Integrating Yoga Into Your Fitness Routine

Now that we’ve touched on the beneficial whys of incorporating yoga into your workout regime, it’s time to talk about how. Please note that I am not a fitness expert and you should still do your own research (especially if something doesn’t feel right). This is simply a combination of what I find works, and what I’ve researched myself.

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Why You Should Incorporate Yoga Into Your Fitness Routine (Or Vice Versa)

I believe in balance. Without balance, stress takes over and you’re pulled in one direction. If you’re pulled too much, well, you might just snap. Working out is great and I love the benefits that I’ve experienced from exercising, but sometimes the strain is a lot.

The idea with working out is that you’re always pushing yourself towards ‘more’ – more reps, lift heavier – more, more, more. And that’s fine, but finding a way to counteract that and reintroduce harmony and appreciation for where you’re already at is a beautiful thing.

That’s where yoga comes in.

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5 Ways To Use Your Smartphone To Stay Motivated

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Many of us don’t go far without taking our smartphones with us. Instead of complaining about the way things have developed, let’s find a way to use our smartphones as a tool to enhance our efforts and increase motivation. Since you don’t leave home without it, learn to use to stay healthy and on track.

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Five Ways To Relieve Muscle Soreness

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If you’re an avid fitness enthusiast, then you understand how it feels to have sore muscles. You’ve felt it once and you will feel it again (if you continue to work hard). By now you should know that the “no pain, no gain” motto doesn’t mean enduring pain that is associated with a serious issue, but simply refers to the overall sore feeling after a good session.

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How To: Get Back On Track After A Holiday

Hi guys! Sorry for the hiatus, but I was busy enjoying an amazing vacation in Australia! Now that I’m back and getting back on track, I thought I’d share some tips for getting back on track after a long break.

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It’s no secret that being on holiday is a time for indulgence and kicking back. Unfortunately, there are consequences to eating, drinking and neglecting exercise since we often aren’t careful during these times. Many of us return home with a few extra pounds, less energy and a looming guilt trip. I say, let it go! Enjoy your holiday to your heart’s content and work your butt off when you get home. Here’s how:

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How To: Work Out Your Legs (My Favourites!)

Legs are my favourite body part to work out, hands down. I feel that it’s really important to have strong legs to carry you through life as they aid you in so many ways. It also happens that working our your legs is one of the most effective ways of lowering overall body fat and increasing strength.

There are so many amazing leg exercises out there that it can be hard to choose. Even though you can’t really spot reduce, or spot tone, certain exercises do activate and draw more attention to specific areas (such as inner leg raises for the inner thigh). This first series of “My Favourite Leg Work Outs” is a combination of 6 of my most loved leg exercises.

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