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10 Ways to Grow Muscle Fast

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Must-Know Push-up Variations

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Change the “Why” of Exercise

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by MotivHealth If you type the phrase, “Does fruit…” into your Google search bar, one of Google’s first autocomplete predictions reads, “Does fruit make me fat?” It is a surprisingly common concern. As more and more Americans realize how detrimental excessive sugar is to the body, fruit has managed to gain a bad reputation. However, …

By MotivHealth Did you know that one in three American adults, and one in six American children, are obese? Each new generation lives a more sedentary lifestyle than the last. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services detected a cause-and-effect relationship between screen time and obesity: high screen time averages correlate with high obesity …

10 Ways to Grow Muscle Fast

Supercharge a boring gym session. by Myatt Murphy | Healthy-Mag.com We should have a “refresh” button for everything: a bitter coworker, a lame bar scene, the National Hockey League. Just a click or two could give us instant improvement. Same with tired workouts. Maybe yours has frozen up like a gym version of Windows 95. …

Why this holds you back, and how to move forward Written by Greg Marshall, Fiture Personal Training When it comes to working out, there are a lot of people who are concerned about injuring themselves or doing the exercises wrong, so they end up only doing the treadmill or the elliptical as opposed to doing …

Must-Know Push-up Variations

By Angela Silva | Healthy-Mag.com The push-up is the standard of body-weight exercises. Push-ups are some of the easiest and most effective ways to exercise and get in-shape. If push-ups are part of your routine, here are some fun variations to help mix-up your workout and work different muscle groups. They include push-ups for all …

How a Simple Change in Thought Process Can Help You Escape American Exercise Norms Written by Caitlin Schille More exercise is a good New Year’s resolution, no doubt, but there is a disconnect—the CDC says only 1 in 5 Americans get the physical activity they need. One experienced researcher says it’s because our reasons for …

5 Weight Training Tips for New Gym Goers

Written by Zach Gee Weight training is one of the most important types of exercise you can do.  Its benefits include increased strength, increased power, increased muscle mass, increased metabolism, increased flexibility, improved posture, improved balance and stability, and decreased chance of injury.  With all of these benefits, there is a reason why it is …

Dumbbells can be useful to use especially if you do not have any other form of gym equipment. You can get great results from dumbbells by being creative with your exercises. Here five ways to use dumbbells like never before. 1. Dumbbell Box Jumps The first way is to use them in your box jump …

Why BMI should no longer be used to determine health status Written by Lauren Turville Body Mass Index (BMI), a ratio of a person’s height to weight, has long been a guide to determine an individual’s health status.  It is often used to know what health care costs should be, particularly by employees when evaluating …

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Leave basic behind Written by Lauren Turville These burpee alternatives will target muscles that standard burpees do not and hopefully add some variety to this dreaded exercise! Push-Up Jack Burpee Begin as if you are doing a normal burpee, but as you do your push up, spread your legs like you are doing a jumping …