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How to Do an Overhead Press Correctly

Aug 22, 2018

An overhead press is any movement where a weight is lifted onto the shoulders — be it a barbell, kettlebell, or small child — and then pressed straight up, in a direct line above the body.

Hypertension – Who Knew?

Aug 16, 2018

Hypertension is worthy of your attention despite its lack of symptoms. About one in three American adults are affected, and many are unaware. The good news is that every time you work out you're taking a significant step in hypertension prevention and relief.

National Relaxation Day

Aug 8, 2018

Summer is winding down, vacations are coming to an end and you might be finding yourself ramping back up with work and daily activities. It seems fitting that National Relaxation Day falls on August 15th.

5 Foods That Make You Happy ( . . . and ice cream isn’t one of them)

Aug 1, 2018

Junk food manufacturers know that the sugar, salt, and fat found in their treats signal your brain to release the feel-good chemical dopamine. But, as you know, that chocolate-smeared smile is short-lived. In fact, a study published by Public Health Nutrition Journal found that people who eat fast food and commercial baked goods are 51% more likely to develop depression than those who eat very little or none.

Put Your Heart Into It

Jul 26, 2018

It is predicted that by the year 2030, almost 23.6 million people across the world will die from a type of heart disease, whether it be coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, cardiac arrest, stroke, or one of its many other forms. The great news is, you can do something, starting today, to help prevent heart disease in your own life. Here are 4 Tips to get you started:

Sunday Meal Preparation? You DO Have Time for That

Jul 18, 2018

Having a few healthy meals prepped and ready to go for the next week's dinners all but guarantees that you'll make healthier eating choices but how can you fit it into your schedule.

Are You Market Savvy?

Jul 11, 2018

Eating locally and seasonally helps strengthen your local economy and reduces your carbon footprint.  However, perhaps you've, come home with a few produce items that didn't make it onto your dinner plate; either because you weren't sure what to do with them, or you overestimated your family's produce-eating potential.

Healthify Your 4th of July Celebrations

Jul 4, 2018

If you’re not careful, this mid-summer holiday can also be a healthy eating pitfall. Between the heavy, creamy salads and the sugary beverages and desserts, your family BBQ can turn into an unhealthy nightmare. However, with a little guidance and careful planning, you can take your gathering from a diet-bomb to a diet-boon.

Corrective Exercise and the Deadlift (Is the deadlift right for me?)

Jun 27, 2018

For this week’s blog we reached out to Fitness Together Reading Owner and Personal Trainer, Tom Lavoie.  Tom has been a personal trainer for over 18 years and a Fitness Together Owner for 10 years.  We connected with him to show us a “corrective exercise” – specifically how to do a deadlift the right way. Often when you hear the words, “corrective exercise” the person is discussing the use of BOSU balls, stability balls, and other balance-training tools. The reality is corrective exercise is the focus on correct movement and correct form. 

Don't Let Your Healthy Eating Take a Vacation

Jun 20, 2018

A large part of vacationing involves eating delicious and different foods. You can easily find yourself taking a few steps backward in your health routine but it’s not necessary with these 4 tips to stay on track.

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