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How to Choose Senior Exercise Classes

Sunday, October 9th, 2022
seniors working out in Senior Exercise Classes

It’s crucial to stay fit and live a healthy lifestyle during all stages of life – but as we grow older, our needs change drastically. There is now substantial evidence that regular exercise has many health benefits for elders – and more people are turning towards taking up an active lifestyle with senior exercise classes rather than staying inactive. 

In this article, you’ll learn the benefits of exercising when old, why it’s so great for senior citizens and some exercises that might not be safe for seniors, along with which senior exercise classes you should choose. 

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Top 2022 Fitness Trends You Need to Try

Friday, October 7th, 2022
2022 Fitness Trends

Over the past few years, we have seen an explosion in fitness trends. Especially since the pandemic hit, more and more people started caring about their health and figuring out new ways to exercise. We started picking up virtual home gyms such as Peloton and Mirror, and wearable devices like FitBit and Apple Watch; we started training outside more and utilizing high-intensity circuits for conditioning. These were emerging trends in 2021 and they are now legitimate 2022 fitness trends that are here to stay.

In the athletic community, these exciting fitness trends are on the rise, and they will surely boost the effectiveness and efficiency of your workout routine in 2022. We are here to give you the ins and outs of these fun new trends.

Update Oct 2022: Let’s take a look back through our list of fitness trends and see how they played out the past 10 months.

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Does Exercise Lower Cholesterol?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022
does exercise lower cholesterol for these athletes?

Cholesterol and its role in our body is not something most people think about regularly, but it should be. High cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States today. Project Swole readers like to exercise, so let’s ask the question, ‘does exercise lower cholesterol?

If you want to know how to lower your cholesterol with exercise, here are some great workouts that can help you start dropping those dangerous fats today! Let us know what you think about these suggestions in the comments.

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Best Live and On-Demand Exercise Classes Online

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
fit girl in online fitness class

What exactly are online fitness classes, and how do they operate? These live and on-demand exercise classes also allow you to watch workout videos whenever it is convenient for you, rather than having to plan your day around a specific fitness class.

Since the pandemic, online live and on-demand exercise classes have grown in popularity. With all of the lockdowns that occur from time to time, this is by far the safest way to stay fit while still reaping the health benefits of exercising in the comfort of your own home.

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Why Kayaking Is The Perfect Exercise For Active Recovery

Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
kayaking for active recovery

You already know that kayaking is a great way to go out and see nature, go fishing and get a little exercise. In fact, when you are out on the water you are probably having so much fun that you don’t even realize you are also getting in a good workout.  However, you might be surprised to hear that kayaking for active recovery is one of the best exercises you can choose!

Let’s take a look at all of the great benefits of kayaking.

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The Importance Of Nutrition & Exercise In Drug Addiction Recovery

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
Exercise In Drug Addiction Recovery

It is not just medical detox and therapy, with drug addiction recovery there are other methodologies as well. A very important aspect of recovery is to follow a proper exercise and nutrition routine. Exercise in drug addiction recovery is one of the most important changes recovering addicts can make to their lifestyle. It can go a long way to ensure a healthy recovery from the painful clutches of drugs!

Yes, we are talking about the different nutrition and physical exercises that will help you get to the other side of addiction. Sobriety will be fun if we incorporate some new hobbies while going through the journey of recovery.

When we speak about the different physical exercises and nutrition, we are talking about how they are actually helping your body, mind, and soul. It’s not just about fitness or strength gainz.

If you are still wondering how a short yoga or running can help you more in your addiction recovery, then keep reading. In this post below, we will be discussing:

– What your body goes through during drug addiction

– How eating healthy and having a good exercise regime can help you.

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5 Activities To Relieve Stress

Sunday, February 6th, 2022
Activities To Relieve Stress

Whether we like it or not, stress is a huge problem in today’s world.  It could be that you are having problems in the workplace, personal issues – or even money issues that can result in you feeling stressed or anxious.  We have collated a list of activities to relieve stress that can hopefully put you well on your way to a stress-free life.

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Tips to Start Exercising in the New Year

Thursday, January 6th, 2022
Start Exercising in the New Year

Do you want to start exercising in the New Year and get in amazing shape for 2022?

While this may seem like a simple goal, the majority of people who try to start exercising end up failing. To ensure you crush your New Year’s Resolution and your fitness goals, follow our simple tips and find out how to start exercising again to start off the New Year strong!

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Get the Most Out of Your Workout

Friday, August 27th, 2021
kettlebell workout

Many people exercise for different reasons. Some for their mental health, others to lose or maintain weight, and others for their heart health. No matter the reason, most individuals know that exercising of any kind is a crucial part of living as long as possible. Here are some ways to make sure that you are doing the best types of workouts for you and your goals.

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Does Exercise Help You Detox?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
Does Exercise Help You Detox?

Detoxing is a healthy cycle that one should go through at least once a year. How long the detox cycle may go is up to you. However, the best duration is not more than 30 days. 30 days are enough to flush your system clean while having a minimal impact on your fitness level.

But where does exercise come into play when detoxing?

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Easy Summer Workouts You Can Do Right at Home

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
workout at home

The summer is the season to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. While there’s nothing like the fun that can be had during this season, plenty of people struggle when it comes to feeling confident for putting on a swimsuit or going outdoors with little-to-no clothing on.

For example, I have plenty of male friends who refuse to take their shirts off at the beach. They don’t want their Dad-bods on display for the world. While this is perfectly understandable, albeit a little superficial, there are quite a few steps we can take to improve our health, confidence, and self-esteem, even while quarantined at home.

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Is Biking Better Than Running for Weight Loss

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Is Biking Better Than Running

If you want to initiate a heated debate among your fitness-oriented friends (or gym buddies) just ask them is biking or running a better workout. Just get ready for some really imaginative and vigorous arguments. Indeed, both of those activities are really popular and really effective when it comes to achieving and maintaining physical health and form. But what we need to find out, is biking better than running for weight loss?

There are solid contentions in favor of both running and biking as a preferable exercise to lose some weight. It is not necessary to pick a side as you can easily do both simultaneously. However, if your working out regimen cannot fit both running and cycling into the schedule, there’s a tough choice in front of you. The purpose of this article is to state all the advantages and disadvantages of both running and cycling. Hopefully, this will make your choice somewhat easier.

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TRX Suspension Training – 5 Reasons Why You Should Use It

Monday, August 12th, 2019
TRX Suspension Training

Have you ever tried TRX suspension training and been swung from the rafters before? If not, you might have probably heard or seen about it, but you haven’t paid attention to it. This training has been becoming one of the fitness trends and is becoming well-known for its simplified-less-equipment approach based on seven basic movements: hinge, lunge, plank, push, pull, rotate, and squat. I bet you might be willing to have a go. 

What is TRX Suspension/Resistance training? 

TRX or Total Resistance eXercises training, also referred to TRX Suspension training,  was initially developed by a former U.S. Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick. He created this training to keep his subordinates fit while doing their naval services in the remote areas of the world. This training focuses on developing one’s balance, flexibility, core stability, agility, and strength simultaneously. 

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The Hows and Whys of Fitting Exercise into an Entrepreneur’s Busy Life

Friday, June 14th, 2019
exercise entrepreneurs

As a busy entrepreneur, your focus is going to be primarily on your business. With so many things to get done, meetings to run, employees to check on, and business lunches to eat, your health and well-being are often last on the list of priorities. This often leads to weight gain and health issues that go with the excess of kilograms. Being the most important person in your field of work is only worth something if you’re also the most important person in your own life.

That being said, it’s imperative to change your exercise routine as soon as possible. No more can your evenings be spent in front of the TV, and no more can there be room for excuses. As an entrepreneur, you know very well that there’s no such thing as no time. It’s only a matter of organization, will power, and determination. You’re a go-getter by nature, so use this trait to your advantage.

Just because you need to exercise doesn’t mean you need to be miserable about it. This is a chance to think outside the box and fix your health all in one.

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Workout

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Working out and having a consistent plan can be a job in itself when you’re trying to reach your fitness goals. However, there are many things you can do to help improve and enhance your workouts so that you get the best possible results. It’s all about making small changes to help you get stronger, get more gains, and accomplish more results. Just a few simple changes can enhance your workout almost immediately.

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A Few Common-Sense Summer Fitness Training Tips

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

With the summer in full swing, it’s only natural that more and more people are taking full advantage of the long daylight hours by spending plenty of time outside. A natural source of annual encouragement for an increase in activity is certainly a good thing, especially for those of us who are serious about health and fitness.

summer fitness

On the other hand, those inspired to begin a fitness-training program during the summer months ought to be keenly aware of how to build a proper training foundation to ensure their continued progress while also avoiding deterrents like an injury or training plateau. Dale Parducci, a fitness coach and personal trainer from North Bergen, New Jersey, offered a few common-sense tips for summer fitness training. (more…)

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When Should You Push Through Knee Pain?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Knee pain can impact many people, especially if you’re the type of person that rarely skips a workout. That sort of dedication is priceless when it comes to achieving your fitness goals, but it can also be detrimental to your health.
knee pain
Many people who are that committed to their fitness often continue to push themselves long past when they should stop and rest. Knees are some of the first casualties of an overactive lifestyle or improper form.

Given that, how can you tell the difference between when you need to take it easy and when you can just keep going?

The Type of Pain

First of all, no type of knee pain should be completely ignored. Pain’s function is to let us know that something is wrong and to compel us to avoid that behavior in the future. However, different types of pain indicate different things. (more…)

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Breaking the Boredom of the Workout Routine

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Spice Up Your Training Plan

Everyone knows that they should be exercising, yet most people dread the very idea. The sweating and strain aside, working out is just boring. Think about the people you see running or at the gym, they look bored of their skulls. If you are going to keep at any exercise routine, you will need to find some way to combat the mind-numbing madness that comes with it.

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Get Fit with Stand Up Paddleboarding

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Summer is on its way. And that means your workout just got a lot more interesting. Not only can you work out in the gym, but with the sun shining and the ocean calling, the world is your fitness oyster. For the more adventurous of you, there’s no beating the full-body workout of aquatic sports like surfing, diving, and paddling. Today we’re going to talk about the newest member of the water sports fitness family: stand up paddleboarding, or SUP.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

What is SUP?

Stand up paddleboarding is in fact just like it sounds. You stand. On a board. And you paddle. It’s an ancient recreation and hunting technique that originated somewhere among Polynesia, Peru, and Venice and has been growing in mainstream popularity since the early 2000s. In the US alone, the number of people doing SUP has nearly tripled in recent years: 2.8 million people participated in SUP in 2014. And the number of new paddleboarders just keeps increasing. (more…)

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Weight Training is More than Just About Building Muscles

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Women Weight TrainingWhen it comes to lifting weights, most people have the wrong perception. Weight training does not necessarily equate to bodybuilding and its benefits are not limited to aesthetic muscle growth either. It is a principle that can be used to achieve a variety of goals for both men and women. In fact, all kinds of athletes and sportsmen use different variants of weight training to boost specific aspects of their game. As the general consensus is that the only ones who lift are the people who want to get jacked, let us take a closer look at what else weight training can do to help your health. (more…)

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