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    Sleep On It

    You want to lose weight? Immediately you probably think “Okay, I am going to start exercising and change my eating habits.” You’re right, those things will certainly help your efforts. Fast forward 2-4 months and you haven’t lost as much as you think you should have. What could be going wrong? The answer, and solution is a lot more pleasant than you may think… (in my opinion). You could be sleep deprived. Who would have thought that a lack of sleep could hinder weight loss? Give some thought to this intriguing statistic from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention: “more than 35% of people are sleep deprived.” Do you…

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    Rebounding

    For some, finding the fun in exercise is more of a challenge than actually exercising. Or maybe you aren’t able to participate in typical exercises due to age or injury. If you relate to either you’re in luck because there is an exercise that is growing in popularity and is sure to bring out the playful child in you, safely. Rebounding (no, I don’t mean bouncing back from an ex) is just bouncing on a mini trampoline, simply as that. Many of us buy trampolines for our kids as toys; little did we know, we have a health machine in disguise. It even has the seal of approval from rocket…

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    Exercise Myths

    When you are trying to break into the “fit life” it’s wise to know what you are getting into and learn about how to get the most out of the exercises you are learning. GOLO is here to offer a word of caution; be wary with what you read. There are many fitness myths out there that are hindering the results people are working so hard for. Here are 5 fitness myths to look out for and the truth behind them. 1. Your exercise equipment knows exactly how many calories you burned during your workout. If anyone owns a treadmill or has used a Stair Master or Elliptical machine at…

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    Cardio vs. Strength Training

    Health, wellness and fitness are topics that have been standing in the spotlight more and more in today’s society. New fitness ideas and trending diets are popping up everywhere all the time. It’s an ever changing science. Different studies claim that one exercise is better than the other while another study makes the complete opposite claim. Article A states cardio is better for weight loss because you burn more calories and Article B says no, strength training is superior because it burns more fat. That leaves you with the burning question, which is better for overall fitness? Let’s take a closer look at each exercise. Cardio is an exercise that…

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    Avoiding Overtraining

    ARE YOU EXERCISING TOO MUCH? Here’s a question we received recently…Can you exercise too much? The answer is not as simple as you might think. More exercise = more weight loss and more strength, right? Wrong! You can absolutely exercise too much! Sounds kind of strange doesn’t it? In actuality there is a science behind working out and you must be mindful of how often you are working your body without giving it the rest it needs. Crossfit coach Kyle J. Smith says that it is important to make sure that the amount of exercise you do does not exceed your body’s ability to recover, because if it does, instead…

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    Mental Fitness

    Staying focused on your health and wellness goals can be challenging, but at GOLO we are always up for a challenge! Any form of physical activity will assist in keeping you focused on your ultimate goal of living a healthier lifestyle. Telling you that exercise helps with weight loss is nothing you haven’t heard before, but what many people don’t realize is that the benefits of staying physically active reach far beyond “fitness”. In fact, some of these benefits are intangible. Along with improving your physical health, exercising regularly also provides an immense amount of mental health support that will help to keep you motivated and fixated on your weight…

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    Be Careful

    Today, we want to emphasize safe exercise. I have been guilty of pushing my limits a bit too far when exercising and have injured myself as a result. Our advice to you: honor your body, respect yourself and know your limits. There is a huge difference between feeling the burn of your workout and feeling pain. One is good, the other not so much. In order to help you avoid injury while you’re pushing towards your health and wellness goals, we want to provide you with some helpful tips to ensure your safety when exercising. Here are some useful tips to having both a safe and effective workout according to…

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    beneFIT

    There’s more to look forward to on Fridays than just the long-awaited weekend! Yes, it is arguably true that diet is the most important part of weight loss. We must nourish our bodies first so that we can function to our highest potential. Once our bodies are well fueled exercise will take your health and fitness to the next level. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, having a regular exercise routine can: lower your risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome lower your risk for Cardiovascular Disease lower your risk for some cancers enhance your mood and mental health strengthen your bones and muscles improve…

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    beneFIT

    Happy #FitnessFriday GOLO family! There’s more to look forward to on Fridays than just the long-awaited weekend! Yes, it is arguably true that diet is the most important part of weight loss. We must nourish our bodies first so that we can function to our highest potential. Once our bodies are well fueled exercise will take your health and fitness to the next level. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, having a regular exercise routine can: lower your risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome lower your risk for Cardiovascular Disease lower your risk for some cancers enhance your mood and mental health strengthen your…

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    Exercise Myths

    Welcome to another edition of GOLO’s #FitnessFriday! When you are trying to break into the “fit life” it’s wise to know what you are getting into and learn about how to get the most out of the exercises you are learning. GOLO is here to offer a word of caution; be wary with what you read. There are many fitness myths out there that are hindering the results people are working so hard for. Here are 5 fitness myths to look out for and the truth behind them. 1. Your exercise equipment knows exactly how many calories you burned during your workout. If anyone owns a treadmill or has used…