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3 Fitness Tips for Enjoying the Holidays

Many people find themselves out of sync with their regular fitness habits over the holidays. In addition to missed workouts, there are food treats galore, indulgent office parties, and – often – wine to wash it all down.Here’s what we tell our personal training clients who are worried about all their hard work going out the window during the holidays. […]

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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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Body Fat 101: Good vs. Bad and How Much Is Too Much

Your body needs body fat. Yet carrying around too much of it can increase your risk of chronic disease and affect your overall health and longevity. This article aims to provide some clarity around body fat, the benefits of “good” fat and the disadvantages of “bad” fat. What’s a Healthy Body Fat Percentage? Healthy body fat percentages differ for men […]

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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 Exercise for Your Body Type

Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. We also have different metabolism and a dominant body type. When it comes to exercise, it’s important to train for your body shape in order to maximize your results. It’s all about working with your body as opposed to against it.Below is all the information you need to help you do that, including […]

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