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Here are 5 cardio mistakes you’ll want to avoid

Cardio exercises are just as important in a weekly fitness routine as strength training and maintaining a proper diet. The problem is, you might be doing things wrong. Here are the top five mistakes I see. 1) Don’t confuse moving with cardio. If you have a job that keeps you on your feet, that’s better[…]

How to avoid 12 common meal-planning mistakes

Meal planning is one of those things personal trainers ask their clients to do, but only a few ever comply. People who plan what they’re going to eat tend to be much closer to their ideal weight than those who don’t. There’s just one catch — meal planning is a little more complicated than it[…]

Are express workouts effective?

Workouts used to be something that took an hour. In school, gym classes lasted an hour. Exercise TV shows ran an hour. Workout tapes were an hour long. Personal trainers booked and billed sessions in one-hour increments. Then things started to change. As people got more pressed for time, ways to cut that hour down[…]

Here are 7 ways to take control of your day

How you start your day is important. Get up without a plan and it’s easy to get sucked into time wasters. Tasks that seem important at the moment, but that do little to help you reach your goals. Here are eight things you can do to take control of your day. Use a traditional alarm[…]

Clearing things up: Can exercise cause acne?

Estimates vary, but researchers believe between 40 and 55 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 40 have low-grade, persistent acne. For a condition that affects at least half of the United States population, many people are surprisingly misinformed about acne’s causes and treatments. Here are a few things dermatologists want you to[…]

Five actions to help you live a decade longer

Americans live shorter lives than the residents of almost all other high-income countries. According to the World Health Organization, people from 30 countries live longer than us. Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health wanted to know why. So they went through the data from large, long-term health and wellness studies and[…]

Here’s how to handle cold weather workouts

With the onset of cooler weather, workouts change. In places like Key West, people are more inclined to exercise outside. In northern climates, the opposite happens. As temperatures drop, many people move their workouts indoors. You don’t have to hide inside, just prepare properly. Here are some things you should do when the weather gets[…]

Here’s how to make these nutritional tips work for you

Consistently eating healthy isn’t exactly easy. We’re confronted by junk food at every cash register. Television commercials promote chips, pizza and candy. Meanwhile fast food chains are everywhere, offering mega-calorie meals at ridiculously low prices. It seems eating healthy is becoming more difficult every day. Difficult, but not impossible. You don’t have to give up[…]

Recover faster after injuries by exercising sooner

For years we’ve been taught that to help our bodies heal from injuries, we should use a system known as P.R.I.C.E. That stands for Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. You’re supposed to PROTECT the injured bodypart from further harm. REST, stop or take a break from the activity that caused the pain or injury.[…]