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Planking: It's Not Just a Fad!

Are you someone who wants to get into shape, but the price of a gym membership is just too high? Well, there is an exercise you can do without leaving your house that is simple and productive. Planking was a fad that was very popular from 2009-2011. All jokes aside, this fad has turned into one of the easiest workouts that anyone could do no matter what kind of shape that you are in. The best part about the exercise is that it’s free and there is no equipment required. Here are 5 benefits to planking: A Toned Belly: This can help develop the base layer for that six-pack ab look. Reduce Back Pain: Planking can help strengthen your upper...

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Benefits of Being a Yogi

  Are you a yogi? Or do you have no idea what a yogi is? A yogi is someone who is proficient in yoga. It doesn't take much to become familiar with yoga. Anyone can do yoga, it all starts with you! Yoga is a series of poses that stretch your body in all different forms from various poses that you perform. No matter how to conduct your yoga session, it should always include breathing exercises, meditation, and stretching and/or flexing your muscles.  It benefits your physical body AND your mind. Physical benefits include: Lowers blood pressure Reduces insomnia Increases your flexibility and muscle tone and strength   Improves energy level Maintains metabolism and improves cardio/circulatory health   Decreases risk...

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Gym Blues

  Do you find yourself skipping out on your workouts lately? During the summer we tend to fill up all of our spare time on leisure activities. Family cookouts, water parks, lake days, traveling, and more! As a result of all of the fun and games our daily routines can become disorganized. There are plenty of alternatives that you can follow to keep your healthy lifestyles on track, without taking time to go to the gym. Don’t think about needing more time, start making your work outs part of your days’ work. Little adjustments throughout the day can add up to help you feel great and still keep your busy summer schedules. You can do things such as: Exercise at...

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DRINK MORE WATER

 How much water do you drink in one day? ...a glass here and there? Are you one of those people that feel like water just doesn't get you through the day? Maybe a soda or energy drink is what always finds a place on your desk. Listen. Things need to change! Water should be your #1 choice of a beverage throughout the day. Water is a topic of interest because it is so important for the health of our bodies. It takes up about two-thirds of our bodies! The benefits of drinking water are endless. Some of them include: It boosts your metabolism. Makes you feel less tired because drinking water gives you more energy. Water ensures your digestions is...

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The Benefits of Clean Eating

Do you consider yourself to be a fairly healthy individual? When you’re at your day-to-day job do you ever experience headaches, low energy, brain fog or achy joints and muscles? Nothing about feeling this way is normal, and it probably has everything to do with what you are eating. What you eat revolves around everything else that’s going on in your body! Here are some of the latest tips on “...eating healthier and feeling better.” To start your clean eating process you want to have a diet that’s high in cleansing foods. Cleansing foods replace the junk food you might be eating. Saying no to foods like chips and cookies and swapping them out with foods such as, avocados, cranberries,...

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