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30 minute at-home bodyweight workout routine

If you’re working from home, you may find yourself sitting more often than you’re used to. Now is the perfect time for bodyweight exercises to have a spotlight moment in your life. The great news is that an amazing and challenging workout at home is possible with no equipment at all! My personal favorites and …

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How to maximize your workouts using fitness apps

Interest in exercise apps is steadily increasing as people search for easy, convenient, free ways to stay active. Whether it’s time constraints, travel or budget concerns, having a gym membership isn’t realistic for everyone. When you can’t get to the gym, downloading an app to your phone can provide an opportunity to help you stay …

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How to stay active while working from home

Working from home has its obvious upsides: staying in your PJs, zero commute and maybe the occasional lunchtime nap. But it unfortunately has its downsides as well, one of the biggest being inactivity. For some of us, the physical activity we get while going to work and walking around is the majority of our movement …

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What is collagen and can it boost your fitness?

Collagen products have become widely popular recently, making it one of the trendiest supplements currently on the market. Global Market Reports noted that in 2018 alone, the Collagen Peptide Industry brought in around $2950 million in revenue and that number is expected to grow to $4150 million by 2025. There are many collagen products out …

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Do I really need to consult my doctor before starting a new diet or exercise program?

It happens to most of us as we age, unfortunately: it becomes easier to put on the pounds and much harder to take them off. As a family doctor whose favorite primary care topics are fitness, nutrition and preventive medicine, I often hear about this issue from my patients. The discovery always seems to come …

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Why it’s time to redefine how we think about exercise

Have you ever wished you loved working out as much as you love eating? I know I have. For years, we’ve heard over and over about all the benefits of purposeful physical activity, including prolonging your lifespan and lowering your risk of chronic disease. But why is that not enough to get us motivated? The …

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Injury prevention: It’s all in the warm-up

How can I possibly prevent a multitude of potential injuries in a short amount of time? Let’s face it, in today’s world we are lucky if we have enough time to fit in exercise, let alone an injury prevention program. However, there are some basic things you can do to help keep your body functioning …

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