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Things to Know, Before you Get in the Zone

Because your heart is a muscle, it gets stronger with exercise. Measuring your heart rate is a good way to gauge the effectiveness of your workout because as you strengthen your body through exercise, you also strengthen your heart. From yoga to HIIT classes, heart rate based training offers many benefits, and is the most effective way to reach fitness goals.

What you need to know about foam rolling

Foam rolling is crucial to preventing injuries and unnecessary soreness after a workout. It works through the fascia and scar tissue that gets built up from wear and tear on the muscles (which happens when you work out) and leaves smooth, pliable muscles that can be worked again without the risk of injury from too much scar tissue.

Why muscle is harder to build with age…

You’ve heard it before, and you know it’s true: Getting old is no cakewalk! We’re trying to keep our heart and our organs healthy, thinking about protecting our skin, making sure we’re eating clean and then, oh yeah, what’s up with this new “soft” body I didn’t have back in my 30s and 40s?! Yes, it’s true: unfortunately, muscle is harder to build and maintain as we age.

Healthy Holiday Swaps

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish or ramekins and set aside.

Peel and roughly chop sweet potatoes into large chunks. Place into a large pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high, and gently boil for 10 to 20 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender and drain, and place into a large bowl.

How to avoid those extra holiday pounds

The holiday season is officially here! While we all look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends, many of us are dreading the oh-so-eminent holiday weight gain. But can you get through the holiday without adding to the scale?? Yes it IS possible! Check out these tips…

How we should be eating as we age

How you should be eating as you age

As we age, inflammation is something that we must pay more attention to. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response that helps the body heal itself, bringing white blood cells to the area of concern with increased blood flow.

16 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

When many people visualise weight loss, one of the first things to come to mind is getting a totally toned and taut tummy. After all, who doesn’t want to be able to slip into a pair of jeans without having to deal with a muffin to or have the option of flashing their flat abs in a two-piece swimsuit?

What's more, losing fat around your middle is a surefire way to improve your health: Research links larger waist size to heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers.

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