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The Benefits of HIIT-ing the Gym

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 27, 2022

In recent years, there has been a spike in the HIIT trend – and for good reason! Even if you haven't utilized the method yet, you've probably caught the term before. It means short, high-intensity interval training blocks interspersed during a period of around 15-30 mins.

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5 Easy Steps to a Summer Fit Body

Posted by Mark Miller

Jun 20, 2022

Wondering how you can get fit this summer? Are you lacking motivation or looking for guidance?

We got you covered with these five easy steps!

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Five Reasons Why Yoga Rocks

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 13, 2022

Most people have heard of yoga, but there are many misconceptions about it. Some people think it isn't really a workout or that it's all about the emotional well-being and not physical well-being. While it can be about mental exercise, that doesn't negate the fact that it's also good physical exercise. Let's talk about five reasons why yoga rocks!

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Are Natural Flavors Really Natural?

Posted by Alison Jones

Jun 6, 2022

Are you a label snob? When it comes to grocery shopping, I sure hope so! Food labels are chock full of information about product ingredients and nutrition. But buyer beware - the terminology on labels can be confusing - and even misleading.

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Why Your Child Needs to Take Swim Lessons

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 30, 2022

As summer approaches, you should start preparing for those lake, beach, and swimming pool days out with your child. Besides fancy swimwear, you also need to ensure your child can swim well independently. 

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5 Ways To Fit Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 23, 2022

Working out isn't just a way to stay fit, it's also a great way to relax and increase your well-being.  For many people, unwinding at the gym is a go-to method for managing the stress of the week. However, sometimes the demands of the day make it hard to find the time to exercise.  When your schedule is already full, working out can start to feel like one more thing you don't have time for. The great news is that fitting exercise into your schedule doesn't have to mean adding more hours to the day. These smart ways to fit exercise into your life make it easier to take care of yourself without adding to the stress of your schedule.

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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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