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Sleep: The Undervalued Recovery Tool

Posted by Sam Grillo

Feb 26, 2024

You have probably heard a person ask before, “What’s the best way to recover?” People usually give a multitude of answers ranging from ice baths, stretching, foam rolling, and more. However, many of these methods of recovery have limited or anecdotal research supporting their validity. The one tool that every person has access to and has been well proven by research to be effective, is sleep.

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Extra Love for February

Posted by Emily Williams

Feb 19, 2024

It’s February, which is a month devoted to hearts and candy and doing something special with your loved ones. But maybe it should also be a time to focus on your own physical, mental and emotional health! It’s the final stretch of winter, and spring will be here before we know it. Let’s take charge of this month by giving ourselves some extra care.

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8 Habits for a Healthier Heart

Posted by Kimberla Hitch

Feb 12, 2024

Heart Failure Awareness Week is observed the second week of February, to coincide with Valentines Day. This week’s aim is to educate individuals about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart and making lifestyle choices that support cardiovascular well-being.

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Beat the Winter Blues

Posted by Emily Williams

Feb 5, 2024

With the holidays over, the days shorter, and the temperatures colder, you may find yourself feeling a little less motivated to get out of bed these days. But you're not alone! Many people feel those winter blues come mid-January, but the good news is, there are plenty of ways to beat them and feel more like yourself again.

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The Importance of Nutrition and Skin Care When it Comes to Self-Care

Posted by Kewena Killikelly

Jan 29, 2024

What is done on the outside greatly affects the inside of the body and what is put into the body definitely shows on the outside!

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Water Aerobics: What You Need to Know

Posted by Shannon McGoey

Jan 22, 2024

Aerobic exercise is an important component of holistic health. Your doctor probably reminds you often that a healthy heart is one that can work hard, and that’s exactly what aerobic exercise trains your body to do. Also known as cardio, some examples of aerobic exercise include running, cycling, and rowing. But for some, those traditional forms of cardio might be uncomfortable. Whether you have joint pain or simply don’t like being sweaty, you might enjoy doing your cardio in the pool. And don’t worry, you might not have to get your hair wet as traditional swimming isn’t your only option. Allow me to introduce: water aerobics.

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HIIT: The Workout for Busy People

Posted by Shannon McGoey

Jan 15, 2024

If you’re like me, you classify yourself as a perpetually busy person. Things are always coming up, filling your schedule, leaving you feeling like there’s no time left for yourself. But what if I told you there’s an exercise protocol that might be right for you, and you can do it in the gym, outside, or even at home? Enter: the HIIT workout.

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7 Ways to Burn Calories in the Winter

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 8, 2024

You don't have to spend winter cooped up inside eating cookies—at least not all the time. Though the weather may be colder and it's not the beach season, there are still numerous ways to stay active apart from going to the gym. The following are winter activities where you'll burn calories and have fun in a challenging season.

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The Best Foods to Help Boost Your Immune System This Season

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Jan 1, 2024

'Tis the season for respiratory viruses, when a combination of cold weather and close gatherings increase the risk of illness transmission. One of the best things you can do to stay healthy (and even protect your family) is to boost your immune system this winter with healthy foods. Just a few smart choices in your winter recipes can help you stock up on the nutrients your body needs to fight off illness before you get the snuffles, and shared family meals can provide the same benefit to everyone in your household.

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Ring in the New Year Stronger than Ever

Posted by Emily Williams

Dec 25, 2023

Let’s kick off the new year with a strong mind and body by taking ownership of your time, food, and movement!

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