Physical Health

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How to Select a Gym – Is It Right for Me?

With the new year, just around the corner, many people will start to think about changes they’d like to make. One resolution that finds itself on most New Year Resolution lists is getting in shape. Especially around January gyms start to offer great incentives to join, but the process can be overwhelming. The question…

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The Benefits of Physical Activity

  Everyone knows that physical activity is important. But when most people think about physical activity they tend to focus on one component: weight control. While weight control is extremely important, especially considering the rise of obesity, but there are several other huge benefits of maintaining one’s physical activity. In fact, regular physical activity…

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Physical Health Tips for Teens

  Being a teenager is hard; your body is still changing, you aren’t sure of who you are yet, and school is often a very stressful place. Dealing with all those factors is hard enough, but then having to keep track of your physical health too? And we’re not just talking about not being…

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A Proper Guide to Stretching

Stretch it Out- A Proper Guide to Stretching We’ve all been told how important stretching is, but how much do you actually know about stretching? For example, when should you stretch, or when shouldn’t you stretch? Why is stretching important? And what exactly is “Ballistic” stretching? To begin, stretching is important because it helps…

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What are core exercises?

Did you know that you use your core muscles in almost every movement? Yeah, almost every movement. Our cores are most commonly used as a stabilizer throughout the day, and its most important function is to support and stabilize the spine. That means you’ve been using your core without even knowing! But, even knowing…

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Aerobic Activity

What is an aerobic activity?   If someone were to come up and ask you to tell them the difference between aerobic activity and anaerobic activity, what would you say? Well, examples of anaerobic activity are sprinting, or anything that makes you lose your breath after a few minutes. Considering this clue, think of activities…

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Keeping Track of Physical Activity

Keeping track of physical activity   Today, there are many ways to keep track of your physical activity. There are apps and gadgets that monitor your steps, running stats, food intake, and even sleep! With all of these tools becoming so intuitive and handy, what’s the best way to keep track of your physical…

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Making Exercising a Habit

I don’t know about you, but if I had a dollar for every time I said, “I’ll start working out tomorrow,” I could pay for a personal trainer to drag me out of bed each day and make me exercise. It can be hard to create new habits in our life (at least the…

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Calorie Counts

When trying to lose weight or even maintain a healthy weight, knowing the calories you take in versus the calories you burn proves vital for your success. So if you’re looking to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, exercises like jumping rope, swimming or aerobics will burn the most calories. But calculating the…

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Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun Finding the Right Outdoor Activity for You With summer getting into full swing, the weather is perfect for spending time outside. While lounging in the hammock with a good book is a great way to spend a summer afternoon, the outdoors also offers great opportunities to add some variety to…