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The Role of Sweat

Posted: 07/01/2015

  For most athletes, sweating feels incredibly uncomfortable. But for good reason; your body relies on evaporative cooling as the primary mechanism to decrease surface body temperature and prevent overheating. During activities in the heat, the cardiovascular system works overtime in order to provide blood to the working muscles, as well as increase blood flow to the...

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Why Stretching is Just as Important as Exercise

Posted: 06/24/2015

  Did you know that regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise? If you're like me, you probably neglect this aspect of your fitness regime, even though stretching has major benefits. Stretching can improve flexibility, resulting in improved range of motion in your joints. Also, better flexibility may help decrease your risk of injuries by helping...

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Top 9 Foods to Gain Muscle Mass

Posted: 06/17/2015

  1. Skinless Chicken Is an excellent source of high quality protein, which is important for muscle maintenance and repair, bone health, and weight maintenance. And of course, there are so many ways you can cook and prepare chicken. Go down to the store and you can easily find chicken meat cut into single serving sizes that can be seasoned and quickly cooked. 2....

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9 Health Benefits of Fiber

Posted: 06/10/2015

There’s no shortage of research showing how fiber may boost your health. Some of its top potential benefits include: Blood sugar control: Soluble fiber may help to slow your body’s breakdown of carbohydrates and the absorption of sugar, helping with blood sugar control. Heart health: An inverse association has been found between fiber intake and heart...

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The Importance of Food Journaling

Posted: 06/03/2015

A key component to your weight loss goals is food journaling.  It’s a great tool if you’re trying to lose weight and/or gain muscle.  It shows a level of accountability, commitment and mindfulness. Keeping a food diary can also double a person's weight loss, according to a study from Kaiser Permanente's Center for Health Research. Another study...

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8 Ways to Promote Wellness in the Workplace

Posted: 05/27/2015

Wellness programs are linked to greater productivity, less absenteeism, and a reduction of long-term health care costs.  Are you doing enough to ensure the health of your workforce?  Even if you don't have the resources to implement a complete wellness program, there are several things you can do that show your employees you value their health. Promote...

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How to Avoid the Dreaded Weight-Loss Plateau

Posted: 05/20/2015

Keep Learning to Keep Burning Unfortunately, there comes a point when your fitness journey becomes a marathon rather than a sprint. It's easy to stay motivated in the beginning when changes happen quickly. It takes effort and dedication to stick with your fitness routine when the scale budges less frequently and less dramatically. If you stay the course, you'll...

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Posted: 05/13/2015

Healthy Breakfast Ideas 1. Avocado Toast With Egg Sometimes, simple is just better. In this recipe, 2 slices of whole-grain bread, lightly toasted, topped with smashed avocado and a sprinkling of salt and pepper makes for a flavorful and rich base. Top that with two sunny-side-up eggs for a healthy dose of protein, and you've got a well-rounded breakfast. Stack 'em...

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Why Sleep Is the No. 1 Most Important Thing for a Better Body

Posted: 05/06/2015

Imagine two women you know: One is your model of fitness success (She clearly knows how to slim down correctly and has the body to show for it), and the other is what you fear. This friend has her heart in the right place, but no matter how hard she works, she still struggles with the process and doesn’t have the body she wants. The troubling part is that when you...

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12 Pyschological Benefits of Exercise

Posted: 04/29/2015

Many people hit the gym or pound the pavement to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, and of course, get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits, too.  For the past decade or so, scientists have pondered how exercising can boost brain function. Regardless of age or fitness level (this includes everyone from mall-walkers to marathoners),...

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PERSONAL TRAINING STUDIO

Fitness TogetherAndover
166 N Main St
Suite 3A
Andover, MA   01810
p. (978) 623-8181
Map

HOURS OF OPERATION

By Appointment Only