Yoga

Cultivating Strength in Your Yoga Practice

One of my favorite teachers was making the rounds in a crowded yoga studio, and she paused when she passed my mat.  I was deep into a pose, using all my focus to “melt deeper” and “find release” as yoga teachers are so fond of repeating.  She paused, and asked me to...

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Workouts

6 Steps to Build Your Summer Beach Body

Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to think about getting your body beach ready. In this post, I will lay out a plan for you now, to get in your best shape and have abs in time for beach season. It’s a 6-step process that is going to get you into the...

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Nutrition How Protein Helps You Build Muscle

How Protein Helps You Build Muscle

When it comes to getting in shape and staying healthy, diet is just as important as exercise (if not more). A nutrient-rich diet will give you the energy you need to work out and get on with the rest of your day. Eating a balanced diet will help you lose weight. What...

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Workouts Steps for a Proper Warm Up    

Steps for a Proper Warm Up   

You know how important it is to stretch and cool down at the end of a workout, but it’s also important to do a proper warm up before you start exercising. A warm up does just that—it gets your body warm and prepped for working out. It raises your body temperature,...

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Exercise Safety Cycling Safety Tips    

Cycling Safety Tips   

Each year the number of cyclists killed increases though they’re often preventable. In 2014, there were 18, 881 incidences of injury or death among adult cyclists. 107 of those were deaths, 3090 were serious injuries, and 15,684 were mild injuries. These rates could...

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Workouts Thirty-Minute Workouts   

Thirty-Minute Workouts  

Ideally, you’d get to the gym or be able to exercise for at least an hour a day, five or six days a week. Unfortunately, life often gets in the way. Work, family, friends, and other responsibilities can take up a lot of time, and suddenly working out isn’t a priority....

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Workouts The Principle of Progressive Overload

The Principle of Progressive Overload

You’ve heard of progressive overload right? The principle that you must do incrementally more every session to continue making progress. A little more weight, an extra rep, extra metres, or time. To continually progress, you must be giving your body a new stimulus....

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Recovery, Workouts How to Ease Sore Muscles   

How to Ease Sore Muscles  

If you exercise regularly, you will probably at some point experience sore muscles. This happens especially after you start a new workout routine or increase the intensity of your workouts. Soreness can be a good thing. You build strength by creating tiny micro tears...

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Exercise Safety Protecting Your Knees   

Protecting Your Knees  

For most people, the knees are one of the first body parts to start feeling pain when they work out, especially as they get older. Your knees take a ton of force every day just from general walking around. Add running, lifting or some other impact-heavy exercises on...

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Stretching Stretches for Happy Hips

Stretches for Happy Hips

Happy, healthy hip function is important to just about every part of your bodies well-being.  Asymmetries or imbalances in the hips can lead to problems in all parts of your body, including, believe it or not, shoulder pain, neck pain, knee pain and foot pain.   Long...

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