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7 DIY summer activities and games for kids

July 25, 2016

We’re halfway through summer and we’ve had some really great weather these past few weeks. Let’s hope it keeps up until September — summer always seems so short! This season brings with it a host of exciting events and opportunities, but that can often mean entrance fees, travel expenses, and paying for meals. With that […]

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4 Techniques to Soothe Sore Muscles

July 22, 2016

Morning-after aches can be a good thing — they’re often proof you got a good workout the day before. Still, they can be pretty uncomfortable, especially if you tried a brand new exercise for the first time, or upped your reps. Here are five ways to alleviate that day-after soreness, so you can feel ready […]

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The 5-step formula for SMART goals that yield real results

July 19, 2016

Your dream of a healthy lifestyle will only become a reality if you hit the gym with a plan. Whether you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, or you’ve been struggling for a while without making any progress, the best way to get on track is to set a S.M.A.R.T. goal. S is for […]

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