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Health Benefits of Swimming

If you are not fond of sweating it out in the gym but still want a good workout, then swimming might just be right for you. Swimming is a low-impact, low-cost activity and having this as a routine exercise will gain you plenty of health and mental benefits.

All About the Most Important Meal of the Day

Doctors have advised time and time again to eat breakfast because we need the energy and nutrients it brings to start our day. Plus, studies show that having breakfast can actually help to maintain a healthy body weight. That’s because hunger sets in before lunchtime and we tend to munch on something high in fat and sugar, causing us to eat unhealthily and gain unwanted pounds. Besides, having breakfast increases our concentration so we can devote our minds and bodies to work or school. 

Pool Workouts for Swim Season

It was a long, cold winter, and many of us have packed on a few extra pounds while trying to stay warm! Spring is here and it’s time to think about getting back into shape for the summer. Whether you’ll be working at a pool or just want to look good on the beach, we have a water exercise plan for you! Working out in the pool is an excellent way to tone and strengthen all parts of your body without the joint stress of normal aerobic activities. The addition of fun workout equipment like beach balls and pool noodles only makes the workout better – holding a beach ball engages arms and core, while pool noodles’ buoyancy creates an opportunity for resistance training.

Variety in Exercise Routines

This post is about an age-old question we’ve all wondered at some point…does variety matter in our exercise routine, or if we find one way of working out, should we stick to it? Well, the short version of an answer is this: It depends.

Depends on what, you may ask? It depends on why you’re working out, what your goals are, and well, if you’re bored or not. If you’re working out primarily to control your weight, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing, burning calories is the goal, and how those are burned doesn’t matter. You could be jogging, walking on a treadmill, or riding a bike. If you are getting bored, however, and starting to lag on your workouts or hit plateaus, then yes, variety is important.