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Always Sore? Alternatives to Ibuprofen.

October 26, 2017

If you’re coping with chronic pain and inflammation by using over-the-counter pain relievers, it’s time to learn about alternatives to ibuprofen to help you avoid some potential side-effects.

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Eat Smart, Be Fit, Avoid Disease

October 12, 2017

Exercise and eating right can benefit more than just your physique. Fitness and diet are contributing factors in the prevention of diseases that pose the biggest risk factors, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

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Testosterone Boosters: What Can They Do for You?

August 24, 2017

Keeping your hormones in balance is one of the benefits of maintaining good health, nutrition and an active lifestyle, but still—sometimes our bodies can benefit from a little tweaking.

Testosterone is one of three vital hormones (plus estrogen and progesterone), that our bodies use to support building muscle, burning fat and managing energy. Wonder if yours can use a boost?

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Fitness as the Fountain of Youth—Science & Stats

August 8, 2017

You might be exercising for health and you might be exercising for your looks—or maybe you’re doing it for the love of sport or desire to compete. Whatever your reasons, it’s good for you!

Of all its benefits, one stands out as a magical effect: lowering your biological age. In other words, exercise can offset the effects of aging, and studies show it can help you live longer.

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Facing Your Fears at the Gym

July 27, 2017

No matter how dedicated you are to working out each week, there is likely to come a point when you reach a plateau or lose your steam. It’s the perfect time to try something new…

…if you can work up the confidence to venture into new territory at the gym. When you want to push forward with fitness, you might have to face your fears. Here are some fun ways to do it!

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Making the Most of Your Body Chemistry

July 12, 2017

There are hundreds of processes taking place in the human body on any given day, and your inner workings are even more active when you’re active—that is, while you’re exercising.

It’s common to think physical activity is all about what happens to muscles, fat and calories, but there’s so much more to it than that. Here’s a primer on the chemistry of your workouts.

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Top Tips for Fitness Wear & Workout Gear Shopping

June 21, 2017

Part of the fun of having a hobby is getting to outfit yourself with supplies. When it comes to fitness, you might not need a large quantity of expensive toys, but you do need some quality.

It takes time to keep up with what’s new in core items like shoes and clothing, investments like outdoor gear, helpful tools like heart rate trackers. No worries, we have shopping tips for you!

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Overcoming the Illusion of Not Having Enough Time

June 13, 2017

Have you ever heard yourself saying things like “I’m too busy to get to the gym today,” “It takes too much time to cook for myself,” or “My schedule is too jammed to train more seriously?”

The idea of not having enough time to take good care of yourself is both an excuse and an illusion. We may over-book ourselves, but we can reclaim our time with the right approach.

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What to Stream if You Can’t Make it to the Gym

May 24, 2017

Even though you might be one of the most committed people you know working on a regular fitness routine, it happens to all of us – sometimes life gets in the way of getting to the gym.

You might have a backup as simple as getting out for a run or lifting in the basement, but maybe you can find an alternative workout to try, that you can stream for free in a pinch.

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I Had My First Spray Tan—Can You Tell?

May 10, 2017

Hi, I’m Faith. In recent editions of the XSport Life, you may have read my articles describing the experiences I had as a first-timer in a personal training session, Athletix, Boxing and the XSport Spa.

This time, I’ve done something completely cosmetic, not to mention great for my state of mind! If you’ve ever been curious about spray tanning as a helpful way to get a golden glow, read on.

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Getting Fit and Healthy While on a Budget

April 19, 2017

You’re trying to take care of yourself inside and out, including what you eat, how often you exercise, the effectiveness of your lifestyle—doing this well takes time, effort and money.

Though your health and self-esteem are worth your investment, with a little creativity, you can keep your health and fitness expenses in check. Try a few of our tips for budget-friendly fitness.

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3 Incredibly Simple Ways to Improve Your Life

April 5, 2017

Sometimes it seems there is an awful lot to learn when you want to do your best taking care of yourself. Health information, exercise routines, injury prevention, nutrition and diet guides.

There are a few basics, though, that run the risk of getting lost in the quest for health, fitness, beauty and youth. We cover them here, in all their incredibly simple, but essential, glory.

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An Easy-to-Understand Glossary of Exercise Terms

March 21, 2017

You’re supposed to focus on anaerobic exercise, work the posterior chain, or work at 85% of your maximum heart rate, but what does all that mean? Do the definitions really make sense?

Whether it’s your workout buddy, your trainer or the article you just read, get a handle on basic jargon often used when talking about exercise with this glossary of terms in layman’s language.

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New Ideas for Getting Out of a Rut

March 8, 2017

Have you ever described yourself as kind of… stuck? Maybe you feel stuck in a job, stuck on a fitness plateau, stuck in a stale relationship, or even stuck living where you live. Why is that?

Experts say the feeling of being stuck in a rut is likely to come from a deeper feeling that keeps you from making a change. Maybe you’re afraid, or uninspired. Here are a few ways to unstick!

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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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