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Making Strength Training a Priority in Your Fitness Regimen

*By: Megan Deppen* If there's one kind of workout that you should make a priority in your fitness routine, it's strength training. Strength training also known as resistance training is not only one of the best workouts you can do for your body, but also comes with many added health benefits. You'll find if you…

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Bodybuilding: Long and Lean vs. Big and Bulky

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Oksana TaranPhoto: Alora Griffiths Know Your Body Type Knowing your body type can help you achieve your exercise and nutrition goals. The three different body types are ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. Ectomorph is typically a thin build with small joints, lean muscle and not a lot of body fat. Mesomorph is…

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The Benefits of Interval Training

*By: Megan Deppen* Are you looking to burn more calories without spending hours at the gym? If the answer is yes, then you may want to consider adding interval training into your workout routine. Interval training involves short bursts of exercise, followed by a brief recovery time. For example, if you're doing high intensity interval…

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Ten-Minute Workouts That Work!

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Anna Shvets During the week, I work a full-time job and I don't have a ton of time to do an extensive workout. However, that has never stopped me from doing some sort of exercise regularly, even if it is just ten minutes. Below are some great ten-minute workouts that I…

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Structuring Your Workout Routine

*By: Megan Deppen* Since I've been working remotely, I've learned how to better organize and prioritize my workout schedule. Typically, I'm a very scheduled/routined person, so structuring my workouts has been very beneficial for me. If you're thinking of ways to structure your workout routines, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Set…

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How Exercise Improves Your Mood

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Ashley Whitlatch Years of exercising has taught me a few things such as staying healthy, maintaining my weight and probably the most important thing -- boosting my mood. The best time for me to exercise is early in the morning before I go to work and in just those 20 minutes,…

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Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo:  Karolina Grabowska  If exercising has never been part of your daily life, starting a routine can certainly be intimidating. There are millions of exercise programs, videos, and apps to get into shape, but where do you start? Why Do You Want to Start Working Out? Ask yourself...Why do I want to…

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The Benefits of Shorter Workouts

*By: Megan Deppen* Do you struggle to find time in your day to exercise? Between work and personal life, kids, school, etc., it can be particularly challenging. I always thought that I had to work out longer in order to achieve my workout goals, however shorter workouts prove to be just as beneficial. Some benefits…

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Owning a Pet and the Surprising Health Benefits

*By: Christi Shingara* Photo: Alexis Chloe Due to the pandemic a number of people decided to make their home life more interesting by adding a new member to the family. No, not of the human kind, but a furry friend! According to the Washington Post, dog adoptions have soared to an all-time high within the…

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Exclusive Interview: Lynann Escatel – Pilates and ELODA Instructor

*By: Christi Shingara* I recently had the opportunity to interview Lynann Escatel who is a certified Pilates and ELDOA instructor. We discuss the specifics of these exercise methods, the health benefits they provide and how they compare to other exercise disciplines. We also dive into the history of these methods. I certainly learned a lot…