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Brittany Lewis
Jan 23, 2020

These Are the Best Workouts for Your Mental Health, According to Science

As much as squeezing workouts into your busy schedule can feel like a hassle, it’s super important to get your body moving. Not just for the physical benefits—exercise can also play a huge role in supporting a healthy mind. According to Barbara Nosal, Ph.D., chief clinical officer at Newport Academy, 30 minutes or more of daily exercise “increases the Read More »

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Bill Brown
Jan 22, 2020

10 Reasons To Exercise That Improve Your Body And Mind

— And Why It Has Nothing To Do With Your Physical Appearance Exercise makes for a better *everything*. Regular exercise has been proven time and time again to be one of the simplest, most important things anyone can do to create superhuman health, longevity, and brainpower. But as trends in gym memberships show year after year, Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Jan 21, 2020

How to Turn Micro Habits Into Healthy Habits

As the calendar flips to a new year, many of us are thinking about living, eating and feeling better in the days and months to come. One person who has been thinking about improving our habits for a lot longer than that is Heather McKee, PhD, a behavior change specialist who describes herself as “obsessed Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Jan 20, 2020

7 Foam Rolling Exercises Your Body Is Begging You To Do

  KATHRYN WIRSING Raise your hand if you have a foam roller gathering dust under your bed or in your closet. Or maybe you’ve thought about getting a foam roller but haven’t actually pulled the trigger yet. Well, your muscles called, and they’re begging you to use this recovery aid in your fitness routine. The Read More »

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Bill Brown
Jan 17, 2020

The 5 study-backed reasons you should HIIT the gym

This is your science-approved guide to high-intensity interval training If the New Year has you thinking about how to stay active and how to boost your health in 2020, then you might be tempted to try high-intensity interval training (HIIT). HIIT workouts are composed of grueling training regimens that proponents say help build muscle, shed Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Jan 16, 2020

Healthy Habits For Life: 10 Tips For Better Nutrition and Weight Loss

Weight loss isn’t about a quick fix or detox, it’s about creating lasting habits that help you lead a healthier lifestyle. This can be especially challenging during the holidays, when your normal routines get altered. However, by incorporating the 10 nutrition tips below you can set yourself up for success for a lifetime — even when you feel stressed Read More »

CATEGORIES: Blog, Nutrition & Health
Bill Brown
Jan 15, 2020

The Keys To Making Exercise a Daily Habit

Now that you are well into the our healthy lifestyle, you might be finding that keeping those healthy exercise resolutions are more of a challenge than you initially thought. Busy daily schedules between work, school, errands, taking care of the kids and cooking meals for the family can leave you exhausted at the end of Read More »

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Bill Brown
Jan 14, 2020

10 Answers to Typical Excuses For Skipping a Workout

Last we checked, there are 24 hours in every day, given to each of us to spend as we choose. Ideally, eight or so of those are earmarked for sleep. Tack on another eight or so for work, and you’re left with eight hours of freedom — and by freedom we mean time for eating Read More »

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Brittany Lewis
Jan 13, 2020

Could Intermittent Fasting Actually Help You Live Longer?

  Over the past couple years, intermittent fasting has gained significant attention for its potential role in weight loss, but recent research suggests there may be far more benefits to the strategy than just whittling your middle — it’s possible it might even extend your life. In a review article published in The New England Journal of Medicine, neuroscientist Mark Read More »

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Bill Brown
Jan 09, 2020

Top 10 Health Benefits of Indoor Cycling and Spinning

Cycling is a low-impact and a low-risk form of exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Not only is it on-trend, but there are many different styles of spinning you can enjoy, all indoors, regardless of the temperature and weather outside. Whether it’s dancing on a bike at a high energy SoulCycle Read More »

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