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Planning For a Hike

by Jackie on March 13, 2015

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Now that spring is finally deciding to show her beautiful face, going hiking is great way to spend a day outdoors and a rewarding way to get exercise. However, before heading out on the trails, make sure you are prepared. Planning ahead will greatly increase both your safety and your enjoyment of the hike. Below is a list of some things to consider before hitting the trail. Keep Reading

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It goes without saying that grabbing some food on the way home at a sandwich shop or some other restaurant becomes increasingly more expensive than occasionally hitting the town for some eats. Going to the grocery store takes time, effort, and a little patience as you (sometimes) have to learn how to cook up a few things. Keep Reading

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Kettlebells aren’t anything new, but their popularity in fitness circles continues to rise. When used correctly, kettlebells are extremely effective training tools for providing total-body strength and conditioning. Keep Reading

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If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma and you’ve been given regular preventive and reliever therapy (usually in the form of inhalers, or tablets), it’s important to use the preventive treatment every day even if you’re feeling well. Keep Reading

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Oatmeal is Great in So Many Ways!

by Wendy on February 27, 2015

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Eating a bowl of oatmeal each morning is the perfect way to start your day off right. The oatmeal discussed here is not the instant kind that comes in the different flavors — these are full of sugar. Keep Reading

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Plyometrics are also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, in which muscles exert maximum force in short periods of time, with the goal of increasing both speed and power. This training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or explosive manner with repeated jumping. Keep Reading

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The name Achilles is said to be a combination of two Greek words that together mean “grief of the people.” The injury that bears that hero’s name, in honor of his only weakness, which certainly afflicts many runners, with Achilles tendinitis accounting for around 10% of running injuries. Keep Reading

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Healthy Super Bowl Options

by Rachelle on January 30, 2015

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If you’re trying to follow through on your plan to eat healthier this year, Super Bowl Sunday might be one of the first times you’re tempted to throw up your hands and grab a slice of pizza, a plate of buffalo wings or handful after handful of tortilla chips. Keep Reading

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Most of us know what habits to avoid if we are looking to stay injury free and perform our workouts. But what we don’t realize is that there are little things that some of us do each day that can stress and strain our anatomy, impede our workout progress, and even set us up for a future injury. Keep Reading

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The days of eating candy loaded with sugar, forgetting to brush our teeth every day, and flossing once in a blue moon have to be avoided as much as possible if we want to establish healthy oral hygiene. Often, we focus on making sure those teeth are white, rather than keying on what those teeth are sitting on. Keep Reading

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