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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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Cooling Down After a Workout

Why having a cool-down routine is just as important for your health as the actual workout  Having a cool-down routine is an important step to practice while staying active. Cooling down reduces the likelihood of soreness, fatigue, and will help you feel refreshed the next day. The steps listed below are a guideline for how to execute a healthy cool-down:  1. Keep Moving It is important to keep your body moving when you first complete your workout to reduce the risk of cramping and soreness. While exercise is occurring, veins will "increas[e] in size to accommodate the increased blood flow from the heart" ( If your veins do not get a chance to return to their normal size, blood will pool...

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The 3 S's to Boosting Your Workout

  Whether you go to the gym everyday, or once a month you can boost your workout and overall health by following these three simple keys: Sleeping, Staying Hydrated, and Stretching! Sleep Okay. We all know that everyone always says to get your full 8 hours of sleep and sometimes that just doesn’t seem possible. Too often, we accept 5 or less. But really, it’s a win-win when you do get a full night’s sleep. Everyone loves sleep. There is nothing better than laying down after a long day, and nothing better than waking up in the morning after a long restful night. BUT, did you know that sleep is a key factor in muscle recovery too? That’s right. You...

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