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Debunking Weight Loss Myths

 

One of the most commonly discussed subjects in current society is weight loss. We often hear health experts, doctors, celebrities, and others in the public eye talking about everything from the damaging effects of obesity, to their preferred method to losing weight. But weight loss is not always easy. Millions try to lose weight every year, but many are unsuccessful. Because of the combination of pressures that are on people to be thinner, there are also huge industries devoted to making people not only lose weight, but also look like they have. Because of this, there is a lot of misinformation spread about weight loss. Many products are designed not to allow you to decrease your pant size, but lighten your pocketbook. Increasing education about these topics will not only give people the tools they need to get into shape, but also decrease the profitability of the snake oil industry. This post will focus on the first of several myths about weight loss.

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Fido and PATH400

Spring weather in upon us. The gorgeous weather just begs for you to get out and spend some quality time with your four-legged friend. But before you hit PATH400, just remember these tips to make your trip both enjoyable and safe. Read more

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Night Hiking: Finale

 

We went over some of the reasons that you should go on a night hike, as well as some of the precautions that you should take before going on a hike. On this final post, we will talk about a few more things to keep in mind, and tips for making sure that you get the most out of your experience. If you are going to do something like a night hike, make sure that you are doing everything you can to make it a good time. We have already covered most of the basic things required to ensure that you are safe, but here we will go over ways to go beyond safety, and into creating a memorable and enjoyable trip. Read more

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Preparing your Body before a Workout

We have talked about eating right already. But there are a lot more things that we need to do to ensure that our body is properly maintained and ready to work. This article will focus on several of the key areas we can focus on to make sure that we are in our best condition. Not only will this help us when we go to work out, but it will help us to be more focused and able in other areas of our life as well.

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Workout preparation

A good workout takes more than just the effort you put into your routine. Proper preparation is essential to getting the most out of your workout. This article will cover one of the most important facets of workout preparation: eating healthily.

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Easing into Exercise

Usually, one of the hardest part of accomplishing something is starting it. If you are a runner, you know that sometimes the hardest part of the run is putting on your shoes. Once you get started, things get a lot easier. Thankfully, there are ways for us to get around this. Understanding why it is difficult to get started, and doing things to get around this can be the key in creating a consistent change.
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Staying active through injury

One of the most common reasons given for people falling out of shape, or losing their drive to work out, is that an injury makes exercise painful. If you are used to a certain form of exercise as your exclusive physical pastime, it can be particularly challenging to adapt. However, there are ways to work around many common injuries, and stay active. With that said, always remember to discuss things with your doctor, and follow their advice. There are some injuries where the only thing to do is wait for healing. So while it is good to have a desire to remain active, it is very important to know when it is time to rest.
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Creating an Active Family Lifestyle

If we have children or family members, it can be a priority to encourage healthy living and ingraining the habits of exercise and activity. When raising children in particular, we will want to make sure that they are raised in a way that ensures that they get a good head start on living healthy lives. Here are a few good ways to involve your family members in active and enriching activities.
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Myths about Running in Cold Weather

During the winter months, we tend to stay indoors more, eat more, and generally be less active. While this is easy though, it is usually not great for our waistlines. However, one of the reasons that we are less active is that there are some persistent yet false ideas that circulate about running in cold weather. Here are a few pieces of advice for making sure that you stay in shape even during winter.

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Joint Care

Exercise is known to help us be happier, more productive, and healthier. But if we are not careful, excessive or incorrect exercise can lead to problems such as joint pain or inflammation. Thankfully, there are ways to combat this.

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