New Year, Live Well: Setting Goals that Stick

coffee and inspirational saying about setting goalsMaybe you’re dreaming of change…or chasing a dream. One of the best ways to get to your goals in the New Year is to follow a smart map to your destination and stick with a simple plan.

No need to formalize your own goal-setting process with the kind of methodologies you might use to develop a corporate strategy—you’re simply trying to make sure you live well and achieve. But, it is helpful to have a vision of where you’re headed and what it looks like along the way, so you can create a plan with a purpose. LIVE WELL in The XSport Life – Start here

Always Sore? Alternatives to Ibuprofen.

couple on dateTraining hard to compete, trying something new, working out every day to meet your goals—when you’re a go-getter at the gym, you probably deal with post-exercise soreness or pain.

But if you’re coping with chronic pain and inflammation by using over-the-counter pain relievers, it’s time to learn about alternatives to ibuprofen to avoid some potential side-effects.

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Stress Busters for Your Summer Vacation

family on a beachOne of the most rewarding parts of the summer season for many of us is the chance to take it slower and enjoy more down time. Fitting in a summer vacation is a big bonus.

For your vacation you might be taking a day trip to the beach, a family road trip, or an exciting getaway to a far-away land. Use these tips to ward off stress this travel season.

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Eat Smart, Be Fit, Avoid Disease

couple on dateIt’s no secret that exercise and healthy eating can have a big impact on the way you look and feel – but there are more to the benefits of a fit lifestyle than your physique and energy levels.

Fitness and diet are contributing factors in the prevention of diseases that pose the biggest risk factors, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

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Testosterone Boosters: What Can They Do for You?

people doing curlsKeeping your hormones in balance is one of the benefits of maintaining good health, nutrition and an active lifestyle, but still—sometimes our bodies can benefit from a little tweaking.

Testosterone is one of three vital hormones (plus estrogen and progesterone), that our bodies use to support building muscle, burning fat and managing energy. Wonder if yours can use a boost?

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Fitness as the Fountain of Youth – Science & Stats

people at gymYou might be exercising for health and you might be exercising for your looks—or maybe you’re doing it for the love of sport or desire to compete. Whatever your reasons, it’s good for you!

Of all its benefits, one stands out as a magical effect: lowering your biological age. In other words, exercise can offset the effects of aging, and studies show it can help you live longer.

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Facing Your Fears at the Gym

people at gymNo matter how dedicated you are to working out each week, there is likely to come a point when you reach a plateau or lose your steam. It’s the perfect time to try something new…

…if you can work up the confidence to venture into new territory at the gym. When you want to push forward with fitness, you might have to face your fears. Here are some fun ways to do it!

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Making the Most of Your Body Chemistry

people at gymThere are hundreds of processes taking place in the human body on any given day, and your inner workings are even more active when you’re active—that is, while you’re exercising.

It’s common to think physical activity is all about what happens to muscles, fat and calories, but there’s so much more to it than that. Here’s a primer on the chemistry of your workouts.

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