fitness tip

fitness tip

Four words: Listen to your body. Do you feel negative pain? Does your body feel out of balance? Are the muscles we’re targeting not engaged? Are you recovering from an injury and not feeling your strongest? Did you just get over a virus and still don’t have your full energy back? These are all signs that the posture is not ideal for your body today. Maybe it felt fine yesterday, and maybe you’ll love it tomorrow. That’s great—but this moment is...

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fitness tip

fitness tip

something to keep in mind – most fitness classes are supposed to be difficult and challenging and designed to overload your muscles. If you’re trying to look good or complete every rep to keep up with the other people in the class, it’s going to mess with your form and your mind. Don’t get down on yourself if your stretch, plank, squat or whatever isn’t as strong as someone else; you can do something else in life...

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shock therapy

Here I am after taking an electric muscle stimulation (EMS) workout in NYC last week. Supposedly, EMS condenses three hours of a conventional strength training into a thirty minute workout by sending electric currents to different muscle groups while you wear a power suit. By dialing a master control connected to your suit, which was provided by the studio, the trainer can adjust the depth of the shocks. I worked up a nice sweat and left the...

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fun fact

“Mice love to run, they typically log several miles a night in their exercise wheel. These nocturnal drills are not simply a way of dealing with the stress of laboratory life, as scientists from Leiden University in the Netherlands demonstrated in a charming experiment. They left a small cage like structure containing a training wheel in a quiet corner of an urban park, under the surveillance of a motion-activated night-vision camera. The...

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