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  • Genetics: where DNA stops & work ethic starts

    Genetics: where DNA stops & work ethic starts

    Building a foundation of health and fitness involves two very influential factors: work ethic and genetics. Genetics carry a hefty responsibility, but it’s important to understand the things about your body that you can change and what you can’t.

    Building a foundation of health and fitness involves two very influential factors: work ethic and genetics. Genetics carry a hefty responsibility, but it’s important to understand the things about your body that you can change and what you can’t.

  • Water: drink up & slim down

    Water: drink up & slim down

    Drinking plenty of water has been a vital part of the doctor’s orders since the beginning of time. Water not only keeps us hydrated and you know, alive, but also ensures that all our organs function properly.

    Drinking plenty of water has been a vital part of the doctor’s orders since the beginning of time. Water not only keeps us hydrated and you know, alive, but also ensures that all our organs function properly.

  • Reps & sets: tailor your workouts for your goals

    Reps & sets: tailor your workouts for your goals

    Going in to the gym with a game plan can make all the difference. Planning out your workouts ahead of time can keep you focused and motivated on even your sleepiest days. You go into the gym knowing what you have to do and when it’s time to go home. But there are a variety of avenues you can take when it comes to building muscle. 

    Going in to the gym with a game plan can make all the difference. Planning out your workouts ahead of time can keep you focused and motivated on even your sleepiest days. You go into the gym knowing what you have to do and when it’s time to go home. But there are a variety of avenues you can take when it comes to building muscle. 

  • Metabolism: picking up the pace

    Metabolism: picking up the pace

    Visualizing your ideal body type typically comes with a habit of comparison. You get an image of your dream figure by looking at the people around you, comparing your strengths and weaknesses with theirs. 

    Visualizing your ideal body type typically comes with a habit of comparison. You get an image of your dream figure by looking at the people around you, comparing your strengths and weaknesses with theirs. 

  • Newbie gains: progress from the very start

    Newbie gains: progress from the very start

    Sometimes the hardest part of starting a fitness journey is just that: starting. Waiting for results can seem like a daunting amount of time, but it may come as a comfort to know that our bodies start improving from day one. “Newbie gains” may sound like a light-hearted term tossed around the gym for beginners, but it is grounded in scientific fact.

    Sometimes the hardest part of starting a fitness journey is just that: starting. Waiting for results can seem like a daunting amount of time, but it may come as a comfort to know that our bodies start improving from day one. “Newbie gains” may sound like a light-hearted term tossed around the gym for beginners, but it is grounded in scientific fact.

  • Cardiovascular exercise: a temporary tool

    Cardiovascular exercise: a temporary tool

    Besides dumbbells, the quintessential fitness image is: the treadmill. Working out on machines like this, including ellipticals, stair climbers, or stationary bicycles, is what’s called cardiovascular exercise. Cardiovascular exercise refers to any activity that increases the heart rate and respiration while using large muscle groups repetitively and rhythmically, according to Livestrong.com.

    Besides dumbbells, the quintessential fitness image is: the treadmill. Working out on machines like this, including ellipticals, stair climbers, or stationary bicycles, is what’s called cardiovascular exercise. Cardiovascular exercise refers to any activity that increases the heart rate and respiration while using large muscle groups repetitively and rhythmically, according to Livestrong.com.

  • Building muscle: the role of diet & exercise

    Building muscle: the role of diet & exercise

    While losing weight is an achievement on its own, building muscle can help you create a more toned body shape. Muscle growth can be a slow, grueling process, but not impossible.

    While losing weight is an achievement on its own, building muscle can help you create a more toned body shape. Muscle growth can be a slow, grueling process, but not impossible.

  • Vitamins: What to Take & Why

    Vitamins: What to Take & Why

    Along with diet and exercise, vitamins can be a helpful supplement to your health routine. Many that are essential to our body’s basic functions are actually deficient in a large portion of the population.

    Along with diet and exercise, vitamins can be a helpful supplement to your health routine. Many that are essential to our body’s basic functions are actually deficient in a large portion of the population.

  • Tracking your diet: Macronutrients

    Tracking your diet: Macronutrients

    When it comes to tracking your nutrition, there are a few ways to go about it. Depending on what’s comfortable for you, you can experiment with calorie counting, macro counting or even just intuitive eating. Today we’re going to get into counting macros and how it can help you achieve your health goals.

    When it comes to tracking your nutrition, there are a few ways to go about it. Depending on what’s comfortable for you, you can experiment with calorie counting, macro counting or even just intuitive eating. Today we’re going to get into counting macros and how it can help you achieve your health goals.

  • The science of weight loss: caloric deficit

    The science of weight loss: caloric deficit

    The most helpful advice I received when I decided I wanted to lose weight was “do the math”. Despite all the diets and exercise methods out there, weight management comes down to the calories you take in versus the calories you burn off, according to the Mayo Clinic.

    The most helpful advice I received when I decided I wanted to lose weight was “do the math”. Despite all the diets and exercise methods out there, weight management comes down to the calories you take in versus the calories you burn off, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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