July 23, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

7.23.13BlastBabyWeight_413x275.jpgWith the news of the royal baby, we’re reminded of all the amazing ways having a child changes your life, whether you’re the Duchess of Cambridge or the queen of your own castle. One thing that can be less than amazing? Getting your pre-pregnancy body back. Once you feel ready and your doctor gives you the green light, here are five great exercises that can help you get your workout routine back on track.

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July 16, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

7.16.13_Easy_Ways_to_Stay_Hydrated_186x200.jpgAs summer gets into full swing, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your hydration. Without it, your body can’t produce the sweat it needs to regulate your core body temperature during workouts.  This can lead to dehydration, leaving you dealing with dizziness, muscle cramps, headaches and even heat stroke.

So to avoid the side effects of dehydration, here are some worthwhile water-drinking tips to beat the summer heat: 

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July 09, 2013 / Category: Fitness Advisor

7.9.134Post-WorkoutStretchestoStealfromYoga2.jpgStretching isn't only a great way to cool down from a workout, but can also help expand your range of motion and help muscles repair more quickly for another workout. Perform static stretches at the end of your workouts when muscles are still warm and hold each stretch for 20 to 40 seconds to reap the benefits.

Take a nod from our yogi friends, and try using some tried-and-true yoga poses as part of your post-workout stretching routine.

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