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Archives for March 2014

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Can Hula-Hoops Strengthen the Core?

by Joe Lawrence March 31st, 2014| Core, Strength Training
I have heard this notion gaining some steam this year and recently my wife bought a weighted Hula-Hoop. Being the skeptic I am about faddish workouts and diets, I decided to do a little research. I mean, there are even fitness classes and workout videos centered around the Hula-Hoop.
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The Yoga Lifestyle

by James Maynard March 28th, 2014| Video
Yoga can be a small exercise routine, or it can become a who lifestyle, becoming a new aspect of your everyday life. Many people use the lessons they learn from yoga to help them cope with everyday stress, as well as providing toning and firming exercise, making you look
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Winter Cardio: Hibernation is Over

by Joe Lawrence March 27th, 2014| Cardio, Outdoor
It has been a long and cold winter. We have been cooped up in the house and looking longingly towards the outdoors hoping to step outside again. It is finally warming up a bit to where we can get some good ole vitamin D.

Nothing beats a good cardio workout
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Prerace Mistake: Water Overload

by Louise March 26th, 2014| Fitness Expert
Spring is around the corner and for many runners that means it is racing season! How should your prerace days differ from your regular run days? There are many myths associated with prerace preparation, and the majority of them are related to prerace nutrition. A big question mark for
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Advocating for Avocado

by Bea March 25th, 2014| Diet Strategy, Healthy Snacks
Food plays such an important role when it comes to having a successful exercise routine. This applies to pre-workout and post-workout. Before a workout, food is necessary to be able to get the energy you need to complete your workout. After a workout, you need food for the recovery
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15 Minute Workout Formula to Alleviate Stress

by Joe Lawrence March 24th, 2014| 15 Minutes or Less, Strength Training
It is no secret that stress hits us all. There is nothing we can do about that; however, we can take control of the stress. One of the most recommended remedies for stress is exercise. I do not know about you, but when I am stressed, I usually am
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Finally! My Boat Pose Comes In!

by James Maynard March 21st, 2014| Video
The boat pose, or Navasana, is one position in Ashtanga yoga to build core strength. If one of your goals in yoga is to trim your tummy, this is one movie you are going to want to learn. It can also help build strength around your midriff, bringing definition
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Best Indoor Cardio Workouts for 2014

by Jessica B. March 20th, 2014| Cardio, Indoor
If your New Year’s Resolution for 2014 was to get in shape, there is a chance that March is when you start to lose a bit of steam. It might be that you made big promises, but suddenly don’t have the time. It might be that you pushed too
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How to Jump Start Your Fitness Program

by Jason Brennan March 19th, 2014| Fitness Expert
Whether you are already involved in a fitness plan, starting one, or just restarting a “jump start” might be what you need to get your results moving in the right direction. If you have to decide that this is the year that you will be in the shape you
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The Health Benefits of Turmeric

by Kimberly Hays March 18th, 2014| Diet Strategy, Superfoods
Just as in fashion, it seems superfoods also evolve. We went through the Greek yogurt phase, the quinoa phase, and now the hot new superfood is turmeric. Of course, eating an array of superfoods is best for your health, but it’s always fun to add something new to the
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Push up Variations

by Joe Lawrence March 17th, 2014| Strength Training, Upper Body
When it comes to exercise, there are two things I look for to compile my list. They are variation to keep the routine exciting and the ability to do the exercise without special equipment. I want to be able to do the exercise anywhere I am, whether it is
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Shoulder Use in Downward-Facing Dog

by James Maynard March 14th, 2014| Video
Downward-facing dog is one of the most basic moves in yoga, and one of the positions most often used during a typical yoga session. For those new to the practice, it is one of the first moves you will be taught. This position is easy to learn, but proper
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