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How To Train for Longevity

While some people are training for a marathon and others are training to reduce their back pain and gain core strength, many people – including a great many of our clients – train to increase longevity and maintain health and vitality through the aging process.So, what is training for longevity exactly? What are a few things you should know? What […]

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The Importance of Proper Alignment When Exercising (And How It Can Affect Your Long-Term Health)

When you exercise, various forces impact the body’s joints. These include sheering, rotational, and compression forces. Generally, these small forces help the body become stronger. If, however, the body isn’t aligned properly during a movement, this can do more harm than good.It’s common to underestimate the importance of alignment during exercise – but it is a critical component of long-term […]

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How to Safely Build Lean Muscle Tissue

If you’re reading this, you likely already know that muscle = beneficial. It helps your body absorb shock as you move, which protects your joints and reduces your risk of injury and contributes to improved posture, a stronger core, and better functional strength.In addition, lean muscle tissue enhances immune system function and is powerfully correlated with longevity. So, if you […]

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How Important Is Cardio?

While we often emphasize the importance of strength training and increasing muscle mass, it doesn’t mean cardio isn’t important – in fact, it has many benefits for your overall health. The Benefits of Cardio Cardio has many significant benefits. For example, studies demonstrate that aerobic activity (cardio) increases the mitochondria in the body and prevents age-related mitochondrial decline. The mitochondria […]

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Why Gaining Muscle is the Key to Longevity

If you want to lose fat sustainably, you need to gain muscle. At Nielsen Fitness, we call this a muscle-up approach and use it with all of our clients. Whether your goal is to age gracefully or get into the best shape of your life, increasing muscle mass is necessary for success. The Advantages of Gaining Muscle Muscles allow us […]

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The 5 Cardio Zones Explained

Cardio zones are, essentially, levels of exertion as measured based on a percentage of your maximum heart rate. Many wearable fitness devices and apps can easily measure this for you, such as the Zones app for the Apple Watch.Knowing which cardio zone to target when you engage in cardiovascular activity will ensure your workout is effective and safe. It can […]

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What Happens When You Stop Exercising?

We know exercise is good for us. But you must exercise consistently in order to reap the benefits. Sometimes life does get in the way. If and when that happens, the important thing is to pick up where you left off as soon as you can, while aiming to minimize these blips.Below is an overview of what happens when you […]

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How to Run a Half Marathon

While it may seem like a daunting task, a half marathon is doable for most people. While we always recommend seeking the advice of your healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise routine, here are three key questions to help you determine whether a half-marathon is doable for you – and a couple of tips for training safely and effectively. […]

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