More Evidence Exercise Is Good For Your Mood

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More Evidence Exercise Is Good For Your Mood Those of us who exercise or workout on a regular basis already know this and dont need a study to tell us that exercise is good for our mood. However, another study suggests that people who exercise regularly may experience symptoms of mental health disorders less often. To that I say "no kidding" but if you need some evidence, here it is. Read on! Here Are The Facts The study at The Lancet Psychiatry...

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How Much HIIT Is Enough?

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Is 30 Minutes Of High - Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Once a Week Really Enough? My answer is: YES, if you are working out several times a week, doing HIIT one of those times is a good thing. Is once a week enough? In my opinion, the answer is again YES. Doing HIIT more than once a week regularly is actually unnecessary, in my opinion. One should not need to perform regular HIIT to achieve the benefits. What Is HIIT?...

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Is Yoga Really Exercise?

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Is Yoga Really Exercise? I get asked this a lot. Usually by someone who doesn't do yoga, or someone who doesn't care for it. Those who love it will tell you all the benefits. They will also be excited to share them with you. So what is the answer? Studies Show Yoga Is Good For You The trend toward high intensity workouts has reinforced the notion held by some that it doesn't really count as exercise because most of its...

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Whats Better – Running Indoors or Outside?

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Get The Best Out Of Your Workout Part 2 -  Which is Better - Running Indoors or Outside? I understand we all want to Get The Best Out of Your Workout. Lets face it, sometimes that can be tricky! Conflicting theories on how to maximize your exercise would stretch anyone to the limit. In this series of blogs I will answer some of the more common questions I get asked about how to get the best out of exercise. This...

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Get The Best Out Of Your Workout: Part 1 Stretching

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Get The Best Out Of Your Workout: Part 1 - Stretching I understand we all want to Get The Best Out of Exercise. Lets face it, sometimes that can be tricky! Conflicting theories on how to maximize your workouts would stretch anyone to the limit. Here is some information on stretching and whether you should be doing it as part of your Warm - Up. Should I Do Stretching As Part Of My Warm-Up? Many people perform stretches before running...

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Exercise Boosts Brain Health In Kids

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Exercise Boosts Brain Health In Kids A lack of exercise puts kids at risk for very adult problems, like obesity and diabetes, and those are 2 diseases that nobody wants associated with their kids. But, there's also research that links exercise to their cognitive development and achievement in school. Turns out that physical activity gives the young brain needed boosts, and who wouldn't want their son or daughter to do better in school? So, get your kids moving more and they will be healthier and do better in...

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DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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Muscle Soreness and DOMS - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness How to Deal When Post-Workout Muscle Soreness Is Actually Really Painful. These five tips might help ease your misery. The ultimate paradox of exercise is that muscles get stronger by breaking down first - the rebuilding process after a workout is where the real magic happens. Sometimes, that can leave your muscles feeling sore, which is totally normal. But there's normal sore, and then there's too sore. DOMS usually peaks 48 to 72 hours...

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Eating Healthy. Trail Mix: Making Me Nuts!!!

Eating Healthy. Trail Mix: Making Me Nuts!!! I see so much information about what healthy food is and what isn't healthy I get confused. Lets Face it, Eating Healthy is difficult. So here's a Question - Is Trail Mix Healthy? Since its inception, trail mix has had a reputation as a healthy snack. But just how healthy is it really? Should this snack be saved for serious hikers, or is it perfectly fine to mindlessly munch on at your desk?...

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Core Training

Core Training

Core Training Since you are not living under a rock, you have heard the terms “core” and “core training” and, you even know the importance of core strength as well as training your core. Buzzwords “core” and “core training” get thrown around more than they should. There is a lot of variation in what most people mean when they use those buzzwords. Unfortunately, there are lots of variations on how to properly train your “core” as well. Questions You Might...

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Nutrition Nightmare: Starbucks Seasonal Drinks

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Nutrition Nightmare: Starbucks Seasonal Drinks Black coffee is a relatively healthy, energizing beverage. It enhances memory, improves athletic performance, and helps you get going in the morning or through a sluggish part of your day. Black coffee (or coffee with just a dash of cream and/or sugar) can give you a boost, but not all coffee drinks are created equal. Check out the Starbucks Seasonal Drinks - THEY ARE A NUTRITION NIGHTMARE! Though we are going to focus on the...

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