Infinite Fitness Blog

Sitting: A Comfortable Health Risk

Sitting can be a burden on the body. It can cause the hip flexors and chest muscles to tighten, weaken the core muscles, and even lead to blood clots. People who sit for more than 80% of their day have also been known to have higher cholesterol and higher blood pressure. While traditional exercise helps, the best solution is obvious: …

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Distracted Exercise

Being distracted during exercise can actually lead to a better mood. Unless you’re not paying attention to what you’re doing and you drop a dumbbell on my foot, then none of us will be happy. However, when used in conjunction with cardiovascular activities, a distraction such as television or music can elicit a better mood than exercise alone. I’m sure …

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Organically Grown, Worth the Dough?

What does it mean for food to carry the “USDA Organic” label? Is it worth the extra money? In order for any products to carry the term USDA Organic, they must contain at least 95% organic composites. Meaning, at least 95% of what the product is made of, whether it be a box of cereal or an apple, must be …

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Work Your Body, Prevent Dementia

A recent study conducted in Canada followed 1600 adults for 5 years and discovered a risk for dementia that rivals the threat of even genetic predisposition: a sedentary lifestyle. People who did not exercise were as likely to be at risk for dementia as those who were genetically predisposed. The researchers who tracked the participants in the Canadian Study of …

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Hydrate to Speed Up Recovery

Hydration is crucial to proper recovery. Our muscular tissue is one of the many places we store water. It also helps with almost all bodily processes. In terms of recovery, water can help the blood remove lactic acid from sore muscles and have it filtered out by the kidneys into the urine. How can you tell if you’re dehydrated? One …

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Rest, But Not Too Much

Resting after a workout allows time for our bodies to recover. There are many benefits to exercise, even those for mental health and wellness. However, recent research indicates that even taking a week off from exercise can diminish the mental benefits. A recent study released by the University of Maryland showed that avid runners who took 10 days off from …

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Eat That Protein, Bro!

Are you at the point in your diet where you’re eating so much chicken, you’re surprised you’re not clucking yet? Me too. But how much protein are you actually getting? Too much? Not enough? One of the biggest keys to a dietary alteration is tracking your food intake and being aware of what you are eating, particularly with respect to …

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Run, Walk, or Jump to Lower Stress

There are countless benefits to exercise that we’ve all heard time and again; however, exercise has recently been shown to reduce work-related stress, as well as the risk for cardiovascular disease. Nearly 60% of Americans feel a significant amount of stress as a result of their work, and often feel burned out because of it (Halvorsen, 2017). Cardiovascular exercise can …

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Release Your Muscles for Better Results

Myofascial release is the manipulation of tissue to prevent it from over-contraction. Over-contraction can cause pain, tightness, and poor use of the muscle. There are small hook-like heads in the muscle filament that connect to each other to cause contraction. This is necessary for any kind of voluntary muscular contraction (it would not take place consciously in the heart, for …

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30 Day Clean Eating Challenge

Aches? Pains? Low energy? Brain fog? We’ve got a solution for you! Inertia Health Center’s 30-day Clean Eating program is designed to clear your body of the inflammation that’s been causing your aches, pains, low energy and brain fog. Along the way, people do lose an average of 10lbs, but that’s a side perk. The program starts on January 11th, …

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