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Three of the Best Spring Veggies

  Spring is glorious for all sorts of reasons. First and foremost: winter is over. So “yay!” to that. But also, more specifically focused on fitness, the warmer season opens up a new realm of dietary possibilities. Whereas the colder months of winter tend to limit you to heavy soup, stews, and ...Read More

The Positive Side Of Stress

In general, stress is seen as a bad thing. And, really, when you look at the statistics, that makes a lot of sense. After all, stress-related ailments are the reported reason for 3 out of every 4 visits to the doctor, costing the U.S. nearly $300 billion every year in medical bills ...Read More

What Are The Benefits of Aquatic Exercise?

Water-based activities exist in lots of forms. Of course, there’s swimming. That one is obvious. But, people have also gotten a lot more creative than that when it comes to designing aquatic exercise routines. Everything from aerobics to yoga have been plucked from their usual classrooms and dunked in the pool. Even ...Read More

How Hunger Works

Hunger is a pretty basic part of the human experience. And, as such, people tend to take the entire mechanism for granted – going through life with only a cursory understanding of how it works. But…who cares? Why does it matter how hunger works? Because hunger, logically, drives how much you eat ...Read More

Creative Ways To Recover

Proper recovery is an absolutely vital part of any fitness routine. Although it may feel a little counterintuitive, the reality is that your muscles don’t grow or improve in any real way during your workouts. Those adaptations happen in response to the activity, while you’re recovering. So, if you exercise – sending ...Read More

The Importance of Low-Intensity Exercise

Each year, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conducts a massive survey of fitness professions in hopes of identifying the major industry trends for the coming year. Prior to 2014, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) had just barely been mentioned, not even making the list. In 2014, however, HIIT shot up to ...Read More

What Is Mindful Eating?

There are plenty of reasons why people struggle to control their weight. Health problems, medicines and other concerns can all work against even the best intentions. Often, though, one of the biggest issues that people face is one that they likely aren’t even aware of: mindless eating. Put simply, mindless eating is…well, ...Read More

The Top 3 Outdoor Workouts

The warmer, longer days of spring mean two things for the fitness-minded individuals out there: First, you can move your activities outside. Second, it’s time to start shedding some of that winter weight in preparation for summer. Which works out nicely. Some of the most intense, calorie-blasting conditioning workouts can be done outside. ...Read More

Workouts To Keep You Active Through April Showers

As exciting as it is to see the days get longer and warmer, early spring can be a frustrating time of year. After the cold, short, dark days of winter, people are usually craving some time outdoors. And spring can offer that. As long as it doesn’t rain — a feature for ...Read More

Could Your Workout Protect You From Workplace Stress?

Even if you absolutely love what you do, the workplace can be – and often is – a very stressful place. That’s likely not any sort of major revelation. In other exceedingly familiar news, exercise is really good at helping you deal with stress. People have known that much – on a ...Read More