MÜV Fitness Blog

The Weekend is Here, Don’t Let Your Exercise Disappear!

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 21, 2017

You’ve probably heard much about “weekend warriors,” those individuals who don’t exercise much during the week but then jump a little bit too eagerly into the action during the weekend. Many limp into work on Monday morning nursing new wounds. But, what about the opposite? What about those faithful weekday gym-goers who do a TGIF “last chance workout” while everyone else is at happy hour, and then sit like slugs on Saturday and are sloth-like on Sunday? The fact is that working out all week doesn’t cancel out the problems associated with weekend inactivity.

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Topics: exercise

Fitting Fast Food Into a Healthy Eating Plan

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 20, 2017

You know the drill. Wake-up early to get on the road for your summer road trip. Drive and drive until you need to fill up the gas tank and fuel-up a little yourself. You pull-off the road and...surprise (not surprised)...you’re surrounded by a fast-food festival. That road meal doesn’t have to ruin your journey to better health. Before you order your quickie meal, take a minute to strategize, and you’ll come away feeling confident in your choices.

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Topics: diet alternatives, health and wellness

Build a Strong Body and Mind: 4 Benefits of Using Exercise as a Path to Positivity

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 15, 2017

If your workout is good for your body, you can bet it’s also great for your brain. Studies show a key to mental and physical health is exercise. Whether you enjoy yoga, running, weightlifting, swimming or other forms of training; exercise can help you feel more positive, balanced and focused.

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Topics: exercise, healthy living

7 Shoulder Exercises to Make You Want to Bare More Than Your Biceps

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on June 08, 2017

Those who remained faithful to their winter weight-lifting workouts are taking the “SUN’S OUT, GUNS OUT!” exclamation to heart, showing off their biceps in tight tees. But, what about going a step beyond and confidently bearing those shoulders?

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Topics: workout ideas, muscle building

Building Better Balance: 5 Key Muscles to Focus On

Posted by Sara M on June 02, 2017

 

Balance, or the ability to steadily control your body in a variety of positions, is necessary for virtually every physical task of your life. No, you do not need to be an Olympic gymnast to care about this. Consider the following tasks: getting in and out of a car, taking a shower, running after the bus you just missed, walking your dog, or stretching in your favorite yoga class.

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Topics: mobility, balance

Do BCAA's Really Do Anything or Are They Overrated?

Posted by Sara M on May 25, 2017

Oh, acronyms. People in the health and fitness world really seem to love them. One buzz-phrase known as BCAA--short for branched chain amino acids--is hugely popular among powerlifters, body builders, CrossFitters, and many other fitness enthusiasts. Thousands of people buy BCAA supplements every year, a considerable nod to the ever-growing market of nutritional and sports-enhancing supplementation.

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Topics: nutrition tips, Dietary supplement

Toast Toast! Turn a Simple Slice Into a Nutritious, Delicious Pleaser

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on May 23, 2017

When you think of a really good toast, you might conjure up an image of a charming best man giving a hilarious, yet sentimental speech that makes reception guests laugh through their tears. But, there’s another cool toast in town of the hot bread variety that marries together textures and flavors that will have your body grooving as smooth as the group that takes over the dance floor at your best friend’s wedding.

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Topics: healthy alternatives, nutrition

Grapefruit: A Great Fruit Prepared Lots of Ways Any Time of Day

Posted by Krista Genevieve Farris on May 18, 2017

An apple a day? Maybe. But some people swear by a grapefruit a day. Grapefruit has long been thought to have significant health benefits for athletes and other people alike. In addition to being packed with Vitamin C that boosts the immune system, some studies say grapefruit consumption can help lower bad cholesterol and is a good source of antioxidants. Also on the list of good stuff inside fiber rich grapefruits are lycopene, copper, Vitamin A & B1.

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Topics: nutrition tips, healthy alternatives

4 Ways to Become a Meal Prepping Master for Vegetarians

Posted by Sara M on May 16, 2017

Vegetarians may choose to forgo meat for a variety of reasons--but that doesn't necessarily mean they're looking to forgo healthy nutrition, too! Preparing fresh, delicious, good-for-you vegetarian dishes can seem a little overwhelming at first glance, but it can actually be a lot easier--and faster--than you may think.

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Topics: meal prep, healthy dieting

3 Staple Pieces of Mobility Equipment You Need to Have

Posted by Sara M on May 09, 2017

For a lot of us, staying motivated to workout is easy. Getting to the gym is easy. Even grinding through a hard workout is, well, kind of easy (at least in terms of maintaining the discipline to do it). What's not easy is improving our mobility. Sure, we may like to roll around on a foam roller for a minute or two, but are we really doing enough to make improvements in our joint range of motion?

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Topics: mobility, healthy body