Yes You Can Still Exercise While Pregnant, Here’s How

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According to James Pivarnik, the vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine, “physicians aren’t trained to counsel pregnant women about exercise.” This means that there’s often a lot of misinformation surrounding what pregnant women can and can’t do. A general guideline is that if you were active before becoming pregnant, you should continue to remain active while pregnant. …

What to do after you reach a fitness goal

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Goals help us work hard, stay focused and strive for things that may not come easily. They’re helpful in all aspects of our life, from professional to personal. I’m sure you can think of several goals over your lifetime that you’ve set and (hopefully) achieved. Even if you fail in achieving your goal, we learn things like confidence and grit …

How to Begin a Strength Training Routine

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Building strength is important not only for bone and joint health, but also for everyday functional movements like carrying groceries or picking up a child. We’ve already talked about why women need more strength work, and this post is a closer look at how to start incorporating it into your exercise routine. START SMALL If you’ve never worked with weights …

Why Women Need Strength Training

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One of the biggest things I’ve heard from female clients as well as the general population is that lifting weights will make them bulky. Despite how many articles or interviews dispel that fact, the myth continues to prevail. However, the strength work that a typical woman does is not enough to cause bulky, “manly” muscles. We simply aren’t built for …

Wedding Series: The Case Against Shredding for the Wedding

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Preparing for a wedding can be a stressful time. The details, the family, and making sure everything goes according to plan take a lot of foresight and thought. This doesn’t even take into account the physical prep that many brides do to make sure they look their best on that special day. Wanting to get in shape for your wedding …

5 Tips to Help Stay Motivated to Workout

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I think most of us can relate to the excited feeling of starting a new fitness routine and the energy that comes with it. Setting goals, working towards getting healthier, and figuring out our expectations around a busier lifestyle can be invigorating. Sometimes, however, our expectations can start a little too high. We expect to love our new fitness routine …

Rest vs Active Recovery + An Introduction to Foam Rolling

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It’s hard enough knowing how you should be working out — what types of movements, how long, how many times a week, etc. When you hear terms like “active recovery” and “dynamic stretching,” things can seem even more complicated. Based on your individual goals and fitness level, the amount of exercise you do in a week will vary. One thing …

When Fitness Becomes Unhealthy

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I can clearly remember the point when I knew that my love of fitness had gone from productive to unhealthy. That’s not true — I can clearly remember both the first AND the second time. The first time was almost 10 years ago when I was living by myself in grad school. Unable to sleep, I woke up, put on …

How to Keep Active When You Have a Desk Job

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  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), sedentary jobs have increased by 83% since 1950. Due to technological advances at home and in the workplace as well as improved transportation, today’s workforce is significantly less active than they were in the past. The AHA also recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days a week, which can …

How to Stay On Track with Your Goals Beyond the New Year

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One common theme in the new year is the resolution to get healthy. Another common theme is that those healthier lifestyles tend to revert back to the way they were within the first couple weeks to a month of the new year. Goal setting may seem hard, but it’s really a lot easier than you think. With the right structure …

5 Simple Holiday Travel Workout Tips

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The holidays can be a stressful time. Packing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, while often enjoyable, can also seem overwhelming. Trying to maintain a workout schedule in the midst of all of this can also add extra stress and may cause you to abandon it entirely. The good news is working out while traveling doesn’t have to …

Burn Fat & Build Bone Strength: 5 Must-Try High Intensity Workout Moves

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  Exercise is Bigger than Weight Loss Many people exercise to lose weight or get in shape, at least initially. While improving your physical appearance is a common motivator, exercise can improve many aspects of your health. From more well-known outcomes such as strengthening muscles to improving heart health, and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol, to mental and emotional improvements …