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Staying Active With Limitations or Injuries

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Sep 25, 2019

Staying active and fit is not just for the top athletes in prime shape. Whether you have a physical limitation which reduces the amount of time you can walk or a recent or chronic injury preventing you from moving at your max, there are still ways for you to squeeze in those walks. The key to exercising when you have a limitation or injury is to not overdo anything. Stay within your limitations by taking short walks and listening to your body. By heeding to the following suggestions, you will be able to stay fit and active through your recovery by taking short walks throughout the day. 

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Topics: exercise, healthy lifestyle

Should You Have A Pre Workout Meal?

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Aug 28, 2019

Going to the gym on an empty stomach isn't for everyone. Though you burn more calories working out without eating first, it is likely that you will not have enough energy to do an intense workout. Eating a small pre-workout meal will give you adequate fuel and nourishment to build the muscle you want. Save the hearty meal for a post-workout because if you eat a full meal beforehand, you will be tired and it will lead to stomach cramps.

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Topics: nutrition tips, working out

3 Ways to Reward Yourself for Losing Weight

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Aug 6, 2019

Setting rewards for reaching your short term and long term weight loss goals is a good idea to boost your esteem and keep you on track. The problem is that you may not know what to give yourself as a reward once the prospect of food and food related products are removed from the equation. If this sounds like the predicament you are in, consider the following three rewards to use to stay on track with your health goals.

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Topics: Weight Loss

Recipe Makeovers - Ways to Improve Ingredients and Make Healthy Swaps

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jul 31, 2019

Cooking at home is a great way to incorporate healthy foods into your diet; however, reviewing recipe ingredients and instructions can have you questioning what is actually healthy and what is in need of a health makeover.  Here are six tips to aid your search for healthy recipes.

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Topics: food tips, nutrition

Injury Prevention Strategies (That Actually Work)

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jul 24, 2019

We all know exercise is important, but we've also seen how it can result in serious injuries. From novices to casual runners, competitive sports enthusiasts to body builders, everyone has a story about an injury that came about in some way, shape, or form. An injury can sideline you for a couple days or weeks, or can be more severe, requiring surgery and taking months to overcome. Although some injuries can't be prevented, there are some steps we can all take to avoid injury as well as help us heal quicker.

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Eat Clean By Eating Breakfast

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 26, 2019

Everyone has heard how important breakfast is. But for some reason many people still refuse to eat it. And believe us, we have heard all of the excuses. Some people say they aren't hungry in the morning. Other people say it makes them nauseous to eat too early. We've heard that some would rather sleep in or that they just don't have time. However, if you hear a few of the facts below, these excuses may start to disappear:

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Smoothie Bowls: Tasty and Satisfying

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 19, 2019

If you're reading this, chances are you care deeply about your health and well-being. You've either been consistently following a healthy, balanced diet or you've reached a point in life where you're ready to start. Good for you! Your body will love you for it.

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Topics: Healthy Recipes, healthy nutrition

Fearless Fishies - How Swim Classes Help Kids Build Confidence

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jun 4, 2019

Frequently, parents sign their kids up for swim classes just to give them something to do, expend energy, and keep them busy. Swimming lessons are a great way to make kids safer around the water and prepare them for involvement in water sports and recreation. However, one of the most important benefits that swimming can offer to kids is boosting confidence and self-esteem.

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Topics: swim lessons baltimore, swimming, kids swimming

5 Sure-Fire Tips On How To Become a Runner

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 29, 2019

Running isn't easy. If it were, everyone would do it. However, with the right mindset, dedication, and determination, anyone can start running. Check out these five sure-fire tips below to help you become a runner.

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Topics: baltimore running, run for a cause, run for a charity, Running

Boxing for Fitness, Function, and Fun

Posted by Merritt Clubs

May 1, 2019

Boxing is a great way to get in shape, shed fat, build lean muscle mass, and learn real boxing technique. Combining short and long bursts of intensity, our boxing sessions will push you to reach your next level of fitness in a safe and controlled environment. And best of all, it's fun!

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Topics: boxing