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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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5 Best Workout Looks For Going To The Gym

What Do I Wear?   For those of you who like to go to the gym and workout, but never know what to wear, this is for you. Working out is about feeling good, but that doesn't mean you can't look good too. So here are some cute outfit ideas for inspiration! Cardio Day 1.       2. Whether you're doing cardio indoors or outdoors, you can dress the part while staying stylish. For women, a cute pair of printed leggings and a simple top will never disappoint. Pair it with a cute sports bra and headband and you'll be all set to hit the treadmill.  Boys, you can look good too. For a light jog, a three-quarter length triblend tee with a...

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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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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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