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Pain and Exercise: Take Time to Rest and Recover

Published on May 16, 2013 by in Fitness

One thing I am (almost) learning as I get older is to STOP working out every now and then. Chronic pain can happen with exercise the same (well, maybe not exactly the same) as it can with inactivity and sedentary living. I was once sidelined from working out for almost a year when I strained

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5 Quotes to Get You Going

Published on May 8, 2013 by in Motivation

Here are 5 quotes that help motivate me for fitness, health – well – all areas of life really. Reading is great, and sometimes the littlest passage can have a huge impact. “You don’t pay the price of good health; you enjoy the price of good health. You pay the price of poor health” –

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Have You Been Lifting Weights? Should You?

Published on April 30, 2013 by in Fitness

What comes to mind when you think of strength workouts? Dudes clanging around weights in the Hulk section of the gym? Well, it certainly could be that type of workout, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several ways we can work on strengthening our bodies.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends

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Channel Your Inner Arachnid (and Avoid Injury)

Published on March 20, 2013 by in Fitness

The benefits of dynamic stretching have become a hot topic in the fitness world in years of late, and for good reason. There is research that shows doing dynamic stretching (continual moving and stretching) can improve athletic performance when compared to more traditional static stretching (holding a stretch for 20 seconds or so). I personally

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Does Static Stretching Suck?

Published on February 26, 2013 by in Fitness

If you geek out on the latest fitness trends like me (or even if you don’t) you may have heard to ditch static stretching before your workouts. You may have heard that new research shows that static stretching is bad for you. Is it? Let’s see.  The idea of static stretching being bad comes from

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Is Weight Gain Normal with Exercise?

Published on December 7, 2012 by in Fitness

One question that I get asked often is: Is it normal to gain weight while doing P90X, Insanity, Turbo Fire, or (insert workout program here)? Weight loss is never a perfect journey and you may see some ups and downs along the way. Often what we expect is not what happens – that’s not to

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Intermittent Fasting Trial: Week 1 (the pre-fast)

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Healthy Eating

I’m biting. The bait and hook that is “intermittent fasting” has been put in front of me and I’m officially reeled in (sort of). I am going to start a new diet that consists of fasting, and eating whole foods – eating whole foods is nothing new, the daily fasting regimen is. I have done

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10 Songs You Need on Your iPod for Your Workouts

Published on April 17, 2012 by in Just for fun

Music can serve as a motivator to get you going with your workouts. People often say that certain types of music “pump them up”. A lot of workout videos give you the option of silencing the provided music on the DVD so you can choose the music that you want to play while you’re gettin’ your sweat on.

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