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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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5 Tips to Manage Diabetes

Posted by Tessa Mirijafary

Mar 7, 2022

 

It's National Nutrition Month and to celebrate health through dietary patterns, I would like to discuss the importance of reducing added sugars and the management of diabetes. Maryland is ranked in the top 20 states for the highest rate of diabetes at 10.2%. Diabetes is a very progressive disease if not managed correctly and there are many related complications, including neuropathy leading to amputations, retinopathy leading to blindness, and nephropathy leading to kidney failure, among many others.

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Celebrating Women in Fitness

Posted by Katrina Viloria

Mar 2, 2022

This month of March is Women's History Month and Merritt Clubs celebrates the talent, hard work and genius of its female staff members and the women who came before us and blazed a trail.

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Why Pets are Good for Your Heart's Health

Posted by Merritt Clubs

Feb 22, 2022

Having a pet is a rewarding experience. Not only do you have a best friend, but you also have a companion that can help you improve your health. Pets show unconditional love that can warm your heart, but also improve your heart's health. 

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The Preventative Medicine of the Future

Posted by Lindsay Silbert

Feb 14, 2022

We’ve been hearing more and more over the past two years what many of us fitness folks have known for quite some time, exercise and a healthy lifestyle can protect our health and longevity. Unfortunately for many individuals, the implications of a sedentary lifestyle and a poor diet are dire as 42.4% of the adults in the United States are obese, which is a common risk factor for other chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.
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