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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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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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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" (lifehack.org). If your veins do not get a chance to return to their normal size, blood will pool...

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Is Exercising In A Gym Or Outdside Better?

There are many different responses to the question of whether it is better to workout inside or outside. Everyone is different when it comes to working out so the answer varies by person. However, there are positives and negatives to each experience. The first and most basic positive attribute of working out outdoors is the terrain differences. The body works more muscles with the changes in the landscape. With just the adjustment of a small hill, that increases the amount of muscles being worked out. The decline of a hill works parts of the body that you can’t workout while on a treadmill. This makes for a more difficult workout, which will burn more calories than being on a treadmill...

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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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