Joint Health 101

fitness health Sep 02, 2020

Healthy joints are essential pieces of an overall strong body. No matter which sport or training you participate in, you should never ignore the importance of joint health. Unfortunately, when it comes to joints, exercise can be a double-edged sword. Physical activity is a key component of health, but strenuous exercises like running can wear out your (knee) joints. 

 Knees are some of the most commonly injured joints because of the impact they sustain every day.

 

Confused about what to do to best protect your joints? Here are some simple tips.

 

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5 Steps to Transforming into a Morning Person

fitness health Aug 21, 2020

By guest blogger Elise Morgan

 

For many of us night owls, waking up in the morning is a daunting task. Getting up “early” (any time before noon), whether for work or another scheduling necessity, is often accompanied by multiple snooze-button slams and the feeling of major grogginess.

 

However, there are many benefits of rising with the sun. It can reduce daytime stress, increase productivity, and free up time in your schedule. If you are considering changing your...

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Having Fun with Health: Habits for Everyday Life

fitness health Aug 14, 2020

By guest blogger Jason Lewis

 

You know that your health is important, but the journey toward getting healthier can seem difficult or, worse, boring. However, your health is too important to be viewed as merely mundane! You don’t have to follow a strict dietary plan or a slog along with a monotonous exercise routine to keep your body and mind healthy and strong.

As with anything in your life, you are in control! There are ways to make discovering your newfound health enjoyable. For...

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Fast Facts about Fats

diet health Aug 07, 2020

There are many misconceptions about fats. With so much misinformation and so many fad diets, it can be easy to become confused about fats, their purpose and the differences between types of fat. In addition to potentially affecting your fitness goals, fats can impact both your short-term and long-term health. Understanding the difference between good fat and bad fat can help you make the best decisions for your health and well-being.

 

What Are the Different Types of Fat?

Although some...

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5 Sneaky Reasons You Might be Gaining Weight

diet fitness health Aug 05, 2020

By guest blogger Elise Morgan

 

Weight gain can be extremely frustrating, especially when we feel like there’s no explanation for it. Part of the problem is that weight gain really is much more complicated than we think – it’s not just consuming excess calories and eating fatty foods, but is a complex reaction that oftentimes involves a wide variety of potential causes.

 

Scales and tape measures can help you monitor your weight loss progress.

Sometimes, these reasons for weight gain are out of your control (eg. reactions to a...

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Fitness Past 40

fitness health Jul 17, 2020

This week, I have been asked by several followers what advice I would give to someone in their 40's and above who is considering embracing a healthy lifestyle.

 

Keep in mind that I am not a subject matter expert - I'm not a nutritionist and no longer a fitness instructor. But my answers do come from experience: from reflecting back on my life and how I learned to keep fit, fierce and fabulous!


Making the decision to work towards a healthier lifestyle is timeless. It can happen at any...

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COVID-19 and Your Gear

fitness health Mar 18, 2020

Working out is great for your health. And regular getting your sweat on at the gym doesn’t just reward you down the road – you reap plenty of benefits immediately after/during a workout, like an endorphin boost, revved up metabolism, and a better sleep that night. There are tons of ways to get exercise and be active, and for many people, the best way was going to the gym. 

Then COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus (although technically this is the type of virus it is,...

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9 Reasons to Work Out (That Have Nothing to do with Weight)

fitness health Feb 19, 2020

It’s common knowledge that working out and having good cardio fitness can be beneficial to your health. However, too often people see “health” and “weight loss” as interchangeable concepts – and confusing the two can be catastrophic. People may ignore the other benefits of exercise and focus on weight, then get discouraged and quit when they don’t see quick results. In extreme cases, individuals can become obsessed with losing weight to the degree...

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Starting a Fitness Program When You’re Overweight

fitness health Oct 30, 2019

 

Building muscle and increasing your endurance is a challenging proposition for anyone, but it can be particularly difficult if you’re overweight. Whether you’re carrying just a few extra pounds or ready to take the first steps on a path to serious weight loss, getting fit and losing weight can be difficult. Here are some ways to discover the best exercise for you and take charge of your workout routine*.

 

Know What You’re In It For

There are countless reasons to...

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Motivate Your Group Fitness Members by Unlocking Their "Why"

health motivation Jun 19, 2019

 

When it comes to workout motivation, no one’s perfect. Although you tell your members to give 100% of their effort during 100% of their workouts, realistically, you know that won’t happen. People have “off” days, where they’re physically or mentally unable to put maximum effort into their training. And that’s okay, as long as you know that they’re trying!

But what about when you see members stop trying?

Sure, they come to classes –...

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