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Sole F63 Treadmill Review

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Amazon.com Are you thinking about purchasing a treadmill but have no clue where to start? With so many types of treadmills on the market these days, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. I'm definitely no treadmill expert, however I have used numerous treadmills throughout my…

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Staying Fit While Pregnant

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo by: Lucas Favre Working out has always been a part of my daily routine, so when I found out I was pregnant a few months ago, I wanted to make sure I could still find a way to stay fit. It turns out there are a variety of workouts you can…

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Walking: Is it Better Than Running?

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Matt Flores In my teens and 20s, I would run almost everyday. Not only was it a great full body workout, I loved how it made me feel. (Yes, 'runner's high' is a real thing!) However, my younger self didn't realize how much of a toll running can take on the…

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The Health Benefits of Swimming

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Shamim Nakhaei Swimming season is in full swing, and there's nothing better than going for a nice refreshing dip when the temps are sweltering outside. Not only is it a fun activity that helps cool you off in the summer months, but it also offers some great overall health benefits. Low…

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How To Stay Fit While Traveling

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo: Francesco Gallarotti Do you struggle with your fitness routine when traveling? Traveling can be exhausting, especially when it's for business and sometimes you just don't have the energy to even think about a workout. Over the years of traveling, I have found that if I just do even a quick 10-20…

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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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Exercising in the Heat Safely

*By: Megan Deppen* Photo By: Maarten-Van-Den-Heuvel Summertime is almost here, which means many of us like to get outside and exercise. However, with temperatures on the rise, it's important to know how to stay cool and safe when exercising outdoors. I don't particularly enjoy exercising outside in the summer heat, especially when the humidity is…

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…

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…