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.

Do We Gain from Pain, or Not?

man bench pressingYou’re working hard at the gym, and here’s how you know: you’re sweating, your heart rate is in the zone, you’re feeling “spent” and exhausted, and everything hurts.

Wait a minute—is your body supposed to hurt while you’re working out? And while we’re on the subject, what about afterward? Let’s take a look at the body language of pain.

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How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

woman on scaleIf you’re trying to lose weight, there are several approaches you might take to weighing yourself. Advice ranges from “every day” to “don’t go by the numbers on the scale.”

One recent study at Cornell University suggests that self-monitoring helps people lose weight and better sustain the loss. But should it be a daily ritual to step on the scale?

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Eating Clean Through the Holidays

table with holiday style foodThe holidays are famous for key ingredients like turkey, stuffing, football, family and fun. But even with so much to be grateful for, there’s also winter weight gain to watch out for.

Since it all starts with a Thanksgiving feast, during which average Americans may eat up to 4,500 calories and 229 fat grams, it’s a good time to take a look at how a clean eating approach can serve you this season.

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Workouts that Work – Try Skill-Based Functional Fitness

women jumping ropeFrom the perspective of our genetic history, we can see that we evolved from ancestors that were extremely active. Our hunter/gatherer predecessors literally moved to live.

But due to the conveniences of modern life, we no longer rely on those daily movement skills, so our bodies don’t function as well. That’s what makes functional training so valuable.

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