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Reach Higher with a Stretching Routine

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by Michelle Sutton-Kerchner Accomplish fitness goals with less stress and more success. Stretch your way to better fitness … A balanced workout usually conjures up images of treadmills and climbers alongside dumbbells and weight equipment. Alternating between cardio routines and strength training provides balance. However, for a complete fitness program, it is essential to include a stretching routine. Flexibility Training Another term for “stretching,” flexibility training shows you are serious about fitness. This kind of stretching involves more than a few arm reaches while yawning to the sound of your alarm clock. A formalized stretching routine complements your workout and your every day functionality. It also can aid weight-loss efforts. (Now you’re paying attention!) Here’s how stretching is every smart exerciser’s secret weapon: Allows Efficient, Effective Movements Proper stretching improves range-of-motion in joints and loosens muscles. A good stretch segment segues the body and mind into the heart of your workout. It improves blood flow, which warms muscles and preps you physically. It also provides a natural pause to mentally prepare for the accomplishments you are about to make. It’s a chance to breathe out the day’s tensions and breathe in its freshness, clearing your thoughts for a mindful workout. ... Read More »

Everyday Motivation

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As the summer heats up, your workout may take a little more mental effort. Stay motivated even when you break a sweat just walking to the mailbox … Read More »

Workout Buddies: More Than Members

Workout buddies, Michele & Kenna

Two friends who met through a board-game club went on to tackle fitness and lose weight. Grab a pal and be motivated by their journey … Read More »

Why Your Waist Won’t Budge

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You did the crunches. You mastered the plank. Yet, your waist refuses to whittle. New research tells what may be the culprit so you can fix it fast … Read More »

Why Competition Works

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Challenge yourself and discover your full ability to achieve … Read More »