Alternative Facts: Reasons You Should Actually Invest in a Gym Membership

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Alternative Facts: Reasons You Should Actually Invest in a Gym Membership

There are so many workout myths about gym programs out there, mostly believed by people who’ve never enrolled in one themselves. So, it’s time to dispel the rumors… with your help. We asked Hailee Walsh, a fitness trainer at Missouri’s City Gym, what the biggest myths new gym members had about joining one of her […]

Smart Workout Tips

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Smart Workout Tips

Your WorkOuts should be tailored to your fitness goals and in order to reach those goals, you will need to have a workout plan. Of course those plans won’t mean a thing if you don’t stick to them.         Eliminate the distractions of Awkward, Bulky, & Annoying Fitness Armbands and Soggy Inconvenient […]

7 Reasons Your Injury Isn’t Getting Any Better

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7 Reasons Your Injury Isn’t Getting Any Better

Sleep is one of your body’s best defenses and plays an important role in the regenerative process following injury. It is during sleep that your body secretes important hormones that are essential for a strong immune system, increased muscle mass, bone strength, and energy. Missing out on this critical time can lead to muscle atrophy, as well as the loss of ability to efficiently build and repair your muscles.

Diet & Nutrition

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Diet & Nutrition

There is so much to say and learn about Nutrition and Healthy eating.  

We’re never going to claim to know anything close to everything about nutrition, eating health, or dieting but we’ve talked to (and continue to talk to) experts and influencers in healthy eating and nutrition.  

10 Things to Always Keep in Your Gym Bag

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10 Things to Always Keep in Your Gym Bag

Sure, you’re eager to get to the gym and hit that deadlift platform, but in order to be fully prepared for your routine, you need to take a moment and sneak a peek into your gym bag. One of the biggest killjoys is finding out that you forgot your headphones, and how on Earth will […]

5 Reasons Short Term Fitness Programs Often Fail

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5 Reasons Short Term Fitness Programs Often Fail

For a lot of people this is our greatest weakness. When we want something we tend to want it now. It’s all or nothing in our minds, including the way we work on ourselves. If the changes aren’t quick they’re seen as worthless.

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 […]

Diets

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Diets

When we are trying to reach fitness goals, shred fat, and achieve our ideal physiques it’s easy to fall into one diet trap after another. There are many people that subscribe to specific diets and they work really well for them but most people will be best served by eating a balanced diet that has an adequate number of calories, healthy fats, limited simple sugars, but not more calories than you need for your activity levels.

Going Paleo? Here’s What You Need to Know.

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Going Paleo? Here’s What You Need to Know.

“Alright, I’m in. Let’s do this Paleo thing.” Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Paleo Diet. Actually, if you’re living under a rock, you probably are doing a pretty good job at living a Paleo lifestyle… and I’m impressed you’re reading this. If you have no idea what the […]