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The Best Swim Workouts + 8 Key Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is a sport that we seem to do often when we’re young and then slack off on as we age. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in fact, 36 percent of children aged 7–17 years old swim at least six times a year, compared to only 15 percent of adults. (1) But if you haven’t hit the pool in … Read More

How Many Miles a Week Should I Run?

When providing running tips for beginners, one of the questions they’ll ask is how much to run. Truthfully, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pro, all runners — or those thinking about taking up running — wonder, “How many miles a week should I run?” According to new research, that answer is surprisingly low, at least in terms of … Read More

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Bodyweight exercises - Dr. Axe

6 Benefits of Bodyweight Exercises (Better Than Machines!)

If you knew that there was something completely free, totally accessible no matter where you are, and proven to benefit your sleep, metabolism, bones, immunity and mood — wouldn’t you be willing to give it a try? Then bodyweight exercises should be right in your wheelhouse. Despite the fact that the American College of Sports Medicine recommends that strength training … Read More

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Cardio - Dr. Axe

Interval Cardio Workouts Burn More Fat than Conventional Cardio!

One of my favorite types of exercise routines is the interval cardio workout! That means that whatever cardio workout I choose, I’m not opting for steady state cardio (basically, staying at the same moderate intensity level for a length of time) — instead, I rely on high-intensity interval training (HIIT workouts) that consist of “bursts” of high-intensity exercise followed by brief rests. What’s … 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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Walking to Lose Weight: How to Make It Work!

According to recent survey results, it’s estimated that around 80 percent of Americans (and those living in the U.K. too) between the ages of 25 and 64 don’t work out enough each week to meet the recommended levels of government-specified daily physical activity. (1) While fitness is definitely on the rise and more people are doing some form of exercise … Read More

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The Benefits of a Trampoline Workout and Rebounding

Many people first fall in love with trampolines as children, but did you know that a trampoline workout can benefit adults just as much as they bring joy to the little ones? It’s true. In addition to being fun, a trampoline workout, also known as rebounding, has many great health benefits — particularly for your lymphatic system. For instance, did … Read More

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Eating Too Little & Exercising Too Much? Risks of Female Athlete Triad

  Does this situation sound familiar to you? A young woman loves to work out, practice a competitive sport and takes pride in taking care of her body. In order to maintain her lean body, she eats only enough calories to feel relatively full. As she feels herself getting even fitter, she keeps increasing her training time and exercise intensity, all while reducing … Read More

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Why Isometric Exercises Belong in Your Exercise Routine

Imagine if you could do effective exercises in only 10 seconds, anywhere, anytime … without any equipment. This is absolutely possible with isometric exercises, which are perfect for anyone who wants to tone muscles and gain strength in a way that doesn’t require impact or full range of motion. In other words, perhaps you’re recovering from an injury or are … Read More

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Running - Dr. Axe

9 Running Tips for Beginners

One of the major draws for people who take up running to keep in shape is how little is needed. There’s no fancy equipment or expensive memberships to worry about — just lace up your sneakers, throw open the front door and hit the road. But while the runner’s high is fantastic, you might start to notice some not-so-great side … Read More

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The Afterburn Effect: How to Burn More Fat After You Exercise

In simplest terms, the “afterburn effect” is essentially the calories you continue to burn after exercising. While many people primarily pay attention to the amount of calories they burn while running, cycling, swimming or lifting weights, there’s a whole other important component to calorie-burning that you might be overlooking. That’s because our bodies actually use up extra energy (calories) after … Read More

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