Exercise

Want to sleep better? Pick up a weight!

Posted by on March 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

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Exercise just may be your ticket to a better night’s sleep says a recent survey out of Washington, DC.

The findings, reported by the National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America® poll show a compelling association between exercise and better sleep. “Exercise is great for sleep. For the millions of people who want better sleep, exercise may help,” says David Cloud, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

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Roll your way to better workouts

Posted by on January 14, 2013 at 6:35 pm

Foam Roller Roll your way to better workoutsSore after your workouts?

Hopefully the main reason is because you are kicking butt in the gym. But also its because your muscles get tight and over time this will increase the chances of injury. The first part of your workout should consist of 5-10 minutes of warm-up cardio. For the next 5-15 minutes you should spend some time rolling your way to a better workout.

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10 Tips to Avoid Going Over The “Fitness Cliff”

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Fitness Cliff1 896x1024 10 Tips to Avoid Going Over The Fitness Cliff It seems that everyone is talking about the looming fiscal cliff

I’m more concerned with you going over the fitness cliff as we head into the new year!

Over the holidays, people tend to put exercise and healthy eating on the back burner for more exciting things–like shopping for gifts, travel, festive parties, and spending time with family & friends.

Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing bad about enjoying the holidays. But with all things, moderation is key. Here are 10 tips to avoid falling off the fitness cliff:

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Black Friday Fitness Deals (available NOW)

Posted by on November 24, 2011 at 8:00 am

iStock 000017830036XSmall Black Friday Fitness Deals (available NOW)Not everyone wants flat screen tv’s or laptops…

If you are looking for great fitness gifts, many  retailers are offering DEEP discounts right now. So avoid the lines, stay in your Pj’s and get these deals right now online.

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3 Signs Your Workout Needs an Overhaul (and where to start)

Posted by on August 3, 2011 at 9:39 am

iStock 000006936515XSmall 3 Signs Your Workout Needs an Overhaul (and where to start)Have you been banging out the same old workout for months now and feel like you are getting nowhere? Well you are probably right.

Here are 3 signs its time to change your workout…

1.You are skipping them. Nothing spells boredom more than ditching workouts. Your muscles are pretty smart and if you keep giving them the same old moves–they are bound to tell your brain “drive past the gym!”

2.You are no longer seeing results. Your muscles need to be challenged each and every time you workout. Some of the reasons you are not seeing results could be lack of variety in your sessions, low intensity (not going hard enough), using weight that is too light, and not training enough each week.

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