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There’s something about toned arms that says, “That person must workout!”  Aside from aesthetics, having a strong upper body is essential for many everyday tasks.  Oftentimes, gym-goers may focus on the “beach body” muscle groups like the biceps and neglect other major muscles in the process. While bicep curls and tricep isolation exercises have their …

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Your objective:  Enjoy the holidays without the gain Your opponent:  A week of leftovers, grandma’s pie, parties with food and drinks galore, and food comas How will you do it???  I’m glad you asked!  Here’s your Holiday Survival Plan Parties and Family Gatherings Day of:  Prioritize activity and protein! This is not a day you …

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Stretching has been a common recommendation for decades to help alleviate tight muscles, improve movement capabilities, and reduce pain. Doctors to fitness professionals agree that most people should be stretching more often than they currently are. With the uptick in new information coming out every year about how to stretch better and more effectively, this …

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We’ve all believed certain things in life that unfortunately prove to be false.  Good things that make life easier.  I don’t mean believing in Santa Claus, or the Tooth Fairy, or whatnot.  I mean believing in things that we really thought we were right about.  It didn’t matter what people told us because we knew …

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1) Meal Prep  Take 15 minutes out of one day of your choice (for example Sunday) to plan a 7 day meal plan and grocery list. Next, plan the day and time you will go grocery shopping. Having a plan greatly reduces your chances of giving in and grabbing fast food on the way home …

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Spring break is practically here! And while traveling is fun and even good for the soul, it can be hard on your diet and exercise routine. Lauren shares 5 simple tips to help you stay on track while you are traveling so that you don’t lose any ground that you’ve gained in the new year. …

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So you’ve been wanting to hire a personal trainer but you’re a little apprehensive. What if they yell at you and force you to do things you hate?  Or what if they tell you that you can only eat fish and broccoli for the rest of your life to lose weight?  There are a lot …

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There are a lot of studies that show running is helpful in reducing stress. Why does running relieve stress? Well, my theory is because it sucks so bad that it takes your mind off all the other stuff going on in your life that can’t possibly be near as bad as willingly exhausting your bodies …

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Yoga is about breathing. In through the nose and out through the mouth for 5 breaths. Deep breath in, deep breath out. After 5 breaths go into breathing through nose on the inhale and on the exhale. Breathe in 5 seconds, pause at the top of the breath, then breathe out through nose for 5 …

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The infamous plank. It’s a staple core exercises – and for good reason.  Whether you love them or hate them (most people lean toward the latter), there’s not much to debate when it comes to its benefits.  So what’s so great about them, anyway? 1) Planks Increase Core Stability and Endurance Planks are an isometric exercise, …

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