Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

Crunched for time? Try a Sprint 8 workout!

Sprint 8 is a high intensity program that takes just 20 minutes to complete. This program includes intervals of recovery between intervals of high intensity, all-out pushes to your maximum thresholds. Sounds easy enough, right? But it is a workout unlike any other. Sprint 8 can be done with just about any cardio workout. Begin with a 2 minute warm-up. …

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Sleep Your Way to Fitness

Okay, sleep can’t replace actual workouts – but sleep can make those workouts more effective. Your body and mind will appreciate you getting the sleep you need as it gives them a chance to recover from the stresses of the day and prepare for the next day. As you sleep, you go through 90-minute periods of rapid eye movement (REM) …

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Weight Loss, Fitness and Stress

Stress is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension”. It is a natural reaction to real or perceived threat, stimulating the flight-or-fight response. It also helps you stay alert, focused and energized – at least in the short term. However, long term stresses can start damaging your health and productivity. It …

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The Truth About Women and Weightlifting


From the first time I stepped foot into a powerlifting gym I knew I had fallen in love. It wasn’t the chains hanging on the wall or the barbells stacked ten plates deep, it was the vibe that resonated throughout the entire room. The intensity within those four walls fed my competitive nature and sparked something deep inside of me. …

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The Reality of Food Addiction

Yes, food addiction is a real thing. The same reward and pleasure centers in the brain that are affected by drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, are also affected by food in some people. Especially foods that are high in sugar, salt and fat. Dr. Pamela Peeke has devoted years to researching food addiction, determining ways to readily identify it …

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