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Feb 12, 2021 8 Reasons to Add Jumping Rope to Your Workout

Originally Published: Aug 01, 2019 When was the last time you picked up a jump rope? Contrary to popular belief, they’re not just for kids! Cheap, portable, and convenient, jump ropes are a great tool if you are on-the-go or looking for a quick workout with results. Not convinced? Here are eight reasons to start […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Meditation and Mindfulness Resources

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2020 Meditation is not just for yogis. Taking time to slow down, focus, and redirect your thoughts has been proven to aid our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Benefits of meditation include: reduced stress and improved immune health improved emotional health and outlook on life lengthened attention span reduced age-related memory decline […]

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Feb 11, 2021 5 Tips to Keep the Kids Engaged

Originally Published: Mar 20, 2020 The kids are home—now what? Schools are closed and many parents have adopted a new role: teacher. This is uncharted territory for many and can be overwhelming as you navigate working from home, social distancing, and mental sanity. Here are some tips to help you and your children adjust to […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

Originally Published: Apr 17, 2019 Grace Connor Born in 1927, 91-year-old Grace Connor, as the Farmers Insurance ad says, “has seen a thing or two.” Her early years allowed her to experience life in simpler times as a young girl growing up with seven siblings in Georgia. Work years allowed her to experience the diversity […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Basketball Basics, Benefits & Exercises

Originally Published: Mar 09, 2016 Basketball requires speed, strength, stamina, explosiveness, power, and amazing hand-eye coordination. In the spirit of March Madness, acac personal trainer Nate Wall designed a workout that will help you train for basketball while toning your body and benefiting your health. by acac Personal Trainer Nate Wall Sports coach James Naismith is credited with inventing basketball […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Tips for Walking 10,000 Steps Today

Originally Published: Mar 01, 2018 Medical experts recommend taking 10,000 steps each day. This is a lofty goal for many people. Read these tips from acac p.r.e.p. Medical Director Dr. Gregory Degnan and learn some easy ways to increase your steps and incorporate more movement into your routine. Park further away. You will gain between as much as 80 steps […]

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Feb 11, 2021 5 Reasons to Hire a Health Coach

Originally Published: Jan 17, 2020 What is a health coach? A health coach is a certified fitness professional that helps individuals build positive and lasting lifestyle change. Health coaches focus on building confidence and self-awareness, managing and relieving stress, setting healthy sleep patterns, improving nutrition, and creating healthy habits. Why should I hire a health […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Weight Loss Truths

Originally Published: Apr 02, 2020 The best exercises for weight loss Americans today seem to believe that some form of cardiovascular activity such as walking, running, biking, or cycling will best arm them with the proper tools needed to start a successful weight loss and weight management program. However, there are far more superior modes […]

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Feb 9, 2021 Holiday Workout Playlist

Originally Published: Nov 29, 2017 Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the next holiday season is already upon us.  Just when you thought the endless amounts of holiday food had disappeared…bring on the Christmas cookies, Hanukkah inspired potato latkes, Kwanzaa traditions like Cajun catfish, and so much more! Each holiday seems to have a tradition […]

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Feb 9, 2021 The Ultimate Halloween Workout

Originally Published: Oct 12, 2016 Scare your muscles into shape with this Halloween-themed workout! Circuit 1: Complete 3 Rounds 13 Goblin SquatsHolding a kettlebell in front of your chest, stand with your feet shoulder distance apart and squat down so your knees are behind your toes and your chest is lifted. To regress this exercise: […]