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Injured? How to Help Your Body Recover While Staying Fit

So, you’ve been going hard at the gym. Great! There’s nothing better than seeing your hard work start to pay off. But if you’ve pushed yourself a bit too far and find yourself with an injury, it’s time to step back and give your body some TLC as it recovers and your muscles repair themselves….

Five Creative Ways to Stay Healthy When Boredom Hits

Are you bored with your exercise routine? Tired of trying to incorporate whole foods into your day? Do you feel like you might slap the next person who asks you how much sleep you got or if you meditated today?   This happens to the best of us. But before you slap anyone, incorporate one…

Ditch Fads & Make a Lifestyle Change

Did you attempt a diet or workout plan to get “into shape” this summer? It’s now July, how did that work out for you?  If you are like many, diets or quick-fix workout plans don’t work – or if they do, results don’t last very long. Most people lose motivation quickly and can’t adhere to…

Are You Tracking?

…and I’m not talking Pokeman. These days there are devices to track just about anything.  With a simple app or wearable gadget, you can track daily steps, sleep patterns, heart rate, calories, cadence, foot strike, distance, speed and more. Next time you take a walk, be it down the hall or outside, notice other people’s wrists. Just about…

As It Heats Up, Don’t Forget to Cool Down (Post-Exercise, That Is)

You wouldn’t jump into a rigorous workout without a quick warmup. However, many gym-goers forgo a post-exercise cool-down routine in the name of hitting the locker room and bouncing out, especially those squeezing in an after-work session who are eager to get home and unwind already. No matter the length or challenge level of your…

Do you track your workouts?

You might want to. As the old adage goes, ” Fail to plan, plan to fail.” I’m sure among the high-level executives, leaders, business owners, educators and parents who are members at Flow, these words have come out of their mouths at one point or another when describing ways to become successful.  It’s true. From…

Get Results in Less Time

The most common problem in fitness is that people don’t have enough time to exercise. But it seems that there is a solution: Research has been building on the benefits of high-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT. In fact, some research has shown that as little as 60 seconds of strenuous exertion provides the…

5 Benefits of Exercise That Never Crossed Your Mind

You know the benefits of exercising, right?   A great way to get in shape and/or lose weight.  Improve your health.   Help your heart.  Relieve stress. And so on… You’re heard those reasons. But what if there’s more?   What if there are benefits to exercise that you no one ever tells you? Here are my…

There Is No Finish Line: Healthy Tips for Daily Living

Many people begin the year with lofty goals and aspirations. A large percentage are health related: Get fit and stay healthy; Lose weight; Exercise more.   All of these are excellent goals, but how many people actually stay the course? Most lose momentum quickly, especially if they don’t experience quick success. (Who hasn’t wanted to…

Sculpt a Better Life With a Strong Core

** This post contributed by Dr. Traci Grandfield Core strength is one of the major foundations to our health and, consequentially, quality of life. The definition of core is “the most central or most important part of something.”  The core is where we generate the power to drive our bodies in every action they perform….