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The Most Essential Nutrient: Water

Water helps your body: waterglass

  • Maintain a normal temperature and blood circulation
  • Lubricate and cushion your joints
  • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues
  • Deliver nutrients and oxygen to cells and remove waste
  • Prevent constipation
  • Dissolve nutrients and minerals to make them accessible to the body

 

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What to Eat Before Your Workout

Eating Before Exercise for Maximum Results

Everyone knows that athletes must plan and time their meals and snacks very carefully to reach their performance goals. But what about the rest of us? You try to squeeze in 30-60 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Do you have to be careful about what you eat before and after your workouts, too?

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Four Summer Exercises That Heat You Up to Shed You Down

With summer in full swing, everyone is still looking to slim down and tighten up. Staying on top of your exercise routine is important and changing it up will help you maintain a steady momentum.  Jump start yourself into high gear this summer.  Explore.  Try something new.  Keep your bodies guessing.  Here are a few you can try out at the park or in the backyard with the kids.  Challenge everyone to try these extremely efficient moves with you.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Strength Training Workouts

Strength Training tips to help you get started on the right foot!

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How Much Strength Training Is Too Much?

When considering the guidelines for exercise, keep the FITT principles in mind (Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type).

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Principals of Strength Training

Every movement we make—from walking to driving—involves our muscles. Muscles are unique. They have the ability to relax, contract, and produce force. They are metabolically active, meaning that the more muscle you have, the more calories your body uses at rest and during exercise. Your muscles are highly responsive to strength training, which helps them to become larger and stronger.

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