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Lynda is a 55-year-old that struggles with lower back pain. She has been cleared by the doctor to exercise. Here are some stretches and exercises Lynda should do to help relieve her pain. Lower Trunk Rotation, 10x each side Single Knee to Chest, 10x each side Pelvic Tilts, 15x Clamshells, 15x each side Piriformis Stretch, Read more…

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Disclaimer: The following is in no way, shape, or form medical advice. Every pregnancy is unique, so please consult your medical provider with any questions or concerns regarding your specific pregnancy. The following is based on general guidelines and does not accommodate any modifications or precautions that may be set by your provider. If you’re Read more…

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Ten thousand steps sounds like a lot of walking. The average person’s 10,000 steps equate to almost five miles, which may sound like a challenge depending on your current daily activity levels. The good news is, you don’t have to get them all in at once. Aiming to hit 10,000 steps a day is linked Read more…

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Can something as functional as walking really lead to any noticeable health benefits? I’m glad you asked because the answer is — YES! Regular walking can lead to many benefits such as maintaining a healthy weight, losing body fat, and preventing conditions such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes. Walking also improves overall energy Read more…

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Are you getting ready for National Bike to Work Day? Here are recommendations for a safe bike commute. This year, National Bike to Work Day will be May 20. This annual day brings awareness and support to the cycling community and also encourages others to try something new! In preparation for Bike to Work Day, Read more…

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The gym, at home, outdoors, or someplace else?  Whenever you think of exercise, what comes to mind? Do you associate exercise with the gym, the great outdoors, a studio, or your basement? It’s not uncommon to think of a workout as something that belongs inside the four walls of a gym. Yes, many gyms provide Read more…

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Most of the day, our brain runs on autopilot; we have routines that we’re used to, whether we enjoy them or not. However, unexpected things will happen on days that we weren’t prepared for, which cause us to stop with the routine and interact with the unexpected situation. Now, what would happen if we were Read more…

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Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons for people to see their doctors? If you’re dealing with an injury or experiencing back pain, you should see a doctor first. The following exercises can help relieve acute back pain, but should not replace medical treatment by a physician. However, if Read more…

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Exercising is an excellent way to relieve stress. Physical activity increases your heart rate and releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Exercise also helps to distract you from stressful thoughts, giving you a much-needed break from your day-to-day worries. Unfortunately, keeping up with a regular exercise routine can be challenging, especially when derailed by work, Read more…

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A little planning can go a long way towards ensuring you attain your health goals. If you plan to embrace a good lifestyle, developing a wellness routine will help you stay on course. A wellness routine is a daily program that fits into your schedule. It can include drinking more water, turning off devices before bed, or Read more…

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At Sworkit, we believe nutrition goes hand in hand with fitness. And although we don’t offer recipes on the Sworkit app, we partner with some of the best health-focused food influencers to bring you delicious and nutritious recipes. If you follow us on Instagram you’ve probably seen some of the delicious recipes. Here are our Read more…

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Developing a visible set of six-pack abs is not easy. It takes a lot more than a few daily sets of crunches and sit-ups. When it comes down to it, building a chiseled core takes a holistic approach to fitness. You need a program that blends smart diet decisions with core-focused training and some total-body Read more…

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A stiff neck is one of the most common types of pain among Americans. It’s characterized by a tightness that starts in the neck and may radiate pain down one or both of your arms. Neck stiffness is generally not a cause for alarm. However, the painful flare-ups can be debilitating. The most effective remedy Read more…

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Are you experiencing a weight loss plateau? You started this weight loss journey knowing it would be tough, but you didn’t realize how tough it would be. In the beginning, the weight seemed to just slide off. You reduced your calories, stuck with your diet, and began exercising and the extra pounds came off with Read more…

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“What should I eat before and after a workout?” This is one of the most common questions I get as a trainer. Obviously, the answer depends more on the individual and their goals, but there are some common truths that apply for pre-and post-workout nutrition. ‘ Before your workout: Pre-workout food should include a carb Read more…

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Exercising with friends is one of the best ways to stay motivated and inspired to stick to your workouts. Getting and staying fit is hard work, even for people who love to exercise. One of the biggest challenges of the pandemic has been that so many people have been cut off from their workout community. Read more…

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What you do and how you feel comes largely from what you think. Simple examples include, sometimes you wouldn’t feel sad if you didn’t think you had lost something. Or, you wouldn’t watch a movie if you didn’t think it was going to be a good movie to watch. However, it’s not always that simple, Read more…

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