Fitness Trends
high intensity interval training

5 Perks of High-Intensity Interval Training

Workout trends seem to come and go in cycles, just like fashion. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a prime example. HIIT programs combine short bursts of high-intensity exercise with periods of low-intensity activity that allow for partial recovery. This approach to fitness dates back decades. While its cycle back …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Medicine Ball Workout

Medicine Ball Workouts: Pros and Cons

From the ThighMaster to Buns of Steel videos to step aerobics, most workout trends and tools come and go with the times. But for years, one piece of equipment has remained popular with athletes, physical therapists, trainers and other fitness professionals: the medicine ball. They’re pretty similar to old-school balls …

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Workout Advice
How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

How to Exercise with Resistance Bands

Resistance bands currently seem to be the it equipment for busy fitness enthusiasts. They’re portable, affordable, easily stored and the added resistance they offer can help strengthen nearly every muscle group. People often think of resistance bands as a rehabilitation tool. While that’s true, resistance bands can also help anyone …

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Raising Healthy Kids
How to Keep Your Kids Active During Cold Weather

How to Keep Your Kids Active During Cold Weather

Across the state, below freezing temperatures are predicted for the next few days. With the expected wind chill, many schools have already canceled classes so kids, parents and teachers won’t have to brave the cold. When you’ve got your children in the house all day long, it can be a …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
How to Equip a Home Gym on a Budget

How to Equip Your Home Gym on a Budget

Don’t have the time or money  to join a gym? Don’t worry! There are plenty of ways you can work your muscles from the comfort of your own home without overspending. In fact, you can create an entire home workout circuit by purchasing exercise equipment on the cheap or using …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Stair Workout

Mastering Your Stair Workout

You don’t need fancy equipment or an expensive gym membership to work your muscles to their maximum potential. Instead, if you have a set of stairs at your disposal (and a little creativity) you can use them to build strength, endurance and overall fitness. The change in elevation you get …

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Sports Medicine
Inside an Athletic Trainer's Toolkit

Inside an Athletic Trainer’s Toolkit

Athletic trainers are licensed, certified health professionals and a jack-of-all-trades in the field of sports medicine – skilled in diagnosing, treating, rehabilitating and preventing injuries. And like an experienced craftsman or craftswoman, athletic trainers have their own version of a toolkit they keep on the sideline. The athletic training bag …

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Advice for Staying Fit
How often do I need to workout?

How Much Exercise Do You Really Need?

Health experts have been pushing almost-daily activity for decades. But a new study suggests you may not need to exercise four to five days each week to reap the rewards. While it’s true that more exercise is better for your body (without getting into extremes), not everyone can squeeze in …

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Exercise Tips

Workout Basics: Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs

You may know a good warm-up — and cool-down — are essential to getting a good workout. You may also know that warming up your muscles and stretching them out after exercise can help prevent injury and keep you at the top of your game. They’re the two bookends that …

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Fitness Tips & Tricks
Interval Training: A Beginner's Guide

Interval Training: A Beginner’s Guide

Want to amp up your workout or torch more calories without increasing your gym time? Interval training could be your best ally. This style of workout involves interspersing short bursts of activity with periods of rest – and it comes with numerous benefits. Interval Training Explained Whether you’re lifting weights …

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