Personal Trainer

How to Look for a Good Personal Trainer

Whether you are at the very beginning of your fitness journey or you are looking for a way to take your workouts to the next level, hiring a personal trainer might be just what you are looking for. Hiring a personal trainer is a huge investment into yourself, and so you want to be sure […]

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Vitamins and Supplements: Where to Begin?

One of the most commonly expressed frustrations is the complete confusion over what the “best way” to get healthy is. The blanket advice of “just eat right and exercise” seems simpler said than done when there is so much contradicting information on what that really looks like. Beyond just eating, there is a whole world […]

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Types of Diets [Infographic]

Low-Calorie Diet A good low-calorie diet balances essential nutrients with a limited calorie intake. Low Calorie diets typically restricts consumption to around 1,200 calories of day and includes foods like fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while omitting more oily & fatty foods. Diets like Nutrisystem, Weight-Watchers and intermittent fasting rely on methods of portion control […]

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Best Jogging Trails for Training in San Marcos, TX

If you’re looking for a nice hiking trail or a natural area to go walking after a long day’s work, then San Marcos has got you covered. Home of six beautiful natural areas, San Marcos, Texas offers a great outdoor experience including birding and bug walks, and stunning natural landscapes. Whether you’re a college student […]

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Superfoods to Boost Your Smoothie

         Before a workout, after a workout, or for a meal or snack, smoothies are a good option to pack a variety of health benefits in a delicious drink.  There are several superfoods that you could add to your smoothie to boost the nutritional value and bring out the flavor of the smoothie base. Whether you’re […]

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Tips For Sticking To Your Healthy Eating Plan

When there are all those tasty, high calorie snacks out there, it’s hard to stick to a sensible meal plan. Dieters must consider that a healthy diet leads to a healthy person. Maintaining a healthy diet is good for your body. Being heavy can lead to heart disease as well as stress and strain on […]

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Basic Stretches To Start A Great Workout Part 2

In our last article we went over some basic stretches to do before working out. Something to keep in mind is that a lot of these can effectively be used to warm up before doing any exercise or physical activity, but you can also use them the day after an intense workout to relieve soreness. […]

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Basic Stretches To Start A Great Workout

In our last article we went over some of the basics of stretches, including their benefits, the reasoning behind them, best practices and the first stretch we covered as an example of what’s to come. Stretching the Calves, Thighs, and Glutes We left off going over a calf, thigh and glute muscle stretch, the forward […]

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Important Stretches For Warming-Up Before A Workout

If you want to get the most out of your workout and not injure yourself, it is important to warm-up before exercising. Part of a healthy warm-up is light exercise before getting up to full speed, but it also means doing some stretches. There are many different ways to stretch out, all of which have […]

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Work Your Way to a More Firm, Shapely Butt

In beauty today, curves are in, and according to Sir Mix A Lot’s hit song, “I like big butts and I can not lie..”  he knew how helpful large glute muscles could be to your esteem. There are many ways to achieve the “big butt” look that has increased in attraction through workout and exercises […]

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Natural Methods For Raising Testosterone

An integral part of building muscle and maintaining a healthy body is making sure you have properly balanced hormones. For men, an important hormone to be aware of for overall health is testosterone. If your body doesn’t produce enough testosterone, it could have unwelcome effects, such as low energy, disrupted sleep patterns, and even changes […]

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Choosing Training Strategies To Reach Your Goal

Choosing a fitness goal is only a single step on the road to better health. Once you’ve decided on your goal, whether it is losing weight or increasing your endurance, you must plan a training strategy to reach it. Exercising in general will always be a net benefit, but not all exercises were created equal […]

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How To Add More Fruits & Vegetables To Your Diet

Fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients such as vitamins to the body. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables as part of your daily diet is usually advised by nutritionists and health professionals due to the health benefits that come with them. However, for many people who have busy day to day lives, adjusting daily diet […]

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Upper Body Workout Ideas For Men And Women

When you are looking for an upper body workout, there are a large number of available plans that will give you results. You will want to make sure that you find one that is right for you and your particular needs. The following upper body workouts are suggestions to help you find a workout plan […]

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Micro Goals: Setting Achievable Fitness Goals

How many times have you told yourself that this is the time that you’re going to stick to that workout plan or loose that extra weight only to fall short of your goal? Sometimes we give up because there is too much time that passes without progress between a starting point and where we ultimately […]

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Strength Training VS Aerobic Exercise

Exercise is something we all need regularly to keep our bodies healthy. There are a variety of ways to get adequate exercise, depending on what type of activity you are looking for. Some people may be looking for a fun way to keep in shape, while others may need exercise in order to excel in […]

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Helpful Nutrition Tips For Active Athletes

Being an athlete has different dietary requirements than for other occupations and hobbies. Athletes burn more calories and need more fuel than the average person. However, this doesn’t mean athletes can eat whatever they like whenever they want. Athletes need to put healthy foods into their bodies to stay at top performance levels and have […]

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