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Goals for Staying Inspired

by Kimberly Hays May 16th, 2018| Mind & Body
You hit them gym, go to yoga class, or run three to four days a week, but why? To stay motivated, you need to not only go through the motions, but think about why you work out. Do you want more energy, to lose weight, or just want to
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Improving Physical Fitness to Celebrate Your Body

by Marnie Bii May 9th, 2018| Body & Image, Mind & Body
If you have a negative outlook on your body image, you may spend a lot of time mentally picking apart your form. Instead of focusing on the way your body looks, it might be time to reflect on the way it feels. In fact, you can completely challenge your
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Sculpted Arms by Midsummer

by Joe Lawrence May 2nd, 2018| Strength Training, Upper Body
Arms and abs are two areas most men want to strengthen. With summer fast approaching, there is still some time left to look great at the beach or pool. Not much time, though.

There are really only two basic motions you can do to build your arms: bicep curl and
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Stop and Smell the Flowers for Improved Mood

by Marnie Bii April 25th, 2018| Mind & Body, Seasonal
As April showers work on nourishing the May flowers, you can gear yourself up for a mood boost from these amazing blooms. Flowers have bright, vibrant colors that catch the eye and encourage positive imagery. Upon coming in close, the heavy scents may improve your mood, inspire creativity and
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3 Part Plan for Getting Beach Ready

by Joe Lawrence April 18th, 2018| Strength Training
Living in the south I can already see summer peeking around the corner. This is great; however, I definitely need to get my beach body ready. I am going to do this using my never-fail three part plan.

Part one of the plan is calorie reduction. I vacillate between calorie
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Quiet Your Inner Voice to Improve Your Body Image

by Marnie Bii April 11th, 2018| Mind & Body
If you cannot calm and quiet your inner voice, you may be your own worst enemy. Negative reactions to your image in a mirror or photograph can instantly derail your efforts to achieve self-acceptance. Even if you are working toward a firmer body or lower weight, you need
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2 Easy Exercises for Your Lower Body

by Joe Lawrence April 4th, 2018| Lower Body, Strength Training
I love re-discovering exercises that I used to do or have done in the past. It is like moving the couch and finding the lost remote. Recently, I had such an experience and it led me to think of some other lower body exercises I have filed away.

As I
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How to Layer for Early Spring Running

by Jessica B. March 28th, 2018| Accessories, Exercise Wear
Spring is here and that means more and more people are heading outside to run. Sometimes it can be a bit tricky dressing to run outdoors in the spring because it is not quite warm enough to run in just a t-shirt and running pants, but after a few
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Staying Inspired to Keep Working Out

by Kimberly Hays March 21st, 2018| Inspiration, Mind & Body
Working out can become tedious at times, which makes you not want to hit the gym or go for a run. Staying inspired is so important to continue your workout routine, but sometimes you just need to switch things up a bit to still get exercise, but take a
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Understanding the Lies: Body Image in Pop Culture

by Marnie Bii March 14th, 2018| Mind & Body
Basing our body image expectations on images seen in pop culture is much akin to chasing rainbows. The images do not represent a healthy or obtainable female form due to the overuse of photo editing tools, makeup and lighting tricks. The video depicting the creation of an "ideal" image
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The Spark Solutions Diet

by Kimberly Hays March 7th, 2018| Diet Plans, Diet Strategy
The weight loss website, SparkPeople.com, has developed a diet called the Spark Solutions diet. The diet is formulated to fast track you into a regimen of healthy eating and regular exercise over a two week period. During this two week period you are supposed to lose five pounds. It
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Cardio Like a Child: Part 2

by Joe Lawrence February 28th, 2018| Cardio, Outdoor
Ever since writing the article about doing cardio like a child, I have received a lot of emails from family and friends asking for more. They had so much fun pretending to be kids again that they almost forgot they were working out.

I have come up with a
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