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Why Posting Your Health Regimen on Social Media Can Be Important

Why Posting Your Health Regimen on Social Media Can Be Important

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Social Media Is a Motivational Tool

Chances are, you have some friends who are big fans of the social media health posts. Or maybe you’re that friend. They post transformations, workout regimens, healthy meals, or photos of themselves in the gym mirror surrounded by weights. Social media exercise and health posts get a bad rep, but in reality can be important.

Social media postings are a way to stay accountable and share what makes you happy or what you are passionate about. Many who post their workouts are also posting to inspire others or to celebrate achievements. These posts may seem narcissistic or annoying to some, but for others it’s a way to share something they are working hard at. Here are ways your social media can help you achieve your goals.

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At-Home Resistance Band Workouts

At-Home Resistance Band Workouts

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At-Home Resistance Band Workouts

Resistance bands are an easy way to workout while traveling, at home, or basically anywhere. They’re cheap, effective, and allow you to target every muscle in your body. When people think of ‘working out’, an image of a gym normally comes to mind. That, or someone bouncing around like crazy in their living room — both options are awesome by the way.

However, those are not the only two avenues when it comes to being fit and active! Read on to learn how resistance bands can boost your workouts, wherever you are!

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Workout: Full-Body Bodyweight HIIT

Workout: Full-Body Bodyweight HIIT

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Quick and Dirty Full-Body HIIT Workout!

Everyone loves a good workout that you can actually feel making changes to your body while you do it! This is why HIIT is so popular these days. High-intensity interval training is great bang for your buck when it comes to workouts. It doesn’t take the whole day to do and your body is truly challenged while you’re doing it. Feel the burn, people, and give this one a go (just like our all-in-one plan, 6 Week Fit)!

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Quick Biohacks for Busy People

Quick Biohacks for Busy People

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How Do You Stay Healthy When There’s No Time?

Despite the growing number of health programs, many busy and over-worked people refuse to do any physical exercise or watch what they eat. There’s no time and they don’t see results fast enough. However, without sufficient knowledge of various nutritional and exercise tools, they are susceptible to unacceptable health risks. Therefore, we have gathered 5 surefire biohacks to avoid negative sedentary job effects.

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Fitness Facts – 7 Tips For Maximizing Your Workout

Fitness Facts – 7 Tips For Maximizing Your Workout

Fitness Facts - 7 Tips For Maximizing Your Workout

Start Maximizing Your Workout

A good workout is like an antidote for a bad day. You’re feeling frustrated or unappreciated at work, and then you strap a heart rate monitor on and spend a good hour pumping iron at the gym and the endorphin rush clears up your woes in a matter of seconds.

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3 Reasons to Do More for Your Body

3 Reasons to Do More for Your Body

3 Reasons to Do More for Your Body

Do More for Your Body

When working to improve aspects of your life, your body plays a significant role mentally, emotionally, and physically. It helps determine your quality of life and for that reason, it’s important to maintain your body. People get stuck in the same old daily routines which can make it difficult to make the changes they need to get healthier.

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4 Weight Loss Strategies That Work For All Ages

4 Weight Loss Strategies That Work For All Ages

4 Weight Loss Strategies That Work For All Ages

Weight Loss Strategies

Obesity has become so rampant these days that according to the latest World Health Organization fact sheet, 13% of the global adult population is obese. Also in 2016, almost 41 million children below five years old and over 340 million children aged 5-19 years old are already considered overweight.
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Why You Need To Train Glutes

Why You Need To Train Glutes

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Why You Need to Train Glutes

It’s not uncommon that glutes are overlooked when creating a program. Often, people focus on the more well-known leg muscles like the quadriceps and hamstrings. However, just about everyone should be working on improving their glutes—all of them. Many people overlook their glutes and how much they function in everyday life (especially in postural imbalances and preventing back pain). Glutes should be a priority for strengthening and making sure they activate properly when needed.

Part of the issue is that most people believe that the glutes are simply their bum cheeks—and they are! But you also have glutes on the side of your hips (medius and minimus). In order to improve the function of your glutes as a whole, you need to strengthen all of them and ensure they work together.

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