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The mind-muscle connection and why it’s important

Repetitions – reps for short! – are the building blocks of a successful workout, but not all reps are the equally impactful. very rep must be intentionally executed – simply going through the motions won’t cut it. Which is why we focus on the quality of each rep with our clients. Believe it or not, doing this one thing can have a greater […]

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Nielsen Fitness’ Guide to Strength Training for Seniors

Strength training is an important part of any fitness program, especially for seniors. As we age, our muscles naturally weaken, making it more difficult to stay active. Strength training helps build strong bones and muscles, which can lead to improved balance, better posture, improved coordination, and increased stamina. For older adults, strength training can also reduce the risk of injury […]

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Want to age well? Work on your grip strength.

Today, we’re going to shed light on an often neglected yet crucial aspect of physical fitness: grip strength. Often overlooked in discussions about physical health, grip strength plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. In simplest terms, it refers to how much force our hand muscles can generate when gripping an object.While it may seem like a minor aspect […]

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4 Exercises for Better Balance

In a recent blog post about the importance of strength training to combat and prevent muscle decay, we discussed the importance of balance to defend against the risk of falling. We also touched on the fact that the number one cause of accidental death in adults over the age of 65 is falling, and the best way to reduce your risk […]

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10 ways to optimize your workout recovery

Recovery from exercise is crucial in order to facilitate muscle repair, prevent injuries, and get the most out of your workouts. Below are 10 things you can do to support workout recovery – naturally! 10 ways to optimize your workout recovery 1. Get enough sleep: Ensure you get 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to support muscle repair and […]

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The connection between exercise, body weight and arthritis

There are many benefits to staying in shape including building and maintaining muscular strength, increasing bone density, reducing stress and improving cardiovascular health. On the flipside, there are many risks and adverse effects of not exercising – particularly if you’re carrying extra weight as a result. One of those relates to joint health, as strong joints are crucial for mobility and excess […]

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How often should I be working out?

Though most people are aware that participating in some form of regular exercise is important, the subject of frequency remains an area of debate and confusion – and for good reason. Striking the right balance between exercising enough to reap the rewards and avoiding overexertion is crucial. For this article, we will focus on optimal frequency for structured, intentional exercise […]

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How to Spice-up Your Home Workouts

Gone are the days when you had to drag yourself to a crowded gym to get some exercise. With the rising trend of home gyms and no-equipment exercise options, you can now get fit right in the comfort of your own home. But, over time, your at-home workout routine can get monotonous and even boring. Spice up your workout by […]

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Human Growth Hormone (HGH): What You Need To Know

Human growth hormone (HGH) is released from the pituitary gland, fueling the growth of connective tissue, bones, and muscles. It helps prevent brittle bones, cartilage breakdown, muscle atrophy, and heart disease—enhancing our overall sense of vitality. It even plays a role in maintaining skin health and elasticity!It reaches its peak at age 20 and declines from there. By the time […]

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