May 2015

Sweat For Your Health!

by Megan on May 29, 2015

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Most of us learned in gym class that sweat is the physical evidence that we have a built in air conditioner. Our gym teachers seemed determined to push us to sweat in hot gyms and outdoor playgrounds. We were then taught to replenish with liquids so that our system could function properly.   Keep Reading


Get a Grip!

by Gabriella Patel on May 27, 2015

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We all know (or we should know) by now how important it is to maintain a healthy level of physical fitness in order to live a healthy quality life, maintain our cardiovascular system, and keep our bodies strong in order to thrive into our later years. Keep Reading


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You were out on the boat all day, without even a thought to apply sunscreen (or to reapply), and before you knew it, you were rewarded with a nasty sunburn. Or perhaps you were just working out in the yard for about an hour and it didn’t even cross your mind to put on sunscreen. Now you’re toasted. Keep Reading


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The elliptical machine is a mainstay in the gym for good reason: it is easy on the joints and it provides a great cardio and total body workout. Sometimes, people tend to misuse them and aren’t able to maximize their workout. Here are a few tips to keep in mind next time you hop onto one of these beautiful machines. Keep Reading


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The dead-lift is a compound body weight exercise that applies significant muscle mass to your rear end, hamstrings and quads. Many have developed an injury to their lower rear while dead-lifting, but this is due to bad dead-lift form, and lifting too much. Keep Reading


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What type of food sounds best on a cold, spring day? For most of us, a warm cup of soup is most comforting, and fills our kitchens with a delicious aroma. It is easy to prepare, and filling. The fact that specific tableware is designated for the sole purpose or eating soup is evidence of its prominent role at our kitchen tables. Keep Reading


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For many of us, relaxation means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural relaxation response. Keep Reading


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Have you ever been outside in your backyard, wishing that you could have as much fun as your kids on that trampoline? If you think jumping on a trampoline is child’s play, think again! Trampoline classes are popping up in gyms all over the country. Keep Reading


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There are basically two kinds of backpacking food. There are freeze-dried backpacking meals, available in many delicious varieties but at relatively higher prices. Or food at your local grocery store, also with a wide variety of tasty choices, but with less cost. Keep Reading