Workout Tips

5 Exercises You Can Do Without a Gym

We all have excuses for skipping workouts, but lack of a gym membership shouldn’t be one of them. There are many exercises, both cardiovascular and strength-focused, that can be done in the comfort of your own home, without any equipment except…

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6 Foolproof Ways to Work Out Before 6 AM

It’s 5:30 AM. Your alarm clock is sounding off relentlessly and you are one giant, toasty cinnamon bun in bed. The absolute last thing you want to do is get up and dive into a workout…but you should! Research and testimonials show that working out…

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These Apps Will Help You Run Your Best Race Ever

Running is one of the most ancient, primal things the human body can do, but a boost from modern technology can actually make your race day performances stronger than ever. By downloading a running-specific app to your smartphone, you can…

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10 Places to Walk Indoors During Michigan Winters

Young or old, most walkers just don’t want to be cold! Finding ways to get your daily 10,000 steps in indoors may seem challenging, but is actually doable. Especially when coupled with friendly motivation and regularly scheduled walks. Whether you’re…

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Youth Teams Invited to Enter the #MIKidsCanDance Instagram Contest

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Pistons are asking Michigan youth dance teams to showcase their best moves in an effort to promote an active lifestyle through dancing and the health benefits children enjoy from it. Dancing…

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Sore No More: How to Avoid Post-Exercise Pain

If you’ve recently exercised for the first time in a long while (good for you!) or pushed yourself super hard at the gym (way to go!), you might be noticing that the next day your muscles ache so badly you…

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January gym survival guide

Survive the January Gym Crush

There’s nothing worse than, after finding the motivation to drag yourself out into the cold and into the gym, you walk in to find it at maximum capacity with exercisers packed in like sardines. This time of year, with lose-weight…

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No Gym? No Problem. Get in Cardio Without Leaving Home

Traveling for the holidays can be completely disruptive to your workout routine. You aren’t near your gym and there’s no guarantee there will be any exercise equipment where you’re staying. While you can strength train using just your body weight,…

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All You Need to Become a Winter Cyclist

When snowy weather arrives, you might think that bicycling season is over. But with a few tips and the right gear, cycling can be an all-year round activity. In fact, it’s a great way to stay active outside, which can…

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