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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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Transitioning into Fall Fashion

How to Smoothly Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall Trends Incorporating athleisure into one's wardrobe is a strong trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. This is a very convenient trend, because it allows the wearer to participate in multiple activities without having to change outfits. Athleisure is also convenient for the wearer who wants to be comfortable, while staying current with fashion trends. With September quickly approaching, fall fashions have been creeping into clothing stores. The vast selection of new styles can be intimidating, but we are here to help! The following trends and tips will help to update your look without having to purchase a whole new wardrobe. Summer 2017 Trends This summer was all about being...

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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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