At XSport, we believe fitness is more than just working out, it’s a way of life. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and find some helpful takeaways for staying healthy as you Eat Smart, Be Fit and Live Well in your XSport Life.

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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How Showing You Care Can Keep You Well

one person giving another a hand upWe know our emotions have an effect on our overall wellness. Studies have shown that high levels of stress or feelings of satisfaction correspond with health and fitness status.

But you might be surprised to learn how expressions of love, care and concern, can be directly linked with our bodies’ physical reactions. It seems we get a lot from giving.

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How to Use Tempo to Improve Your Results

people running on treadmillsDid you ever wonder if you should be moving quicker through your lower body exercises as you get stronger? Or how long you should hold a yoga pose when you’re new to it?

Slowing down, speeding up, holding, stopping and starting—these variations in tempo can help you progress your workouts at just the right pace to improve your results.

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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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Top Tips for Working on Muscle & Strength Imbalances

woman doing bicep curlsBecause the body isn’t perfectly symmetrical, we all have strength imbalances to some extent. Strong and weak sides are natural, while injuries and habits can accentuate them even more.

You have a dominant leg and arm, and you might have certain muscles that simply respond better. Here are some tips for bringing up your smaller side or your weaker muscle groups.

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Loving the Heart Healthy Diet: Part 2

fruits and veggies surround a plate with a heartFebruary is American Heart Month, the perfect time to give yourself some “TLC” and take your cardiovascular health to heart. One simple step? Follow a heart healthy diet.

Changing your eating style is one the simplest ways to reduce your risks of serious disease and disability—and with our tips plus a special recipe, you can do it deliciously!

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