Fitness Extra: Playtime with Kids

family running through a fieldAs we shift into the warmer temperatures of spring, we can get our bodies moving in more ways than working out at the gym. It’s joyful and effective to live an active lifestyle!

One way to stay youthful and active is to move like children. Even you don’t have any of your own to romp around with, you can find a niece, nephew or even a pet ready to play.

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Top Six Timeless Race Training Tips

woman takes a break during a runWhat an exciting time, when you decide to enter the half marathon, the bike race or the mud run with an obstacle course. Then after you sign up, it hits you: now what?!

If you don’t have a lot of experience racing, or you’re not as fit as you want to be, your race goal will become a training and prep challenge in a hurry! Relax and take these tips.

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How Long Should You Rest Between Sets?

man leans over to take a breakJust in case you haven’t learned this (or maybe you need a reminder), rest is essential to your workout routine. You need rest days between workouts, and rest between sets.

But while it’s easy to remember to rest your muscle groups for a day before training again, it’s not so easy to know how much rest between sets is best. Here’s a guide.

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3 Secret Muscles You Should Be Working

woman doing back exercises on a balance ballWe all know about the “big” muscles like thighs, glutes, abs, chest, back and shoulders. The most popular exercises at the gym will typically hit on those we see in the mirror.

But you are missing out on an opportunity to take your strength and fitness to the next level if you skip these three smaller “hidden gems.” Don’t keep them in hiding!

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