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A Big 2021 Fitness Trend: Why You Need to Jump On Board

  2020 was a difficult year for all of us because here was a Covid pandemic happening all over the world.  States shut down and businesses closed their doors, including gyms. Exercise classes were cancelled, and all sports were shut down. People had to get creative if they wanted to exercise!  So, how did you adjust?  New figures published on 8 October show between May and July 2020, 39% of people reported to walk more and 38% reported to cycle more than before the outbreak of the pandemic. {source} Walking was a BIG trend in 2020 and continues to be in 2021! Why is everyone walking? Gets your heart rate up  Prevents chronic diseases Helps achy joint and muscles Gets you outside ...

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Stop Rushing Through Life: How to Slow Down and Enjoy it More

"I'm just busy all the time."  That's what I said to my sister on the phone one day a few years back.  She responded with "I feel exactly the same way." Further into our conversation we agree that we can barely find time to brush our teeth, let alone, workout or do something we enjoy. We shrug it off, but it's the truth. At the end of the day, are you exhausted? Are your worries and to-do lists keeping you up at night? If you answered yes, it's truly ruining your life and your health. Your life span is getting shorter. You just get up each day and go through the motions. The same torturous motions day after day.   ...

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Hate Exercising? You Will Love A Whole Body Stretch (Videos included)

  Do you dread workouts? Do you talk yourself out of exercising? I would say it's not something that you enjoy doing.  I know. I 've been there. I have also had many friends here in the Curly Girl Fitness community admit they hate exercising as well, so they don't.  That little voice inside your head that says, "you should be exercising" or "you need to lose 20 pounds" or "your belly is too big", is relentless.  I heard those same annoying voices. I decided to do some research on the benefits of stretching and you will be amazed at what I found out! Read on to find out why myself and so many others have fallen in love with...

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4 Sneaky Ways to Eat More Leafy Greens

  Did you know that leafy greens are packed with powerful nutrition? That's right! They are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential for weight regulation, blood sugar, heart health, and can even help improve our eye sight!  Some of us just aren't big fans of the greens. Did you know there are ways to sneak leafy greens into your meals?  It works similar to the strategy you use to get your kids to eat broccoli. They love cheese so they gobble down all those vitamins and minerals parents are sneaking in underneath.  It can be the same winning strategy for you! If you really want to get serious about feeling better and losing weight, adding greens is the...

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Why You Should Add the Glute Bridge Exercise to Your Daily Workout

    We are all searching for workouts that take very little time and are super effective, right? Oh, hold on to your seat! We've found one! The glute bridge exercise strengthens and tones multiple areas of your body simultaneously and hardly takes any time at all.  What is a Glute Bridge? (Also Called Pelvic Lifts) The glute bridge is a simple, low-impact exercise that you can do right in your own home. No gym membership needed. This move is great for beginners and targets the butt, abs, and thighs. If done properly, the glute bridge can have you in very good shape and fast!  How To Do A Glute Bridge? Lie on your back, knees bent on the floor...

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