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Back Pain. Got some?

Back pain: an epidemic, that seems to be spreading like wildfire. It’s not contagious, in the traditional sense, but at this point it has been said that 85 percent of all people will suffer moderate to severe back pain at some point in life. It is one of the biggest causes of disability — yet it is mostly…

The Magic Bullet

What if I told you I had a magic bullet, one that might cure obesity and cardiovascular disease?  Would you want to know what it is? Listen close, and I’ll tell you: The magic bullet is exercise. And we’re not talking running a marathon or spending hours at the gym. A brisk 20-minute walk each day…

The Last 100 Days…

This coming Friday, September 23rd, there are 100 days left in 2016.  100 days.   How are your new year’s resolutions coming along?  Got ’em nailed? Or can you even remember what they were?  Perhaps you didn’t make any resolutions, but the question remains: How will you end 2016? You still have 100 days to decide.   100 days…

What’s the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

Do you ever wonder what time is the best time to work out? Research is mixed and there is no overwhelming evidence that points to a certain time of day that workouts will maximize results.  However, there a lot of good reasons why working out in the morning might be worth trying. 1. Reduce your excuses…

How a Personal Trainer Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Personal Trainers at Flow Fitness in South Lake Union Area of Seattle Near Amazon

Getting into better physical shape can be an exhausting challenge, and one that proves insurmountable for many people. Whether you’re looking to lose weight and burn fat or to build lean muscle, improving your level of physical fitness on your own can be difficult. That’s why personal trainers are of critical importance at most gyms…

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…