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Athletes: Born or Made?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2018 1:13:11 PM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Exercise 3 min read time

After watching the four-game sweep of the NBA Finals by the Golden State Warriors and the incredible athleticism in the World Cup, I find myself asking, “What does it take to become an extreme or professional athlete?” The question of whether athletes are born or made has been around as long as people have been competing. Is it genes inherited from parents, work ethic and dedication, or amount of practice? The trouble is, this question is so hard to answer due to all the different factors in someone’s life. 

There are genes however that can influence what sports your body will naturally be better at. 

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4 Fun Reasons to Workout With Your Dog

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 8:28:26 AM / by Kev F. MacDonald posted in Exercise, Health and Pets 3 min read time

Today is National Pet Day, so let’s talk about the benefits of working out with your dog for you AND your pup.

Many people have said that spending time with your dog can fill your heart with love and joy. But what people don’t know is that spending time with those four-legged friends does so much more than that. Studies have shown that having or hanging out with dogs can lower your blood pressure, decrease cholesterol, and improve your cardiovascular system altogether. And to top all of that, dogs are the best workout partners! They are always excited to follow you out the door and they will never cancel on you last minute.

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8 Benefits of Weightlifting

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 2:33:31 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Exercise, Fitness 2 min read time

Whenever you think about wanting to lose weight, or even just getting into better shape, cardio is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Cardio is not for everyone, so the thought of having to do so much cardio in order to shed a few pounds can be exhausting. While cardio can be beneficial in the process of losing weight, it is not the only exercise routine to help. Weightlifting can also be very helpful, and it includes other benefits than just weight loss and toned muscles.

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Is Your Genetic Exercise Ratio 60-40?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2018 2:59:10 PM / by Nicole Urban posted in Exercise 2 min read time

Do you benefit from weight training, or do you respond better to cardio? Of course, both are important, but the mix of the two can produce significantly different results for your body type.

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5 Exercises to Keep You Moving During the Holidays

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 12:05:19 PM / by Alex Olson posted in Exercise, Holiday Health & Wellness 3 min read time

The holidays are known as a time to be with family and friends, as well as indulge in treats and foods you have been craving all year. Although this is a fun part of the holidays, it is important that you don’t forget to incorporate at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. When we think about working out, what usually comes to mind is a gym and lots of sweating. But around the holidays it is hard to make time to go to the gym or go on a run. Exercising doesn’t have to be a chore, and there are several ways to have some fun while keeping in shape! To help you find easy ways to get exercise during this busy season, we have assembled a list of 5 exercises that you can enjoy!


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