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Are you planking properly? Jul 19, 2021

Any good fitness program will include a series of planks. While they aren't the most fun exercise to do, adding planking to your fitness regime is important for a number of reasons.

It's often joked about as the longest 30 seconds in fitness, but find out why you should be planking as...
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How to squat properly. Jul 19, 2021

The squat. It’s almost like nature’s perfect exercise. It’s a compound exercise which means it works more than one muscle at the same time. It’s a functional movement that helps you perform everyday activities.

We’ve been squatting since we...
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Why is bone density important? Jul 19, 2021
Our bones are our bodily support, give our bodies shape, and protect our internal organs. Our bone marrow helps produce red blood cells and they also act as storage for important minerals like calcium. 

When we're born we have 270 bones! By the time we reach the age of 25 we have only...

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What is DOMS? Jul 19, 2021
Have you ever felt REALLY sore a day or two after a workout? That's called delayed onset muscle soreness, or, DOMS.
 
DOMS is the result of micro-trauma in your muscles and leads to inflammation and swelling. It's temporary...
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Why proper form is important when resistance training. Jun 21, 2021

There are many benefits of resistance training. Adding resistance training to your fitness regime increases your metabolism, helping you burn body fat while resting, improves your muscle strength which can help reduce your chance of injury, and can help you maintain your...

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What's the difference between muscle strength and endurance? Jun 21, 2021
Our muscles are amazing tissues that help you with everyday movements. There are 3 different types of muscles (skeletal, smooth, and cardiac) and they all work together to provide the body strength, balance, posture, and heat to keep the body warm.

When working your skeletal...

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The exercise and mental health connection. Jun 21, 2021

It’s no question there’s been a shift in the world that’s causing a lot of us to pay more attention to our mental health. With the events of COVID-19 it’s easy to feel helpless, sad, and alone. Fitness and staying active can help with your mental help, but with what, and...

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The health benefits of chocolate. May 17, 2021

With Mother’s Day over chances are there’s going to be an overabundance of half-priced chocolate on the shelves of your local store. You can always see them from far off. Wrapped in bright, pretty packages that draw your eye in. Almost like a silent voice yelling...

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Vitamin D: Why is it good for us? May 10, 2021

Calgary is known for its sunny days and it's constant access to vitamin D. I'm not sure about where you are at the moment but here in Calgary, we're finally starting to have some spring-like weather! The kind that blinds you if you look out the window.

This got me thinking...since the...

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