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How much protein do I need?

When you start a new exercise program, you always hear about the importance of protein in your fitness diet. It’s true that protein helps repair stressed and broken muscle fibers in your body, but protein actually does a whole lot more than that. So you might be asking yourself: How much protein do I need? Continue reading

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Get Moving: Free June Fitness Challenge For Busy People

Ready to get your summer started? Between work, baseball practice, graduation parties, BBQs and more, is there really time to fit in exercise? Yes! Yes there is! This fitness challenge is perfect for people who are just starting out on their fitness journey as well as those who are incredibly busy this time of year. Bonus: It’s completely FREE! Continue reading

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What is a low-carb diet?

Diet fads come and diet fads go, but the low-carb diet has been around for some time. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to low-carb diets. When taken to extremes, they can be more detrimental to your health than beneficial. Here are some answers to common questions about low-carb diets. Continue reading

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Intimidated by your first fitness class? Don’t be

Walking into a new gym or fitness class can be intimidating. You worry whether you’ll fit in. You worry if you’re wearing the right clothes. And, especially if you’re out of shape, you’ll worry that everyone is watching and judging you for being there. Here’s the truth of the matter: Everyone is so concerned with themselves that they barely have any time to give you a second glance. Continue reading

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3 reasons your body needs protein

You’ve heard that in order to get the maximum benefits from your workout, you need to refuel your body with protein. While carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy, protein has a different role. Here are some reasons your body needs protein. Continue reading

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Essential yoga poses for any practice

Whether you’ve been attending yoga classes regularly for years or you’re just thinking of stepping into your first class, there are some poses you’re going to encounter over and over. This is true no matter what type of yoga you practice – vinyasa, ashtanga, kundalini, Iyengar, hot yoga or something else. There are some essential yoga poses you just need to know. Here are just a few you’ll see time and time again. Continue reading

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How many calories do I need each day?

Calculating how many calories you need each day is essential to knowing how much food you can eat. In general: The more calories you burn per day, the more calories you can eat per day. And really, who doesn’t want to be able to eat more food. Continue reading

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How to know how often to weigh yourself

When people try to gain or lose weight, they often begin to question how often they should weigh themselves. Some professionals suggest weighing every week or every other week, while some say daily. But with those varied suggestions, how do you know how often to weigh yourself? Continue reading

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How to meditate: 7 meditation tips

If you’ve ever tried to meditate and found it hard to concentrate on nothing or boring to just sit around, you are not alone. Meditation is difficult – even for people who do it regularly. But it’s worth the struggle considering people who meditate tend to have better health outcomes. That said, if you’re trying to add meditation into your routine, it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it sounds. Here are some simple tips to help meditation seem more manageable. Continue reading