Fitness Tips

Pick One Thing to Make Your Workouts More Effective

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Pick One Thing to Make Your Workouts More Effective

  Your workout time is precious! Make the most of your exercise session by choosing even one of the following health tips to work on. You'll protect your heart, your physical and mental health, and see improvements to body composition, mobility, and strength. (Links are provided to help you reach your goals. Always consult with your doctor or health care provider before making changes to your workout routine.) If you're only doing cardio sessions, try adding in 2-3 weight lifting sessions per week. You'll start to see change in your body composition and increase in strength.   Already lifting? During your weight...

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Protecting Your Body Through Active Recovery

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Protecting Your Body Through Active Recovery

  When trying a new exercise format, or coming back to working out after a break, you may experience muscle soreness. Your body certainly needs time to recover from a difficult workout, but that doesn't always mean complete rest.  Muscle soreness may actually be eased and recovery promoted by doing light, low-impact exercise to get the heart rate a little bit above normal, such as with a brisk walk or marching/walking workout. Studies show that when you pump up your heart rate even slightly, you'll push more oxygen and nutrients through your body and bring healing hormones to your damaged...

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Loving Your Body and Giving Self-Compassion

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Loving Your Body and Giving Self-Compassion

An article from Science Daily (dot) com shared a study where an exercisers mood and body satisfaction was improved when the fitness instructors' comments during class were focused on strength and health, instead of losing weight or changing the appearance of one's body, (especially through body-shaming references). You are protecting your mental state and well-being by working out with fitness professionals that talk positively and motivate you in healthy ways both physically and mentally. Think how powerful it would be to change the  focus from your size to the beautiful uniqueness you have to offer. Use that positive energy to...

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10 Benefits of Step Aerobics - Become a Step Hero

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10 Benefits of Step Aerobics - Become a Step Hero
Have you ever wanted to learn how to do step aerobics? Try Step Hero, the first ever most comprehensive learn to step program on the market. There's so many benefits to adding step aerobics to your workout routine! Here are 10 benefits of step aerobics that will certainly convince you to give it a try.

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What is Your 'Why'?

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What is Your 'Why'?
What is the reason that gets you up and moving each day? If you can connect your actions to you personal, meaningful 'why', motivation to exercise becomes so much easier!

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