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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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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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Spring into Summer

Is everyone loving the recent warm weather? Most of us want to live in a world that is sunny every day, however, here in Upstate New York, we have it rough. We have weeks that it will be snowing, sunny and 70, and/or raining! As we are inching toward the middle of May, our nice days have been steadily increasing. Are you someone that walks every day when the weather is finally nice enough to be outside? Walking is just as beneficial as running or doing other strenuous cardio exercises. Walking is considered as a lower impact exercise that shares similar benefits with running. It calms your heart rate, reduces cholesterol, body fat and body weight. Other benefits include: Boost...

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Foods That Keep Your Body Happy Before and After a Workout

Why it's important to eat the right foods before and after exercising  Have you ever gone to the gym and just felt like you had no energy? Or felt you aren't eating the appropriate foods afterwords? These issues can be caused by not having the right nutrition before and after a workout. So here are a few tips and tricks of what you should include in your diet if you are active regularly.  Before a workout  If you are expecting to exercise, you should plan to eat 1-2 hours before your workout. This will give the food time to digest and give your body time to absorb the nutrients. Before a workout, healthy carbohydrates are recommended to optimize your energy. Some foods to consider before a workout are:...

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