men
Thursday, June 23 2016 1:10 PM
Categorized In Fitness
6 Good Reasons Guys Should Get Their “Om” On Yoga offers well-known benefits for both sexes, like improved flexibility and core strength. But there are some  other surprising benefits that just might have the guys striking warrior poses a whole lot more often. 1. Yoga Challenges Your Entire Body Unlike some workouts that target specific areas, yoga is a full-body resistance workout, stretc… Read Article
4 Ways Regular Exercise Can Help Reduce Stress
Wednesday, June 15 2016 3:24 PM
Categorized In Fitness
Stressed Out? Why Regular Exercise Should Be Part of Your Stress Relief Plan With so many things to do, it might seem like adding yet another activity— regular exercise sessions—would be counter-intuitive. But the stress-relieving benefits of exercise make it well worth the time spent. Here Are 4 Ways Regular Exercise Can Help Reduce Stress: 1. Endorphins: Your Brain's Natural Mood… Read Article
Weight Loss Plateau Facts To Keep In Mind
Friday, May 20 2016 4:53 PM
Categorized In Nutrition
If you do not experience a weight loss plateau as you approach your ideal body weight, consider yourself extremely lucky. They are very common. Weight loss plateaus are to be expected as you are losing weight. Our bodies are resistant to change. A large chunk of people who reach their ideal weight have experienced as many as 2, maybe 3 plateaus lasting up to several weeks. Just know that if c… Read Article
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