Tagged: exercise tips

Fitness Over 50 – How Active Older Adults Can Stay Fit

As a fitness trainer, I work out a lot. And because I’ve been doing that for the past 20 years professionally, I can tell you that my body feels different at 50+ than it did at 30, or even 40. As we age, the joints begin to wear down, the impact and insults of time […]

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Shape Your Butt with Lateral Band Walks

Lateral band walks, also called lateral monster walks, are a great way to sculpt your leg and gluteal muscles. This exercise utilizes bands to create resistance and targets lower body muscle groups. Watch how to perform them so you can add them to your workout routine!

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The Relationship Between Alcohol Consumption and Exercise

Certain alcoholic beverages may have some health benefits, ranging from wine’s positive influence on insulin sensitivity and beer’s positive association with bone density when consumed in low to moderate amounts. However, if you’re trying to ramp up your fitness, alcohol consumption may impede your progress. Below are some not-so-fun facts about alcohol and how it […]

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Should You Exercise While You Are Sick?

Should you exercise while you are sick? This seems to be a frequently asked question. Since it’s cold and flu season, you might be unfortunate to come down with an illness, but you don’t want to fall off the fitness wagon and derail all the hard work you’ve put into this point. Let’s look at […]

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10 Simple Hacks to Get the Most from Your Workout

Feel like you’re not getting as much out of your workouts as you’d like? A lot comes down to your form. Try these 10 simple workout hacks to start seeing the results you desire.

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Achieve Super Speed: 11 Foods for Runners

Do you want to optimize your running performance? Your brain plays a critical role in dictating fatigue levels during a run. Optimal performance while running will not only require a strong body, but a strong mind as well. There are certain foods that you can incorporate into your daily routine to ensure overall health, peak […]

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What is Spot Reduction and Does it Work?

Trying to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? Not happy about how thick your thighs are? Many people believe that focusing on working the muscles around areas with high fat that it will burn the fat itself. Let’s learn about spot reduction and if it actually works.

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What to Eat Before Your Workout

If you want to optimize the results of working out, consuming a small snack or pre-workout meal is ideal. However, every body digests food differently. Let’s go over what to eat and when to eat it before you begin your workout.

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What’s Causing Your Lower Back Pain?

Experiencing lower back pain but not sure what’s causing it? Actually, there are a number of culprits to look for or it can be a combination of things. Read on to learn about some of the potential causes for lower back pain.

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5 Plank Variations to Challenge Your Body

You’ve been exercising for awhile now, and you have been getting results but recently hit a plateau. It’s time to challenge your body with progressions of the exercises you have already been doing. If you continue to do a standard plank, for example, even adding time isn’t enough to continue to challenge your body to […]

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