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The Good, The Bad, and The Sore

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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Exercise?

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Q & A With Olivia Harlan

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Written by Jenna Koford For those wanting to tone their upper arms, these simple triceps exercises are a great place to start. 1. Bench Dips Like its name suggest, the Bench Dip exercises usually involves a bench, chair, or other piece of sturdy furniture. While facing away from the bench, place your hands shoulder-width apart …

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Scared of Weights? 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 …

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One of the greatest, yet overlooked, benefits of exercise is injury prevention. Yes, prevention. It is a common misconception that exercise will cause injury, and while that can most certainly occur with improper form and progression, strengthening the stabilizer muscles will reduce the chances of injury from both sports-related injuries and injuries from daily movements. …

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Negative Nancy to Positive Polly (Mindset) Running long distance is more than just having a physically-able body. In fact, without having a strong, positive mindset during and before the run, it can be the most strenuous, difficult task you ever set out to achieve. Oftentimes, it can be the people who either stop in the …

coconut water facts and fiction

The truths and myths behind all the coconut water buzz Lately it seems that everyone is nuts for coconuts—coconut water that is. From celebrity endorsements to the “mother nature’s sports drink” nickname, coconut water is falling off the shelves around the nation. So what’s all the hype about? Coconut water is said to be low …

Written by Brooke Kittel Do you know people that seem to effortlessly maintain a fit physique?  While they certainly pay attention to their diet and exercise regimens, they seem to be genetic “freaks of nature”.  In actuality, fit people tend to adhere to several common practices that give their metabolism and physique an extra boost.  …

A guide to workouts that actually apply to everyday activity Written by Greg Marshall | The GYM When most fitness professionals talk about fitness most of the time they are referring to how they can change how you look. But it is rare to find a fitness professional that will give you workout advice day-to-day …

Sports injuries are the second leading cause of emergency room visits for children and adolescents Written by Brooke Kittel Participation in youth sports is at an all-time high in the United States. The proliferation of club-type teams has opened the sporting arena to a much wider circle of kids than ever before.    According to …

How this peaceful exercise can wreak havoc  WRITTEN By Caitlin Schille | Healthy Magazine Yoga is a popular form of exercise among Americans. According to a recent survey, approximately 20.4 million adults regularly practice yoga, which is 8.7 percent of adults, and the trend seems to be growing. As yoga increases in popularity, concerns have been …

What’s missing from most workout programs, fad diets, and other fitness advice out there? Simply put, mental training. Written by Greg Marshall | The Gym  We are going to dig deeper than just the weights, cardio, and nutrition, and talk about discovering the inner motivation for you individually. What is mental training? Mental training is honing …