Returning to Exercise? Here's a Workout to Help You Get Back on Track

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Returning to Exercise? Here's a Workout to Help You Get Back on Track

If you are new to exercise or you’ve been on an extended break, getting back on track can be a challenge. If you go too hard at first, you may experience deep muscle soreness or an injury that causes you to abandon your efforts after just a few days. Here’s a workout that will help you avoid these pitfalls and put you back on the road to better health and fitness.

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Personal Trainer Salary Considerations

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Personal Trainer Salary Considerations

If you are passionate about helping people create happier and healthier lives, you’ve undoubtedly considered a career as a personal trainer. There are many ways to enter this profession, but starting with education and certification is key. Certification is required for working in any established gym, but it will also give you instant credibility with potential clients and the tools you need to safely train your clients.

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3 Things That Make Group Fitness Classes Successful

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3 Things That Make Group Fitness Classes Successful

You plan and prepare and come to class pumped to deliver an awesome fitness experience for your participants. There are, however, a few things that can ruin a class and have people sneaking out the back door or, worse yet, skipping your class altogether. Here are three things you need to keep in mind to keep participants coming back, week after week.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Try Yoga

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5 Reasons Why You Should Try Yoga

Yoga has been around for centuries. It is the union of mind and body and one of the most widely practiced forms of exercise in the world.  Yoga consists of patterns of stretches, balances, and strengthening movements focused with conscious breathing techniques. As it has become more main stream, many people are finding the benefits of a regular practice.  Here are 5 reasons why yoga may be right for you.

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High-intensity Interval Training vs. Super-Slow Training

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High-intensity Interval Training vs. Super-Slow Training

Lack of time is the most common reason for not working out, which is why it’s no surprise that 20- to 30-minute express workouts have become so popular. Everyone wants to get more done in less time. While you may be speeding things up with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you might also consider slowing things down with super-slow weight training. Learn why both of these workouts can produce amazing results.

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How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise

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How to Prevent Pain with Diet and Exercise

Are you dealing with chronic pain in your back or joints? If you are, here’s some good news: While many people believe that a pill can offer the answer to health, exercise and diet is most often the best medicine. Learn how you can alleviate or prevent pain by attaining and maintaining proper alignment, maintaining a healthy body weight and eating a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.

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Flexibility: Why Missing the Stretch May Sideline Your Workouts

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Flexibility: Why Missing the Stretch May Sideline Your Workouts

It’s the one component of fitness that is most likely to be overlooked, especially when time is tight, but flexibility training is absolutely essential to maintaining a strong, healthy body that moves well at every age. Take a few minutes to test your flexibility and learn what just 10 to 15 minutes of daily stretching can do for your overall strength and balance.

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A New Holiday Tradition: The Turkey Trot

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A New Holiday Tradition: The Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots—typically 5K and 10K races—have become hugely popular throughout the United States, with participants of all ages joining together to have fun and raise money for great causes. Whether you walk or run, ACE has developed some great training programs that will help you get ready, so why not consider adding a healthy new tradition this year to your Thanksgiving festivities?

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3 Ways Gear Can Help You Get More Out of Your Walks

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3 Ways Gear Can Help You Get More Out of Your Walks

When it comes to finding a convenient, accessible form of exercise, it’s tough to beat walking. But even a great walking routine can get boring after a while. Fitness pro Andrea Metcalf offers three great ways to use technology like apps and gadgets to maximize your walking workouts and increase your motivation to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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Breast Cancer: Exercise Important Part of Prevention

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Breast Cancer: Exercise Important Part of Prevention

Awareness of the dangers and prevalence of breast cancer has never been higher, but do you know that lifestyle choices can play a huge role in reducing one’s risk of developing breast cancer? In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are five important lifestyle tips you can start following now to empower your health.

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Is Sweating the Small Stuff Making You Fat?

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Is Sweating the Small Stuff Making You Fat?

Chronic stress can wreck havoc on both your emotional and physical well-being. After all, when life feels unmanageable or hard, the body releases the same types of stress hormones it needs to respond to dangerous situations. These tips from ACE Health Coach Andrea Metcalf can help you manage that stress and help you better respond to the challenges of modern daily life.

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Daily Exercise Does a Mind and Body Good

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Daily Exercise Does a Mind and Body Good

Which is better: Two hours of exercise, performed once a week, or daily 20-minute workouts? A new research study set out to find the answer to this question, as well as determine the optimal workout plan for lowering one’s risk for metabolic syndrome. Here’s what you need to know about this new study, as well as how to determine the best exercise schedule for you.

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