Are You Intimidated by the Gym?

It’s an old joke: A comedian or sitcom character quips that they want to join a gym, but they need to get in shape first. Like most humor, the joke is funny because it’s a little bit true. Most of us feel intimidated by gyms, imagining that we’ll be the least-fit person in a room full of fitness models. We picture ourselves struggling and sweating through a simple workout, while lithe “gym bunnies” prance around effortlessly. Read more

5 Ways to Create New Habits

January is prime time for resolutions and lifestyle makeovers. Since good health is all about habits, many of you might have decided to change your routines. But of course, that’s easier said than done! Follow these five tips to get rid of old, unhealthy habits, and to create newer, healthier ones. Read more

Should You Hire a Personal Trainer?

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For many people, knowing how to exercise is the hardest part of getting fit. For others, staying motivated is their primary challenge. Whatever your particular obstacle might be, hiring a personal trainer might be a good solution. But as with any other profession, there are skilled trainers, unskilled ones, and those who work well with some clients but not so much with others. Finding the right fit for you can be a challenge in its own right. Read more

5 Workout Mistakes to Avoid

It’s true that any workout is better than no workout at all. If you can only manage ten minutes, then that’s ten minutes you weren’t doing before! If you can’t run, but you can go for a leisurely stroll, that’s better than nothing! So we definitely want to encourage you to exercise, in whatever way feels best to you, for as much time as you feel comfortable doing it. Read more

Watch Out for These Signs of Dehydration

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No, it’s not your imagination. It has been hot lately! So hot, in fact, that it could be easy to become dangerously dehydrated if you’re out and about during the day. Some people manage to move their workouts to early morning or late afternoon during the worst part of summer. But if your schedule won’t budge, or you need to go out for other reasons, watch for these signs of dehydration. Read more

4 Exercise Tips for the Summer Heat

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When you’re making progress toward your fitness or weight loss goals, the last thing you want is to take a break and undo a lot of that progress. But it’s July now, and it’s hot outside! Not only is exercise uncomfortable right now; it could be dangerous if you aren’t careful.

To keep up with your fitness and weight loss plan, take these four steps to keep yourself safe when exercising in the heat of midsummer. Read more

Hate Running? Then Don’t Do It!

Running has long been regarded as the go-to exercise for torching large amounts of calories in each workout. For those following a weight loss plan, or wanting to get in better shape, running often seems like the only solution. Luckily, for those who hate running, this isn’t true at all. Read more

A Quick-Start Guide to Strength Training

A strength training routine should be a part of everyone’s workout regimen. Strength training prevents bone loss as we age, helps to protect joints, and boosts your metabolism so that maintaining a healthy weight is much easier. Plus, muscle tone looks great! Read more

Are Healthy People More Successful?

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Most people would assume that successful individuals can afford better food, access to healthcare, a pricey gym membership, and so on. There’s no debating those things, and saying that successful people tend to be healthier probably sounds like a pretty obvious statement. Read more

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