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What Time Should I Work Out?

Have you ever wondered if your work out should be in the morning, evening, or in-between for best results? I have on multiple occasions. I know that when I wake up and work out I have better sustained energy throughout my day and working out in the evening can help with my sleep, but what is ideal?  According to Russel Pate, M.D., and professor of exercise science at the University of South Carolina, “The best time of the day is when you will do it most consistently, because the benefits of physical activity are tightly linked to the amount you …

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Which Group Fitness Is For You?

I’ve often wondered which group fitness is better for each person as I see different styles and types pop up constantly. You can take your pick these days whether it’s Orange Theory, Curves, Crossfit, Yoga (Allllll the styles of yoga), Zumba, or Spinning. The list goes on and on so which one is better for each body type and moreover which body type I’m trying to achieve. A great article on SELF.com digs deeper into many styles of working out and the benefits of each. Here are the “Goal” and “Try” snippets from the article: Goal: “I want something to …

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Workplace Healthy Snacking

Whether you are a morning person or not I don’t know, but either way the morning tends to get away from those of us that head off to your typical 9-5 job. I am not a morning person and am lucky to get in a cup of coffee before running out the door. Starbucks knows me by name and my choices for breakfast are often a jar of caffeine rather than something of sustenance. Without a full meal I need to turn to healthy snacking instead. A few keys to maintaining a healthy lifestyle are eating throughout the day with …

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Core Strength is the Center of it All

When it comes to exercise we all want a quick fix and to snap our fingers and see results, but results take time. Exercise is not just about lifting weights or heading to the gym and running on a treadmill. Exercise is a science and core strength is at the center of it all. When we base our strength at our core we are protecting ourselves. The core is made up of several different muscle groups and those lovely rippling abdominal muscles you see are the last ones that should be worked. So which ones should we be working first? …

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Which Cardio Is Best?

Many Americans do the ups and downs of weight loss, but never see substantial results. We obliterate ourselves in the gym, but don’t back it up with our diet. The diet is a key part to any weight loss regime, but when I say diet I do not mean a fad or weight loss trick. Your diet is what you eat on a daily basis, it is meant to be your lifestyle. The other component is the gym to help speed up metabolism and to allow your body the efficient tools it needs to burn fat cells. So which Cardio …

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Yoga Is Not Just For The Flexible

A common misconception to those not immersed in the yoga bubble is that you have to be flexible to practice yoga. Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is incredibly important and yoga can be practiced at any age whether you have a limited range of motion or are the most flexible person on Earth. The typical yoga that you see in photos or on the cover of Yoga Journal is not where you start a yoga practice. Each pose you see has a modification to enable a beginner to ease into each “asana” or posture. Many people stay in the modified pose …

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