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The Benefits of Yoga

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Jared Rice When I was younger, I thought running was the "be all" of fitness. However, as I got older and my body could no longer take the constant pounding from running, I discovered other types of workouts that were just as beneficial to add to my exercise routine. One of…

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How to Start Running: A Beginner’s Guide

*By Christi Shingara* Photo: Clemens van Lay I wasn't always into running. In my teens, I actually hated it and have not so fond memories of running the dreaded mile in gym class, which I thought was absolute torture. Playing basketball in high school incorporated lots of running, mainly in the form of sprints, so…

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Compound Exercises – Working Out in Half the Time!

*By: Christi Shingara* Want to work multiple muscle groups simultaneously? Looking to get your workout done in half the time and still build muscle? This is when compound exercises come in handy. Compound exercises target more than one muscle group at the same time. By exercising this way, you can burn extra calories and gain…

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Getting Back Into the Workout Groove After Having Kids

*By: Linz Bordner* Photo: WebMD My workout routine has looked and changed drastically over the years, but it’s something I have always tried to keep in my life no matter what the circumstances may be. Pre-children, I used to be pretty regimented in terms of having a set workout schedule, such as M-W-F was usually…

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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…

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,…

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…