Workout Tips

The Best Healthy Meet-Ups Across Michigan

Finding motivation to work out on your own can be a daunting task. But get others involved and physical activity can get transformed into a task you look forward to daily. Accordingly to a study published in the International Journal…

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4 Non-Traditional Ab Workouts

One of the most sought after looks are tight, ripped abs. There are potentially hundreds of exercises that attack the abs directly. But what if you want a little bang for your buck? Meaning, what exercises can you do that…

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5 Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Personal Trainer

If you’re anything like me and have struggled to lose weight on your own, even after changing your diet and going to the gym, you may consider hiring a personal trainer. The decision to hire a trainer is a personal…

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5 Everyday Items that Double as Exercise Equipment

Whether you’re too busy to hit the gym or your budget doesn’t have room for a membership right now, you can always work out at home for free. In fact, there are plenty of activities you can do inside your…

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Smart (and Tasty!) Snacks for Distance Runners

Most athletes know how tough it can be to find the perfect pre- or mid-run snack. Your body requires enough fuel to stay strong mile after mile, but not so much that you feel sluggish or experience stomach cramps. In…

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When is it Safe for Kids to Start Strength Training?

Getting children active early is an important step in setting the tone for a long, healthy lifestyle. But beyond ensuring your child gets enough physical activity, parents may be wondering about another issue: When is the right time to start strength…

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Morning Yoga Poses to Wake You Up

Caffeine isn’t the only thing that can help wake you up in the morning. Rather than reaching for your usual cup of coffee, try these simple yoga poses instead. They are guaranteed to gently ease you into a wakeful state…

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Let Loose and WERQ It!

What do you get when you mix funky dance moves, plyometrics, and pop and hip-hop music together? A really fun and challenging workout. Er, make that WERQ-out. My two left feet and I (see Zumba), recently sampled a free WERQ…

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Go from being a walker to a runner

Ready to Be a Runner? Here’s How to Get There!

Walking is a great form of exercise with loads of health benefits like weight loss, less stress and a reduced risk of heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. But if you’re looking for a new challenge…

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