The Beginner’s Guide to Strength Training

By Paige Waehner | Article Featured on Very Well Fit

It can be hard to know where to start when beginning strength training. There are countless exercises you can do, some of which work some muscles, but not others. There are safety concerns to beware of, a wide variety of sometimes confusing equipment to help you in your efforts, and so on. With some familiarity of the basics of getting started with strength training, actually doing so can become far less daunting, and you can begin to craft a routine that is targeted toward helping you achieve your personal goals.

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Pilates for Core Strength and Flexibility

Article Featured on Verywellfit

Pilates started out like many fitness trends, with many of us wondering if it would be around for the long-term.

With our focus on connecting the mind and body and building a strong core foundation, it’s not surprising that Pilates is not only still around, but growing each year. While Pilates is like yoga in many ways, it has a different focus and provides different results. If you haven’t tried it, learn more about what Pilates is and what it can do for you.

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How to Practice Mindfulness While Running

By Christine Luff | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Mindfulness is the art of keeping your mind in the present. You’re not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, but rather focusing on what you’re doing, whether it’s playing catch with your kid, eating a meal, running on a trail, or writing an email. Being mindful is reminding yourself that you’re in control of your thoughts and your body.

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Learn Yoga Techniques to Treat or Ease Insomnia

By Ann Pizer | Article Featured on Verywellfit

If you have a hard time getting to sleep at night, incorporating yoga into your life can help, especially if your insomnia is stress-related. Yoga has proven to be a great stress buster and can offer you relaxation techniques, including breathing exercises and meditation. Yoga nidra is a deep relaxation methodology that can be particularly helpful for people who have trouble sleeping.

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How to Breathe Properly When Running

By Christine Luff | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Proper breathing can make a difference in terms of your overall comfort and performance when running. While your body will probably do the right thing naturally, you may have some breathing habits that affect your ability to run efficiently.

It can be helpful to learn about different theories about the way breathing affects running and recommendations about the best way to breath during your running workouts.

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7 Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

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Running in heat and humidity can put you at risk for dehydration, heat stroke, and other heat-related illnesses. Common sense is the key to avoiding problems, so be sure to follow these precautions:

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What Muscle Groups Should I Work Out Together?

Article by Ruben Castaneda | Featured on US News

This article is based on reporting that features expert sources including Denise Austin; Matt Camargo; Brian Grawe, MD; Jonathan Jordan, CPT, WLS, FMT

IT’S AN EXCUSE FITNESS guru Denise Austin hears routinely from people who say they want to get in better shape but who don’t exercise regularly: “I don’t have time to work out.” To this, the perpetually enthusiastic Austin has a ready response: You can effectively work out two or even three sets of muscles together, at the same time.

“Everyone is time-crunched,” Austin says. But having little spare time doesn’t […]

Get Motivated to Exercise When You’re off Track

By Paige Waehner | Article Featured on Verywellfit

It’s easy (and even important, as part of a goal-setting process) to make plans to exercise. It’s the follow-through that sometimes gets people caught up. That’s where motivation comes in. It gives purpose and direction to your behavior, providing the internal push you need to overcome excuses and get started. Unfortunately, sometimes it deserts you right when you need it most.

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12 Tips For Exercising In Summer Heat

BY DANINE FRUGE, MD | Article Featured on Pritikin

A beautiful sunny day is the ultimate motivation to go outside and play, but the summer heat and exercise can be a risky combination. Danine Fruge, MD, Associate Medical Director at Pritikin shares 12 tips for enjoying a safe, summer exercise program.

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11 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

By Christine Luff | Article Featured on Verywellfit.com

All runners have made mistakes at some point during their training and racing. In some cases, we repeat the same mistakes over and over again. But, hopefully, we learn from those mistakes and take steps to avoid repeating the same ones in the future. Here are some of the most common running mistakes and how you can avoid running injuries and other issues.

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