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How Running Benefits Mental Health

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 16, 2022

Running improves a person's cardiovascular health, strengthens their muscles, and improves their overall bone strength. Besides the physical benefits, running also improves mental health in various ways.

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Hydration 101: The Importance of Water as You Age

Posted by Alison Jones

May 9, 2022

We all know that drinking water is essential to our health. As a matter of fact, water is second only to oxygen in its importance to our survival. Our cells are crying out for water to support our body’s essential functions.

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Exercises to Relieve Back Pain

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 2, 2022

A natural response to back pain is to avoid strenuous activity and rest. This is far from the truth. While resting for a day or two after the onset of back pain or injury may be a good idea, any longer than that may hinder the healing process and worsen the pain. Studies show exercising strengthens the lower back, core, leg and arm muscles to help alleviate and prevent back pain, as well as increase the blood flow to the back area, which may decrease stiffness and promote healing.

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5 Tips to Kickstart Your Weight Loss Goals

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Apr 25, 2022

Curious about where to start on your weight loss journey? Get back to basics with these effective fat-loss tips.

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5 Benefits of Having a Fitness Journal

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Apr 18, 2022

Progress is made outside the gym just as much as it is made inside. Everyone knows that you need to eat right and sleep well, but most people overlook the benefits of mental organization. Here is how a personal fitness journal can help enhance your training regimen.

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The 411 on Fiber - From Merritt's Dietitian

Posted by Tessa Mirjafary

Apr 11, 2022

Fiber is a nutrient that many people often overlook as a healthy part of their diet. It has numerous benefits that help manage chronic disease and even prevent the development of other comorbidities. If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you are not getting enough fiber in your diet as many Americans lack adequate fiber intake in their day-to-day life.

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9 Tips When Planning to Work Out Won't Work

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Apr 5, 2022

There are many benefits to working out, such as heart disease prevention, mood improvement, and better sleep. However, despite the many foreseeable benefits, it can still be difficult to find the motivation to get up and exercise. Regardless of workout experience, everyone struggles with it. Here are a couple of tips to prevent falling out of your routine!

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What You Need to Know About Recovering After Workouts

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 28, 2022

Post-workout recovery is a critical time for your body to repair and energize. Without proper nourishment, it is difficult for tissues and organs to function at an optimal level. Here's a closer look at why post-workout recovery is so important.

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4 Tips for Building Better Sleep Habits

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 21, 2022

Getting enough sleep is essential to maintaining your health. The Sleep Foundation informs readers that it's important for adults to get at least hours of consistent sleep every night for proper brain and body functioning. When we neglect our sleep schedule and allow our bodies to become sleep deprived, we put ourselves at risk of serious diseases and medical conditions. These include things like "obesity, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, poor mental health, and early death" according to the Sleep Foundation.

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Why You Should Try TRX Suspension Training

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Mar 14, 2022

Figuring out which fitness equipment to use at the gym can be confusing. There's so much to choose from that it's hard to know which machine would best suit your needs and goals. For instance, you could opt for a simple barbell and weights set or maybe look into a complicated machine with pulleys, cables, and weights. But if you're looking for something different, try TRX Suspension Training.

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