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May 10th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

How Exercise Improves Mental Health

Physical fitness and exercise have been linked to improved mental health time and time again. While someone who suffers from anxiety or depression may find it extraordinarily difficult to motivate themselves to get started, the benefits are substantial and the results are proven to be valuable. Studies have been done repeatedly and the results are in - exercise is linked to improved mental health and well-being. Don’t take our word for it, conduct a quick Google search and you’ll be a believer i …
May 10th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

The Benefits of Stretching

If stretching isn’t part of your exercise routine, you may want to consider integrating it into your regimen. Stretching offers a multitude of benefits including better flexibility, stronger muscles, reduced risk of injury, and better posture. Our muscles and ligaments are meant to be moved regularly, and if they’re not this can cause joint stiffness, weak bones, and many other physical ailments. And if we overdo it during our routine, it can cause injury, and lead to a huge interruption in our …
May 10th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

Lifting Weights for Beginners

New to the weight lifting game? Haven’t even started? Never even considered it?! Weight lifting can be rewarding in many ways - it’s not limited to bulking up, though you can do that if you so desire. Lifting weights contributes to weight loss, strengthens your muscles, increases your stamina, improves heart health, raises metabolism, and makes you stronger. So why wouldn’t you want to incorporate lifting weights into your workout routine?Here are some tips for setting your new weightlifting goa …
Apr 12th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

Making the Perfect Smoothie

Making the perfect smoothie may be a matter of opinion, depending on your health and fitness goals, but one key fact is that the ingredients you use make all the difference. If your smoothie is loaded with sugar, artificial flavors, ice cream, simple syrup, etc., then you’re basically making a shake and missing out on the benefits that can be reaped from these easy-to-make, quick-to-ingest, nutrient-rich drinks. Don’t load up your smoothies with unnecessary sugary substances to add flavor - cons …
Apr 5th 2022 | Jay Honstetter

The Impact of Stress on Your Training and How to Keep it in Check

While not all stress will negatively impact your workout game, too much stress has the capacity to wind it down and grind it to a halt! On a regular day you may have challenges at work, or meetings that run too long, or maybe someone ate your lunch… whatever it may be, and getting to the gym and sweating it out is almost euphoric. But when stress becomes chronic and you’re constantly worrying and unable to relax it’s going to throw you off.How Stress Affects Your Body:● Causes Fatigue - Stress a …