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It’s OK (Necessary) to Sweat

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The thought of sweat, perspiration (whatever you want to call it) may sound like a gross topic.  But it's a necessary bodily function, ranks right up there with breathing.  It's common knowledge that the body uses sweat to regulate body temperature.  However, there are many more benefits to engaging in

Scale vs Tape Measure

Tape Measure vs Scale

It's the middle of Summer...YAY!!!  Picture this (à la Sophia Petrillo)...Back in January you made a decision to get back in shape.  You set some amazing goals.  You meticulously planned your meals.  You also plotted your workouts and rest days on iCal or your Google calendar.  And you're even sticking

Get Outside!

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It's Summertime!  Well, ALMOST summertime.  It is, however, the perfect time to take your workouts outside.  Winter was brutal in most parts of the country.  Hopefully everyone is thawed by now and takes advantage of the warmer temperatures.  You can take virtually any exercise into the great outdoors.  A mere

Rest Days

Rest days

Rest days should be a part of your workout regimen.  It's essential to take rest days regularly. Without them, you run the risk of burnout as well as injury.  Sure, it's always fun to count steps, miles, strokes, and reps.  But you also need a break.  Don't look at it

Gym Bag Essentials

gym bag

What you keep in your gym bag can help you succeed in your fitness journey.  The "perfect" gym bag is stocked with your gym essentials, but small enough to fit in the gym locker.  You also want to pack light.  Dragging a 50lb bag on your commute is no fun!

Workout Buddy

workout buddy

Who's your workout buddy?  If you don't have one, you should find one.  The workout buddy will keep you accountable.  Your workout buddy will help reach your fitness goals.  Your buddy can help get you out of your comfort zone.  Most importantly, your workout buddy will keep you motivated.  Keep

Make Time for Exercise

Make time

Make time for exercise or you'll be forced to make time for illness.  Sounds a bit judgy, right?  I can't remember where I read that, but it kind of rubbed me the wrong way.  At first I thought it was casting judgment.  But as I gave it more thought, the

What’s Not to Love About Walking?

Walking for fitness is something we often take for granted.  It's something we learned to do as babies, and most of us can do it.  Despite its simplicity, walking is an exercise you should add to your workout regimen.  It doesn't matter if you're new to fitness or training for

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