exercise at home

With all the great things that are now available to us in the form of technology, it is really easy to find a way to get fit at home. You can find great home gyms and weight sets that will help you tone your muscles and burn fat, and it is also easy to find Pilates and Yoga mats to do your class on. But the real question is whether or not these methods really work? And if so, how do you know which one is the best?

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yoga and pilates

Pilates and yoga at home can provide a healthy and fit lifestyle. There is no doubt that these exercises will help you lose weight, strengthen your core muscles, and improve your posture. Yoga is a wonderful way to relax and to achieve wellness. However, the question many people ask is, “Pilates and yoga at home are the same things, right?” Well, the answer is both are complete workouts that improve your overall well-being while increasing flexibility and stamina.

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Girl stressed over homework - Stress hormones trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response as well as a number of other things that can take a toll on the body.

It’s a rushed, barely on time, kind of morning. Getting into work was a nightmare. Traffic was abysmal and you were certain you were going to be late. You rush into your cube like a tornado and sit down to start your computer. The minutes seem to last forever and your brain sends out the order for your stress hormones to surge. They trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response and can take a toll on the body.

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Person with a neon heart - It can be hard to always think about our hearts or their health - here's how you can love your heart this Valentine’s day with this heart healthy tips!

February is a month that can leave a number of people feeling down with Valentine’s day commercialism. But all of us have something that supports us constantly – our own hearts! Our heart is continually working to pump blood and provide oxygen to every organ, muscle, ligament, and cell in our body. Unfortunately, we don’t always think about our hearts or their health. And when we stop caring for it, serious issues can arise which can later lead to serious disease and even death. This is why we encourage you to love yourself by loving your heart this Valentine’s day with this heart healthy tips!

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Scale and measuring tape - It's the time of year that many of us set weight-loss resolutions. Are these resolutions really working or should we start rethinking weight loss?

The new year, and a new decade, is upon us. If you’re like most, you may have set a few resolutions and goals for this year. And more likely than not, at least one of them is to lose weight or get healthier. It’s during the first month of the year that many of us choose to follow a fad diet, try a weight loss product promoted on Instagram, or completely change our lifestyles. But time and time again, any weight lost this way tends to get re-gained by the second half of the year. Are these unrealistic resolutions really working? Or do we need to start rethinking weight loss?

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Two women holding plank exercises - If you're looking to take preventative measures to relieve back pain, you might want to check out the best exercises for a healthy spine!

Many people who see a chiropractor continue visits for preventative reasons. If you fall into that category, you might want to check out these exercises for a healthy spine!

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Kinesiology tape is used by those recovering from or wanting to prevent an injury during intense physical exertion -is it right for you?

You might have noticed the trend of athletes sporting bright tape on specific areas of their bodies. Kinesiology tape (KT tape) is often used by those either recovering from or wanting to prevent an injury during intense physical exertion. If you’ve been curious about the “magic muscle tape”, today we’re diving into all the ways KT tape is suitable for your injuries.

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It’s time to start being a little more thoughtful with our nutrition. Here are our suggestions to eat pre and post-workout!

Figuring out what to eat in general can be a struggle. And figuring out what to eat before and after your workout is no exception. If you have goals to lose weight and gain muscle, diet is just as important as the quality of your training. Today we want to un-complicate pre and post-workout nutrition and talk about the best, real foods, that will help optimize your training. It’s time to start being a little more thoughtful with our nutrition. Here are our suggestions to eat pre and post-workout!

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Walking is an easy thing to add to your daily routine. But what are the benefits of walking? And why should you incorporate more of it in your daily life?

The seasons are changing. The air is getting cooler and the leaves are turning. One of the best ways to enjoy and embrace fall is by going on walks to enjoy nature at its finest. Why walking? Because walking is a great way to improve and maintain your overall health. It offers a plethora of health benefits to all ages and demographics. It can even help prevent certain diseases. The best part about walking is that it’s free and for most, an easy thing to add to their daily routine. But what are the other benefits of walking? And why should you walk more?

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual walker or an advanced hiker - try these tips to help alleviate current hiking back pain and prevent future back pain.

We know how great a good, long hike on a beautiful day can be. We also know how much back pain an incredible trail can leave you in. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual walker or an advanced hiker. Here are a few tips to help alleviate current hiking back pain and prevent future back pain.

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