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Posted on June 10th, 2019 in Individual Resources

Each month we send members tips and insights on how to improve their physical fitness in our monthly e-newsletter. Check here to find those and other timely articles and resources.

There is no such thing as perfect posture.  There are certain positions that may be better or worse-suited for your body depending on your activity but as far as the perfect posture? Nope. Learn how to focus on better alignment of your joints and tendons based on your activity to prevent aches, pains and injuries. Read What Is the Perfect Posture for You?

Learning how to change your perspective and reframe your mindset can have a tremendous effect on your mental and physical wellbeing. Read Changing Your Mindset to learn how to train your mind like your muscles. 

You will, at any given point in your life, encounter some type of physical pain. This could be something mild like a small tweak in your low back that clears up in a day or two, or it could be something much more serious like a chronic shoulder pain that just won’t quit. Sometimes intelligent movement can help. Check out Saying Bye to the Snap, Crackle, Pop. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, 8 out of 10 people will have back pain at some time in their life. There are many approaches to treating back pain. We focus on natural ways including stretching and strengthening in Back Pain: America’s New Normal . Be sure to talk with your doctor before starting any exercise if your pain is severe.

With the increased use of technology and social media, we’ve gotten quite accustomed to straining our neck when looking at our devices. Learn easy lifestyle changes and exercises to avoid "tech neck" by reading What the Neck?? The Importance of Better Posture and Body Alignment.

Remember those New Year’s Resolutions you made four months ago? Are you sticking to them or have they gone by the wayside? If it's the later, here are some tips that may help you reach and stick to your goals.

According to a recent The Washington Post article, approximately 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  Many have good intentions, but experience roadblocks and challenges while trying to accomplish them. Let’s take a look at Operation 2018 Fitness Resolution to help ensure your goals become reality.

According to a recent The Washington Post article, approximately 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  Many have good intentions when they set their goals, but experience roadblocks and challenges while trying to accomplish them. Read Operation 2018 Fitness Resolution to help ensure your goals become reality.

Adhering to a strict workout regimen during the holidays is tough. It's easier with a little change in perspective. Instead of trying to complete a grueling workout every day, just try to get in some sort of daily movement. Check out Ways to Stay Active this Holiday Season for exercise tips and videos.

Learn the most effective ways to reach your fitness goals in these top three areas: weight loss, core strength and flexibility by reading What’s the Best Exercise for……….?

Read Sleep and Exercise -- The Perfect Marriage to understand the relationship between sleep and exercise. And how to exercise for better sleep. 

Have problems with lower back pain, general muscle and joint stiffness, and sub-optimum balance and muscular strength? Take a few minutes to read The Two Missing Components to Your Workout.

Direct and no-nonsense was the approach of, Eat This Not That.  It provided quick, easy-to-follow information on what to and what not to eat. We take the same approach with exercises in Do This, Not That -- With Your 207 Workouts

Check out our Quick and Effective Holiday Workouts  including videos. 

Classic recommendations for physical activity recommend 20-60 consecutive minutes per day. Our time is precious so learn how use Every Little bit Helps exercise strategies when your days are too full.

Did your exercise routine slip a little this summer? Get back on track with Fall Fitness After Travel and Vacations. 

One of the most frustrating situations that those who exercise typically battle at least once in their lives is dealing with an injury. Exercising While Injured examines how to maintain a regular exercise regimen while dealing with an injury.

Test your exercise knowledge with our informative Fitness Quiz.

Put the 4 Steps to a Successful Fitness Program to work to help you reach your fitness goals.

Are you still on track with your 2016 health goals? See how to reassess your "plan of attack" and form a  realistic and well planned approach by reading Goal Reassessment.

Looking to join a health club to help meet your New Year Resolution to get in better shape? Read our informative Choosing a Health Club.

Don't let winter put a chill on your exercise program, check out these Energizing Indoor Exercise Options.

Learn how millions of people are increasing their fitness motivation and focus with Self-Directed Exercise with Activity Trackers

Here are 3 Tips for Fall Fitness to rethink and restart your exercise activity.

"Sitting is the new smoking". Find desk-friendly exercises and tips to add movement to your day in Less Sit and More Fit.