Prepping for Spring Break? Avoid Vacation Stress

February 21, 2017

If you’re one of the lucky ones heading out of town for spring break soon, or even getting a jump on planning your next summertime trip, you’ll want to get set for a stress-free vacation.

Too many of us are pressured by vacation plans. We rush to get so much done before we leave, and are barely able to relax while we’re gone. These six steps will help you avoid all that and enjoy!

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Blame Your Parents or Your Choices? (Genes vs. Lifestyle)

February 9, 2017

Look around the gym at all the body types, sizes and fitness levels. Many of them have been working out just as long, doing similar routines, eating similar diets. Still, the results may vary.

Are traits like athleticism or thinness inherited or developed? What if it seems like your family genes are holding you back when it comes to fitness? Nature vs. Nurture: we explore right here.

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Pampering 101: My First Experience at the XSport Spa

January 24, 2017

In recent editions of the XSport Life, we’ve heard from our fitness blogger, Faith, about her experiences as a first-timer in classes like AthletiX and the X-IT Xtra, Boxing.

This time, we’ve sent her to spend time at the XSport Spa for some healthful pampering and rejuvenation. Read on to hear about her chocolate mask, LED light facial and more.

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Top 4 Habits to Help You Steer Clear of Winter Colds

January 12, 2017

You hear the coughing and sneezing all around you… between work, home and the gym, is there any way to avoid being exposed to those germs that cause colds and flu?

Maybe – try these four habits to help you escape the winter cold, because no one wants to get bogged down by illness when they’re working on keeping a healthy lifestyle!

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Top Strategies for Planning (and Reaching) Your Goals

December 29, 2016

Setting our goals, planning the steps to get there, and keeping to our commitments to self – it can all be challenging for many of us. And yet we give it a try, every new year.

You can increase your odds of staying serious and on task about new habits for self-improvement by using top strategies like writing it out, saying you will and mobile apps.

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Our Annual Holiday Health & Fitness Gift Guide

December 19, 2016

Whether you’re looking for suggestions to help bulk up your own wish list for the holidays, or shopping for the health and fitness buffs you know, we have you covered.

We’re back with our annual list of our favorite gifts fit for your favorite workout buddy or any novice fitness seeker. We have a range of ideas suitable for men and women.

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A New Way to Relax & Recover: Try the Hydromassage Bed

November 22, 2016

There’s no doubt you can benefit when you schedule a massage therapy session after a rough week, a tough workout, a grueling training schedule or a challenging competition.

Then again, if your schedule doesn’t allow for as much massage as you’d like, now you can relax and recover with a convenient full-body massage in our Self Spa Hydromassage bed.

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Are there Safe Ways to Shrink a Size, Fast?

November 9, 2016

Ever been invited to a big occasion and wished you could fit into those clothes that are a bit too snug? You’ve probably wished for fast weight loss—not usually recommended.

Instead of drastic efforts, a lifestyle change is the best bet. But to get rid of a bit of extra weight in a hurry, let’s look to these tips for help with water weight, digestion and bloating.

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Detox Plans: Pros and Cons of Cleanses

October 25, 2016

Most of us have heard of popular cleansing diets or juice fasts that promise to detoxify our bodies and remove impurities that can build up in our digestive systems, cells and organs.

It sounds okay on the surface—taking a break from eating big meals, alcohol and caffeine; adding nutrient-dense produce every day… but does detoxing actually work?

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Do We Gain from Pain, or Not?

October 11, 2016

You’re working hard at the gym, and here’s how you know: you’re sweating, your heart rate is in the zone, you're feeling “spent” and exhausted, and everything hurts.

Wait a minute—is your body supposed to hurt while you’re working out? And while we’re on the subject, what about afterward? Let’s take a look at the body language of

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Are “Cheat Days” a Good Idea or Not?

September 21, 2016

One of the pitfalls of working out and eating smart can be that feeling of denial—no one wants to feel restricted when a special occasion or a rough patch of life comes along.

If you’re ignoring too many of your personal pleasures as you work to get fit, you might find yourself wanting to “cheat” on your program. Done right, that can be a good idea!

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