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The Benefits of Dark Chocolate

]   While nutritionists generally recommend that you stay away from sweets if you’re on a good fitness plan, eating treats like dark chocolate in moderation actually has some health benefits that may surprise you. Pair the dark chocolate with…

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Finding your Inner Zen: More Mindfulness Techniques

Hey team, it’s Master Trainer JayDee with a quick quiz for my Total Gym Team: Name one thing that these ultra, super, successful people have (or had) in common?   Steve Jobs – considered the modern day Leonardo da Vinci…

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Shoulder Strengthening Exercises

  Perform these exercises in conjunction with your current fitness program to strengthen and sculpt the shoulders with different ranges of motion. 2-3 days/ week 10-15 reps/ exercise 2-3 sets Incline level is based on your strength   Standing Warm-up:…

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Is Anti-Bacterial Soap Good or Bad for You?

Does washing with anti-bacterial soaps really keep you from coming down with the flu or a cold? These airborne illnesses are contagious, so a defensive lifestyle regime makes sense in order to combat them. Antibacterial soap is essentially any cleaning product…

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Beginner’s Guide to Foam Rolling

Tight muscles or a stiff back got you down? Whether you’ve stepped up the intensity of your workout, been out dancing all night, signed up for a crazy obstacle course run or just woke up feeling tight you may want…

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7 Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

“Don’t think of it as a pet, think of it as a ‘trainer’ with hair,” said a poster I saw hanging in a veterinarian’s office. And how true that is. Pet ownership not only provides emotional benefits in terms of…

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Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Over the past few years, coconut oil has reached mythical status. Claimed benefits have ranged from improvements to heart health to better hair and nails, to living indefinitely! Is coconut oil all it’s cracked up to be? Let’s learn more…

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