Turning Shoveling Snow into a Workout

How do you feel about shoveling snow? Yeah, we aren’t a fan either. However, you can turn this chore into a workout to make it more exciting! Be sure to shovel safely with these tips from Health Magazine. Do a proper warmup- If you just woke up, wait roughly an hour before going outside to …

Best Squat Workout for Your Backside

We know everyone likes exercises targeting their booty. Challenge yourself with these 10 squat variations, 10 reps each. The bonus? It’s a quick burn for all of you busy people! The moves: 1. Basic squat 2. Plie squat 3. Squat + leg raise (both legs) 4. Roundabout squat 5. Squat + reverse lift (both legs) …

Add Dancing to Your Next Workout

Stop and bust a move, it’s good for you! According to the University of Brighton, you can burn more than 300 calories every half hour when dancing. Dancing takes up a lot of energy due to the movement in all directions, however the amount you burn would depend on the style of dance. Other benefits …

5 Signs You are Getting Fitter

We know it’s easy to get bent out of shape when you see a number you don’t like on the scale. Not seeing a change even if you’re eating healthy and hitting the gym regularly? No worries, according to Health magazine these 5 signs still mean you are getting fitter! 1. Your junk food cravings …

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Jumping Rope Health Benefits

You’ve heard that jump roping is an effective cardio workout. However did you know that according to an extensive study, six weeks of daily 10 minute jump roping exercises had the same improvement to cardiovascular health as those who jog for 30 minutes a day? Try this effective circuit by Men’s Health Magazine: Choose how …

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Working Out is NOT All About Cardio

Ladies, do you incorporate weights into your workout routines? If not, consider the benefits of starting. According to the creators of p90x, women who lift weights burn about 100 more calories in the following 24 hours than women who only do cardio. For those of you who already lift weights, what are your favorite exercises?

Medicine Balls for the Win

Looking to spice up your workout? Try using a medicine ball! It’s designed to improve your strength, power, endurance, and functional fitness by adding resistance. Before you grab the first ball you see, figure out which one correlates with the workout you are doing. Plyometrics and strength training–  The weight of the ball should be …

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Snacking After a Workout Makes a Big Difference

Are you absolutely starving after a workout or do you shy away from every food in sight? An article in Fitness Magazine states you should always have a small snack after your workout, even if you don’t think you have an appetite, which is completely normal. Delaying when you eat can slow down your recovery …

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Lower Back Pain Getting you Down?

Do you have a passion for running, but can’t exercise to your fullest because of lower back pain? Well, thanks to researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, there may be a solution to this pain! Researchers found that your deep core muscles play a large role. If the deep core muscles are lacking, …

Smile When Running

A smile looks good on you! Did you know it could even improve your performance when exercising? Eliud Kipchoge, the Kenyan marathon runner, periodically smiled through his fastest-ever marathon. A study at Ulster University in Northern Ireland and Swansea University in Wales tested a group of recreational runners and had them alternately grin and grimmace …