Month: July 2019

A gym without a medicine ball is like a basketball court with no hoops, yet often they get overlooked. Medicine balls are wondrously simple tools for improving your functional fitness. While there are plenty of medicine ball exercises to choose from, I’ve gathered my favorite 10 that can be peppered into your current routine to
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Nutrition labels are meant to be informative, but more often than not they can be difficult to understand. I’d like to think that I’m intelligent, but ask me to read the nutrition label on a box of popcorn, and my brain is reduced to the mental equivalent of garbanzo beans. Nevertheless, being aware of what
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There are a lot of wonderful things about summer that make it easier to stick to a healthy lifestyle: The nicer weather makes heading outside for a walk, bike ride or swim more tempting; fresh veggies are abundant and affordable at roadside stands and farmers’ markets; and dessert is easier (and healthier) than ever thanks to
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There’s nothing better than a big side of grilled summer vegetables cooked to perfection served with some grilled salmon. Sounds good, right? My favorite part: the clean up is MUCH easier than cooking on stovetop. And there is just something about grilled vegetables that brings out the flavors with a hint of char. Today, we
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You’ll be happy to learn that rest days are an essential part of your fitness journey. That’s right! Get rid of the guilt you have for not hitting the gym seven days a week. But if you think rest days are for laying completely perpendicular on the couch, think again. Taking a recovery day doesn’t
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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! There’s definitely room in every healthy diet for a modest scoop of fully-loaded ice cream on occasion, but if you want to indulge in a healthier and lighter way while still enjoying a tasty frozen treat, we’ve got a recipe for you! If you’ve never heard of
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Chances are you’ve passed over the sandbags at your gym and I totally get it. If you haven’t used sandbags before, it can be difficult to understand how best you can incorporate them into your workout routine. I am here to change that! Sandbags are an awesome choice for improving both strength and coordination. Read
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Sliders, they don’t look like much, but when used properly they will light up your core and help you work muscles you didn’t even know you had. You may not think much of the circular, slippery discs but once you give them a try—you’ll understand the hype. Sliders have the potential to turn average exercise
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You may think pre-workout is a relatively new trend, but you’d be surprised to find out athletes have been using supplements in some way, shape or form to enhance their workouts throughout history. While pre-workout has been popularized by career athletes, it can be a beneficial addition into your workout routine by kickstarting your energy
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