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Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: Muscle Building Recipes

Stuffed Sweet PotatoesRegular exercise routines are essential for muscle growth, but what you eat is just as important. When people say, “abs are made in the kitchen,” they aren’t wrong! After working out is a crucial time to refuel your body with healthy and satisfying foods. Here is the second of three recipes for fueling [...]

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4 Unexpected Reasons You’re Sore

Even if you stretch after every workout, go to yoga regularly, and take rest days, you’re still sore. Why? There are a lot of sneaky reasons and here are four of them.Your muscles and body are dehydratedHearing that you need to drink water over and over again is boring. But getting in the habit of [...]

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8 Fitness Investments That Really Pay Off

Positive reinforcement is one great way to facilitate behavior change. For example, children get stickers on a chart for helping with household chores. It helps them learn while earning. Animal behavior is often shaped by treats, toys, or attention. Adult brains can be trained too; Rewards for exercising regularly enhance motivation and enjoyment. Here are [...]

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T​op 10 Mistakes People Make in the Gym

Major props to everyone that can get themselves to the gym! With so many other obligations and responsibilities taking up most of our time, getting to the gym is half the battle. But once you’re at the gym, make the most of your time by avoiding these common mistakes.Wasting Time - When you step inside the [...]

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Walk Before You Run

Running is beneficial exercise for the entire body. When you learn of how great it is for your overall health, there’s no doubt about starting to run. What are the prerequisites before starting to run? It certainly helps to walk and then run. Why? The answer is that walking helps warm up the body and [...]

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Local 5K Races & The 6 Surprises You Might Encounter

Running is one of the most easily accessible forms of exercise- all you do is lace up your sneakers and go. 5Ks are one of the easiest options for beginning your running and racing career. The best part is that you can run 3 miles a day for weeks, or even months, and still be [...]

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Early Morning Running on an Empty Stomach : Myths Revealed

A common question runners come upon: running on an empty stomach- yes or no? Everyone you talk to has an opinion on this topic. For some, this is a regular part of their training, while others refuse to exercise on an empty stomach. In this blog post, we’re diving into the three big myths and [...]

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​The Best Before-Bed Snacks for Weight Loss

Whether eating late at night leads to weight gain is still up in the air, but one thing is for sure: if you want to lose weight, you need to create and maintain a calorie deficit. The number of calories you cut or consume per day plays a huge role in your weight loss.Sometimes late-night [...]

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5 Vegetables That Are Healthier Than You Think

Your parents probably always told you to eat your veggies and you probably didn’t listen. Doctors are sternly warning people about the need to eat more produce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported only 8.9% of adults in the U.S. were eating the recommended amount of vegetables. Most barely eat one serving a [...]

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​Training for an Obstacle Race

s running across a finish line not good enough for you? Are you interested in running across a finish line caked in mud? You’re not alone. More than 2 million people complete obstacle races in 2012 and that number is still increasing. It may seem intimidating to run through mud and dirt while tackling obstacle [...]

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