Planes of Movement and Why They Matter

Most of us have heard of exercises like a squat, a lunge, or a biceps curl. And we often also know the related muscle group, like quadriceps, hamstrings, or biceps. These are great guides to creating a focused workout, but have you ever thought about your workout in terms of planes of motion?   What…

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Mini Mindful Moments: How to Practice Mindfulness Anywhere

Mindfulness matters! Whether you are on your break at work or relaxing in your bed, mindfulness can be practiced wherever you are. Practicing mindfulness gives you permission to fully focus on the present moment. Observe what is going on around you: the people, sounds, environment, and even your feelings. Living in the world today, it…

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Benefits of Working Out Outside

In general, exercise has a wide range of benefits, so does it really matter where you do your workout? Today we have the convenience of satisfying all of our exercise needs inside of the gym. However, is it really all we need? Outdoor exercise can offer many more benefits than indoor exercise. Exercise is known…

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Sleep Debt

“This week has been crazy. I have a huge report due on Friday, and I’ve stayed up late either working on it every night this week. That’s okay, though. This weekend I can catch up on sleep.”  Does that sound familiar? Sometimes life is hectic, and our sleep schedules often suffer. Just like spending too…

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Healthy Sleep: From A to Zzz

Most of us know that getting enough sleep is important. We have watches or fitness trackers that often record the time we sleep or even give us a score for how well we sleep! Even though we know we should get around 8 hours per night, a 2020 survey from the Centers for Disease Control…

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How Social Support Helps Your Workout Routine

Sticking to a workout plan is not always as easy as it seems. Life happens and stress can come at any moment. APA’s 2022 Stress in America survey shows, “more than a quarter (27%) of Americans are so stressed they can’t function through day-to-day activities.” As the world is still trying to heal after the…

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Tips for Committing to Exercise

Plan exercise into your day – Set aside a specific time in your schedule to exercise and put it in your planner. This will help you avoid conflicts and make exercise a priority. Reward yourself – Set short-term goals and reward yourself for achieving them. For example, you could treat yourself to a movie, a…

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Mini Workouts Throughout the Day

Completing long workouts in the fitness center is not always sustainable with a busy workday and a never-ending to-do list waiting for you at home. However, recent research shows that mini workouts throughout the day are just as effective as long workouts! Here are some ways you can split up your day to move more…

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Optimizing Recovery

Recovery plays an essential role in the human body’s ability to remain in homeostasis. One of the keyways to ensure your body is rejuvenated and ready to go, is to ensure you receive 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily. Optimizing your sleep allows your muscles and organs to function and rejuvenate the necessary cells…

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