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FITNESS SPRING TRAINING | 7 TIPS TO FRESHEN UP YOUR FIT LIFE

 

It’s finally here. SPRING.

 

Time to chuck off the bulky sweaters, watch the snow melt and get ready for sunshine and warmer weather – yay! Hard to believe that here in Portland (and so many other places around the country, for that matter) we were up to our eyeballs in snow and ice just a few short weeks ago, right?

 

Well, if you’re like me you’re probably thinking about doing some spring cleaning around your home or office. This is the perfect time to do a little self-care “spring cleaning” as well, and to freshen up that tired winter fitness routine. This can help you clear out the old mental clutter that may have accumulated and reclaim that sense of excitement and motivation you felt back in January. It’s also a good time to assess your progress and review areas of your life that could use some extra TLC. Here are seven ideas to get you going.

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GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TRAINING TIME

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Whether we realize it or not, we only get one hundred sixty-eight hours to do whatever we need to do each week.

That’s it.

Not only is this number finite, the time is irreplaceable. That means you only have one opportunity to live today’s date and to do whatever you want to do – on this date. So, setting aside some of your time and associated energy each week to train and exercise is an investment not only in your health and well being, but also in your life so you’ll want to make sure it truly counts, right? Learning how to get the most out of every training session can not only help you to see and feel results faster, you’ll also perform better in your every day life as well.

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FITNESS TIPS | HOW TO RECOVER FROM YOUR TRAINING WORKOUTS.

How to recover from your workouts

 

You’re working out. You’re focused. You’re training hard.

But there’s more to getting fit than just moving and sweating. 

What you do outside of your workouts is arguably just as important, if not more so, as the exercises you choose and how you do them. Exercise temporarily stresses the body causing it to remodel itself so it can be better in the future. It’s during this recovery time that you actually gain the strength, new ability and the change you’re looking for. 

Follow these recovery tips to help you maximize your fitness efforts and to create the strong, shapely body you desire.

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WHY YOU NEED SLEEP DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

why you need sleep during the holidays

 

For many people the holidays are a particularly hectic and stressful time of year.

Schedules seem jam packed even on normal days, but now there are family get-togethers, holiday parties, extra food prep, shopping and more. It may be tempting to skip a few hours of sleep to get it all in, but that’s a bad idea for your health and will actually only lead to even more stress.

 

Getting enough sleep each night is vital to your fitness as well as your long term health.

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Holiday Fitness Gift Guide 2015

Choosing the right present for the fitness enthusiast in your life can be tricky. Our list of holiday favorites can help you give a gift that is both mindful as well as stylish. Oh, and while our collage has a decidedly feminine touch, there are plenty of options for the guys in your life as well.

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#ALLORNOTHING

It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of August. I don’t know about you, but it feels like the summer just began and yet parents are back-to-school shopping, the sun is beginning to set earlier and Target is already selling Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations. I mean seriously! Can you believe that after August there are only four months left in 2015? Four months! Where did the time go?

As we move closer to the end of the year, how are you doing on your fitness goals? Have you reached a benchmark? Can you check a goal (or two, or three) off your list? If so, awesome job! If not, no worries. There is still plenty of time to work towards achieving your 2015 fitness goals. But, you will have to work for it.

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