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  • How Fitness Companies Are Disrupting the Way We Work Out

    How Fitness Companies Are Disrupting the Way We Work Out

    The 21st century is a strange place thanks to massive levels of technology—even something like going to the gym isn't safe from the reaches of disruption. However, the thing to keep in mind is that technology, instead of making our lives more complicated, seeks instead to make our lives simpler. If anything, it might help to make us healthier people in the long run. According to Tech Target, as many as 40% of gym-goers lapse on their membership within the first year. By leveraging the social interactivity of internet connection with accountability in the form of groups for training, some...

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  • Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

    Morning Exercise May Offer the Most Weight Loss Benefits

    People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of workouts and waistlines. The findings help shed light on the vexing issue of why some people shed considerable weight with exercise and others almost none, and the study adds to the growing body of science suggesting that the timing of various activities, including exercise, could affect how those activities affect us. The relationship between exercise and body weight is somewhat befuddling. Multiple past studies show that a majority of people who take up...

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  • Weight Loss Myths that Pack on the Pounds

    Weight Loss Myths that Pack on the Pounds

    Trying to lose weight? 24/7 Our team consulted several nutritionists and fitness trainers to identify at least 28 myths about weight loss that can result in weight gain. Scroll through to learn more. 1. Exercise is enoughIt's hard for some people to accept that they have to work out to lose weight, but it's equally hard to convince those who think exercise is all it takes to lose weight that exercise is a relatively small part in weight loss. "In reality, it's more like 80% nutrition and 20% exercise," Susan Fink, a personal trainer in Los Angeles, said. People underestimate how...

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  • WANT TO LIVE LONGER? HERE ARE 5 TIPS ON LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE!

    WANT TO LIVE LONGER? HERE ARE 5 TIPS ON LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE!

    Did you know that there are small, nearly mindless things you can do every single day to live longer? If you're looking for a healthier, extended life (meaning more time doing the things you love), then age gracefully with these simple tips.
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  • 12 High-Protein, Low-Carb Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    12 High-Protein, Low-Carb Foods to Help You Lose Weight

    High-protein, low-carb foods have become popular, thanks to trendy diets like ketogenic, paleo, and Atkin’s. And the reason why this type of diet—eating foods higher in one macronutrient and lower in another—works for some people comes down to the fullness factor. “Typically, protein-rich foods take longer to digest,” says Kristen Smith, RD, an Atlanta-based dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “So increasing your consumption of protein-rich foods, increases satiety, and can, therefore, aid in weight-loss because you can become more satisfied by eating less food.” Also, by eating fewer carbs, your body can learn to burn...

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  • IOWA CITY GYM RECOGNIZED FOR AUTISM FRIENDLY FITNESS CLASSES

    IOWA CITY GYM RECOGNIZED FOR AUTISM FRIENDLY FITNESS CLASSES

    From CrossFit to yoga with goats, out-of-the-ordinary exercise is popular across the country. In this same vein, Gym-Nest in Iowa City offers an obstacle course-style fitness class called CORSE Fitness, which stands for “challenging obstacles requiring strength and endurance.” More recently, the gym also began offering an offshoot of CORSE Fitness, CORSE Spectrum, which is specifically for kids on the autism spectrum and their siblings. CORSE Spectrum classes are held on Sunday afternoons, and many times, Dina Bishara is there with her two kids, 11-year-old Benjamin, and 8-year-old Josephine. “They just love feeling welcome and feeling supported and having fun,”...

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