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Best Stretches for Recreational Sports Athletes

No matter how old you are or how good of shape you think you are in, you will be doing your body a lot of good by stretching before a sporting event. Not only will a good pre-workout stretch help you perform to the best of your ability, but it will a...

My Morning Workout: How it Transformed Me into a Morning Person

I feel for those that do not think they are morning people. I was that person for years. Sure, I was functional during the morning hours, but it was always a struggle. It can seem impossible to get going in the morning, especially if it isn’t even li...

Importance of Dynamic Stretching Exercises Before and After a Workout

The natural thing that most people do is stretch before starting a workout. But the average person’s definition of stretching is likely a lot different than what is recommended. While doing some toe touches and arm swings can stretch out some parts o...

Playing Sports on a Diet: Tips for Maintaining Energy and Stamina

Let’s face it, being healthy, staying in shape and playing sports on a diet can be tough. You have to have a lot of discipline in many aspects of your life, which is why a lot of people slowly get back to their bad habits. There are many different ty...

The Best Songs to Workout to for Boosting Performance

You can’t go 30 seconds at the gym without bumping into someone wearing headphones or earbuds.  For most people, the workout music they listen to is a distraction—just something to get them through the workout.  But did you know that exercise p...

Why you should Play Recreational Sports to Stay in Shape

Being in shape means something different to everyone. Some people think being in shape means running 5 miles a day. Others may consider it being able to walk and play 18 holes of golf without getting worn down. Of course, there are different ways to ...

How to Lose Weight and Gain Muscle Fast

Most people have heard that you can’t lose weight and build muscle simultaneously. It is true that muscle weighs more than fat, so when you start gaining muscle, it’s common that you will also experience some weight gain. This can be frustrating if y...

When should you consume Sports Drinks with Electrolytes during Exercise?

Not too long ago, sports drinks were tucked away in the “New Age Beverages” aisle at the grocery store and marketed mostly to serious endurance athletes. Today, however, they’re everywhere. There are sports drinks with electrolytes ...

Why Muscle Is NOT Your Enemy in Wing Chun Kung Fu

As some of you may or may not know, I practice a martial art called Wing Chun Kung Fu. One of the key components of Wing Chun Kung Fu is a focus on sensitivity and speed over strength. To master both of these, one has to be relaxed. It requires zero ...

Ankle Sprain Grades and How to Prevent Them

Ankle sprains: we’ve all been there. You’re playing a pick-up basketball game and going for a layup. You take off, tip the ball over the rim, and watch the ball sink through the net when all of a sudden—POP! You land awkwardly on someone ...

Is Running Bad For Your Knees?

There’s no question that jogging and running are some of the best exercises that we can do to stay healthy. But there could be some potential downfalls to running that could injure you long-term. Everyone’s body will react to running diff...

Pre and Post Workout Superfoods

Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle or just be healthier overall, the main thing you need to be conscious of is the food that you put into your body. Many people overlook that aspect, and don’t get the desired results as a consequence. The ...

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