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How Exercise Impacts Your Energy Levels

 When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of regularly exercising.   Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for increasing our energy levels and you don’t need to do a lot to reap the benefits.   In fact, a University of Georgia study found that performing 20 minutes of low-intensity exercise could decrease fatigue by up to 65%!   Physical activity as simple as walking, yoga or a leisurely bike ride (for only 20 minutes!) can do so…

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Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

You’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But what?  Workout nutrition may seem rather complicated but it doesn’t have to be.     Here’s the latest on how to fuel your body before, during and after your workout so you can improve your performance, maximize recovery – and feel better!   Fuel your machine  You’d never head out on a long road trip without filling your tank with gas, right?!   Skipping your pre-workout fuel is the equivalent to hitting the road with an empty gas tank. You may get off to a good start, but you’ll likely be…

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Now that it is finally starting to get nice outside try to take your workout outdoors. This is a great way to change up your routine, get started and even involve the whole family. All you need is 20 minutes and any park close to your house. What to do? – Complete the exercises one after another without rest in between exercises. Once you have completed all exercises take a 2 minute rest and then complete the exercises again. 1. Split squat– place one foot behind you on a park bench and have your other foot 2-3 feet in front. Without rounding your back bend at…

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