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Think Twice About Skipping an Ab Workout

Doing ab and core exercises doesn’t just have to be for the looks. Strengthening both parts can actually be very beneficial for your well-being. Your core is different from your abdominal muscles, which is more of an outer core. The core consists of muscles around your torso and pelvis—including the front, back, and obliques.  Your core […]

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Barre through Ages

Barre class is a rigorous workout that blends elements from ballet, pilates and yoga and the primary equipment is the bar. Barre was created in London by a ballerina as a rehabilitation exercises after a back injury. The exercise technique addresses multiple areas of your body including your arms, legs, core, and glutes.  Barre is usually offered in class settings and novices receive close instruction from an instructor (Check out our Beginner Barre). The method is low […]

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Mindful Exercise For Depression

Mindfulness and exercise.  These two unassumingly related activities share the same impetus: a drive dedicated to improving and bettering the self. If part of your mindfulness and exercising journey is to improve your mental health, you can actually combine the two for maximum benefits.  A 2016 study following 52 individuals in an eight-week mental and […]

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Running for Longevity

Physical activity and improved health is a familiar connection, however there is evidence indicating that vigorous intensity activity is superior in health benefits. Running is an example of such activity and has become one of the most popular forms of vigorous intensity activity due to its convenience. Unlike other forms of this activity running does not […]