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6 Exercises That Will Fix Your Posture

One thing most gym-goers probably don’t focus on enough: body alignment outside the studio walls. While you may work on cardio and strength, paying attention to your everyday posture is also crucial. “If you have pain or movement issues, checking posture can give you insight into what needs to be fixed and why,” says Nike coach and S10 trainer Joe Holder.

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Exercise

7 Exercises Personal Trainers Wished You’d Stop Doing Pt. 2

Heading into the gym with a solid workout plan is a surefire way to have a successful, efficient sweat session. But figuring out exactly what strength exercises to do can get a little tricky. While certain exercises (think biceps curls and crunches) seem like easy, familiar choices, they’re not always the best bet for seeing results. In fact, just because everyone’s doing a certain move, doesn’t mean it’s even safe.

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Exercise

The Best Ways To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis can happen in a snap. You get out of bed one morning, and the minute you set one heel down on the floor, it starts throbbing. You did a tough workout the day before and had some heel pain but nothing serious. Weird, right?

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Clean Eating

The Top Diet Trends of 2019 Explained

Diet fads are a dime a dozen and there’s always a hot new one around the corner with promises of trim waistlines and a cure for whatever ails you. Yet the reality is that there are so many diet plans out there because, well, most of them don’t work

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Diet and Nutrition

Nutrition For Dummies: Key Nutrition Terms Explained

As well as sharing tips and suggestions, I believe it is part of my responsibility as a trainer to provide education too. So today, I want to help you learn more about a topic that is VERY important for your overall health — nutrition.

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Clean Eating

Healthy Lunch Ideas For The Working Mother

We all have those really busy days when finding the time to make healthy lunches can be a challenge.

Sticking to your health goals can seem harder when you’re feeling time-poor, but there are lots of options when it comes to easy healthy lunch ideas for work — it’s just about making time for meal prep so you’re all set for those busy days!

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