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What Is Muscle Memory?

Just as your memory can recall certain events from the previous day or year, your body can also remember movement patterns, which is referred to as muscle memory. Muscle memory is stored in your motor neurons through repetitive movements, which means your body doesn’t have to create new neural connections, rather it ‘retrieves’ and strengthens previous ones. Plus, once a muscle […]

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Why You Are Your Best Investment

With a looming recession and the numerous other uncertainties our world is facing, it’s easy to feel a lack of control. In times like these, however, it’s more important than ever to focus on what we can control – and exercise happens to fall into that category.  5 Percent Of Your Day When things are busy, people tend to feel […]

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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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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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Sticking to Your Goals – 10 Tips!

“Guess what, this is my year!  By the end of the year, I’m going to be in great shape.  You’ll see a new and improved me!”  How many times have you said that you want to improve your fitness levels, that you’ll work harder on training and develop healthy eating habits, only to have this pledge take a back seat […]

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How to Keep an Aging Brain Active

Each year, 76 000 Canadians are diagnosed with dementia. Luckily there are many things you can do to reduce the chances of being one of them – including taking proper care of your body and mind. Here’s a closer look at how to do that: Tip #1: Engage in Regular ExerciseExercise increases the growth hormone (GH) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor […]

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