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The Truth About Supplements

Dietary supplements and vitamins provide little to no benefits and may be risky reports show. Shelves are lined with vitamins and supplements at health food, grocery, and corner drugstores promising to help improve our health in one way or another. According to the Harvard Special Health Report, The Truth About Vitamins and Minerals, approximately half…

Exercise You Must Do As You Age

Best Exercises for Older Adults and Aging Muscles As you age, you inevitably start to lose muscle mass as part of a normal aging process. Studies show that people between the ages 50 and 70 lose approximately 30 percent of their strength. After 40, most people lose approximately one percent of muscle mass. If you…

Switch Up Your Workout Routine to Maximize Results

How Often Should Resistance Training Routines Be Changed? If you are strength training consistently, it’s important to continuously push your body in order to see progress on an ongoing basis. James MA Nicholson, ACE Fitness Trainer and Founder of Evolved-Fitness uses a four-week switchover protocol with his clients. “Depending on a person’s fitness goals, you…

Four Ways to Motivate Yourself to the Gym

Having a hard time getting out of bed to get to the gym? Get over that. Missing a workout has implications. Just two weeks of inactivity can result in muscle loss and it will take you three times the amount of time to gain it back. According to a Danish study published in the Journal…

Stay Strong by Fueling Your Muscles

Want to boost metabolism and body composition? Eating healthy food is a powerful way to start. That, combined with an endurance and strength training routine, is the way to keep your body humming like a well-oiled machine. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends, “Adequate food and fluid should be consumed before, during, and after…

Tackle Arthritis with Strength Training

Believe it or not, lifting weights might help reduce the pain caused by arthritis, which can help and manage joint pain. It may sound counterintuitive, but lifting weights actually helps to lubricate, support, and protect joints by strengthening the muscle around them to increase shock absorption, improve flexibility and possibly help control swelling. A study…

What is High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)?

High-intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT, has become an increasingly popular way to train, mostly because it’s efficient and heart healthy. With more and more demands on time, many people think they can’t fit exercise into their schedules. If you’re one of these people, HIIT may be the right workout for you. HIIT works…

A Sedentary Lifestyle Will Kill You

What Happens When You Stop Being Active? Chronic Disease. Sitting is the new smoking. We hear that a lot these days. Most people don’t believe, but evidence is mounting. As technology bleeds into more of our everyday lives, long days at desk-jobs become the norm, and we spend more time binge-watching our favorite shows. That…

Runners Should Consider Strength Training to Boost Performance

Whether you’re a weekend runner, a daily miler, or a marathoner, you might want to consider adding something to your exercise routine other than just running. To improve performance and results, runners should be lifting weights. Resistance training programs for runners are designed to increase strength, boost power and develop the neuromuscular system. Tom Myers,…

Exercise Tips While Traveling

Traveling for business or pleasure? Don’t let long trips disrupt you exercise routing. Just two to three weeks away from training will result in muscle loss. There are simple ways to work strength training in while you’re away from home. “One of the first things to remember is we have a functional body,” said Juan…

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