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Workout mistakes - Dr. Axe

Top Workout Mistakes: Is Your Exercise Routine Actually Hurting You?

Time is precious. That’s why making the most of every sweat session — and avoiding common workout mistakes — is key. I’m a huge fan of sneaking in mini-workouts whenever I can. That’s one of the benefits of high-intensity interval training: You only need a few minutes. But there are so many other ways you can shift your exercise routine to more … Read More

Workout mistakes - Dr. Axe

Top Workout Mistakes: Is Your Exercise Routine Actually Hurting You?

Time is precious. That’s why making the most of every sweat session — and avoiding common workout mistakes — is key. I’m a huge fan of sneaking in mini-workouts whenever I can. That’s one of the benefits of high-intensity interval training: You only need a few minutes. But there are so many other ways you can shift your exercise routine to more … Read More

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Calf Exercises & Tricks to Prevent Pain, Injury & Muscle Imbalances

Ever notice how the calf muscle seems to get little attention? Rarely do group fitness classes dedicate blocks of time to calves like they do for ab workouts or the butt. While the calf muscle often goes unnoticed as an important muscle, but it’s more important than you think. And sure, some are born with a nice set of calf muscles, and … Read More

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Does yoga count as exercise - Dr. Axe

Does Yoga Count as Exercise? Scientists Weigh In

If you caught wind of a recent study, you may be asking yourself, “Does yoga count as exercise?” If you’ve been unrolling your yoga mat each day as a way to meet your recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise, the answer may be no, depending on the type of yoga you practice. Researchers found that a popular form of yoga known … Read More

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Psoas muscle - Dr. Axe

A Weak Psoas Muscle Could Be the Cause of that Back Pain

All too often we find ourselves experiencing aches and pains in our bodies, especially in the low back. If you find yourself commonly searching for remedies for fast back pain relief, it may be time to investigate the psoas muscle. The psoas major, technically named iliopsoas, may very well be one of the most important muscles in the body. Why? This … Read More

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Inner thigh exercises - Dr. Axe

Inner Thigh Exercises & the Thigh Gap Workout

Inner thigh fat is a common concern among women, and many wonder what inner thigh exercises are out there to work on this common trouble area. Thinner thighs may be on your mind, too, thanks in part to the rising popularity of skinny jeans. This fashion trend is reigniting the appeal of smaller thighs, sometimes in an unhealthy way. I’m talking specifically about the … Read More

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20 Exercises to Do at Your Desk — Get Fit at Work?!

If you are sitting down and reading this article right now, you should stop! Okay, well don’t stop reading, but you might want to stand up to finish it. I will make sure to give you some exercises to do at your desk later, and you’re going to want to. Why? Well, if you are like most people today, chances … Read More

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Hip flexor stretch - Dr. Axe

Hip Flexor Stretches Are Key to Both Hip & Knee Health

Our hip flexors aren’t very well understood and often ignored when we exercise. However, if it weren’t for the hip flexors, we would not be able to sit down. The hip flexors form a very important group of muscles allowing us to bend at the waist. These muscles are found deep within our abdominal area and are some of the … Read More

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5 Ways Foam Roller Exercises Can Improve Your Workout

If you’ve ever been in a gym, sporting goods store or even the fitness aisle at Target, you’ve probably seen a foam roller. If you felt confused about how to use one, you’re not alone. While becoming more mainstream, foam rollers still remain a mystery to many people and even trainers. Foam roller exercises, also called myofascial release, is a … Read More

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Hamstring stretches - Dr. Axe

Want to Be More Durable? Add Hamstring Stretches & Strength Moves!

I have worked with numerous athletes, including professionals and Olympians, and often hear of issues with their hamstrings because this muscle group is such an integral part of movement. Similarly, if you do any running or participate in any sport, you rely more on your hamstrings than you probably think. While your quadriceps and calves do plenty of work, your hamstrings … Read More

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome: the Cause of Your Knee Pain?

Why should you read an article about iliotibial band syndrome? Well, if you’re a runner, the chances of you having iliotibial band syndrome at some point is quite high since it’s the second most common running injury. (1) If you’re not a runner but regularly engage in physical activity that involves repetitive knee motion, then you’re also at risk. What if you … Read More

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