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Why Reactive Training is Not Just for Athletes

Special mobility, speed and agility training programs have previously been reserved for the ultimate athlete. As more people are discovering the physical and emotional benefits of functional exercise, it is important to realize that anyone with a workout program should be participating in Reactive (Power) Training.


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A Beginner’s Guide to Gym Culture and Etiquette

You don’t need 20-inch biceps, a 200-pound bench press, or designer fitness apparel to look and feel at home in the gym. You just need to understand the unique and specific set of rules that govern gym culture. Don’t worry; it’s mostly common sense.


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Nutrition Tips for National Nutrition Month

Every day, you have the opportunity to take the steps needed to become the healthiest YOU that you can. Small daily changes can make a big long term impact on your body. Add these small, 31 steps into your day each day in the month of March and reap the benefits.


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10 Practical Tips to Declutter Your Home

While Hoarding Disorder is said to only impact “approximately two to five percent of the population” (APA, 2013), the everyday clutter and disorganization that affect most of us at one time or another may have a negative impact on our mental health. According to an article from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (2009), “living in a cluttered home can create subtle, constant, low-grade stress”.


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6 Tips for Wavy, Wonderful Hair

Managing and mastering wavy hair might take some detective work, but there are some techniques that will help you rock the beach waves, instead of looking like you didn’t bother with a hairbrush that morning.


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50 Most Fortified Cities in the USA – Heart Health Edition

Puritan’s Pride posed this question for the residents of the 50 most populated cities in the U.S. – who cares most about their hearts?


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5 Safety Tips for Winter Running

When winter arrives, running poses more challenges as temperatures dip below 20 degrees and instead creep closer to the single digits. For distance runners, the treadmill (AKA the dreadmill) isn’t the most appealing option. If you’re crazy enough (like me!) to brave the elements, here are some tips for road warriors to stay safe and warm!


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Myths and Truths About Fat

At one time, low fat and fat free foods were all the rage. Anyone looking to shed a few pounds simply cut out calories, mostly from fat. We put our trust in medical professionals, and our doctors and dietitians told us fat would make us fat, so we need to stop eating it! Fast forward 20 years and obesity has skyrocketed, while high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease are more prevalent than ever.


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HIIT and the Tabata Method

High Intensity Interval Training can often be referred to as the Tabata method, which was named after and created by Izumi Tabata, Ph.D., a former researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Fitness.


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How To Start Running and How to Stick With It

A couple of questions I get asked all the time are: “How did you get into running?”, and “How can you run so far?” While I wish there was some incredibly inspiring story behind it, the truth is that it was a completely random decision.


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