Exercise Makes You Smarter, And We Have Proof!

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Exercise Makes You Smarter, And We Have Proof!

We all know that working out is crucial to growing your muscle mass, but did you know that exercise is also key to growing your brain? We’ve done the research (quite a bit, actually) and can confirm that working out yields benefits beyond a hot body. Here are five ways that sweating actually makes you […]

Don’t Panic: Here a 7 Tips to Get Your Summer Body Back

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Don’t Panic: Here a 7 Tips to Get Your Summer Body Back

Yep, it’s official now. The countdown to beaches and bikinis has begun. PANIC has set in because summer is impending and bathing suit season is looming. Take the fear out of the summer strip-down! Here are my 7 sure-fire secrets to rock a sizzling body for summer that everyone can stick to: #1 SAVING FOR […]

The Best Outdoor Workout Gear and Gadgets for Spring 2017

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The Best Outdoor Workout Gear and Gadgets for Spring 2017

Spring is in the air! It happens every year: The weather gets warmer, the daylight lasts longer, and the stuffy gym sounds more and more unappealing. But since spring-like weather is also a sign that bikini season is right around the corner, skipping your gym session to sip cocktails at happy hour won’t get you […]

Five Fitness Apps to Keep You Motivated

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Five Fitness Apps to Keep You Motivated

Working out is hard. Nope, there’s no point in arguing over this. Just about everyone would rather sit in front of a TV instead of hitting the gym, going for a run, or lifting weights. Not to mention the sweating, fatigue, post-workout soreness, etc. But, no matter how tiring, boring and excruciating working out can […]

The Running Gear Guide: Essential 2017 Spring Running Gear

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The Running Gear Guide: Essential 2017 Spring Running Gear

The Official 2017 Spring Running Gear Guide The end of winter represents a bunch of things. Obviously, it means the temperatures will rise, the snow will melt, and in about seven months, everyone will start complaining about how hot it is (again). More importantly, it means that those of you who lean toward outdoor workouts […]

10 of Our Favorite Health Food Blogs

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10 of Our Favorite Health Food Blogs

We Sweat Journalers love our healthy foods, but for most people, eating healthy is a chore. When the world is filled with glorious pastas, the cheesiest of pizzas, and layers of cake, why in the world would you ever bother eating a salad? Well, fellow gluttons, it’s because not only is it a good idea […]

The Real Truth About Pre-Workout Stretching

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The Real Truth About Pre-Workout Stretching

Time to Stretch? When we talk about our exercise routines, we usually focus on what happens during the workout: The proper form, the number of repetitions, engaging the correct muscles, and so on – all elements of a successful routine, right? But, if you’re not following the right steps before you exercise, you’ll risk sabotaging your […]

6 of Your Favorite Workout Excuses, Ripped to Shreds by Science

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6 of Your Favorite Workout Excuses, Ripped to Shreds by Science

  There’s only one thing keeping you from working out and getting healthier: You. The good news is, your dog can’t eat your treadmill, which means you have very few good excuses for skipping your next workout. Occasionally you have a wedding to go to, have to rush into open-heart surgery, or save a meteor […]

Weighing In: Weightlifting Myths vs. The Truth

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Weighing In: Weightlifting Myths vs. The Truth

Oh, Weightlifting. The world of weight-lifting is as full of tall tales as a celebrity’s publicist. “Weight-lifting stunts growth“, “lifting will give you hemorrhoids,” and the ever famous “lifting isn’t a girl thing.” For example, Lara Smith at  Lara’s Happy Lifestyle gets asked by women all the time if they’ll get bulky lifting weights. “I […]

Coffee Break! 5 Ways Caffeine Enhances Your Workout

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Coffee Break! 5 Ways Caffeine Enhances Your Workout

Despite all the fancy and pricey pre-workout supplements on the market now, scientific studies show that the best “sports supplement” is not only FDA approved, it’s also the most affordable: coffee. A large body of research shows that coffee has many health benefits (our own independent research shows that coffee keeps us from killing our […]

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