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Sports Drinks:  Are They Really Necessary After Exercise?

Sports Drinks: Are They Really Necessary After Exercise?

Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy. Athletes endorse them, and they don’t have the same “liquid candy” reputation as the Pepsi a few shelves over. But how helpful are they to serious and casual exercisers? Not very, it turns out. To be clear, we’re talking about sports drinks, not energy drinks like Rockstar […]

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8 Things To Do Before and After A Workout To Get Better Results

8 Things To Do Before and After A Workout To Get Better Results

When it comes to your fitness routine, the time you spend sweating it out in the gym tends to get all the credit—but it shouldn’t. “The workout is actually the easiest part of a fitness routine, ” says Jay Cardiello, celebrity trainer and Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute member. “Whether you walk, jog, lift weights, or […]

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Avoid Vacation Weight Gain: 5 Simple Rules

Avoid Vacation Weight Gain: 5 Simple Rules

You can enjoy your vacation without packing on the pounds. When you’re on vacation, it’s all too easy to abandon everything you know about eating healthfully — and then return home unable to button your pants. But, experts say, it is possible to indulge in your favorite foods and beverages while on vacation without the […]

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5 Signs Your Workout is Actually Working

5 Signs Your Workout is Actually Working

Here’s How To Tell If Your Workout Is Actually Working Let’s be real for a second: New fitness routines can be the worst. And sometimes it’s difficult to tell if they’re actually working. So it’s not a surprise when people give up on a new workout regimen because they’re not getting the transformation they set […]

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“You Lose Weight in The Kitchen, You Gain Health in the Gym”

“You Lose Weight in The Kitchen, You Gain Health in the Gym”

“You Lose Weight in the Kitchen, You Gain Health in the Gym” You can’t eat total crap and then bust your butt exercising to magically erase those calories: It’s not that simple. If you want to make longer lasting, healthier changes, what and how much you eat is far more important than how much you […]

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5 Reasons To Get Yourself A Workout Bestie ASAP

5 Reasons To Get Yourself A Workout Bestie ASAP

5 Reasons To Get Yourself A Workout Bestie ASAP Celebrity besties like Reese Witherspoon and Naomi Watts have paired up to practice yoga together and we wholeheartedly applaud them. Working out with a pal is a great way to stay motivated, achieve your fitness goals and most importantly, make working out fun.

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How to Get in Shape Just By Walking

How to Get in Shape Just By Walking

How to Get in Shape Just By Walking Here is some good news for people whodon’t like to work out. You’re doing it every time you walk. Nobody thinks of this aerobic activity as an exercise because more than 7 billion people do it daily and it’s not hard.

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How Effective is Cold Therapy?

How Effective is Cold Therapy?

How Effective is Cold Therapy? Slipping into a cold water bath for 20 minutes after exercise may seem more like punishment than relief for aching muscles, but many athletes and bodybuilders have relied on cold water therapy as a way to get relief for sore muscles after workouts.

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Should You Stretch Before Working Out?

Should You Stretch Before Working Out?

Should You Stretch Before Working Out? It was long assumed that taking five or 10 minutes to stretch out your hamstrings, quads, lower back, and other key muscles would “warm them up,” thereby protecting you from injury and even boosting your athletic performance.

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